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  • a   noun the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen;  the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet;  the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation;  (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  any of several fat soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • a heft.
  • a tp.
  • aa   noun a dry form of lava resembling clinkers;  an associate degree in arts;  an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
  • aa alcoholics anonymous.
  • aaa   noun an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
  • aaa abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • aace.
  • aace american association of clinical.
  • aace american association of clinical endocrinologists.
  • aadls.
  • aadls advanced activities of daily living.
  • aafp.
  • aafp american academy of family physicians.
  • aafp clinical practice guiddines for cholesterol.
  • aamc.
  • aap.
  • aap american academy of pediatrics.
  • aart.
  • aas   noun an associate degree in applied science
  • aas anabolic androgenic steroids.
  • aasm.
  • aasm american academy of.
  • abacavir.
  • abacterial.
  • abandonment   noun the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away;  the act of giving something up;  withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
  • abatacept.
  • abcs   noun the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  • abcs airway breathing circulation.
  • abdomen   noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis;  the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
  • abdominal   adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen;  noun the muscles of the abdomen
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm   noun an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
  • abdominal mass.
  • abdominal wall   noun a wall of the abdomen
  • abducens   noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
  • abducens nerve   noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
  • abell.
  • abg.
  • abgs.
  • abi.
  • ability   noun the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment;  possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
  • ablation   noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue;  the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
  • abnormal   adj. much greater than the normal;  not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm;  departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • abnormalities.
  • abnormality   noun behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality;  marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal;  retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence;  an abnormal condition
  • abo   noun a dark skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
  • aborigines.
  • abortion   noun termination of pregnancy;  failure of a plan
  • about   adj. on the move;  adv. in the area or vicinity;  all around or on all sides;  in or to a reversed position or direction;  to or among many different places or in no particular direction;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished;  in rotation or succession;  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • abpm.
  • abr.
  • abraham   noun the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
  • abrasion   noun erosion by friction;  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off;  the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
  • abroad   adj. in a foreign country;  adv. to or in a foreign country;  in a place across an ocean;  far away from home or one's usual surroundings
  • abruptio.
  • abscess   noun symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
  • abscesses.
  • absent   adj. lost in thought; showing preoccupation;  not in a specified place physically or mentally;  verb go away or leave
  • absolute   adj. perfect or complete or pure;  not capable of being violated or infringed;  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers;  without conditions or limitations;  not limited by law;  expressing finality with no implication of possible change;  noun something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control
  • absolute neutrophil count.
  • absorbable   adj. capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
  • absorbent   adj. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.);  noun a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
  • absorptiometry.
  • absorption   noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid;  (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium;  the mental state of being preoccupied by something; complete attention; intense mental effort;  the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion;  the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • abstinence   noun act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite;  the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  • abstraction   noun a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples;  the act of withdrawing or removing something;  an abstract painting;  the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances;  a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance;  preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
  • abuse   noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;  cruel or inhumane treatment;  improper or excessive use;  verb use wrongly or improperly or excessively;  use foul or abusive language towards; change the inherent purpose or function of something;  treat badly
  • abuse vs.
  • abusers.
  • abusive   adj. characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment;  expressing offensive reproach
  • abusive head trauma.
  • academic   adj. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result;  marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects;  associated with academia or an academy;  noun an educator who works at a college or university
  • academics.
  • academies.
  • academies and academic.
  • academy   noun a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge;  a school for special training;  a secondary school (usually private);  an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
  • acalculous.
  • acamprosate.
  • acanthosis   noun an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
  • acarbose.
  • acas.
  • acc   noun a command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force; operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle management, and rescue aircraft
  • accelerated   adj. caused to go more rapidly;  speeded up, as of an academic course
  • accelerations.
  • acceptable   adj. worthy of acceptance or satisfactory;  adequate for the purpose;  judged to be in conformity with approved usage; meeting requirements
  • acceptable macronutrient distribution range.
  • accepted   adj. generally approved or compelling recognition; generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute;  widely accepted as true or worthy;  widely or permanently accepted;  generally accepted or used;  judged to be in conformity with approved usage
  • accepting   adj. tolerating without protest
  • accepting patient.
  • access   noun the act of approaching or entering;  a way of entering or leaving;  (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information;  the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership);  a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.);  the right to enter; verb reach or gain access to;  obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
  • accessibility   noun the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with; the quality of being at hand when needed
  • accessory   adj. furnishing added support;  noun a supplementary component that improves capability;  clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing;  someone who helps another person commit a crime
  • accident   noun anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause;  a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
  • accidental   adj. without intention (especially resulting from heedless action);  associated by chance and not an integral part; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;  noun a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
  • accidents.
  • accidents and injury.
  • accommodative   adj. tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony;  willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement;  helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
  • accompanying   adj. following as a consequence
  • accord   noun sympathetic compatibility;  concurrence of opinion;  a written agreement between two states or sovereigns;  harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters;  verb allow to have;  go together
  • according   adj. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by;  (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
  • according to chd risk factors and.
  • accountability   noun responsibility to someone or for some activity
  • accountable   adj. liable to account for one's actions
  • accreta.
  • accumulation   noun the act of accumulating;  (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation;  several things grouped together or considered as a whole;  an increase by natural growth or addition
  • accupril.
  • accuracy   noun the quality of being near to the true value; (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
  • ace   adj. of the highest quality;  noun a serve that the receiver is unable to reach;  one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face;  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;  a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey;  verb serve an ace against (someone);  play (a hole) in one stroke;  score an ace against; succeed at easily
  • ace inhibitors.
  • ace inhibitors angiotensin converting enyzme.
