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  • f   noun the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates;  a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature;  a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
  • fa   noun the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
  • fabry.
  • face   noun a vertical surface of a building or cliff;  the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);  the striking or working surface of an implement;  the general outward appearance of something;  status in the eyes of others;  the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;  the part of an animal corresponding to the human face;  a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  impudent aggressiveness;  a specific size and style of type within a type family;  a contorted facial expression;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  verbcover the front or surface of;  line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;  turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;  turn so as to expose the face;  be opposite;  deal with (something unpleasant) head on;  present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;  oppose, as in hostility or a competition; be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
  • facet   noun a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone);  a distinct feature or element in a problem
  • facial   adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object;  of or concerning the face;  noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • facial nerve   noun cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • facies.
  • facilitating.
  • facilitation   noun act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something;  (neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential;  the condition of being made easy (or easier)
  • facilitations.
  • fact   noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;  a concept whose truth can be proved;  a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened;  an event known to have happened or something known to have existed
  • fact focus on alternative and complementary therapies.
  • factitious   adj. not produced by natural forces
  • factor   noun an independent variable in statistics;  anything that contributes causally to a result;  any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together;  (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity;  an abstract part of something;  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;  one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;  verb resolve into factors
  • factors.
  • factors promoting patients.
  • failure   noun an unexpected omission;  an act that fails;  an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose;  a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently;  loss of ability to function normally;  lack of success;  inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
  • failure related.
  • failure to consult for serious symptoms.
  • failure to thrive.
  • failures.
  • fall   noun a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity;  a movement downward;  a sudden decline in strength or number or importance;  when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat;  the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve;  the season when the leaves fall from the trees;  the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions);  a sudden drop from an upright position;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;  a downward slope or bend;  the time of day immediately following sunset;  verb pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind;  come as if by falling;  go as if by falling;  occur at a specified time or place;  begin vigorously;  be born, used chiefly of lambs;  come out; issue;  be cast down;  assume a disappointed or sad expression;  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity;  drop oneself to a lower or less erect position;  lose an upright position suddenly;  slope downward; move in a specified direction;  be inherited by;  fall to somebody by assignment or lot;  be captured;  to be given by assignment or distribution;  to be given by right or inheritance;  lose office or power; suffer defeat, failure, or ruin;  yield to temptation or sin;  lose one's chastity;  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;  die, as in battle or in a hunt;  be due;  come under, be classified or included; decrease in size, extent, or range;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;  come into the possession of;  fall from clouds
  • fall on outstretched hand.
  • fallopian.
  • fallopian tubes.
  • fallot   noun French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850 1911)
  • falls   noun the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris);  a steep descent of the water of a river
  • false   adj. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful;  arising from error;  inaccurate in pitch; designed to deceive;  deliberately deceptive;  not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality;  erroneous and usually accidental; adopted in order to deceive;  not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article;  inappropriate to reality or facts;  adv. in a disloyal and faithless manner
  • false positive.
  • familial   adj. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity;  relating to or having the characteristics of a family
  • familial short stature and constitutional growth.
  • families.
  • family   noun primary social group; parents and children;  people descended from a common ancestor;  a social unit living together; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera;  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute;  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities;  a person having kinship with another or others
  • family apgar.
  • family centered.
  • family doctor   noun a general practitioner who treats all the family members
  • family history guide to genetic components of.
  • family physician.
  • family physicians.
  • family physicians inquiry network on cam information for.
  • family planning   noun limiting the number of children born
  • family practice crisis intervention in office setting.
  • family violence.
  • fanconi.
  • fantasies.
  • fas.
  • fas fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • fascia   noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
  • fasciculations.
  • fasciitis.
  • fastin.
  • fastin phentermine.
  • fasting   noun abstaining from food
  • fasting blood sugar.
  • fat   adj. a chubby body;  having much flesh (especially fat);  marked by great fruitfulness;  lucrative;  having a relatively large diameter; containing or composed of fat;  noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);  excess bodily weight;  a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs;  verb make fat or plump
  • fatigue   noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something;  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress;  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on);  verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress;  get tired of something or somebody
  • fatigue syndrome.
  • fatty   adj. containing or composed of fat;  noun a rotund individual
  • fatty acid profile as guide in weight loss.
  • fbao.
  • fbao foreign body airway obstruction.
  • fbs.
  • fda   noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health related products
  • fda approved.
  • fda approved noninsulin pharmacologic.
  • fda food and drug administration.
  • fdg pet.
