Complementary and alternative medicine

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Complementary and alternative medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.

Dictionary of complementary and alternative medicine

  • absent odontoid process Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • absorption test Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aca Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • acai Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • acne   noun an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
  • aconitum heterophyllum Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • acorus calamus   noun perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome   noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • acupressure   noun treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
  • acupuncture   noun treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
  • acupuncture shows promise in improving rates of pregnancy following ivf Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • addiction   noun (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master ;  an abnormally strong craving ; being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  • adhd   noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • adjustment   noun the act of adjusting something to match a standard ;  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances ; the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) ; an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances ;  the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • adolescents Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • age related macular degeneration Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aging   adj. growing old ;  noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age ;  acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
  • ahna Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ahrq evidence reports Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aids   noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • air   adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air ;  noun a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing ; medium for radio and television broadcasting ;  the region above the ground ;  a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of ;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ;  travel via aircraft ;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence ;  the mass of air surrounding the Earth ;  a slight wind (usually refreshing) ; verb expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry ;  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television ;  be broadcast ;  expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen ;  make public ;  expose to fresh air
  • alachlor Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alcohol addiction   noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
  • aldrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alexander technique Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alfalfa   noun leguminous plant grown for hay or forage ;  important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
  • allergies Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • allopathy   noun the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
  • alocasia macrorrhiza   noun large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental
  • aloe vera   noun very short stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants
  • alopecia areata   noun patchy baldness
  • alpha linolenic acid Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alpha lipoic acid Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alpha state Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alpha tocopherol Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • also   adv. in addition
  • also arthritis Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • also cancer Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • also chinese medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • also nutritional biotherapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • also under specific technique Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • alternative medicine   noun the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
  • alzheimer's disease   noun a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
  • amd Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • american chiropractic association Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • american holistic nurses' association Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • american indian science Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • american osteopathic association Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • american society for parenteral and enteral nutrition Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • amygdalin   noun a bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds
  • an gong niu huang wan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • an kung niu huang wan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • analgesia   noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
  • and methylsulfonylmethane Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • animal preparations Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • anti coagulant medication Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • antibiotic associated diarrhea Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • anxiety   noun a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill defined) misfortune ;  a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders
  • aoa Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • applied kinesiology Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • areas Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • areca catechu   noun southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
  • areca nut   noun seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
  • aristolochia rotunda Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aristolochic acids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aromatherapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aromatherapy may make good scents Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • arsenic   noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar ;  a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
  • art therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • arteparon Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • arthritis   noun inflammation of a joint or joints
  • arumalon Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ascorbic acid   noun a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
  • asian or north american Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • asihuri plus forte contains hidden drug ingredients Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • aspen   noun any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind
  • assumption about Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • asthma   noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
  • asthma in children Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • astragalus   noun large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae ;  the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
  • asu Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • at a glance Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • atherosclerosis   noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • athlete's foot   noun fungal infection of the feet
  • atkins diet Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • atropa belladonna   noun perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
  • atropine   noun a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder   noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • aura therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • auricular therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • autism or autistic spectrum disorders Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • autogenic training and therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • autointoxication Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • autonomic nervous system   noun the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
  • autumn nutrition Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • avicenna   noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980 1037)
  • avocado soybean unsaponifiables Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ayurvedic medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • azinphos methyl Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • b   noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen ;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet ;  aerobic rod shaped spore producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil ;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter ;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels ;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder ;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • b vitamins Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ba pao neu hwang san Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bach flower remedies Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • back pain Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bacon   noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried ;  English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561 1626) ;  English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220 1292)
  • badahan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • balneotherapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • baseless claims that their supplements prevent or reverse gray hair Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • basti Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bcia Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • because of possible health risk Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bee sting therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • behavioral approaches or behavior change Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • belladonna   noun an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally ;  perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
  • benign   adj. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence ; kindness of disposition or manner ;  not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia   noun enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
  • benign prostatic hypertrophy or bph Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • beta carotene   noun an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
  • bezoar resurrection pills Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bian zheng Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bilberry   noun blue black berries similar to American blueberries ; erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries ;  erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue black berries
  • bile preparations Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bio identicals Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bio psycho social spiritual model Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bioelectromagnetics Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bioenergetics Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • biofeedback   noun a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them
  • biofeedback certification institute of america Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • biofield Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bioflavonoids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • biogenesis   noun the production of living organisms from other living organisms ;  production of a chemical compound by a living organism
  • biophoton Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • biotin   noun a B vitamin that aids in body growth
  • bipolar disorder   noun a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
  • birth trauma   noun emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness ;  physical injury to an infant during the birth process
  • bitter orange   noun highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade ;  any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
  • black cohosh   noun North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia
  • black tea   noun fermented tea leaves
  • bladderwrack   noun a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure ;  similar to and found with black rockweed
  • blessed thistle   noun annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers ;  tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
  • blond psyllium Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • blood   noun temperament or disposition ;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart ;  people viewed as members of a group ;  the descendants of one individual ;  a dissolute man in fashionable society ;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • blood vessel   noun a vessel in which blood circulates
  • blue green algae Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • blueberry   noun sweet edible dark blue berries of either low growing or high growing blueberry plants ;  any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
  • body fluid   noun the liquid parts of the body
  • body mind medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • body mind spirit Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bodybuilding   noun exercise that builds muscles through tension
  • bodywork   noun the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies ; the exterior body of a motor vehicle
  • bone health Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • boron   noun a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
  • boswellia   noun genus of trees of North Africa and India that yield incense
  • botanic formulae Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • botanical medicine   noun the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