  • ace inhibitors angiotensin converting enzyme.
  • acebutolol   noun an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension
  • acek.
  • acellular   adj. not made up of or divided into cells
  • acetabular   adj. of the cup shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
  • acetaminophen   noun an analgesic for mild pain; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
  • acetate   noun a salt or ester of acetic acid;  a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
  • acetazolamide.
  • acetest.
  • acetylcholinesterase.
  • acetylmethadol.
  • acg.
  • acg american college for gastroenterology.
  • achalasia.
  • achievement   noun the action of accomplishing something
  • achievements.
  • achieving.
  • achilles   noun a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable his `Achilles' heel'
  • achondrodysplasia.
  • achondroplasia   noun an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
  • acid   adj. having the characteristics of an acid;  harsh or corrosive in tone;  being sour to the taste;  noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  any of various water soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • acid base.
  • acid fast   adj. not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)
  • acid fast bacillus.
  • acid fast bacillus culture.
  • acidosis   noun abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • acids.
  • acip.
  • acip advisory committee on immunization.
  • acle.
  • acne   noun an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
  • acog.
  • acog american college of obstetricians and gynecologists.
  • acoustic   adj. of or relating to the science of acoustics;  noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  • acoustic neuromas.
  • acquired   adj. gotten through environmental forces
  • acquired disorders.
  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • acr.
  • acr american college of radiology.
  • acral.
  • acrjeular.
  • acrjeular american college of.
  • acromioclavicular.
  • acronym   noun a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
  • across   adv. transversely;  to the opposite side
  • across the ages.
  • acs.
  • acs acute coronary syndrome.
  • acsm.
  • act   noun something that people do or cause to happen;  a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet;  a manifestation of insincerity;  verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;  discharge one's duties;  play a role or part;  perform on a stage or theater;  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);  be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure;  be suitable for theatrical performance;  behave unnaturally or affectedly;  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  • acth   noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • acting out   noun (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic;  a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
  • actinic   adj. relating to or exhibiting actinism
  • actinomycosis   noun disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
  • action   noun something done (usually as opposed to something said);  the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field;  an act by a government body or supranational organization;  the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism;  the trait of being active and energetic and forceful;  the series of events that form a plot;  the state of being active;  a military engagement;  a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong;  a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;  put in effect
  • actions.
  • activase   noun a thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction
  • activated   adj. set up and placed on active assignment;  rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive;  (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive;  (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
  • activated ptt.
  • activator   noun (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
  • activator use in patients with criteria for.
  • activators.
  • active   adj. characterized by energetic activity;  engaged in full time work;  full of activity or engaged in continuous activity;  tending to become more severe or wider in scope;  disposed to take action or effectuate change;  (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt;  (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting;  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water');  expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions";  exerting influence or producing a change or effect;  of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions;  in operation;  taking part in an activity;  engaged in or ready for military or naval operations;  noun a person devoted to the active life;  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb;  chemical agent capable of activity
  • activities.
  • activities of daily living.
  • activity   noun any specific behavior;  (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction;  the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically;  an organic process that takes place in the body;  a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);  the state of being active
  • activity in.
  • acts   noun a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  • acts artemisinin based combination therapies.
  • actual   adj. presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible;  being or existing at the present moment;  taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated;  existing in act or fact;  being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;  existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
  • actures.
  • acuity   noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart);  a quick and penetrating intelligence
  • acuminata.
  • acuminatum.
  • 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 yoga and homeopathic remedies.
  • acute   adj. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course;  of critical importance and consequence;  extremely sharp or intense;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;  of an angle; less than 90 degrees;  ending in a sharp point;  noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  • acute bronchitis tracheobronchial infections.
  • acute community acquired pneumonia.
  • acute coronary syndrome.
  • acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
  • acute cystitis.
  • acute diarrhea.
  • acute exacerbations.
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating.
  • acute kidney injury.
  • acute laryngotracheobronchitis.
  • acute low back pain.
  • acute lymphoblastic leukemia   noun acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood; most common in children
  • acute lymphoid leukemia.
  • acute mountain sickness.
  • acute myeloid leukemia   noun acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes; most common in adolescents and young adults
  • acute myocardial infarction.
  • acute otitis media.
  • acute pericarditis.
  • acute pharmacologic therapy of st elevation.
  • acute phase.
  • acute respiratory distress.
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • acute sore throat management in.
  • acyclovir   noun an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
  • ad   adv. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born;  noun a public promotion of some product or service
  • ad l activities of daily living.
  • ada american diabetes association.
  • adalat.
  • adalimumab.
  • adams   noun a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high);  2nd President of the United States (1735 1826);  6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767 1848);  American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722 1803)
  • adaptation   noun (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light);  a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form;  the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • adapted   adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
  • adaptive   adj. having a capacity for adaptation
  • adaptive capacity.
  • adaptors.
  • adda.
  • adda attention deficit disorder association.
  • added.
  • 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)
  • addison.
  • addisonian.
  • additional   adj. further or added
  • address   noun the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball;  (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored;  written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location;  a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described;  the manner of speaking to another individual;  the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience;  the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with;  social skill;  verbadjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting;  speak to;  give a speech to;  speak to someone;  put an address on (an envelope); direct a question at someone;  address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question;  access or locate by address;  greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  • addressing.
  • adenitis   noun inflammation of a gland or lymph node
  • adenocarcinoma   noun malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
  • adenoid   adj. relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue;  noun a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
  • adenoids.
  • adenoma   noun a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
  • adenomas.
  • adenomatous.
  • adenomyosis   noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • adenosine   noun (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP
  • adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonists for.