  • fe   noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
  • fear   noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight);  a profound emotion inspired by a deity;  an anxious feeling;  verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of;  be uneasy or apprehensive about;  be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;  be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;  regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
  • fears.
  • features.
  • febrile   adj. of or relating to or characterized by fever
  • fecal   adj. foul with waste matter; of or relating to feces
  • fecal immunochemical tests.
  • fecal occult blood test.
  • fecal occult blood testing.
  • feces   noun solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
  • federal   adj. national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities;  of or relating to the central government of a federation; being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War;  noun any federal law enforcement officer;  a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • federation   noun the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs;  an organization formed by merging several groups or parties;  a union of political organizations
  • federative.
  • federative committee on anatomical.
  • feeding   noun the act of supplying food and nourishment;  the act of consuming food
  • feeling   noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states;  an intuitive understanding of something;  a physical sensation that you experience;  the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;  a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  • feelings   noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
  • fees.
  • feet.
  • feinstein.
  • feldenkrais.
  • felodipine.
  • felten.
  • felty.
  • female   adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop;  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls;  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa);  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • female genital tract.
  • female sexual interest.
  • female to male.
  • females.
  • femoral   adj. of or relating to or near the femur or thigh
  • fenofibrate.
  • fenoldopam.
  • fenoldopam mesylate for hypertensive.
  • fentanyl   noun trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug
  • ferritin   noun a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen; it is one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body
  • ferrous   adj. of or relating to or containing iron
  • fertility   noun the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring;  the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth;  the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  • fertility awareness and other methods.
  • fess   noun (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
  • fetal   adj. of or relating to a fetus
  • fetal alcohol syndrome   noun a medical condition in which body deformation or facial development or mental ability of a fetus is impaired because the mother drank alcohol while pregnant
  • fetal heart rate.
  • fetal heart tracings.
  • fetal position determination of leopold.
  • fetalis.
  • fetoprotein   noun any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
  • fev.
  • fever   noun intense nervous anticipation;  a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
  • fever without source.
  • fexofenadine.
  • fey   adj. slightly insane;  suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
  • fey first second of expiration.
  • ffa.
  • ffm.
  • ffm project future of family medicine.
  • ffp.
  • fg.
  • fgd.
  • fgf.
  • fgren.
  • fhh.
  • fhr.
  • fht.
  • fht fetal heart tracings.
  • fi.
  • fiberoptic   adj. of or relating to fiber optics
  • fibrate.
  • fibrates.
  • fibric.
  • fibrillation   noun act or process of forming fibrils;  muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
  • fibrinogen   noun a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots
  • fibrinogen and peripheral arterial disease.
  • fibrinolytic.
  • fibrinous   adj. characterized by the presence of fibrin
  • fibroadenoma   noun benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
  • fibroblast   noun a cell from which connective tissue develops
  • fibroblast growth factor.
  • fibrocystic.
  • fibroelastosis.
  • fibroid   noun benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)
  • fibroids.
  • fibroma   noun nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
  • fibromuscular.
  • fibromyalgia.
  • fibromyositis   noun local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue
  • fibronectin.
  • fibrosa.
  • fibrosis   noun development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
  • fields   noun United States comedian and film actor (1880 1946)
  • fifth   adj. coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position;  noun the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it;  a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon;  position five in a countable series of things; one part in five equal parts
  • fifth disease.
  • figures.
  • filariasis   noun a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
  • filiform   adj. thin in diameter; resembling a thread
  • filler   noun the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar;  copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper;  100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary;  used for filling cracks or holes in a surface;  anything added to fill out a whole
  • filling   noun the act of filling something;  (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth;  a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.;  flow into something (as a container);  any material that fills a space or container;  the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  • filtered.
  • filters.
  • filtration   noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter;  the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • financial   adj. involving financial matters
  • finding   noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law; something that is found;  the act of determining the properties of something
  • findings   noun a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
  • findings in bacterial and viral meningitides.
  • fine needle.
  • fine needle aspiration.
  • fine needle aspiration biopsy.
  • fine needle fine needle aspiration biopsy.
  • finger   noun one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb;  any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb);  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure;  verb indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments;  feel or handle with the fingers;  search for on the computer;  examine by touch
  • fire   noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy;  a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning;  intense adverse criticism;  the event of something burning (often destructive);  a severe trial;  the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  feelings of great warmth and intensity;  verb bake in a kiln so as to harden; cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  drive out or away by or as if by fire;  terminate the employment of;  destroy by fire;  start firing a weapon;  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);  provide with fuel
  • first   adj. being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;  ranking above all others;  preceding all others in time or space or degree; highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections;  indicating the beginning unit in a series;  serving to begin;  serving to set in motion;  adv. before anything else;  the initial time;  before another in time, space, or importance; prominently forward;  noun an honours degree of the highest class; the first element in a countable series;  the first or highest in an ordering or series;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate);  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving;  the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • first degree   noun a degree of one
  • first line.