  • botanicals Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bovine or shark Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bowel disorders Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bph   noun enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
  • brain   noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord ;  mental ability ;  the brain of certain animals used as meat ;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason ;  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality ;  verb kill by smashing someone's skull ;  hit on the head
  • brainstem dysfunction Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • breach of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • breach of taboo Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • breast cancer   noun cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
  • breathing exercises Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bromelain Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bromopropylate Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • bulimia   noun pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions) ;  a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self condemnation
  • but does it work Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • butterbur   noun small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
  • c   noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet ;  (music) the keynote of the scale of C major ;  a general purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system ;  street names for cocaine ;  a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second ;  a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature ;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds ; a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine ;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) ;  the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
  • cad   noun someone who is morally reprehensible ;  software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
  • cadmium   noun a soft bluish white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • caffeine   noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
  • calcium   noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calendula   noun any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
  • calisthenics   noun light exercises designed to promote general fitness ;  the practice of calisthenic exercises
  • calotropis spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cam   noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion ;  a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
  • can a dietary supplement treat a concussion Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cancer   noun type genus of the family Cancridae ;  the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22 ;  a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini ;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer ;  any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • cannabis sativa   noun a strong smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  • cardiac   adj. of or relating to the heart
  • cardiac failure Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cardiac tamponade   noun mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion
  • cardiac trauma Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cardiovascular diseases or heart disease Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • carl Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • carminative   adj. relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping) ;  noun medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
  • carnitine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • carotenoids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • carotid artery   noun either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
  • carpal tunnel syndrome   noun a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
  • cartilage   noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • carver   noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864 1943) ;  someone who carves the meat ;  an artist who creates sculptures ;  makes decorative wooden panels
  • cat's claw Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cataract   noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice ;  clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • catechu   noun East Indian spiny tree having twice pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu ; extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dying and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
  • ccaom Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cell therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cellular acidosis Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • center for mindfulness in medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • central nervous system   noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • ceremony   noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way ;  the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion ;  a formal event performed on a special occasion
  • chakra Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chamomile   noun Eurasian plant apple scented foliage and white rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
  • chanting   noun the act of singing in a monotonous tone
  • chasteberry or vitex Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cheiranthus cheiri   noun perennial of southern Europe having clusters of fragrant flowers of all colors especially yellow and orange; often naturalized on old walls or cliffs; sometimes placed in genus Erysimum
  • chelation   noun the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds ;  (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  • chelation for coronary heart disease information Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chelation for heart Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chelation therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chemotherapy   noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
  • chi   noun the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet ;  the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • childhood conditions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • children Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • children or adolescents Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chinese herbal medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chinese medicines Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chiropractic   noun a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
  • chlordane Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chlorfenvinphos Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chlorpyrifos   noun a common organophosphate insecticide
  • chlorpyrifos methyl Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cholecalciferol Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cholesterol   noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • chondroitin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chromium   noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • chromotherapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chronic pain Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chronic venous insufficiency Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • chuifong toukuwan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cinnabar sedative pills Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cinnamon   noun spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground ;  tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon ; aromatic bark used as a spice
  • circadian rhythm   noun a daily cycle of activity observed in many living organisms
  • clairsentience Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • clairvoyance   noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  • clark   noun Canadian politician who served as prime minister (1939 ) ;  United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914 ) ;  United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896 1984) ;  United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770 1838)
  • cleveland   noun the largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port ;  22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837 1908)
  • client   noun a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer ;  (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network ; someone who pays for goods or services
  • clinical trials Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • clove   noun spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground ;  one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb ;  moderate sized very symmetrical red flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves ;  aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
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  • cocoa   noun powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed ;  a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
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  • cognitive behavioral therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • colchicum spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • colds and flu Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • colic   noun acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • collaterals Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • colloidal   adj. of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid
  • colloidal silver Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • colon cleansing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • color therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • commentary on high protein Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • complementary medicine   noun the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
  • component of marijuana reduces seizures in some children with epilepsy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • concussion   noun any violent blow ;  injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
  • confusion   noun a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another ;  an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended ;  a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior ;  a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused ;  disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
  • connective tissue   noun tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
  • consciousness   noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation ;  having knowledge of
  • constipation   noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis ;  the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • contagious   adj. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another ;  (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
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  • contaminants Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • conventional medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • convulsions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • coping   noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • coptis spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cordia spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • coronary artery disease   noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • cost   noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor ;  the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold) ; value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something ;  verb require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice ;  be priced at
  • cough   noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise ;  sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis ;  verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
  • council of colleges of acupuncture and oriental medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • council on naturopathic medical education Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • counseling   noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • cranberry   noun very tart red berry used for sauce or juice ;  any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • craniosacral system Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • craniosacral therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • creatine   noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction
  • criticism   noun a serious examination and judgment of something ; a written evaluation of a work of literature ;  disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • crohn's disease   noun a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
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  • cultural perspective Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • cupping   noun a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
  • curcumin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • cyanocobalamin   noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cypermethrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • d   noun the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • da huo luo wan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dalbergia spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dance therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dandelion   noun any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
  • dandruff   noun loose scales shed from the scalp ;  a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
  • dark ages   noun the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
  • datura metel Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ddt   noun an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
