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  • r   noun the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere;  (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole;  a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • r pa.
  • r waves.
  • ra   noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen Ra to become the king of the gods;  (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere;  an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
  • rabies   noun an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
  • race   noun a contest of speed;  any competition;  people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock;  a canal for a current of water;  (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species;  the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller;  verb compete in a race;  cause to move fast or to rush or race;  to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others;  step on it
  • racial   adj. of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups;  of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
  • radial   adj. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center;  issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light;  relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius; relating to or near the radius;  noun pneumatic tire that has radial ply casing
  • radiation   noun the act of spreading outward from a central source; a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain;  the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats;  energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles;  the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay;  (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance; syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
  • radiation therapy restrictive.
  • radiations.
  • radiculopathy.
  • radioactive   adj. exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
  • radiofrequency.
  • radiofrequency ablation.
  • radiography   noun photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light;  the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
  • radiogrpahy.
  • radiology   noun the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X rays or other penetrating radiation;  (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
  • radionuclide.
  • radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in acs evaluation.
  • radius   noun the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere;  the outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm;  a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius;  a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere);  support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
  • radt.
  • rahe.
  • raise   noun increasing the size of a bet (as in poker);  the amount a salary is increased;  the act of raising something;  an upward slope or grade (as in a road);  verb raise the level or amount of something; invigorate or heighten;  bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project;  multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3;  establish radio communications with;  activate or stir up;  cause to be heard or known; express or utter;  pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth;  put forward for consideration or discussion;  bet more than the previous player;  bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; construct, build, or erect;  create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise;  raise from a lower to a higher position;  cause to puff up with a leaven;  collect funds for a specific purpose;  cause to become alive again;  increase;  put an end to;  raise in rank or condition;  cause to assemble or enlist in the military;  cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);  move upwards;  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position;  bring up
  • rales.
  • raloxifene.
  • raltegravir.
  • ramipril.
  • ramipril cardioprotective evaluation.
  • ramsay.
  • ramsey.
  • randomized   adj. set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
  • randomized aldactone evaluation study.
  • randomized controlled trials.
  • randomized evaluation of strategies for left.
  • ranexa.
  • range   noun a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds;  a variety of different things or activities;  the limits within which something can be effective;  a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze;  a series of hills or mountains;  the limits of the values a function can take;  a kitchen appliance used for cooking food;  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet";  the limit of capability;  verb let eat;  lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line;  range or extend over; occupy a certain area;  change or be different within limits;  have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun;  assign a rank or rating to;  feed as in a meadow or pasture;  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • range of motion.
  • ranitidine   noun a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
  • rank   adj. growing profusely;  very fertile; producing profuse growth; very offensive in smell or taste;  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;  noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another;  relative status;  the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army);  the body of members of an organization or group;  position in a social hierarchy;  verb take or have a position relative to others;  take precedence or surpass others in rank;  assign a rank or rating to
  • ranking   adj. having a higher rank;  noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
  • ranolazine.
  • ranulas.
  • rape   noun the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will;  the act of despoiling a country in warfare;  Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop; verb destroy and strip of its possession;  force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • rapid   adj. done or occurring in a brief period of time;  characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed;  noun a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • rapid acting.
  • rapid acting insulin.
  • rapid antigen detection test.
  • rapid plasma reagent.
  • rapid plasma reagin.
  • rapport   noun a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • rash   adj. imprudently incurring risk;  marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences;  noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences;  any red eruption of the skin
  • rasmussen   noun Danish ethnologist and arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879 1933)
  • rat bite.
  • rate   noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis;  a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure;  a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit;  the relative speed of progress or change;  verbassign a rank or rating to;  estimate the value of;  be worthy of or have a certain rating
  • rates   noun a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
  • rating   noun standing or position on a scale;  act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of;  an appraisal of the value of something; rank in a military organization
  • ratio   noun the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
  • rational   adj. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion);  consistent with or based on or using reason;  capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers;  of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;  nounan integer or a fraction
  • ratios.
  • raynaud.
  • rb   noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group; burns in air and reacts violently in water; occurs in carnallite and lepidolite and pollucite
  • rbbb.
  • rbc   noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • rbcs.
  • rbp.
  • rc.
