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  • h   noun the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure;  the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^ 34 joule second;  a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second;  a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  • h aart.
  • h ashimoto.
  • h cap.
  • h cv.
  • h ellp.
  • h ellp syndrome.
  • h f.
  • h ida scan.
  • h it.
  • h iv.
  • h mg coa.
  • h mg coa reductase.
  • h mg coa reductase inhibitors.
  • h sv.
  • h tn.
  • h us.
  • ha   noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
  • habbema.
  • habits.
  • habitual   adj. made a norm or custom or habit;  having a habit of long standing;  commonly used or practiced; usual
  • hace.
  • haematobium.
  • haemophilus.
  • haemophilus influenzae type b.
  • haggerty.
  • hahnemann.
  • hair   noun a filamentous projection or process on an organism;  any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal;  a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss;  filamentous hairlike growth on a plant;  cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments;  a very small distance or space
  • hairy   adj. hazardous and frightening;  having or covered with hair
  • half buried.
  • halitosis   noun offensive breath
  • hall   noun a large building for meetings or entertainment;  a large room for gatherings or entertainment;  a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research;  United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829 1907);  United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821 1871);  United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863 1914);  United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844 1924);  English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883 1943);  a large entrance or reception room or area;  a college or university building containing living quarters for students;  an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open;  the large room of a manor or castle;  a large and imposing house
  • hallpike.
  • hallucinations.
  • hallucinogens.
  • hallucinosis   noun a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
  • hallux   noun the first largest innermost toe
  • haloperidol   noun tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
  • hamman.
  • hamwi.
  • hand   noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • hand on the doorknob.
  • handbook   noun a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
  • handbook on guidelines in.
  • handicap   noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning;  something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress;  the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;  verb put at a disadvantage;  attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant;  injure permanently
  • hands   noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child;  the force of workers available
  • handshake   noun grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
  • hannah.
  • hannay.
  • hansen.
  • hansen disease.
  • hap   noun an accidental happening;  verb come to pass
  • haptoglobin.
  • hard   adj. dried out;  unfortunate or hard to bear;  resisting weight or pressure;  dispassionate;  (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum;  (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source;  being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content;  very strong or vigorous;  not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;  characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort;  given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors;  produced without vibration of the vocal cords;  adv. with effort or force or vigor;  to the full extent possible; all the way;  slowly and with difficulty;  causing great damage or hardship;  with firmness; earnestly or intently;  with pain or distress or bitterness;  very near or close in space or time;  into a solid condition;  indulging excessively
  • hardware   noun (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system; major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile); instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
  • harmful   adj. causing or capable of causing harm;  able or likely to do harm;  constituting a disadvantage;  tending to cause great harm; contrary to your interests or welfare;  injurious to physical or mental health
  • harris   noun publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673 1713);  British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892 1984);  Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856 1931); United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804 1878)
  • harris benedict.
  • hart   noun male red deer;  United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895 1943);  United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904 1961)
  • hartnup.
  • hashimoto.
  • hatha.
  • hats.
  • have   noun a person who possesses great material wealth;  verbsuffer from; be ill with;  undergo;  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;  have left;  achieve a point or goal; have a personal or business relationship with someone;  have as a feature;  be confronted with;  cause_to_be_born;  undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  serve oneself to, or consume regularly;  have sex with; archaic use;  organize or be responsible for;  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  have ownership or possession of; get something; come into possession of;  receive willingly something given or offered
  • haverhill.
  • hawkins   noun United States jazz saxophonist (1904 1969); English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532 1595)
  • hawthorne   noun United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804 1864)
  • hay   noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder;  verb convert (plant material) into hay
  • hay fever   noun a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen
  • haynes.
  • hb   noun a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • hbc.
  • hbsag.
  • hbsc.
  • hbsc health behavior in school children.
  • hcc.
  • hcc hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • hcl topiramate.
  • hcvd.
  • hdl   noun a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
  • hdl atherosclerosis.
  • hdl atherosclerosis treatment study.
  • hdv.