  • de morant Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • decision rules Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • dehydroepiandrosterone Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • deltamethrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dementia   noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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  • dental amalgam   noun an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
  • dental health Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dental plaque   noun a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
  • depression   noun pushing down ;  sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy ;  angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object) ;  a concavity in a surface produced by pressing ;  a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity ;  a long term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment ;  a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment ;  a sunken or depressed geological formation ;  a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention ;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
  • descartes   noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596 1650)
  • design   noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan) ;  a decorative or artistic work ;  a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something ;  an arrangement scheme ;  the creation of something in the mind ;  something intended as a guide for making something else ;  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions ;  verb intend or have as a purpose ;  design something for a specific role or purpose or effect ;  conceive or fashion in the mind; invent ;  make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form ;  create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner ;  create designs ;  make or work out a plan for; devise
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  • detoxification   noun treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver) ;  a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  • detoxification or cleansing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • devil's claw   noun annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
  • dg   noun 1/10 gram
  • dhea Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • diabetes   noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • diabetic retinopathy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • diarrhea   noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • diathermy   noun a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high frequency electromagnetic currents
  • diazinon Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dichlorvos Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dictamnus dasycarpus Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dieldrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dietary   adj. of or relating to the diet ;  noun a regulated daily food allowance
  • dietary fat Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dietary supplement Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dietary supplements Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dietary therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dietetics   noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake
  • dilution   noun weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner ;  a diluted solution
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  • dimethylamylamine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dimethyltryptamine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • dine college Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • diplopia   noun visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
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  • disc   noun a flat circular plate ;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored ;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove ;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • disease   noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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  • dissection of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • dithiocarbamates Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • divination   noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means ;  successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck ;  a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
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  • dmso Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • do in   verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
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  • doing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • domains of knowledge Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • dosage   noun the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
  • dose   noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time ; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time ;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide ;  a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact ;  verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to ;  administer a drug to
  • doshas Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • drowsiness   noun a very sleepy state
  • drug   noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic ;  verbadminister a drug to ;  use recreational drugs
  • drug reaction Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • duties Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • e   noun the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282... ;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees ;  a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons ;  a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
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  • earth   noun the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell) ;  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on ;  the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface ;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ;  a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) ;  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife ;  the solid part of the earth's surface ;  verb connect to the earth ;  hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  • ebola hemorrhagic fever   noun a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa
  • echinacea   noun small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
  • echium oil Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • echium spp Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • eczema   noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • ed   noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • edema or swelling Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • edr Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • edta Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • education   noun the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university) ;  the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill ;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) ;  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge ;  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction ;  the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  • eeg   noun a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
  • effleurage   noun a rhythmic stroking
  • eighteenth century Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • elderberry   noun berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies ;  a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
  • electroacupuncture Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • electrodermal response   noun a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
  • electroencephalograph   noun medical instrument that records electric currents generated by the brain
  • electromagnetism   noun the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena ;  magnetism produced by an electric current
  • electromyograph   noun a medical instrument that records the electrical waves associated with the activity of skeletal muscles
  • elements   noun violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
  • elimination diet Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • emg   noun a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions
  • emotional reactions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • emotional trauma Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • emphasis on Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • empiric soul Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • empiricism   noun the application of empirical methods in any art or science ;  (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience ;  medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
  • endocarditis   noun inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
  • endocrinology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
  • endorphin dependent system Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • endrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • enema   noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • energies Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • energy   noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing) ; enterprising or ambitious drive ;  forceful exertion ;  (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs ;  a healthy capacity for vigorous activity ;  the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
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  • environmental medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • environmental poisons Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • enzyme therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • enzymes Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ephedra and ephedrine alkaloids or ma huang Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • epilepsy   noun a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
  • erectile dysfunction   noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • essential   adj. basic and fundamental ;  absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed ;  absolutely necessary; vitally necessary ; being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc ;  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established ;  of the greatest importance ;  noun anything indispensable
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  • essential fatty acids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • essential oils Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • etheric body Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ethics   noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules ; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  • ethion Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • eucalyptus   noun a tree of the genus Eucalyptus ;  wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
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  • european elder   noun a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
  • evaluating web Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • evaluation   noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of ; an appraisal of the value of something
  • evaluation of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • evening primrose oil Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • evolution   noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms ;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  • external causes Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • f   noun the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates ;  a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature ;  a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
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  • faith healing   noun care provided through prayer and faith in God
  • falling and balance Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • family   noun primary social group; parents and children ;  people descended from a common ancestor ;  a social unit living together ; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera ;  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities ;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute ;  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities ;  a person having kinship with another or others
  • fat   adj. a chubby body ;  having much flesh (especially fat) ;  marked by great fruitfulness ;  lucrative ;  having a relatively large diameter ; containing or composed of fat ;  noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides) ;  excess bodily weight ;  a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs ;  verb make fat or plump
  • fatigue   noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something ;  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work ;  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress ;  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on) ;  verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress ;  get tired of something or somebody
  • fatty acids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • fcer Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • fda   noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health related products
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  • feng shui   noun rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture
  • fenugreek   noun aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry ;  annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
  • fenvalerate Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • fever   noun intense nervous anticipation ;  a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
  • feverfew   noun bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
  • fibromyalgia Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • fibrositis   noun inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)