  • rca.
  • rcgp.
  • rcts.
  • rda.
  • rda recommended daily allowance.
  • rdi.
  • rdw.
  • re   noun the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen Ra to become the king of the gods;  a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by product in refining molybdenum
  • reactants.
  • reaction   noun doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  an idea evoked by some experience;  extreme conservatism in political or social matters;  a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude;  (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body;  (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  • reactions.
  • reactivation.
  • reactive   adj. participating readily in reactions;  tending to react to a stimulus
  • readiness   noun prompt willingness;  the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action);  a natural effortlessness;  (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
  • reading   noun the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments;  the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message;  a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument;  written material intended to be read;  a particular interpretation or performance;  a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England;  a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something;  a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  • reagent   noun a chemical agent for use in chemical reactions
  • reagin   noun an immunoglobulin E that is formed as an antibody against allergens (such as pollen); attaches to cell membranes causing the release of histamine and other substances responsible for the local inflammation characteristic of an allergy
  • reality   noun the quality possessed by something that is real;  the state of being actual or real;  the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be;  all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
  • reality testing by personality disorder patients.
  • reason   noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;  a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion;  an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon;  a rational motive for a belief or action;  a justification for something existing or happening;  the state of having good sense and sound judgment;  verb think logically;  decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;  present reasons and arguments
  • reason for encounter.
  • reasonable   adj. marked by sound judgment;  showing reason or sound judgment;  not excessive or extreme
  • reasoning   adj. endowed with the capacity to reason;  noun thinking that is coherent and logical
  • reasons.
  • reassessment   noun a new appraisal or evaluation
  • reassurance   noun the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence
  • rebound   noun the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot;  a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration;  a movement back from an impact;  verb return to a former condition;  spring back; spring away from an impact
  • recall   noun the act of removing an official by petition;  the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort);  a bugle call that signals troops to return;  a call to return;  a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair);  verb cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression;  summon to return;  cause to be returned;  make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution;  recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;  go back to something earlier;  call to mind
  • receiver   noun set that receives radio or tv signals;  a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass;  earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds;  a person who gets something;  (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
  • receiver operating characteristic.
  • receptor   noun a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response;  an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
  • receptor inhibitors.
  • receptor inhibitors in.
  • recessive   adj. (of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical;  of or pertaining to a recession;  nounan allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
  • recklinghausen.
  • recognition   noun designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body;  the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering;  an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid;  approval;  the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country;  (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape;  the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged;  coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  • recombinant.
  • recombinant plasminogen.
  • recombinant plasminogen activator.
  • recommendations.
  • recommended   adj. mentioned as worthy of acceptance
  • recommended daily allowance.
  • reconstitution.
  • record   noun the sum of recognized accomplishments;  an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport);  a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;  anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events;  a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction;  the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted;  verb register electronically;  make a record of; set down in permanent form;  be aware of;  be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;  indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
  • recordings.
  • records.
  • records usability key principles for.
  • recovery   noun the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost);  return to an original state;  gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • recovery from illness importance of.
  • rectal   adj. of or involving the rectum
  • recti.
  • rectovaginal.
  • rectum   noun the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
  • rectus   noun any of various straight muscles
  • rectus sheath abdominal wall pain.
  • recurrence   noun happening again (especially at regular intervals)
  • recurrent   adj. recurring again and again
  • recurrent nonspecifi c.
  • red   adj. red with or characterized by blood;  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  characterized by violence or bloodshed;  (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;  noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood;  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana;  emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries;  the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • red blood cell count.
  • red blood cell distribution width.
  • red blood cells.
  • red eye   verb travel on an overnight flight
  • red flag   noun something that irritates or demands immediate action;  the emblem of socialist revolution;  a flag that serves as a warning signal
  • red flags.
  • reduce   verb take off weight;  narrow or limit;  cook until very little liquid is left;  be the essential element;  make smaller;  make less complex;  cut down on; make a reduction in;  reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site;  undergo meiosis;  lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another;  lessen and make more modest; bring to humbler or weaker state or condition;  lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;  be cooked until very little liquid is left; to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons;  reduce in size; reduce physically;  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;  put down by force or intimidation
  • reduced osmolarity.