  • adenovirus   noun any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
  • adequate   adj. (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task;  about average; acceptable; enough to meet a purpose
  • adequate intake.
  • ader.
  • ades.
  • ades adverse drug reactions and.
  • adh   noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • adhd   noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • adhd attention deficit.
  • adherence   noun faithful support for a religion or cause or political party;  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  • adherence to.
  • adherence utilization physician reactions and.
  • adhesion   noun a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures;  abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen;  faithful support for a religion or cause or political party;  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  • adhesions.
  • adhesive   adj. tending to adhere;  noun a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
  • adipex p.
  • adipex p phentermine.
  • adipocyte.
  • adipose   adj. composed of animal fat
  • adiposity   noun having the property of containing fat
  • adiposopathy.
  • adjunctive   adj. joining; forming an adjunct
  • adjustable   adj. capable of being regulated;  capable of being changed so as to match or fit
  • 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)
  • adjustments.
  • adjuvant   adj. enhancing the action of a medical treatment; furnishing added support;  noun an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
  • adl.
  • adls.
  • administration   noun the act of administering medication;  a method of tending to (especially business) matters;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something;  the tenure of a president
  • admission   noun the act of admitting someone to enter;  an acknowledgment of the truth of something;  the fee charged for admission
  • ado   noun a rapid active commotion
  • adolescence   noun in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood;  the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
  • adolescent   adj. in the state of development between puberty and maturity;  displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity;  being of the age 13 through 19;  relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent;  noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  • adolescent girls.
  • adolescent health maintenance.
  • adolescents.
  • adoption   noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;  a legal proceeding that creates a parent child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit);  the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
  • adrenal   adj. of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions;  near the kidneys;  noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
  • adrenal congenital.
  • adrenal glands.
  • adrenal hyperplasia congenital.
  • adrenal insufficiency.
  • adrenal insufficiency treatment with.
  • adrenal medulla disorders of hyperfunction.
  • adrenalitis.
  • adrenergic   adj. relating to epinephrine (its release or action);  noundrug that has the effects of epinephrine
  • adrenergic blockers.
  • adrenergic inhibitors for hypertension.
  • adrenocortical   adj. of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands
  • adrenocorticotropic   adj. stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
  • adrenocorticotropic hormone   noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • adrenogenital.
  • adrenoleukodystrophy.
  • adrs.
  • adrs adverse drug reactions.
  • adson.
  • adult   adj. (of animals) fully developed;  noun any mature animal;  a fully developed person from maturity onward
  • adult disorders.
  • adult female health maintenance.
  • adult male health maintenance.
  • adult treatment pand.
  • adult treatment panel.
  • adulthood   noun the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity;  the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  • adults.
  • advance   adj. situated ahead or going before;  being ahead of time or need;  noun increase in price or value;  an amount paid before it is earned;  the act of moving forward toward a goal;  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;  a change for the better; progress in development;  a movement forward;  verb rise in rate or price;  develop further;  bring forward for consideration or acceptance;  move forward, also in the metaphorical sense;  cause to move forward;  move forward;  pay in advance;  develop in a positive way;  increase or raise;  obtain advantages, such as points, etc.;  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position;  contribute to the progress or growth of
  • advanced   adj. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry;  far along in time;  comparatively late in a course of development;  ahead in development; complex or intricate; at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill;  farther along in physical or mental development;  ahead of the times;  situated ahead or going before
  • advanced activities of daily living.
  • advantages.
  • advantages of pen delivery systems vs.
  • adverse   adj. in an opposing direction;  contrary to your interests or welfare
  • adverse childhood experiences.
  • adverse drug events.
  • adverse drug reactions.
  • adverse drug reactions and interactions.
  • advisory   adj. giving advice;  noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
  • advisory committee on.
  • advisory committee on consumer protection and.
  • advisory committee on immunization.
  • advisory committee on immunization practices.
  • aeds.
  • aeds antiepileptic drugs.
  • aem.
  • aerobic   adj. depending on free oxygen or air;  based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
  • aerophagia   noun swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
  • aerosolized   adj. in the form of ultramicroscopic solid or liquid particles dispersed or suspended in air or gas
  • aeruginosa.
  • af.
  • afb.
  • affairs   noun transactions of professional or public interest;  matters of personal concern
  • affect   noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion; verb act physically on; have an effect upon;  have an effect upon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;  make believe with the intent to deceive;  connect closely and often incriminatingly
  • affected   adj. acted upon; influenced;  speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression;  being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
  • affecting   adj. arousing affect
  • affordable   adj. that you have the financial means for
  • african american   adj. pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry;  noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
  • african american heart failure trial.
  • after   adj. located farther aft;  adv. behind or in the rear;  happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  • ag   noun 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
  • aga   noun title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
  • against.
  • agalactiae.
  • agammaglobulinemia   noun a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
  • agcs.
  • agcs atypical glandular cells.
  • age associated.
  • age rdated.
  • age rdated macular degeneration.
  • age related   adj. changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases
  • age related macular degeneration.
  • aged   adj. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable);  of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable);  advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable);  at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable);  noun people who are old collectively
  • agency   noun a business that serves other businesses;  an administrative unit of government;  the state of being in action or exerting power;  how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;  the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  • agency for health care policy and research.
  • agents.
  • ages.
  • aggrastat.
  • aggression   noun violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked;  deliberately unfriendly behavior;  the act of initiating hostilities;  a disposition to behave aggressively;  a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
  • aggressive   adj. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends;  characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight;  tending to spread quickly
  • 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
  • aging healthy.
  • agitans.
  • agitation   noun the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously);  disturbance usually in protest;  the feeling of being agitated; not calm;  a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;  a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  • agnogenic.