  • fire   noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy ;  a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning ;  intense adverse criticism ;  the event of something burning (often destructive) ;  a severe trial ;  the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke ;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ;  feelings of great warmth and intensity ;  verb bake in a kiln so as to harden ; cause to go off ;  go off or discharge ;  drive out or away by or as if by fire ;  terminate the employment of ;  destroy by fire ;  start firing a weapon ;  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) ;  provide with fuel
  • fish oil   noun a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish
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  • fixation   noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body ;  the activity of fastening something firmly in position ;  an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone ;  an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
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  • flotation therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • flower   noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts ;  a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms ;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity ;  verbproduce or yield flowers
  • flu   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • folate   noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  • folic acid   noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
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  • food   noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue ;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking ;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
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  • free radical   noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
  • freud   noun Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856 1939)
  • friction   noun effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure ;  the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another ;  a state of conflict between persons
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  • g   noun the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated ;  (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation ;  a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes ;  a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram ;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) ;  a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
  • galen   noun Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130 200)
  • galvanic skin response   noun a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
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  • gamma linolenic acid Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • garcinia cambogia   noun low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered
  • garlic   noun aromatic bulb used as seasoning ;  bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong flavored cloves
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  • george   noun Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660 1727) ;  King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683 1760) ;  King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738 1820) ;  King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the crown (1762 1830) ;  King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865 1936) ;  King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895 1952) ;  Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (? 303)
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  • ghee   noun clarified butter used in Indian cookery
  • ginger   adj. (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange brown color ;  noun pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery ;  dried ground gingerroot ;  perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems ;  liveliness and energy ;  verb add ginger to in order to add flavor
  • gingivitis   noun inflammation of the gums
  • ginkgo   noun deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
  • ginkgo biloba   noun deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
  • ginseng   noun Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers ;  aromatic root of ginseng plants
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  • glaucoma   noun increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor; damages the optic disc and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)
  • glucosamine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • glycosamine sulfate Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • goldenseal   noun perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
  • gossypium arboreum   noun East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms
  • gossypol Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • gout   noun a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints
  • graham   noun United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893 1991) ; United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918) ;  flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
  • grandparent   noun a parent of your father or mother
  • grape seed extract Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • grapefruit   noun large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half ;  citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
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  • green tea   noun tea leaves that have been steamed and dried without fermenting
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  • h   noun the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure ;  the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^ 34 joule second ;  a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second ;  a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
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  • hands   noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child ;  the force of workers available
  • hardiness   noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger ;  the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
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  • hatha yoga   noun yogic exercises (popular in the West) that combine difficult postures (which force the mind to withdraw from the outside world) with controlled breathing
  • hawthorn   noun a spring flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
  • headache   noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs ;  something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
  • headaches Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • heal   verb get healthy again ;  provide a cure for, make healthy again ;  heal or recover
  • healing   adj. tending to cure or restore to health ;  noun the natural process by which the body repairs itself
  • health   noun the general condition of body and mind ;  a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
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  • heart failure   noun inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
  • heartburn   noun a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
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  • helleborus niger   noun European evergreen plant with white or purplish roselike winter blooming flowers
  • hematoma   noun a localized swelling filled with blood
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  • hepatitis c   noun a viral hepatitis clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but caused by a single stranded RNA virus; usually transmitted by parenteral means (as injection of an illicit drug or blood transfusion or exposure to blood or blood products)
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  • herniation   noun rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
  • herpes   noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin ;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • hertz   noun German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887 1975) ;  German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857 1894) ;  the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
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  • high   adj. happy and excited and energetic ;  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) ;  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee high') ;  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount ;  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency ;  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted ;  standing above others in quality or position ;  adv. at a great altitude ;  far up toward the source ;  in or to a high position, amount, or degree ;  in a rich manner ;  noun a lofty level or position or degree ;  a high place ;  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics ;  a state of sustained elation ;  an air mass of higher than normal pressure ;  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed ;  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • high blood pressure   noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
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  • hilgard Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • histamine   noun amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions
  • history   noun the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings ;  all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge ;  a record or narrative description of past events ;  the aggregate of past events ;  the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  • hiv   noun infection by the human immunodeficiency virus ;  the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • holism   noun the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole
  • holistic medicine   noun medical care of the whole person considered as subject to personal and social as well as organic factors
  • homeopathy   noun a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
  • honey   adj. of something having the color of honey ;  noun a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees ;  a beloved person; used as terms of endearment ;  verb sweeten with honey
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  • hops   noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
  • hormones Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • horse chestnut   noun tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds ;  the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
  • horsetail   noun perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
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  • howard   noun Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520 1542) ;  English actor of stage and screen (1893 1943)
  • hull   noun the frame or body of ship ;  a large fishing port in northeastern England ;  United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871 1955) ;  United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773 1843) ;  persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry ;  dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut ;  verbremove the hulls from
  • human immunodeficiency virus   noun the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • humoralism humorism Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • huntington's disease   noun hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia
  • hydropathy   noun the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
  • hydrosol Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • hydrotherapy   noun the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
  • hyoscyamus niger   noun poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • hypnosis   noun a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
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  • hypopituitarism Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • hypotension   noun abnormally low blood pressure
  • i   noun the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
  • ibd Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ibogaine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ibotenic acid Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ibs Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • imedeen Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • immune disorder Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • immunizations for children Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • immunosuppression   noun lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)
  • impetigo   noun a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
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  • in children Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • in depth   adj. having a specified depth
  • in the news Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • in vitro fertilization Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • inc   noun a heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq; formed in 1992 it is comprised of Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds who hope to build a new government
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  • infected   adj. containing or resulting from disease causing organisms
  • infection   noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure ;  moral corruption or contamination ;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted ;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease ;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound ;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms ;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
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  • infertility   noun the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
  • inflammatory bowel disease   noun inflammation of the colon
  • influenza   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • information   noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome ;  knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction ;  a message received and understood ; formal accusation of a crime ;  a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • insomnia   noun an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