  • reducing   noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer;  any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
  • reductase   noun an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance
  • reduction   noun the act of reducing complexity;  any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent;  the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • reduction in mortality and morbidity.
  • reduction nutritional diagnostic tests to guide.
  • reduction of motivational interviewing for.
  • ree.
  • reentrant   adj. (of angles) pointing inward
  • reentry   noun the act of entering again
  • reepithelialization.
  • reevaluation   noun the evaluation of something a second time (or more)
  • refeeding.
  • refer   verb think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another;  send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision;  have to do with or be relevant to;  seek information from;  have as a meaning;  make reference to
  • reference   noun the act of referring or consulting;  the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to;  the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to;  a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to;  a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts;  a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability;  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage;  a remark that calls attention to something or someone;  an indicator that orients you generally;  verb refer to
  • referenced   adj. supported with written references or citations
  • referencing.
  • referent   adj. having reference;  noun something that refers; a term that refers to another term;  the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate;  something referred to; the object of a reference
  • referral   noun the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency);  a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to
  • referrals.
  • referred.
  • reflex   adj. without volition or conscious control;  noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
  • reflexes.
  • reflexology.
  • reflux   noun an abnormal backward flow of body fluids;  the outward flow of the tide
  • reform   noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses;  self improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice;  a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; verb change for the better;  make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices;  improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition;  break up the molecules of;  produce by cracking;  bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • reforms.
  • refractive   adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction;  capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
  • refractive errors.
  • refractory   adj. temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli;  not responding to treatment;  stubbornly resistant to authority or control;  noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
  • refugee   noun an exile who flees for safety
  • refugees.
  • refusal   noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered;  the act of refusing
  • regarding.
  • regenerative.
  • regimen   noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
  • regimens.
  • regional   adj. related or limited to a particular region;  characteristic of a region
  • regional enteritis   noun a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
  • regions.
  • registers.
  • registry   noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
  • regulation   adj. prescribed by or according to regulation;  noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule;  the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular;  an authoritative rule;  (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered;  the state of being controlled or governed;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
  • regulations.
  • regulators.
  • regurgitation   noun recall after rote memorization;  backflow of blood through a defective heart valve;  the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • rehabilitation   noun the restoration of someone to a useful place in society;  the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises;  vindication of a person's character and the re establishment of that person's reputation;  the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
  • rehydration.
  • reid   noun Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710 1796)
  • reiki.
  • reimbursement   noun compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
  • reiter   noun German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter's syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881 1969)
  • relapse   noun a failure to maintain a higher state;  verb go back to bad behavior;  deteriorate in health
  • relapses.
  • relapsing   noun a failure to maintain a higher state
  • related   adj. connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage; being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics;  having close kinship and appropriateness;  similar or related in quality or character
  • related anemia.
  • related health problems.
  • relatedness   noun a particular manner of connectedness
  • relation   noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together;  (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups;  an act of narration;  the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur;  (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time;  a person related by blood or marriage
  • relations   noun mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups
  • relationship   noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness);  a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection);  a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries;  (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
  • relationship centered.
  • relationships.
  • relative   adj. not absolute or complete;  properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus); a person related by blood or marriage
  • relaxants.
  • relaxation   noun a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount;  an occurrence of control or strength weakening; (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance;  (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers;  the act of making less strict;  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
  • relaxed   adj. made less tense or rigid;  without strain or anxiety
  • relaxed skin tension lines.
  • release   noun (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion;  merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film);  a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism;  a process that liberates or discharges something;  the act of liberating someone or something;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  the act of allowing a fluid to escape;  a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation;  an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation;  euphemistic expressions for death;  verb part with a possession or right;  generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids;  eliminate (substances) from the body;  make (assets) available;  prepare and issue for public distribution or sale;  let (something) fall or spill a container;  release, as from one's grip;  grant freedom to; free from confinement;  make (information) available publication
  • relevance   noun the relation of something to the matter at hand
  • relief   noun the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped;  assistance in time of difficulty;  sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background;  the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;  (law) redress awarded by a court;  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);  a change for the better;  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);  a pause for relaxation
  • relievers.
  • religion   noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;  an institution to express belief in a divine power
  • religious   adj. having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;  extremely scrupulous and conscientious;  noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • remedies.