  • agnosia   noun inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
  • agonist   noun (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction;  a muscle that contracts while another relaxes;  someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon);  the principal character in a work of fiction
  • agonists.
  • agoraphobia   noun a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
  • agranulocytosis   noun an acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytes
  • agreements.
  • ags.
  • ags american geriatric society.
  • ah.
  • ah a.
  • aha.
  • aha american college of sports medicine.
  • aha american heart association.
  • ahi.
  • ahi apnea hypopnea index.
  • ahma.
  • ahna.
  • ahrq.
  • ahrq agency for healthcare research and quality.
  • aht.
  • ai   noun the introduction of semen into the oviduct or uterus by some means other than sexual intercourse;  a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot;  the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively;  an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
  • aid   noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a resource;  a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause;  the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something;  verb improve the condition of;  give help or assistance; be of service
  • aids   noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • aids defining.
  • aids hiv i aids.
  • aids in.
  • aids in lgbt.
  • aids related.
  • aih.
  • aih a.
  • 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
  • air travel   noun travel via aircraft
  • airway   noun a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines); the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • airway breathing circulation.
  • aka.
  • aki.
  • akureyrie.
  • al   noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;  a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
  • alameda.
  • alanine   noun a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins
  • alanine aminotransferase.
  • alarm   noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event;  an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger;  fear resulting from the awareness of danger;  a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time;  verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness;  fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  • alba.
  • albicans.
  • albinism   noun the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
  • albright.
  • albumin   noun a simple water soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
  • albuterol   noun a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness
  • alcaptonuria   noun a rare recessive metabolic anomaly marked by ochronosis and the presence of alkapton in the urine
  • alcohol   noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;  any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
  • alcohol abuse   noun excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol abuse substance use disorders.
  • alcohol alcohol abuse.
  • alcohol consumption of moderation of in hypertension.
  • alcohol induced.
  • alcohol use disorders.
  • alcohol use disorders identification test.
  • alcohol withdrawal stages and treatment of.
  • alcoholic   adj. addicted to alcohol;  characteristic of or containing alcohol;  noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
  • alcoholic ketoacidosis.
  • alcoholics.
  • alcoholics anonymous   noun an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
  • alcoholism   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;  an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
  • alcoholism alcohol abuse.
  • aldactone   noun a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
  • aldosterone   noun a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
  • aldosterone antagonists in heart failure management.
  • aldosterone to renin.
  • aldosterone to renin ratio.
  • aldosteronism   noun a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone
  • alendronate   noun a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
  • aleukemic.
  • alexander   noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356 323 BC);  European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
  • alfred   noun king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849 899)
  • alfuzosin.
  • alginates.
  • algorithm   noun a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
  • algorithm for antihypertensive medication.
  • alimentary   adj. of or providing nourishment
  • alirocumab.
  • aliskiren.
  • alkali   noun a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture;  any of various water soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
  • alkaline   adj. relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
  • alkaline phosphatase.
  • alkalosis   noun abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • alkylating.
  • all   adj. completely given to or absorbed by;  quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class;  adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  • allegra.
  • allen   noun a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738 1789); United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935 );  United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906 1964)
  • allergens.
  • allergic   adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor);  characterized by or caused by allergy
  • allergic disorders.
  • allergic rhinitis   noun rhinitis caused by an allergic reaction
  • allergies.
  • allergy   noun hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
  • allhat.
  • alli.
  • alli orlistat.
  • alliance   noun a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim; an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty; a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;  the state of being allied or confederated;  the act of forming an alliance or confederation
  • allopurinol   noun a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
  • allow   verb allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause;  allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;  let have;  grant as a discount or in exchange;  consent to, give permission;  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;  allow the other (baseball) team to score;  make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;  afford possibility
  • allow natural death.
  • allowance   noun the act of allowing;  a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits;  an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances;  an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period);  a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses;  a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets;  verb put on a fixed allowance, as of food
  • allpike.
  • alma ata   noun the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
  • almotriptan.
  • alogliptin.
  • alopecia   noun loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
  • alosetron.
  • alp   noun any high mountain
  • alpha   adj. early testing stage of a software or hardware product; first in order of importance;  noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet;  the beginning of a series or sequence
  • alpha adrenergic.
  • alpha beta.
  • alpha glucosidase.
  • alpha interferon   noun a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)
  • alprazolam   noun an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class
  • also   adv. in addition
  • also headache.
  • also substance abuse.
  • alt   noun angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • alt alanine aminotransferase.
  • alternative therapies complementary and alternative medicine.
  • altitude   noun elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;  the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel);  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • alveolar   adj. pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs;  pertaining to the alveolar ridge;  noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • alveoli.
  • alzheimer.
  • alzheimer disease.
  • am   noun modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave;  a master's degree in arts and sciences;  a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms
  • ama.
  • ama american medical association.
  • amantadine.
  • amantadine for psychotropic induced sexual.
  • amantidine.
  • amaryl.
  • amaurosis   noun partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
  • amblyopia   noun visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
  • ambulatory   adj. relating to or adapted for walking;  able to walk about;  noun a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
  • ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
  • amd.
  • amd age related macular degeneration.
  • amdr.
  • amebiasis   noun infection by a disease causing ameba
  • amebic   adj. pertaining to or resembling amoebae
  • amegakaryocytic.
  • amelanotic.
  • amenorrhea   noun absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
  • america   noun North America and South America and Central America;  North American republic containing 50 states 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  • american   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas;  of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture;  noun a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country;  a native or inhabitant of the United States;  the English language as used in the United States
  • american academy of family physicians.
  • american academy of neurology.
  • american academy of neurology and child.
  • american academy of pediatrics.