  • insulin resistance Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • interest in complementary alternative medicine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • intermittent claudication   noun lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
  • internal   adj. happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface ;  occurring within an institution or community ; located inward ;  inside the country ;  innermost or essential
  • internal carotid artery   noun the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain and eyes and internal parts of the head
  • internal causes Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • international chiropractic association Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • internet   noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
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  • iron   adj. extremely robust ;  noun home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth ;  a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head ;  implement used to brand live stock ;  a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood ;  verbpress and smooth with a heated iron
  • irritable bowel syndrome   noun recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
  • ischemia   noun local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
  • ispaghula seed Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ivf Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • j   noun the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
  • janse Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • jesus   noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC AD 29)
  • jing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • john   noun the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament ;  (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation ;  youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167 1216) ;  a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ;  a prostitute's customer
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  • joseph   noun (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus ;  (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt ;  leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840 1904)
  • jung   noun Swiss psychologist (1875 1961)
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  • k   noun street names for ketamine ;  the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes ; the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites ;  a light soft silver white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
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  • kava   noun an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
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  • kava root Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • kent   noun a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans ;  United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882 1971)
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  • ki   noun goddess personifying earth; counterpart of Akkadian Aruru ; the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • kidney   noun either of two bean shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • kinesiology   noun the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
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  • l   noun the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints) ;  a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  • l arginine Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • l tryptophan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • labor pain   noun pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor
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  • lactose intolerant Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • laetrile   noun a substance derived from amygdalin; publicized as an antineoplastic drug although there is no supporting evidence
  • lagenaria siceraria   noun Old World climbing plant with hard shelled bottle shaped gourds as fruits
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  • lavender   adj. of a pale purple color ;  noun any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
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  • laxatives Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • lead   noun the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge ;  a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead') ;  mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil ;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing ;  an advantage held by a competitor in a race ; evidence pointing to a possible solution ;  the introductory section of a story ;  a news story of major importance ;  (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base ; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning ;  the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) ;  a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey ;  a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire ;  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal ;  the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal combustion engine ;  an indication of potential opportunity ;  an actor who plays a principal role ;  verb cause to undertake a certain action ;  travel in front of; go in advance of others ; take somebody somewhere ;  tend to or result in ;  be ahead of others; be the first ;  pass or spend ;  preside over ;  lead, as in the performance of a composition ;  move ahead (of others) in time or space ;  be in charge of ;  be conducive to ;  have as a result or residue ;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point ;  lead, extend, or afford access ; cause something to pass or lead somewhere
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  • lentinus edodes   noun edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
  • leo   noun the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22 ;  a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo ;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
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  • lifestyle   noun a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
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  • light therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • lindane   noun a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
  • literature   noun the profession or art of a writer ;  the humanistic study of a body of literature ;  creative writing of recognized artistic value ;  published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  • liver disease   noun a disease affecting the liver
  • liver extracts Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • lobelia   noun any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
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  • louisiana   noun a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • low   adj. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension ;  less than normal in degree or intensity or amount ;  used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency ;  very low in volume ;  unrefined in character ;  being the gear producing the lowest drive speed ;  low in spirits ;  of the most contemptible kind ;  subdued or brought low in condition or status ;  no longer sufficient ;  low or inferior in station or quality ;  adv. in a low position; near the ground ;  noun a low level or position or degree ; British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891 1963) ;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation ;  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving ;  verb make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
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  • lung or pulmonary disease Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • lymphatic system   noun the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
  • lysergic acid   noun a crystalline acid often used in medical research; obtained from ergotic alkaloids
  • m   noun the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution ;  the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  • ma huang Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • magnesium   noun a light silver white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
  • magnets Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • maine   noun a state in New England
  • malabsorption   noun abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
  • malaise   noun physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
  • malaria   noun an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • malathion   noun a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
  • malpractice   noun a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct ;  professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
  • mandala   noun any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
  • mandrake   noun a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers ;  the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic
  • manganese   noun a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
  • manipulation   noun exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage ;  the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
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  • materia medica   noun the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
  • mbsr Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • md   noun a doctor's degree in medicine ;  a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies ;  a licensed medical practitioner ;  a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)
  • medical   adj. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery ;  relating to the study or practice of medicine ;  of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art ;  noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
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  • medicine   noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries ;  (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease ;  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques ;  punishment for one's actions ;  verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • meditation   noun continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature ;  (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
  • mediterranean diet information Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • medlineplus Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • megavitamins Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • melatonin   noun hormone secreted by the pineal gland
  • men   noun the force of workers available
  • menopause   noun the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
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  • mental healing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • mental health   noun the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
  • mercury   noun temperature measured by a mercury thermometer ; the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun ;  (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes ;  a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
  • meridian   adj. of or happening at noon ;  being at the best stage of development ;  noun an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator ;  a town in eastern Mississippi ;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • mescaline   noun the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
  • mesmer   noun Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734 1815)
  • mesmerism   noun the act of inducing hypnosis
  • metabolic syndrome Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • metabolism   noun the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life ;  the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
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  • metamorphic technique Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • metaphysics   noun the philosophical study of being and knowing
  • methidathion Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • methylsulfonylmethane Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • michigan   noun a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card ;  a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region ;  the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
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  • microorganisms Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • migraine   noun a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
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  • milk thistle   noun tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America ;  any of several Old World coarse prickly leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
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  • mind   noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason ;  knowledge and intellectual ability ;  attention ;  recall or remembrance ;  your intention; what you intend to do ;  an opinion formed by judging something ;  an important intellectual ;  verb keep in mind ;  be concerned with or about something or somebody ;  be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by ;  be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to ;  be in charge of or deal with ;  pay close attention to; give heed to
  • mind and body practices Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • mind body interaction Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • mindfulness   noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
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  • minerals Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • minnesota   noun a midwestern state
  • minute   adj. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination ;  infinitely or immeasurably small ;  immeasurably small ; noun a short note ;  a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree ;  a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour ; distance measured by the time taken to cover it ;  a particular point in time ;  an indefinitely short time