  • he   noun the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet;  a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
  • head   noun a single domestic animal;  a projection out from one end;  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship;  the striking part of a tool;  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head;  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent;  the front of a military formation or procession;  the top of something;  the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;  a rounded compact mass;  a user of (usually soft) drugs;  a person who is in charge;  an individual person;  the pressure exerted by a fluid;  the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates);  oral stimulation of the genitals;  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum;  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;  the subject matter at issue;  a V shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement;  a difficult juncture;  the source of water from which a stream arises;  the part in the front or nearest the viewer;  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school;  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;  verb remove the head of;  to go or travel towards;  be in charge of;  form a head or come or grow to a head;  be in the front of or on top of;  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;  take its rise;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • head ears eyes nose and throat.
  • head for diagnosis and evaluation of physical.
  • head lice   noun infestation of the scalp with lice
  • head trauma.
  • headache   noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs;  something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
  • headache disorders.
  • headache study group of the university.
  • headaches.
  • heal   verb get healthy again;  provide a cure for, make healthy again;  heal or recover
  • healer   noun a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
  • healing   adj. tending to cure or restore to health;  noun the natural process by which the body repairs itself
  • health   noun the general condition of body and mind;  a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • health and wellness.
  • health applications access to participatory.
  • health behavior change.
  • health behavior in school children.
  • health care   noun social insurance for the ill and injured;  the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
  • health care associated.
  • health care associated pneumonia.
  • health care disparities.
  • health care system.
  • health disparities health care disparities.
  • health information technology for economic and.
  • health insurance portability and accountability.
  • health insurance portability and accountability act.
  • health maintenance.
  • health maintenance for adults.
  • health maintenance organizations.
  • health related.
  • health system clinical problem solving and.
  • healthcare   noun the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
  • healthcare information and management.
  • healthy   adj. having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease;  exercising or showing good judgment; financially secure and functioning well;  promoting health; healthful; physically and mentally sound or healthy
  • healthyout.
  • hearing   adj. able to perceive sound;  noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence;  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty;  a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken;  an opportunity to state your case and be heard; the act of hearing attentively;  the range within which a voice can be heard
  • hearing handicap inventory for the elderly short.
  • hearing handicap inventory of the elderly screening version.
  • hearing impairment   noun impairment of the sense of hearing
  • hearing impairment in the elderly.
  • hearing loss   noun partial or complete loss of hearing
  • hearing screening.
  • heart   noun a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it;  an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;  the courage to carry on;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  the locus of feelings and intuitions;  a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal);  a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  a positive feeling of liking;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • heart and estrogen.
  • heart attack trial.
  • heart disease   noun a disease of the heart
  • heart failure   noun inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
  • heart failure systolic treatment of.
  • heart outcomes prevention evaluation.
  • heart outcomes prevention trial.
  • heartburn   noun a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
  • heartsink.
  • heat   noun the trait of being intensely emotional;  the sensation caused by heat energy;  a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race;  a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature;  utility to warm a building; the presence of heat;  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity;  verb make hot or hotter;  gain heat or get hot;  provide with heat;  arouse or excite feelings and passions
  • heel   noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation;  (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft;  the lower end of a ship's mast;  the back part of the human foot;  one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread;  someone who is morally reprehensible;  verb put a new heel on;  strike with the heel of the club;  perform with the heels; follow at the heels of a person;  tilt to one side
  • heent.
  • heent examination head ears eyes nose and throat.
  • height   noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top;  (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot;  elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • helicobacter.
  • helicobacter pylori.
  • heliotrope   noun green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
  • hellp.
  • helminth   noun worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
  • help   noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a means of serving;  a resource; a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  verb improve the condition of;  improve; change for the better;  give help or assistance; be of service; contribute to the furtherance of;  be of use;  help to some food; help with food or drink;  take or use;  abstain from doing; always used with a negative
  • helping   noun an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
  • hemabate.
  • hemangioblastoma.
  • hemangioma   noun benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks
  • hemangiomas.
  • hemarthrosis.
  • hematemesis   noun vomiting blood
  • hematemesis and.
  • hematochromatosis.
  • hematogenous.
  • hematologic   adj. of or relating to or involved in hematology
  • hematology   noun the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood forming organs
  • hematoma   noun a localized swelling filled with blood
  • hematomas.
  • hematopoiesis   noun the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)
  • hematopoietic   adj. pertaining to the formation of blood or blood cells
  • hematotoxicity.
  • hematuria   noun the presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease
  • heme positive.