  • american academy of pediatrics and bright.
  • american academy of sleep medicine.
  • american association of clinical endocrinologists.
  • american college for gastroenterology.
  • american college of cardiology.
  • american college of obstetricians and.
  • american college of obstetricians and gynecologists.
  • american college of radiology.
  • american college of rheumatology.
  • american college of rheumatology on osteoporosis management.
  • american college of rheumatology revised.
  • american college of rheurnatology.
  • american college of sports medicine.
  • american colposcopic society for colposcopy and cervical.
  • american diabetes association.
  • american geriatric society.
  • american heart.
  • american heart association.
  • american holistic medical association.
  • american holistic nursing association.
  • american medical association.
  • american society of addiction medicine.
  • american urologic association.
  • american urological association.
  • americans.
  • ami.
  • ami acute myocardial infarction.
  • amides.
  • amiloride.
  • amiloride hydrochloride.
  • aminoglycosides.
  • aminotransferase   noun a class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound)
  • aminotransferases.
  • amiodarone   noun an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
  • amitiza.
  • amitiza lubiprostone.
  • amitriptyline   noun a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
  • aml.
  • amlodipine.
  • amlodipine besylate   noun a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris
  • amnesia   noun partial or total loss of memory
  • amniocentesis   noun (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
  • amniotomy.
  • amo.
  • amo age rdated macular degeneration.
  • among.
  • amoxapine.
  • amoxicillin   noun an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
  • amoxicillin clavulanate.
  • amphetamine   noun a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  • amphetamines.
  • amphotericin   noun an antibiotic and antifungal agent
  • ampicillin   noun semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK Ampicillin)
  • amplification   noun (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current;  addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail;  the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • ampulla   noun a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils;  the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
  • ampullary   adj. of or related to an ampulla
  • ams.
  • amsterdam   noun an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
  • amylase   noun any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
  • amylin.
  • amyloidosis   noun a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
  • amyotrophic.
  • an   noun an associate degree in nursing
  • ana   noun a collection of anecdotes about a person or place; mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
  • anabolic   adj. characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism;  of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
  • anabolic androgenic.
  • anabolic androgenic steroids.
  • anafranil.
  • anafranil domipramine.
  • anakinra.
  • anal   adj. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.;  of or related to the anus
  • analgesia   noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
  • analgesics.
  • analog   adj. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input;  noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
  • analogs.
  • analysis   noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole;  the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations;  a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation;  a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed;  the use of closed class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father';  a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
  • analytic   adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience;  expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection;  using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole intellectual or substantial into its elemental parts or basic principles);  using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
  • anaphylactoid.
  • anaphylaxis   noun hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
  • anaplasmosis   noun a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever
  • anas   noun type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
  • anasarca   noun generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
  • anatomic   adj. of or relating to the structure of the body;  of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
  • anatomic diseases.
  • anatomical   adj. of or relating to the structure of the body;  of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms;  noun an expression that relates to anatomy
  • anatomy   noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • anc.
  • ancillary   adj. furnishing added support
  • and.
  • and bisexual.
  • and drugs.
  • and family physicians tasks and steps used by.
  • and immunization.
  • and interactions.
  • and mortality association between.
  • and objective data distinction between.
  • and patient centered clinical.
  • and prevalence of peripheral arterial disease.
  • and related health problems.
  • and screening test results relation.
  • and symptom presentation distinguish.
  • and therapy distinction between.
  • and transient.
  • and treatment in primary care.
  • androgen   noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
  • androgen insufficiency of evaluation of in sexual desire issues.
  • androgen replacement therapy for disorders of sexual desire.
  • androgens.
  • android   noun an automaton that resembles a human being
  • anemia   noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • anemias.
  • anemic   adj. lacking vigor or energy;  relating to anemia or suffering from anemia
  • anencephaly   noun a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
  • anesthesia   noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
  • anesthetics.
  • aneuploidy   noun an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete)
  • aneurysm   noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
  • aneurysms.
  • angelman.
  • angiitis   noun inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct
  • angina   noun any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain;  a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
  • angina pectoris   noun a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
  • angioedema.
  • angiofibroma.
  • angiography   noun roentgenographic examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium; produces an angiogram
  • angioma   noun a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
  • angioneurotic.
  • angioplasty   noun an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
  • angiotensin   noun any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
  • angiotensin converting.
  • angiotensin converting enyzme.
  • angiotensin converting enzyme   noun proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
  • angiotensin ii receptor blockers.
  • angiotensin ii receptor blockers for.
  • angiotensin receptor blockers.
  • angle closure.
  • angry   adj. feeling or showing anger;  (of the elements) as if showing violent anger;  severely inflamed and painful
  • anhedonia   noun an inability to experience pleasure
  • anhydrase.
  • ani   noun black tropical American cuckoo
  • animal   adj. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals;  marked by the appetites and passions of the body;  noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  • animals.
  • anion   noun a negatively charged ion
  • anion gap.
  • anisocoria.
  • anisocytosis.
  • ankle   noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
  • ankle brachial.
  • ankle brachial index.
  • ankyloglossia   noun a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
  • ankylosing.
  • annoyed   adj. aroused to impatience or anger;  troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  • annual   adj. completing its life cycle within a year;  occurring or payable every year;  noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year;  a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • annulare.
  • anomalies.
  • anomaly   noun (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun);  a person who is unusual;  deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
  • anonymity   noun the state of being anonymous
  • anonymous   adj. having no known name or identity or known source;  not known or lacking marked individuality
  • anorectal   adj. pertaining to the anus and rectum considered together
  • anorexia   noun a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
  • anorexia nervosa   noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated
  • anoscopy.