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  • miscarriage   noun failure of a plan ;  a natural loss of the products of conception
  • mississippi   noun a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War ;  a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
  • missouri   noun a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri ;  a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union ;  the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis ;  a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
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  • models Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • modification   noun slightly modified copy; not an exact copy ;  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase ;  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) ;  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  • momordica charantia   noun tropical Old World vine with yellow orange fruit
  • monoamine dependent system Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • monounsaturated fatty acids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • motion palpation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • motor hand Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • msm Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • mucuna pruriens Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • mucus   noun protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
  • multiple sclerosis   noun a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
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  • muscimol acid Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • musculoskeletal conditions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • myristicin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • n   noun the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter ;  a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes ;  the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees ;  a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
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  • naoma Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nasal administration of medication Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nasal congestion Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nasal irrigation or rinsing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nasal or sinus swelling Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nasya Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • national accreditation commission for schools and colleges of acupuncture and oriental Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • national board of chiropractic examiners Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nature   noun the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions ;  the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized ;  a particular type of thing ;  the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc. ;  a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
  • naturopathic physicians licensing examination Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • naturopathy   noun a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
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  • nbce Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nebraska   noun a midwestern state on the Great Plains
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  • necrotizing enterocolitis   noun an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow
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  • neural therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • neurologic conditions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • neurological diseases Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • neurotropic injection technique Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nevada   noun a state in the western United States
  • new hampshire   noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • new jersey   noun a Mid Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • new mexico   noun a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
  • new york   noun a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies ; one of the British colonies that formed the United States ;  the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
  • niacin   noun a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
  • niehs Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • night sweats Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • night vision   noun the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
  • nih awards nearly Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nineteenth and twentieth century Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nineteenth century Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • niu huang ching hsin wan Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • no   adj. quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of ;  adv. used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement ;  not in any degree or manner; not at all ;  referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present ;  noun a negative ;  a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
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  • nonherbal complementary products Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • noni Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • noninvasive   adj. relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
  • nonlocal Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • north carolina   noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • north dakota   noun a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
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  • nplex Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nugent Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nurse healers professional associates international Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nursing   noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm ; nourishing at the breast ;  the profession of a nurse
  • nutriceutical Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nutrients Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • nutritional regimens Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • o   noun the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens ;  the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
  • oakley   noun United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860 1926)
  • obesity   noun more than average fatness
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  • of study Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • ohio   noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region ;  a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
  • oklahoma   noun a state in south central United States
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  • open wounds Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • opioids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • or aids Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • or men and boys or males Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • or women and girls or females Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • oregon   noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
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  • origins Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • osteoarthritis   noun chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
  • osteomyelitis   noun an inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)
  • osteopathic manipulative treatment Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • osteoporosis   noun abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
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  • ovarian cyst   noun a cystic tumor (usually benign) of the ovary
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  • p   noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
  • pain   noun a somatic sensation of acute discomfort ;  emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid ;  a bothersome annoying person ;  a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder ;  something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness ;  verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable ; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
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  • palmer   noun United States golfer (born in 1929)
  • palmitic acid   noun a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
  • palpation   noun a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
  • palsy   noun a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor ;  loss of the ability to move a body part ;  verb affect with palsy
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  • pantothenate Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pantothenic acid   noun a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
  • papaver somniferum   noun southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
  • parapsychology   noun phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
  • parathion   noun a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
  • parathion methyl Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • parkinson's disease   noun a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
  • passionflower   noun any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit
  • patience   noun good natured tolerance of delay or incompetence ;  a card game played by one person
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  • pediatrics   noun the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
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  • pennsylvania   noun a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States ;  a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • pennyroyal   noun erect hairy branching American herb having purple blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine ;  Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil
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  • perceptions Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • perichondritis Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • perineometer Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • peripheral arterial Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • permethrin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pesticides Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pet therapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • petrissage   noun massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
  • pharmacology   noun the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
  • pharmacopoeia   noun a collection or stock of drugs
  • pharmafood Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pharyngitis   noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
  • phlebitis   noun inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
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  • phosphate salts Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • physician   noun a licensed medical practitioner
  • phytoestrogens Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • phytoestrogens or plant estrogens Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • phytomenadione Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pineapple extract Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • piperonyl butoxide Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pirimiphos methyl Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pitta   noun any bird of the genus Pitta; brilliantly colored chiefly terrestrial birds with short wings and tail and stout bills
  • placebo   noun (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead ;  an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug
  • placebo effect   noun any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
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  • pms   noun a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation
  • pneumothorax   noun abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
  • polarity   noun having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges) ;  a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
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  • polycystic ovary syndrome Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • polyphenols Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • polyunsaturated fats Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • pomegranate   noun large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish red rind ;  shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many seeded fruit
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  • poppy seed   noun small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
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  • postoperative states Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • posture   noun characteristic way of bearing one's body ;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs ;  capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war ;  a rationalized mental attitude ;  verb assume a posture as for artistic purposes ;  behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
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  • pragmatism   noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value ; the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
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  • pranayama Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • progestin   noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
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  • propolis Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • prostatic   adj. relating to the prostate gland
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  • provitamin a   noun an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
  • psilocybin   noun a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom
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  • psoriasis   noun a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
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  • psychiatry   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
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  • psychic phenomenon   noun phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
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  • psychophysiological self regulation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • puerto rico   noun the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean ;  a self governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
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  • purification of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • purifier   noun an apparatus for removing impurities
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  • pylori Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • pyridoxine   noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
  • pythagoras   noun Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580 500 BC)
  • q   noun the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • qi   noun the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
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  • quality   adj. of high social status ;  of superior grade ;  noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone ;  a degree or grade of excellence or worth ;  a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something ;  high social status ;  (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
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  • r   noun the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere ;  (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole ;  a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • radiation   noun the act of spreading outward from a central source ; a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain ;  the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats ;  energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles ;  the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay ;  (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance ; syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
  • radioactivity   noun the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
  • radish   noun pungent fleshy edible root ;  Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw ;  pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants ;  radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked ;  a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
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  • randomized   adj. set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
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  • red clover   noun erect to decumbent short lived perennial having red purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover
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  • reflexology Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • reich   noun the German state ;  United States composer (born in 1936) ;  Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897 1957)
  • reiki Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • relaxation   noun a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount ;  an occurrence of control or strength weakening ; (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance ;  (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers ;  the act of making less strict ;  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) ;  a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
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  • relevance   noun the relation of something to the matter at hand
  • renal   adj. of or relating to the kidneys
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  • research   noun systematic investigation to establish facts ;  a search for knowledge ;  verb inquire into ;  attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
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  • respiratory tract   noun the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
  • response   noun a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister ;  a result ;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent ;  the manner in which something is greeted ;  a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation ;  the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
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  • retinol   noun an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene
  • rheumatoid   adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis   noun a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • rhinitis   noun an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
  • rhode island   noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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  • riboflavin   noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
  • ricinus communis   noun large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics
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  • ringworm   noun infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • risk   noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury ;  the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent ;  the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred ;  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune ;  verb expose to a chance of loss or damage ;  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
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  • rosacea   noun a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
  • royal jelly   noun a secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens
  • rubia cordifolia   noun perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient
  • s   noun the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work ;  a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm ;  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees ;  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions) ;  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
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  • s health Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sad   adj. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness ;  of things that make you feel sad ;  bad; unfortunate
  • safety   noun a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line ;  a safe place ;  the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions ;  (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely ;  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse ;  a device designed to prevent injury
  • safety assessment Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sage   adj. of the grey green color of sage leaves ;  having wisdom that comes with age and experience ;  noun aromatic fresh or dried grey green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc ;  a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom ;  any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
  • salts Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • salvia miltiorrhiza Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • same   adj. unchanged in character or nature ;  closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree ;  same in identity ; equal in amount or value ;  noun the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula ;  a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • sauropus androgynus Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • saw palmetto   noun small hardy clump forming spiny palm of southern United States
  • scammony   noun twining plant of Asia Minor having cream to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin ;  resin from the root of Convolvulus scammonia ;  tropical American morning glory
  • scar tissue   noun the connective tissue that forms a scar; consists of fibroblasts in new scars and collagen fibers in old scars
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  • scopolamine   noun an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures
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  • seasonal food adjustments Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • senna   noun any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers; many are used medicinally
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  • septicemia   noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
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  • shamanism   noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans ;  any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
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  • shiatsu   noun treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
  • shingles   noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • silver   adj. having the white lustrous sheen of silver ;  made from or largely consisting of silver ;  expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively ;  of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver ;  noun coins made of silver ;  a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography ;  silverware eating utensils ;  a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition ;  a light shade of grey ;  verb turn silver ;  make silver in color ;  coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
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  • silymarin Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sinomenium acutum Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sinus infections Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sinus irrigation or rinsing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sinusitis   noun inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses
  • sixth and seventh century Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • sleep disorders Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • smith   noun someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable) ;  someone who works at something specified ;  Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723 1790) ;  English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580 1631) ;  religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805 1844) ;  United States blues singer (1894 1937) ;  United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792 1886) ;  United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909 1986) ;  United States sculptor (1906 1965) ; Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
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  • smudging Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • snakeroot   noun any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads ;  a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
  • solon   noun a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
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  • sorbitol Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sore throat   noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
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  • sounding body Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • south carolina   noun a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies ;  one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • south dakota   noun a state in north central United States
  • soy   noun most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known ;  erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil rich seeds; native to Asia ;  a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food ;  thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • space   noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located ;  a blank area ;  a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing ;  one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff ;  an area reserved for some particular purpose ;  an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things) ;  (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words ;  the interval between two times ;  verb place at intervals
  • spanish fly   noun green beetle of southern Europe
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  • spinal cord   noun a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
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  • spinal manipulation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • spinal tuberculosis Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • spindle tree   noun any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries
  • spirit   noun a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character ;  any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings ;  the vital principle or animating force within living things ;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people ;  an inclination or tendency of a certain kind ;  animation and energy in action or expression ;  the intended meaning of a communication ;  the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection) ; verb infuse with spirit
  • spiritual energy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • spirituality   noun concern with things of the spirit ;  property or income owned by a church
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  • stamina or energy or athletic performance Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • stanford hypnotic susceptibility scale Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • statistics   noun a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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  • still   adj. free from noticeable current ;  used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion ;  not sparkling ; (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves ;  not in physical motion ;  marked by absence of sound ;  adv. with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation ; without moving or making a sound ;  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons ;  despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) ;  noun an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed ;  a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes) ;  a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation ;  (poetic) tranquil silence ;  verb make motionless ; lessen the intensity of or calm ;  cause to be quiet or not talk ;  make calm or still