  • remicade   noun an anti TNF compound (trade name Remicade) consisting of an antibody directed against TNF; it is given intravenously at one month to three month intervals; used in treatment of regional enteritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • remodeling.
  • removal   noun dismissal from office;  the act of removing
  • renal   adj. of or relating to the kidneys
  • renal disease.
  • renal disease secondary hypertension in.
  • renal tubular acidosis.
  • renin   noun a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
  • renin angiotensin aldosterone.
  • renovascular.
  • repaglinide.
  • repair   noun the act of putting something in working order again;  a formal way of referring to the condition of something;  a frequently visited place;  verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  move, travel, or proceed toward some place; give new life or energy to;  set straight or right;  make amends for; pay compensation for
  • reperfusion.
  • repetitive   adj. characterized by repetition;  persistently continual
  • replacement   noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another;  a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another;  an event in which one thing is substituted for another;  a person who follows next in order;  someone who takes the place of another person;  filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • report   noun a short account of the news;  the act of informing by verbal report;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing);  the general estimation that the public has for a person; an essay (especially one written as an assignment);  a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment;  verb to give an account or representation of in words;  make known to the authorities;  complain about; make a charge against;  announce one's presence;  announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities;  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
  • reporters.
  • reporting   noun the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  • reports.
  • reports on health care.
  • repressed   adj. characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
  • reproductive   adj. producing new life or offspring
  • reproductive age.
  • required   adj. required by rule;  necessary for relief or supply
  • requirement   noun required activity;  something that is required in advance;  anything indispensable
  • requirements.
  • requirements in older adults with signs of excess and.
  • research   noun systematic investigation to establish facts;  a search for knowledge;  verb inquire into;  attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
  • research for universal health coverage.
  • reserpine   noun antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
  • reset   noun device for resetting instruments or controls;  verb set to zero;  set anew;  adjust again after an initial failure
  • residents.
  • residual   adj. relating to or indicating a remainder;  noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing;  something left after other parts have been taken away
  • resins.
  • resistance   noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with;  the military action of resisting the enemy's advance;  group action in opposition to those in power; (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness;  the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin resistant bacteria);  any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion;  an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current;  a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force;  a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms;  (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • resistant   adj. impervious to being affected;  incapable of absorbing or mixing with;  disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority;  relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection); able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
  • resistentiae.
  • resolution   noun finding a solution to a problem;  a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner;  analysis into clear cut components;  a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote; (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord;  the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung);  (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture;  the trait of being resolute;  something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;  the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
  • resolvd.
  • resonance   noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities;  a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system;  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation;  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;  a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • resorptive.
  • resources.
  • respect   noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;  an attitude of admiration or esteem;  behavior intended to please your parents;  a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;  courteous regard for people's feelings;  a feeling of friendship and esteem;  the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);  verb regard highly; think much of;  show respect towards
  • respirations.
  • respiratory   adj. pertaining to respiration
  • respiratory avoidance response in body.
  • respiratory distress index.
  • respiratory syncytial virus   noun a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
  • response   noun a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister;  a result;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  the manner in which something is greeted;  a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation;  the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  • responses.
  • responsibilities.
  • responsibility   noun a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;  the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force;  the proper sphere or extent of your activities
  • responsive   adj. readily reacting to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion;  readily reacting to suggestions, influences, appeals or efforts;  readily reacting to suggestions and influences; containing or using responses or antiphons recited or sung in alternation
  • rest   noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  a support on which things can be put;  a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration;  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);  a state of inaction; something left after other parts have been taken away;  a pause for relaxation;  verb be at rest;  take a short break from one's activities in order to relax;  give a rest to;  not move; be in a resting position;  put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying;  be inactive, refrain from acting;  be inherent or innate in;  stay the same; remain in a certain state;  rest on or as if on a pillow;  sit, as on a branch;  have a place in relation to something else
  • resting.
  • resting energy expenditure.
  • resting in parkinson.
  • resting metabolic rate.