  • first second of expiration.
  • first seizure in initial diagnostic evaluation of.
  • first time.
  • fish   noun any of various mostly cold blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;  the flesh of fish used as food;  the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces;  verb catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;  seek indirectly
  • fish oils.
  • fissure   noun (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes;  a long narrow opening;  a long narrow depression in a surface;  verb break into fissures or fine cracks
  • fissures.
  • fistula   noun an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface;  a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
  • fistulas.
  • fitness   noun the condition of being suitable;  the quality of being qualified;  good physical condition; being in shape or in condition; fitness to traverse the seas
  • fits.
  • five   adj. being one more than four;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one;  a team that plays basketball
  • five as.
  • five factor.
  • fixation   noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body;  the activity of fastening something firmly in position;  an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone;  an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  • fixed dose.
  • fjw.
  • flaccid   adj. drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness;  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;  out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
  • flag   noun a conspicuously marked or shaped tail;  emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design; stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones;  a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device;  flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green;  a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.;  plants with sword shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals;  verb provide with a flag;  communicate or signal with a flag; decorate with flags;  become less intense;  droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  • flags.
  • flank   noun the side between ribs and hipbone;  a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg;  the side of military or naval formation;  a subfigure consisting of a side of something;  verb be located at the sides of something or somebody
  • flashes.
  • flaste.
  • flatulence   noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal; pompously embellished language
  • flbroadenoma.
  • flbrocystic.
  • flecainide   noun oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
  • fleischner.
  • fleming   noun a native of Flanders or a Flemish speaking Belgian; English bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881 1955);  British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908 1964)
  • flexible   adj. bending and snapping back readily without breaking; able to flex; able to bend easily;  capable of being changed;  making or willing to make concessions;  able to adjust readily to different conditions
  • flexion   noun act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased; deviation from a straight or normal course;  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • flexner.
  • flexor   noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • flexure   noun the state of being flexed (as of a joint);  act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding
  • floaters.
  • floor   noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway);  a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale;  a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done;  the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business;  the parliamentary right to address an assembly;  a lower limit;  the occupants of a floor;  the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.;  the ground on which people and animals move about;  verb knock down with force; surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  • flora   noun a living organism lacking the power of locomotion;  all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • flow   noun the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression; the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases);  any uninterrupted stream or discharge;  the amount of fluid that flows in a given time;  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; verb cover or swamp with water;  move or progress freely as if in a stream;  cause to flow;  be abundantly present;  undergo menstruation;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move along, of liquids
  • flow volume.
  • flu   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • fluconazole.
  • flucytosine.
  • fludrocortisone.
  • fluid   adj. subject to change; variable;  affording change (especially in social status);  in cash or easily convertible to cash;  characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape;  smooth and unconstrained in movement;  noun a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas;  a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • flunarizine.
  • flunitrazepam.
  • fluorescence   noun light emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength
  • fluorescence in situ.
  • fluorescence in situ hybridization.
  • fluorescent   adj. emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source;  brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light; noun a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
  • fluorescent treponemal.
  • fluorescent treponemal antibody.
  • fluoride   noun a salt of hydrofluoric acid
  • fluoroquinolone.
  • fluoroquinolones.
  • fluoroscopy   noun examination of body structures using a fluoroscope
  • fluorosis   noun a pathological condition resulting for an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
  • fluoxetine   noun a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac)
  • fluphenazine   noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
  • flushed   adj. having the pinkish flush of health;  (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
  • flushed face.
  • flushing.
  • flutter   noun abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block;  the act of moving back and forth;  the motion made by flapping up and down;  a disorderly outburst or tumult;  verb flag the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements;  wink briefly;  move back and forth very rapidly; beat rapidly;  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  • fluvastatin   noun least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
  • fluvoxamine.
  • fm   noun modulation of the frequency of the (radio) carrier wave;  a radioactive transuranic metallic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
  • fna.
  • fna fine needle aspiration.
  • fnab.
  • fobt.
  • focal   adj. having or localized centrally at a focus;  of or relating to a focus
  • focal segmental.
  • focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
  • focus   noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system;  maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section;  a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges;  a central point or locus of an infection in an organism;  special emphasis attached to something;  verb put (an image) into focus;  become focussed or come into focus;  cause to converge on or toward a central point;  direct one's attention on something;  bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  • focus on alternative and complementary therapies.
  • folate   noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  • foldes.
  • folic.
  • folic acid in older adults with signs of excess and deficiency.
  • folic acid supplementation preconception use of.
  • follicle stimulating.
  • follicle stimulating hormone.
  • followed.
  • following   adj. about to be mentioned or specified;  immediately following in time or order;  going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;  in the desired direction;  noun a group of followers or enthusiasts;  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
  • folstein.
  • fomepizole.
  • fondaparinux.
  • food   noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • food and drug.
  • food and drug administration   noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health related products
  • food and drug administration indications for.
  • food and drug administration noninsulin.
  • foods.
  • foosh.
  • foosh injury fall on outstretched hand.
  • foot   noun travel by walking;  any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates;  a support resembling a pedal extremity; the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint;  the lower part of anything;  a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger;  a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard;  the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings;  lowest support of a structure;  (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm;  an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;  verb add a column of numbers;  walk;  pay for something
  • for.
  • for abdominal pain based on location.
  • for allergic rhinitis.
  • for arrhythmias.
  • for chlamydia spp.
  • for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • for delayed onset of hearing loss in young.
  • for depression.
  • for diseases of pleura and extrapulmonary.
  • for disorders of sexual.
  • for family physicians.
  • for growth and sexual maturation.
  • for hearing loss.
  • for hypertension.
  • for lead.
  • for malaria.
  • for peripheral arterial disease.
  • for personality disordered patients.
  • for stable angina.
  • for travelers.
  • for tuberculosis.
  • for unstable angina or non st segment.
  • for urinary.
  • for urinary incontinence.
  • force   noun physical energy or intensity;  a powerful effect or influence;  a group of people having the power of effective action; group of people willing to obey orders;  (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity;  a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base;  an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);  (of a law) having legal validity;  a unit that is part of some military service;  one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;  verb impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;  do forcibly; exert force;  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;  cause to move by pulling; squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;  take by force;  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate;  move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner";  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
  • forced   adj. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency;  forced or compelled;  produced by or subjected to forcing;  lacking spontaneity; not natural
  • forced expiratory volume.
  • forced expiratory volume in one.
  • forced expiratory volume in one second.
  • forced vital capacity.
  • forceps   noun an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
  • ford   noun the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse;  a shallow area in a stream that can be forded; United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863 1947);  38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913 );  English writer and editor (1873 1939);  son of Henry Ford (1893 1943);  grandson of Henry Ford (1917 1987);  United States film maker (1896 1973);  verb cross a river where it's shallow
  • forearm   noun the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist;  verb arm in advance of a confrontation
  • forefoot   noun a front foot of a quadruped
  • forehead   noun the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits;  the part of the face above the eyes
  • foreign   adj. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world;  of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);  not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
  • foreign body.
  • fork   noun cutlery used for serving and eating food;  an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs;  the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches;  the act of branching out or dividing into branches;  the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk;  verb shape like a fork;  place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces;  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;  lift with a pitchfork
  • form   noun a mold for setting concrete;  the visual appearance of something or someone;  a particular mode in which something is manifested;  an ability to perform well;  a perceptual structure;  the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;  a printed document with spaces in which to write;  an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;  the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;  a life size dummy used to display clothes;  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);  alternative names for the body of a human being;  a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;  a body of students who are taught together; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;  verb assume a form or shape;  create (as an entity);  to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; develop into a distinctive entity;  give shape or form to;  make something, usually for a specific function;  establish or impress firmly in the mind
  • formation   noun the fabrication of something in a particular shape; creation by mental activity;  a particular spatial arrangement;  an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit;  natural process that causes something to form;  the act of forming something; (geology) the geological features of the earth
  • forms.
  • formula   noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement;  a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle;  a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements;  a liquid food for infants; something regarded as a normative example;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; directions for making something
  • formularies.
  • formulas.
  • formulation   noun the style of expressing yourself;  a substance prepared according to a formula;  inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
  • formulations.
  • forrest.
  • fortamet.
  • fortifier.
  • fortifiers.
  • fortin.
  • foscarnet.
  • fosinopril.
  • fosinopril sodium.
  • foss.