  • hemianopsia   noun blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes
  • hemicrania   noun a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
  • hemiplegia   noun paralysis of one side of the body
  • hemiplegic   noun a person who has hemiplegia (is paralyzed on one side of the body)
  • hemispheres.
  • hemochromatosis   noun pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
  • hemochromatosis genomic applications for.
  • hemoglobin   noun a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • hemoglobinuria   noun presence of hemoglobin in the urine
  • hemolysis   noun lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
  • hemolysis elevated.
  • hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low.
  • hemolytic   adj. relating to or involving or causing hemolysis
  • hemolytic streptococcal.
  • hemolytic streptococci.
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome.
  • hemolyticum.
  • hemophilia   noun congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
  • hemoptysis   noun coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
  • hemorrhage   noun flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels; verb lose blood from one's body
  • hemorrhages.
  • hemorrhagic   adj. of or relating to a hemorrhage
  • hemorrhoids.
  • hemostasis   noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
  • hen   noun female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster; adult female bird;  adult female chicken;  flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing
  • hendimetrazine.
  • hennen.
  • henoch.
  • henoch sch.
  • heparin   noun a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery
  • heparin induced.
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia.
  • hepatic   adj. pertaining to or affecting the liver;  noun any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
  • hepatic flexure of colon enlargement of.
  • hepatitis   noun inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
  • hepatitis a   noun an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter
  • hepatitis b surface antigen.
  • hepatitis c virus.
  • hepatitis chronic active.
  • hepatitis delta virus.
  • hepatobiliary.
  • hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan.
  • hepatocellular.
  • hepatocellular carcinoma   noun carcinoma of the liver
  • hepatocytes.
  • hepatolenticular.
  • hepatolenticular degeneration   noun a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism; copper accumulates in the liver and then in the red blood cells and brain
  • hepatoma   noun carcinoma of the liver
  • hepatomegaly   noun abnormal enlargement of the liver
  • hepatorenal.
  • hepatotoxicity.
  • herbal   adj. of or relating to herbs;  noun tea like drink made of leaves of various herbs
  • hereditary   adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer syndrome.
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.
  • hermeneutics   noun the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
  • hernia   noun rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
  • hernias.
  • herniated.
  • herniated nucleus pulposus.
  • herpangina.
  • herpes   noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • herpes simplex virus   noun a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
  • herpes zoster   noun a herpes virus that causes shingles;  eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • herpesviruses.
  • herpetic.
  • herpetiformis.
  • hers.
  • hers heart and estrogen.
  • heterophil.
  • heterophile.
  • heterosexism   noun discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
  • heterotopic.
  • hf   noun 3 to 30 megahertz;  a grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons
  • hhie s.
  • hhie s hearing handicap inventory of the elderly screening.
  • hiatal.
  • hiatal hernia   noun hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
  • hib.
  • hiccoughs.
  • hiccupping.
  • hiccups.
  • hidden   adj. difficult to find;  designed to elude detection;  not accessible to view
  • hidradenitis.
  • hierarchy   noun the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body;  a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
  • hierarchy of evidence.
  • hierbero.
  • high   adj. happy and excited and energetic;  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana);  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee high');  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency;  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted;  standing above others in quality or position;  adv. at a great altitude;  far up toward the source;  in or to a high position, amount, or degree;  in a rich manner;  noun a lofty level or position or degree;  a high place;  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics;  a state of sustained elation;  an air mass of higher than normal pressure;  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed;  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • high altitude   adj. occurring at or from a relative high altitude
  • high altitude cerebral edema.
  • high blood pressure general management of in.
  • high cholesterol.
  • high density.
  • high density lipoprotein.
  • high grade   adj. surpassing in quality
  • high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
  • high hypertension.
  • high quality   noun the quality of being superior
  • high resolution computed tomography.
  • high resolution ct scan.
  • high risk   adj. not financially safe or secure
  • high sensitivity.
  • highlights.
  • highly   adv. in a high position or level or rank;  to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect;  at a high rate or wage
  • highly active antiretroviral.
  • highly active antiretroviral therapy   noun a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV
  • hilfi.
  • himss.
  • hini.
  • hinkle.
  • hip   adj. informed about the latest trends;  noun either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh;  the ball and socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum;  the fruit of a rose plant;  the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • hipaa.
  • hipaa health insurance portability and accountability act.
  • hips.