  • anosmia   noun absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages)
  • anovulation   noun the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
  • anovulatory.
  • anovulatory bleeding vaginal bleeding associated with.
  • anoxia   noun severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues
  • anoxic   adj. relating to or marked by a severe deficiency of oxygen in tissues or organs
  • antagonist   noun a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug;  a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; someone who offers opposition
  • antagonistique.
  • antagonists.
  • antecedents.
  • antecedents triggers and perpetuators in.
  • antepartum   adj. occurring or existing before birth
  • anterior   adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • anthony   noun United States suffragist (1820 1906);  Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83 30 BC)
  • anthrax   noun a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia;  a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
  • anthropometrics.
  • anthropometrics in nutritional evaluation.
  • anti ccp.
  • anti cyclic.
  • anti cyclic citrullinated peptide.
  • anti d.
  • anti inflammatory   noun a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
  • anti inflammatory drugs nonsteroidal.
  • anti tnf.
  • antiadrenergics.
  • antianxiety.
  • antiarrhythmic   noun a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
  • antibiotic   adj. of or relating to antibiotic drugs;  noun a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
  • antibiotics.
  • antibodies.
  • antibody   noun any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
  • antibody absorption.
  • anticholinergic   adj. inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site;  noun a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
  • anticholinergics.
  • anticipatory   adj. in anticipation
  • anticipatory guidance in care of newborn.
  • anticoagulant   noun medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  • anticoagulation   noun the administration of an anticoagulant drug to retard coagulation of the blood
  • anticonvulsant   noun a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
  • anticonvulsants.
  • anticus.
  • anticytokine.
  • anticytokine therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • antidepressant   noun any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
  • antidepressant medications.
  • antidepressants.
  • antidepressants and suicidal ideation.
  • antidiuretic   noun a drug that limits the formation of urine
  • antidiuretic hormone   noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • antidotes.
  • antiemetics.
  • antiendomysial.
  • antiepileptic   noun a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
  • antiepileptic drugs.
  • antiepileptics.
  • antifolate.
  • antifungal   adj. capable of destroying fungi;  noun any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  • antigen   noun any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
  • antihistamine   noun a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
  • antihistamines.
  • antihypertensive   noun a drug that reduces high blood pressure
  • antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment to.
  • antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment to prevent.
  • antihypertensives.
  • antiinflammatory.
  • antiinflammatory drugs nonsteroidal.
  • antilipidemic.
  • antimalarials.
  • antimicrobial   adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease causing microorganisms;  noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  • antimicrobial agents antibiotic.
  • antimicrobial therapy.
  • antinuclear.
  • antinuclear antibodies.
  • antinuclear antibody.
  • antioxidants.
  • antiphospholipid.
  • antiphospholipid syndrome.
  • antiplatelet.
  • antiplatelet therapy for reduction of myocardial.
  • antipsychotic   noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
  • antipsychotics.
  • antiretroviral.
  • antiretroviral therapy.
  • antirheumatic.
  • antirheumatic drugs.
  • antirheumatic drugs disease modifying in rheumatoid.
  • antisocial   adj. hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior;  shunning contact with others
  • antispasmodic   noun a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
  • antispasmodics.
  • antistreptolysin.
  • antistreptolysin o.
  • antithrombotic.
  • antithyroid   adj. having the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activity
  • antitrypsin.
  • antituberculosis.
  • antonovsky.
  • anuria   noun inability to urinate
  • 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
  • anxious   adj. eagerly desirous;  causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • aom.
  • aom acute otitis media.
  • aorta   noun the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
  • aortic   adj. of or relating to the aorta
  • aortic aneurysm   noun an aneurysm of the aorta
  • aortic valve regurgitation.
  • aortography.
  • ap.
  • apgar.
  • aphasia   noun inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
  • apixaban.
  • aplasia   noun failure of some tissue or organ to develop
  • aplastic.
  • apnea   noun transient cessation of respiration
  • apnea hypopnea index.
  • apomorphine   noun a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
  • apophyseal   adj. of or relating to an apophysis
  • apophyseal injuries in pediatric athletes.
  • apophysitis.
  • apoplexy   noun a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • apothecaries.
  • appearance   noun the act of appearing in public view;  pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action; outward or visible aspect of a person or thing;  a mental representation;  the event of coming into sight
  • appendiceal.
  • appendicitis   noun inflammation of the vermiform appendix
  • appendicolith.
  • appendix   noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch;  supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  • appetite   noun a feeling of craving something
  • apple   noun fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh;  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • apple core.
  • application   noun a diligent effort;  the work of applying something; the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose;  a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school;  a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task;  liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  • applications.
  • apply   verb ask (for something);  refer (a word or name) to a person or thing;  apply oneself to;  be pertinent or relevant or applicable;  put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  apply to a surface; give or convey physically;  ensure observance of laws and rules; avail oneself to;  be applicable to; as to an analysis
  • apply cultural information and skills in clinical interactions.
  • appraisal   noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth;  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  • appraising   adj. exercising or involving careful evaluations
  • apprehension   noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);  painful expectation;  fearful expectation or anticipation;  the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  • approach   noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something;  a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green;  ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; a close approximation;  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time;  the event of one object coming closer to another;  a way of entering or leaving;  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;  the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing;  verb make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion;  come near in time;  move towards;  begin to deal with; come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
  • approaches.
  • approaching   adj. of the relatively near future;  noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something;  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time;  the event of one object coming closer to another
  • appropriate   adj. suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc;  suitable and fitting;  meant or adapted for an occasion or use;  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence;  appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness; verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • appropriate for gestational age.