  • foster   adj. providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties;  noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826 1864);  verb help develop, help grow; bring up under fosterage; of children;  promote the growth of
  • foundation   noun lowest support of a structure;  education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge;  an institution supported by an endowment;  the basis on which something is grounded;  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;  a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body;  the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • foundations.
  • four step.
  • fourth   adj. coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude;  adv. in the fourth place; noun the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it;  following the third position; number four in a countable series;  one of four equal parts
  • fr   noun a radioactive element of the alkali metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium
  • fractional   adj. constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
  • fracture   noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • fracture risk assessment tool.
  • fractures.
  • fragile   adj. vulnerably delicate;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed;  lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
  • frailty   noun moral weakness;  the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
  • frames.
  • framingham.
  • francis.
  • frank   adj. clearly manifest; evident;  characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;  noun a smooth textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll;  a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century;  verb exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks;  stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
  • frankel.
  • frankl.
  • franz.
  • frax.
  • frax fracture risk assessment tool.
  • free   adj. not literal;  unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; not held in servitude;  not occupied or in use;  not fixed in position; not taken up by scheduled activities;  costing nothing;  adv. without restraint;  noun people who are free;  verb free or remove obstruction from;  grant freedom to; free from confinement;  free from obligations or duties;  make (information) available publication;  make (assets) available;  let off the hook;  remove or force out from a position;  part with a possession or right;  relieve from;  grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  • free fatty acid.
  • free fatty acids.
  • free thyroxine index.
  • freeling.
  • freer.
  • fremitus.
  • frequency   noun the number of observations in a given statistical category;  the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations;  the number of occurrences within a given time period
  • fresh   adj. improperly forward or bold;  not yet used or soiled; recently made, produced, or harvested;  not rotten;  not canned or otherwise preserved;  not containing or composed of salt water;  (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again;  original and of a kind not seen before;  not soured or preserved;  with restored energy;  having recently calved and therefore able to give milk;  imparting vitality and energy;  free from impurities;  adv. very recently
  • fresh frozen plasma.
  • freud   noun Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856 1939)
  • friction   noun effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure;  the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another;  a state of conflict between persons
  • friderichsen.
  • friedewald.
  • friedlander.
  • friedreich.
  • friends.
  • frigidity   noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse;  a lack of affection or enthusiasm;  the absence of heat
  • from.
  • from c.
  • from chest radiography or computed.
  • from h.
  • from s.
  • frommel.
  • frontal   adj. belonging to the front part;  of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone;  meeting front to front;  of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air;  noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar;  the face or front of a building;  an adornment worn on the forehead
  • frontotemporal.
  • frostbite   noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
  • frozen   adj. not convertible to cash;  turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold;  not thawed;  absolutely still; incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices";  (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value;  devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
  • fry   noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907);  English painter and art critic (1866 1934);  a young person of either sex;  verb cook on a hot surface using fat;  be excessively hot; kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
  • fsgs.
  • fsh   noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
  • fta abs.
  • fti.
  • ftm.
  • ftm persons female to male.
  • ftt.
  • ftt failure to thrive.
  • fuchs   noun British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911 1988)
  • fugax.
  • fullness   noun the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; greatness of volume;  the condition of being filled to capacity; completeness over a broad scope
  • fulminans.
  • fulminant   adj. sudden and severe
  • fumarate.
  • function   noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  what something is used for;  a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;  a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;  a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program;  a vaguely specified social event;  verb perform as expected when applied;  perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;  serve a purpose, role, or function
  • functional   adj. designed for or capable of a particular function or use;  involving or affecting function rather than physiology;  designed for or adapted to a function or use;  fit or ready for use or service; relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure; (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
  • functional assessment.
  • functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  • functional hypothalamic amenorrhea secondary.
  • functions.
  • fundal.
  • funding   noun the act of financing;  financial resources provided to make some project possible
  • fungal   adj. of or relating to fungi
  • fungal infections.
  • fungemia.
  • fungi   noun (pun) the one who buys the drinks;  the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
  • fungoides.
  • fungus   noun a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
  • fungus ball.
  • fur   noun dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel);  a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal;  the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  • furosemide   noun commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema
  • furuncles.
  • furunculosis   noun acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
  • fusion   noun the act of fusing (or melting) together;  correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization; the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept;  an occurrence that involves the production of a union;  a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy;  the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words;  the state of being combined into one body
  • future   adj. coming at a subsequent time or stage;  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;  yet to be or coming;  effective in or looking toward the future;  a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened;  noun bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future;  the time yet to come
  • future of family medicine.
  • futures.
  • fvc.
  • fyodor.

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