  • hirschsprung   noun Danish pediatrician (1830 1916)
  • hirsutism   noun excessive hairiness
  • his.
  • his purkinje.
  • histamine   noun amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions
  • histamine plasma in diagnosis of anaphylaxis.
  • histopathology.
  • histoplasma.
  • histoplasmosis.
  • historical   adj. having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary;  of or relating to the study of history;  belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past;  used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
  • historical considerations on crisis intervention.
  • historical perspective.
  • history   noun the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings;  all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge;  a record or narrative description of past events;  the aggregate of past events;  the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  • histotoxic.
  • histrionic   adj. characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
  • hitech.
  • hiv   noun infection by the human immunodeficiency virus;  the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • hiv infected.
  • hiv infection.
  • hiv infections.
  • hj.
  • hjortdahl.
  • hlich.
  • hmfs.
  • hmfs human milk fortifiers.
  • hmos.
  • hnp.
  • hnp herniated nucleus pulposus.
  • hnpcc.
  • ho yen.
  • hoarseness   noun a throaty harshness
  • hobanacs.
  • hoc.
  • hodgkin   noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1914);  English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910 1994);  English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798 1866)
  • hodgkin lymphoma.
  • hoffman   noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937); United States sculptor (1887 1966)
  • holistic   adj. emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole
  • hollenhorst.
  • hollnagel.
  • holman.
  • holmes   noun English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890 1965);  United States writer of humorous essays (1809 1894);  United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841 1935);  a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
  • homans.
  • home   adj. inside the country;  used of your own ground;  relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are;  adv. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family;  to the fullest extent; to the heart;  on or to the point aimed at;  noun an institution where people are cared for;  the country or state or city where you live;  where you live at a particular time;  place where something began and flourished;  an environment offering affection and security;  housing that someone is living in;  (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score;  a social unit living together;  the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end;  verb return home accurately from a long distance;  provide with, or send to, a home
  • home enteral nutrition.
  • home parenteral nutrition.
  • homeopathic   adj. of or relating to the practice of homeopathy
  • homeopathy   noun a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
  • homeostasis   noun (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes
  • homicide   noun the killing of a human being by another human being
  • homocysteine.
  • homophobia   noun prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
  • homosexuality   noun a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
  • hoodia.
  • hook   noun a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent;  a golf shot that curves to the left for a right handed golfer;  a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something;  a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something;  a catch for locking a door;  a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook;  a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket;  anything that serves as an enticement;  verb approach with an offer of sexual favors;  entice and trap;  secure with the foot;  fasten with a hook; catch with a hook;  hit with a hook;  hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left;  take by theft;  to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug); make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle;  make off with belongings of others;  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • hope   noun one of the three Christian virtues;  a specific instance of feeling hopeful;  the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;  United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903 2003);  grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; verb intend with some possibility of fulfilment;  be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes;  expect and wish
  • hopkins   noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937);  English biochemist who did pioneering work that led to the discovery of vitamins (1861 1947);  English poet (1844 1889);  United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795 1873);  United States educator and theologian (1802 1887)
  • hordeolum   noun an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
  • hormonal   adj. of or relating to or caused by hormones
  • hormonally.
  • hormonally mediated symptoms in treatment.
  • hormone   noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  • hormone binding.
  • hormone replacement therapy   noun hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
  • hormones.
  • horn   noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates;  any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn;  an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound;  a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather);  a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it;  a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;  the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails;  a device on an automobile for making a warning noise;  a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves;  a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves;  verb stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
  • horner.
  • horton.
  • hospice   noun a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill;  a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
  • hospital   noun a health facility where patients receive treatment;  a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
  • hospitalization   noun placing in medical care in a hospital;  the condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital;  a period of time when you are confined to a hospital;  insurance that pays all or part of a patient's hospital expense
  • hospitalization indications for in acute.
  • hospitalized.
  • hospitalized patient nutrition decisions for.
  • host   noun an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association; a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion;  archaic terms for army;  any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event;  the owner or manager of an inn;  a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there;  (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor;  (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network;  a vast multitude;  a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers);  verb be the host of or for
  • hostility   noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition;  the feeling of a hostile person;  a state of deep seated ill will;  violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
  • hot   adj. marked by excited activity;  charged or energized with electricity;  having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity;  of a seeker; very near to the object sought;  having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm;  newly made;  very good; often used in the negative;  used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning;  extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm;  recently stolen or smuggled; having or bringing unusually good luck;  newest or most recent;  very unpleasant or even dangerous;  very popular or successful;  sexually excited or exciting;  performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy;  being very spicy;  characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense;  wanted by the police;  (color) bold and intense;  very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • hotline.