  • restless   adj. worried and uneasy;  ceaselessly in motion;  unable to relax or be still;  not affording rest
  • restless legs syndrome   noun feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
  • restraint   noun the of act controlling by restraining someone or something;  a device that retards something's motion;  discipline in personal and social activities;  a rule or condition that limits freedom; lack of ornamentation;  the state of being physically constrained
  • restriction   noun the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary);  a principle that limits the extent of something;  an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
  • restrictive   adj. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports;  serving to restrict
  • restrictive cardiomyopathy.
  • restructuring.
  • result   noun something that results;  the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;  verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end;  have as a result or residue
  • resulting   adj. following as an effect or result
  • results.
  • resuscitate   verb cause to regain consciousness;  return to consciousness
  • resuscitation   noun the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
  • resynchronization.
  • retainer based.
  • retardation   noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities;  the extent to which something is delayed or held back; the act of slowing down or falling behind;  a decrease in rate of change;  any agent that retards or delays or hinders
  • retavase.
  • retention   noun the act of retaining something;  the power of retaining liquid;  the power of retaining and recalling past experience
  • reteplase.
  • reticularis.
  • reticulocyte   noun an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
  • reticuloendotheliosis.
  • reticulum   noun the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant;  any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels);  a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus
  • retina   noun the light sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
  • retinal   adj. in or relating to the retina of the eye;  noun either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
  • retinalis.
  • retinoblastoma   noun malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
  • retinoid.
  • retinol binding.
  • retinol binding protein.
  • retinopathy.
  • retraction   noun the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back;  a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
  • retraining   noun training for a new occupation
  • retrocecal.
  • retrograde   adj. of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma;  moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or for planets around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth; going from better to worse;  moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction;  verb go back over;  move back;  move in a direction contrary to the usual one; move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies;  get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  • retroperitoneal.
  • retropharyngeal.
  • retrospective   adj. concerned with or related to the past;  noun an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  • retroverted.
  • retroviral.
  • rett.
  • return   noun a coming to or returning home;  the act of going back to a prior location;  (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble;  a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player;  a reciprocal group action;  the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction;  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;  the act of someone appearing again; getting something back again;  the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed; document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability;  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one);  happening again (especially at regular intervals); verb submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority;  make a return; come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity;  return to a previous position; in mathematics;  bring back to the point of departure;  return in kind;  go back to a previous state;  be restored;  answer back;  go back to something earlier;  pass down;  give or supply;  be inherited by;  pay back;  give back;  elect again
  • return to play following concussion in sports.
  • returned.
  • returning   adj. tending to be turned back;  tending to return to an earlier state
  • reuptake   noun a process of using up or consuming again
  • revascularization.
  • reversible   adj. capable of assuming or producing either of two states;  capable of reversing or being reversed;  capable of being reversed or used with either side out;  capable of being reversed; noun a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
  • reversible inhibitors of monoamine.
  • reversing.
  • review   noun practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory;  (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court);  an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play);  a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art;  (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data;  a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment;  a formal or official examination;  a new appraisal or evaluation;  a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion;  a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians;  verb look at again; examine again; look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; hold a review (of troops);  refresh one's memory;  appraise critically
  • reviews.
  • revised   adj. improved or brought up to date;  altered or revised by rephrasing or by adding or deleting material
  • revision   noun the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification);  the act of rewriting something; something that has been written again
  • revolution   noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed;  a drastic and far reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving;  a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
  • reye.
  • rfa.
  • rfa radiofrequency ablation.
  • rfe.
  • rfs.
  • rh   noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone;  a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum;  a blood group antigen possessed by Rh positive people; if an Rh negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
  • rhabdomyolysis.
  • rhabdomyosarcoma   noun a highly malignant neoplasm derived from striated muscle
  • rheumatic   adj. of or pertaining to arthritis;  noun a person suffering with rheumatism
  • rheumatica.
  • rheumatism   noun any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues;  a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • rheumatoid   adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis   noun a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • rheumatoid factor and anti cyclic.
  • rheumatoid factors.
  • rheumatologist   noun a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases
  • rheumatology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints
  • rheurnatology.
  • rhinitis   noun an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
  • rhino   noun massive powerful herbivorous odd toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout
  • rhinoplasty   noun cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
  • rhinorrhea   noun persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)
  • rhinosinusitis.
  • rhythm   noun recurring at regular intervals;  the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements;  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;  natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle);  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • rhythms.