  • appropriateness   noun the quality of being specially suitable; appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
  • approved   adj. generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory;  established by authority; given authoritative approval
  • apraxia   noun inability to make purposeful movements
  • aps.
  • aptt.
  • aqueous   adj. produced by the action of water;  similar to or containing or dissolved in water
  • aqueous humor flow of glaucoma and.
  • ar   noun a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;  a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters;  a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere
  • arava   noun an anti TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally; can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by slowing the proliferation of white blood cells which reduces inflammation in the synovium
  • arboviruses.
  • arbs.
  • arbs angiotensin ii receptor blockers.
  • arbs angiotensin receptor blockers.
  • arcanobacterium.
  • arcus   noun an whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
  • ards   noun acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
  • are   noun a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
  • area   noun a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function;  the extent of a 2 dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary;  a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve;  a subject of study;  a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography);  a particular environment or walk of life
  • areas.
  • areata.
  • arendt   noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906 1975)
  • arginine   noun a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa
  • arginine vasopressin.
  • aricept.
  • aricept donepezil.
  • arm   noun the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm;  a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb;  the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm;  any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;  an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation;  supply with arms
  • arm pain.
  • arnold   noun United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741 1801);  English poet and literary critic (1822 1888)
  • aromatherapy.
  • around   adv. in circumference;  by a circular or circuitous route;  in a circle or circular motion;  to a particular destination either specified or understood;  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;  in the area or vicinity;  from beginning to end; throughout;  all around or on all sides;  in or to a reversed position or direction;  to or among many different places or in no particular direction
  • arousal   noun the act of arousing;  awakening from sleep;  a state of heightened physiological activity;  mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • arousal disorder.
  • arr.
  • arrest   noun the state of inactivity following an interruption;  the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);  verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;  take into custody;  attract and fix;  cause to stop
  • arrhythmia   noun an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
  • arrhythmias.
  • arrhythmogenic.
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.
  • art   noun the creation of beautiful or significant things;  the products of human creativity; works of art collectively;  a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation;  photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  • artemisinin based.
  • artemisinin based combination therapies.
  • arterial   adj. of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • arterial blood gas.
  • arterial blood gases   noun measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases
  • arterial diseases.
  • arterial tone.
  • arteries.
  • arteriography   noun roentgenographic examination of arteries
  • arteriosclerosis   noun sclerosis of the arterial walls
  • arteriosclerotic   adj. affected by arteriosclerosis
  • arteriosus.
  • arteriovenous   adj. connecting an artery to a vein
  • arterioventricular.
  • arteritis   noun inflammation of an artery
  • artery   noun a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic;  a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
  • arthritic   adj. of or pertaining to arthritis;  noun a person afflicted with arthritis
  • arthritides.
  • arthritis   noun inflammation of a joint or joints
  • arthrocentesis   noun removal of fluid from a joint by centesis
  • arthropathies.
  • arthropathy   noun a pathology or abnormality of a joint
  • articular   adj. relating to or affecting the joints of the body
  • arvd.
  • as   adv. to the same degree (often followed by `as');  noun a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa;  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
  • as cultural beings in providing culturally competent.
  • as factor in people.
  • as goal in hospice.
  • as mind.
  • as nutritional biomarker in bariatric surgery.
  • as predictor of peripheral arterial.
  • as presentation of.
  • as side effect of combined contraceptive pill.
  • as syndromes vs.
  • asam.
  • asam american society of addiction medicine.
  • asb.
  • asb asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  • asc us.
  • asc us atypical squamous cells of undetermined.
  • ascaris   noun type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three lipped mouth
  • ascites   noun accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
  • ascorbic.
  • ascorbic acid   noun a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
  • ascs.
  • ascs atypical squamous cells.
  • asd.
  • asd autism spectrum disorder.
  • asds.
  • asds autism spectrum disorders.
  • asendin.
  • asendin amoxapine.
  • aseptic   adj. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
  • asherman.
  • ashimoto.
  • ashkenazi   noun a Jew of eastern European or German descent
  • ashkenazi jews tay sachs disease in screening for.
  • aso.
  • aspartate.
  • aspartate aminotransferase.
  • aspects.
  • asperger.
  • aspergilloma.
  • aspergillosis   noun disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs;  an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs;  severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys
  • aspirate   noun a consonant pronounced with aspiration;  verb suck in (air);  pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds;  remove as if by suction
  • aspiration   noun a will to succeed;  a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath;  the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing;  a cherished desire
  • aspirin   noun the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
  • aspirin in patients at risk of.
  • aspirin sensitive.
  • asplenia.
  • asq.
  • asq ages.
  • assault   noun a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped;  close fighting during the culmination of a military attack; thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946;  the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will;  verb attack in speech or writing;  attack someone physically or emotionally;  force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • assay   noun a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.;  an appraisal of the state of affairs;  a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance;  a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components;  verbanalyze (chemical substances);  make an effort or attempt
  • assay for t pallidum.
  • assays.
  • assessing.
  • assessment   noun the market value set on assets;  an amount determined as payable;  the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event;  the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  • assessment and treatment algorithm.
  • assessment in.
  • assessment of.
  • assessment scale.
  • assistance   noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a resource
  • assistants.
  • assisted   adj. having help; often used as a combining form
  • assistive   adj. giving assistance
  • associated   adj. related to or accompanying;  joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.)
  • associated with crisis.
  • association   noun the act of consorting with or joining with others; the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination;  (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species;  a formal organization of people or groups of people;  (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding;  a relation resulting from interaction or dependence;  the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination;  a social or business relationship
  • association of american medical colleges.
  • associations.
  • associations of general.
  • assurance   noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;  a statement intended to inspire confidence;  a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something;  a British term for some kinds of insurance
  • ast.