  • hotv.
  • house   noun play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults;  a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families;  a building in which something is sheltered or located;  aristocratic family line;  an official assembly having legislative powers;  the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema;  the members of a religious community living together;  the management of a gambling house or casino;  a building where theatrical performances or motion picture shows can be presented;  the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;  a social unit living together; (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided; verb provide housing for;  contain or cover
  • housing   noun structures collectively in which people are housed;  a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component;  stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
  • how.
  • howie.
  • hp   noun a unit of power equal to 746 watts
  • hpn.
  • hpv.
  • hpv infection human papillomavirus.
  • hr   noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
  • hrct.
  • hrt   noun hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
  • hrt hormone replacement therapy.
  • hsil.
  • hsil high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
  • hsv.
  • hsv herpes simplex virus.
  • hudon.
  • hull   noun the frame or body of ship;  a large fishing port in northeastern England;  United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871 1955);  United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773 1843);  persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry;  dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut;  verbremove the hulls from
  • human   adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • human chorionic gonadotropin   noun hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
  • human immunodeficiency virus   noun the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • human milk fortifiers.
  • human papillomavirus.
  • human sexuality.
  • humira.
  • humor   noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous;  the quality of being funny;  (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state;  the liquid parts of the body;  a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter;  a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;  verb put into a good mood
  • hunger   noun strong desire for something (not food or drink);  a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation; verb feel the need to eat;  be hungry; go without food;  have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  • hunner.
  • hunt   noun the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport;  the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts;  an instance of searching for something;  an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport;  British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784 1859);  United States architect (1827 1895);  Englishman and Pre Raphaelite painter (1827 1910);  the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone;  verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals);  search (an area) for prey;  seek, search for;  oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent;  yaw back and forth about a flight path;  chase away, with as with force; pursue or chase relentlessly
  • huntington   noun a city of western West Virginia on the Ohio river at the mouth of the Kanawha;  United States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821 1900);  American revolutionary leader who signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Continental Congress (1731 1796);  United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
  • hurler   noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
  • hurler syndrome.
  • hux.
  • huygen.
  • hyaluronic.
  • hybridization   noun (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  • hydatidiform.
  • hydralazine   noun an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • hydralazine hydrochloride for hypertension.
  • hydroceles.
  • hydrocephalus   noun an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
  • hydrochloride   noun a complex consisting of an organic base in association with hydrogen chloride
  • hydrochlorothiazide   noun a diuretic drug (trade name Esidrix and HydroDIURIL) used in the treatment of hypertension
  • hydrocolloids.
  • hydrocortisone   noun an adrenal cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • hydrogel   noun a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium
  • hydrolysate   noun a product of hydrolysis
  • hydronephrosis   noun accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
  • hydrops   noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • hydrotherapy   noun the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
  • hydroxy   adj. being or containing a hydroxyl group
  • hydroxyapatite.
  • hydroxychloroquine   noun anti inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus
  • hydroxyurea.
  • hydroxyzine   noun a drug (trade names Atarax and Vistaril) used as a tranquilizer to treat anxiety and motion sickness
  • hygiene   noun the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health;  a condition promoting sanitary practices
  • hygromas.
  • hyoscyamine   noun a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract
  • hyperactive   adj. more active than normal
  • hyperactivity   noun a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement
  • hyperactivity disorder.
  • hyperacute.
  • hyperadrenocorticism   noun a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol
  • hyperadrenocorticism hypercortisolemia.
  • hyperaldosteronism   noun a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone
  • hyperandrogenism.
  • hyperbilirubinemia   noun abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
  • hyperbilirubinemia jaundice with.
  • hypercalcemia   noun the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease
  • hypercalcemia and.
  • hypercalcernia.
  • hypercalciuria   noun the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the urine; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or osteoporosis
  • hypercholesterolemia   noun the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
  • hypercoagulable.
  • hypercortisolemia.
  • hypercortisolism.