  • stomach   noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion ;  an appetite for food ;  an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness ;  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis ;  verb bear to eat ;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
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  • stress   noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) ;  (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body ;  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension ;  special emphasis attached to something ; (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense ;  verbput stress on; utter with an accent ;  to stress, single out as important ; test the limits of
  • stroke   noun a light touch with the hands ;  a single complete movement ;  (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand ;  any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing ;  a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing) ;  a light touch ;  the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew ;  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain ;  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information ;  the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam ;  verb treat gingerly or carefully ;  strike a ball with a smooth blow ;  row at a particular rate ;  touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
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  • study   noun a room used for reading and writing and studying ;  a state of deep mental absorption ;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading) ;  a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique ; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play) ;  a detailed critical inspection ;  preliminary drawing for later elaboration ;  attentive consideration and meditation ;  a branch of knowledge ;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group ;  verb learn by reading books ;  be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning ;  think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes ;  give careful consideration to ;  be a student of a certain subject ;  consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • study explores relationship between fatty acids and cognitive decline in women Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • sublingual immunotherapy Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • subluxation   noun partial displacement of a joint or organ
  • subtle   adj. faint and difficult to analyze ;  able to make fine distinctions ;  working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way ;  be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
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  • swedish massage   noun massage combined with a system of active and passive exercises for the muscles and joints
  • syncope   noun (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle') ;  a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
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  • synthesis   noun the combination of ideas into a complex whole ; the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds) ;  reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  • t   noun the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells ;  thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer ;  a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes ;  a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms ;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) ;  a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
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  • t cell counts Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • taboo   adj. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands ;  excluded from use or mention ;  noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion ;  a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature ;  verb declare as sacred and forbidden
  • tai chi   noun a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
  • tansy   noun common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
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  • tapotement   noun massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
  • taste   noun a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds ;  the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth ;  the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus ;  delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) ;  a brief experience of something ;  a small amount eaten or drunk ;  a strong liking ;  verb experience briefly ; perceive by the sense of taste ;  distinguish flavors ;  have flavor; taste of something ;  take a sample of ;  have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  • taurine   adj. of or relating to or resembling a bull ;  noun a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals
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  • tcm Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • tea   noun a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes ;  dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea ;  a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water ;  a reception or party at which tea is served ;  a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
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  • teething   noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
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  • texas   noun the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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  • theosophy   noun a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
  • therapeutic   adj. relating to or involved in therapy ;  tending to cure or restore to health ;  noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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  • therapy   noun (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
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  • thiamin   noun a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
  • thomsonianism Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • thoracic nerve   noun any of twelve pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic region of the spinal cord
  • thrust   noun verbal criticism ;  the act of applying force to propel something ;  a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) ;  a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument ;  the force used in pushing ;  verb push forcefully ;  press or force ;  push upward ;  force (molten rock) into pre existing rock ;  impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably ;  penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument ;  place or put with great energy ;  make a thrusting forward movement
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  • thymus extract Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • tinnitus   noun a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease
  • tm   noun a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group; isotope 170 emits X rays and is used in small portable X ray machines; it occurs in monazite and apatite and xenotime
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  • tocopherols Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • tonic   adj. used of syllables ;  relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale ;  employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words ;  of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue ;  imparting vitality and energy ;  noun a medicine that strengthens and invigorates ;  (music) the first note of a diatonic scale ;  lime or lemon flavored carbonated water containing quinine ;  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
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  • totality of symptoms Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • transcranial electrostimulation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • transformation   noun the act of changing in form or shape or appearance ;  (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA ;  a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure ;  a qualitative change ;  (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
  • trauma   noun an emotional wound or shock often having long lasting effects ;  any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  • trauma of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • travel   noun the act of going from one place to another ;  self propelled movement ;  a movement through space that changes the location of something ;  verb change location; move, travel, or proceed ;  undergo transportation as in a vehicle ;  make a trip for pleasure ;  undertake a journey or trip ;  travel upon or across ;  travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
  • treatment   noun care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury ;  the management of someone or something ;  a manner of dealing with something artistically ;  an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  • triadic disorders Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • trials Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • trigger points Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • tripterygium wilfordii Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • tryptophan   noun an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin
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  • tullius Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • turmeric   noun ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning ;  widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
  • types of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • u   adj. (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use ;  noun the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a heavy toxic silvery white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons ;  a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
  • ulcerative colitis   noun a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
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  • unconscious   adj. (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving ;  not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead ;  without conscious volition ;  noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
  • unconscious mind   noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
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  • upper respiratory tract   noun the nose and throat and trachea
  • urinary symptoms Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • urinary tract infection   noun any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract
  • urine evaluation Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • use of Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • utah   noun a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
  • uti Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • v   noun the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it ;  a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
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  • valerian   noun a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or ink flowers
  • validity   noun the quality of having legal force or effectiveness ;  the quality of being logically valid
  • vascular   adj. of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
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  • vitamin a   noun any of several fat soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • vitamin c   noun a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
  • vitamin d   noun a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • vitamin e   noun a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • vitamin k   noun a fat soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
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  • volunteers Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • w   noun the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm ;  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees ;  a heavy grey white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
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  • wellness and well being Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • western pharmaceuticals Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • what you need to know Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • white tea Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • wild yam   noun having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
  • willard   noun United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787 1870) ;  United States advocate of temperance and women's suffrage (1839 1898)
  • william Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
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  • wounds or burns Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • wu xing Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • y   noun the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  a silvery metallic element that is common in rare earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
  • yin yang Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • yoga   noun a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind ;  Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion
  • yohimbe Please visit the following to learn more on Complementary and alternative medicine.
  • z   noun the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet ;  the ending of a series or sequence
  • zeaxanthin   noun yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn
  • zinc   noun a bluish white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende ;  verb coat or cover with zinc
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