  • ast aspartate aminotransferase.
  • asterixis.
  • asthenia   noun an abnormal loss of strength
  • asthenia management of as goal in hospice.
  • asthma   noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
  • asthma in.
  • astigmatism   noun (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point; (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea
  • asymmetric   adj. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
  • asymptomatic   adj. having no symptoms of illness or disease
  • asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  • asymptomatic carotid artery.
  • asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.
  • at   noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos;  a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
  • ataxia   noun inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
  • ataxic   adj. lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
  • atelectasis   noun collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
  • atenolol   noun an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
  • atherogenesis   noun the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis
  • atheromatous   adj. of or relating to or resembling atheroma
  • atherosclerosis   noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • atherosclerotic   adj. of or relating to atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
  • athlete   noun a person trained to compete in sports
  • athletes.
  • athletic   adj. having a sturdy and well proportioned body;  relating to or befitting athletics or athletes;  vigorously active
  • atomoxetine.
  • atopic.
  • atorvastatin   noun an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
  • atovaquone proguanil.
  • atp   noun a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
  • atp adult treatment panel.
  • atp iii adult treatment panel.
  • atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.
  • atrioventricular node conduction disorders.
  • atrium   noun the central area in a building; open to the sky;  any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
  • atrophic   adj. relating to or characterized by atrophy
  • atrophica.
  • atrophy   noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use);  a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse;  verb undergo atrophy
  • 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
  • attack   noun a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase;  an offensive move in a sport or game;  the act of attacking; (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons);  strong criticism;  the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent);  a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition;  ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation;  intense adverse criticism;  verb begin to injure;  set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task;  attack in speech or writing;  take the initiative and go on the offensive;  launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with;  attack someone physically or emotionally
  • attacks.
  • attaining.
  • attempt   noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;  the act of attacking;  verb enter upon an activity or enterprise;  make an effort or attempt
  • attempts.
  • attending   adj. being present (at meeting or event etc.);  serving attendance on someone;  noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.);  the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  • attention   noun a courteous act indicating affection;  a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review;  the faculty or power of mental concentration;  the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others;  a general interest that leads people to want to know more; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  • attention deficit.
  • attention deficit disorder association.
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder   noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • attentiondeficit.
  • attentive   adj. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention;  taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
  • attenuated   adj. of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion;  reduced in strength
  • attitudes.
  • attorney   noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  • attributable   adj. capable of being attributed
  • attributes.
  • attributes of.
  • atypical   adj. deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal;  not representative of a group, class, or type
  • atypical glandular cells.
  • atypical or extraesophageal manifestations of.
  • atypical pneumonia primary.
  • atypical squamous cells.
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
  • aua.
  • aua american urologic association.
  • aua american urological association.
  • audiometry   noun measuring sensitivity of hearing;  the measurement of hearing
  • audioscope.
  • audioscope for hearing loss screening in elderly.
  • audit   noun a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation;  an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA;  verb attend academic courses without getting credit;  examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
  • auditory   adj. of or relating to the process of hearing
  • auditory brainstem response.
  • auditory disturbances with alcohol withdrawal.
  • augmentation   noun the act of augmenting;  the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original);  the amount by which something increases
  • aura   noun an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint;  a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure;  a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
  • aural   adj. relating to or characterized by an aura;  of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
  • aural discharge.
  • auranofin.
  • aureus.
  • auricular   adj. pertaining to an auricle of the heart;  relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing;  of or relating to near the ear
  • auricular paralysis atrial fi brillation.
  • auscultation   noun listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
  • auscultatory   adj. of or relating to auscultation
  • austen   noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle class families (1775 1817)
  • australia   noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony;  the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • authority   noun official permission or approval;  the power or right to give orders or make decisions;  an authoritative written work;  an expert whose views are taken as definitive;  (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others;  freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;  an administrative unit of government
  • autism   noun (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
  • autism spectrum disorder.
  • autism spectrum disorders.
  • autoimmune connective tissue disorders and.
  • autoimmune disorders.
  • autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  • autoinfarction.
  • autolytic   adj. of or relating to self digestion
  • automated   adj. operated by automation
  • automated external defibrillators.
  • automobiles.
  • autonomic   adj. relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
  • autonomic changes in peripheral neuropathies.
  • autonomous   adj. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment;  existing as an independent entity;  (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
  • autonomous hyperfunctioning adenoma.
  • autonomy   noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence;  personal independence
  • autoregulation   noun (physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism
  • autosensitization.
  • autosensitization reaction to vesicular tinea.
  • autosomal   adj. of or relating to an autosome
  • autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.
  • autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.
  • av   noun the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)
  • av blocks.
  • avascular   adj. without blood vessels
  • avascular necrosis.
  • average   adj. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered;  around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;  approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value;  lacking exceptional quality or ability;  relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution;  verbcompute the average of;  achieve or reach on average;  amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
  • aversive   adj. tending to repel or dissuade
  • avitaminosis   noun any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
  • avium.
  • avnrt.
  • avoidance   noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
  • avoidant.
  • avoiding.
  • avp.
  • avulsion   noun a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another;  an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
  • awareness   noun having knowledge of;  state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
  • axial   adj. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis;  of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation;  relating to or attached to the axis
  • axillary   adj. of or relating to the armpit;  of or relating to the axil
  • axis   noun the center around which something rotates;  the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head;  a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions;  in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations;  the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged;  a group of countries in special alliance
  • axonal   adj. of or relating to or resembling an axon
  • ayurveda   noun (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda
  • azar.
  • azathioprine   noun an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
  • azilsartan.
  • azithromycin.
  • azotemia   noun accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine

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