  • hyperestrogenemia.
  • hyperfunction.
  • hyperfunctioning.
  • hyperfunctioning pituitary adenomas.
  • hyperglycemia   noun abnormally high blood sugar usually associated with diabetes
  • hypergonadotropic.
  • hypergonadotropic hypogonadism secondary.
  • hyperimmunoglobulin.
  • hyperkalemia   noun higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs
  • hyperleukocytosis.
  • hyperlipemia   noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
  • hyperlipidemia   noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
  • hyperlipidemias.
  • hypermenorrhea   noun abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
  • hypermetabolic.
  • hypermetabolic state symptoms consistent with.
  • hypermetabolism.
  • hypernatremia   noun excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus
  • hypernephroma.
  • hyperopia   noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
  • hyperosmolar.
  • hyperosmolar nonketotic diabetic coma.
  • hyperparathyroidism   noun excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis)
  • hyperphosphatemia.
  • hyperpigmentation   noun unusual darkening of the skin
  • hyperplasia   noun abnormal increase in number of cells
  • hyperplastic.
  • hyperplastic primary vitreous.
  • hyperprolactinemia.
  • hyperreflexia.
  • hyperresonance.
  • hypersensitivity   noun extreme sensitivity;  pathological sensitivity
  • hypersplenism   noun enlarged spleen and a decrease in one or more types of blood cells; associated with many disorders
  • hypertelorism.
  • hypertension   noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
  • hypertensive   adj. having abnormally high blood pressure;  noun a person who has abnormally high blood pressure
  • hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
  • hypertensives.
  • hyperthyroid.
  • hyperthyroidism   noun an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
  • hypertonic   adj. (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution;  (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
  • hypertriglyceridemia.
  • hypertrophic.
  • hypertrophied   adj. (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells
  • hypertrophy   noun abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ; verb undergo hypertrophy
  • hypertropia.
  • hyperuricemia.
  • hyperventilation   noun an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
  • hypervitaminosis   noun an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K
  • hypervolemia   noun a blood disorder consisting of an increase in the volume of circulating blood
  • hypervolemic.
  • hyphema   noun bleeding into the interior chamber of the eye
  • hyphemas.
  • hypnosis   noun a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
  • hypoactive   adj. abnormally inactive
  • hypoactivity.
  • hypoalbuminemia.
  • hypocalcemia   noun abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency
  • hypochondriasis   noun chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
  • hypofunction.
  • hypogastric.
  • hypoglossal   noun supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
  • hypoglossal nerve   noun supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
  • hypoglycemia   noun abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet
  • hypoglycemic   adj. of or relating to hypoglycemia
  • hypoglycemics.
  • hypogonadism   noun incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
  • hypogonadotropic.
  • hypokalemia   noun abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics
  • hypomagnesemia.
  • hypomenorrhea.
  • hyponatremia   noun abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration
  • hypoparathyroidism   noun inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood
  • hypophosphatemia.
  • hypophysitis.
  • hypopituitarism.
  • hypopnea   noun slow or shallow breathing
  • hypospadias   noun an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis
  • hypotension   noun abnormally low blood pressure
  • hypothalamic   adj. of or relating to the hypothalamus
  • hypothalamic pituitary.
  • hypothalamic pituitary ovarian.
  • hypothalamic pituitary ovarian axis.
  • hypothalamus   noun a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
  • hypothermia   noun subnormal body temperature
  • hypotheses.
  • hypothesis   noun a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena;  a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations;  a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  • hypothyroid.
  • hypothyroidism   noun an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
  • hypothyroidism and metabolism of.
  • hypotonic   adj. (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution;  (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
  • hypouricemia.
  • hypovolemia   noun a blood disorder consisting of a decrease in the volume of circulating blood
  • hypovolemic   adj. of or relating to a decrease in the volume of circulating blood
  • hypoxemia.
  • hypoxia   noun a very strong drive resulting from a deficiency of available oxygen in the blood and bodily tissues (short of anoxia)
  • hysterectomy   noun surgical removal of the uterus
  • hysteria   noun excessive or uncontrollable fear;  neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions;  state of violent mental agitation
  • hystericus.
  • hysteroscopy   noun visual examination of the uterus and uterine lining using an endoscope inserted through the vagina
  • hytrin   noun antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure

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