  • ribavirin   noun an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
  • riboflavin   noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
  • rich   adj. pleasantly full and mellow;  very productive;  possessing material wealth;  having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources);  suggestive of or characterized by great expense;  high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air;  of great worth or quality;  containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar;  affording an abundant supply; strong; intense;  marked by great fruitfulness;  marked by richness and fullness of flavor;  noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
  • richards   noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893 1979)
  • richter.
  • rickets   noun childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
  • rickettsia   noun any of a group of very small rod shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
  • rickettsial   adj. relating to or caused by rickettsias
  • rickettsialpox   noun mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
  • rickettsii.
  • rickettsiosis   noun infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
  • ridaura.
  • riedel.
  • rifabutin.
  • rifampin   noun an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
  • rifamycins.
  • rifaximin.
  • rifaximin in travelers.
  • right   adj. correct in opinion or judgment;  (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward;  having the axis perpendicular to the base;  intended for the right hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual right;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;  in conformance with justice or law or morality;  in or into a satisfactory condition;  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs;  free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;  most suitable or right for a particular purpose;  socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  adv. exactly;  immediately;  an interjection expressing agreement;  precisely, exactly;  completely;  toward or on the right; also used figuratively;  (Southern regional intensive) very;  in the right manner;  in a correct manner;  in accordance with moral or social standards;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east;  anything in accord with principles of justice;  an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;  the hand that is on the right side of the body;  those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged;  location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east;  (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;  the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right;  verbregain an upright or proper position;  put in or restore to an upright position;  make reparations or amends for;  make right or correct
  • right bundle branch block.
  • right coronary artery   noun arises from the right aortic sinus; supplies the right side of the heart
  • right sided.
  • rigidity   noun the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending;  the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
  • rimas.
  • rin.
  • rin vaccine.
  • ring   noun jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger;  a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle;  a characteristic sound; the sound of a bell ringing;  a toroidal shape;  a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration);  a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling;  an association of criminals;  (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop;  verb attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; sound loudly and sonorously;  make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification;  get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone;  ring or echo with sound;  be around
  • ringed   adj. wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married;  having colored rings around the body;  adorned or crowned with a circlet; sometimes used as combining forms;  shaped like a ring
  • ringworm   noun infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • rinne.
  • ripening   noun acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time;  coming to full development; becoming mature
  • risedronate.
  • risk   noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury;  the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent;  the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred;  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;  verb expose to a chance of loss or damage;  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • risk factors.
  • risk factors for gxt.
  • risk factors for peripheral arterial disease.
  • risk stratification of pneumonia patients.
  • risks.
  • risperidone.
  • risus.
  • rituximab.
  • rivaroxaban.
  • rivastigmine.
  • rj.
  • rk.
  • rm.
  • rmr.
  • roadmap.
  • robert   noun United States parliamentary authority and author (in 1876) of Robert's Rules of Order (1837 1923)
  • robles.
  • roc   noun mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength
  • rocky   adj. full of hardship or trials;  abounding in rocks or stones; liable to rock;  causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • roentgen   noun German physicist who discovered x rays and developed roentgenography (1845 1923);  a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • rogers   noun United States psychologist who developed client centered therapy (1902 1987);  United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911 1995);  United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879 1935)
  • rohypnol   noun a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
  • roland.
  • role   noun normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  what something is used for;  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • roles.
  • rom   noun (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  • romberg   noun United States composer (born in Hungary) who composed operettas (1887 1951)
  • room   noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling;  the people who are present in a room;  space for movement;  opportunity for;  verb live and take one's meals at or in
  • root   noun the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support;  (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;  (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground;  a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number;  a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes;  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;  the place where something begins, where it springs into being;  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); verb take root and begin to grow;  cause to take roots;  plant by the roots;  come into existence, originate;  become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style;  take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;  dig with the snout
  • rooting   noun the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
  • roots   noun the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
  • rosacea   noun a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
  • rosea.
  • roseola   noun any red eruption of the skin
  • rosiglitazone.
  • rosman.
  • rosser.
  • rotator.
  • rotator cuff   noun a supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move
  • rotavirus   noun the reovirus causing infant enteritis
  • roth   noun United States writer whose novels portray middle class Jewish life (born in 1933)
  • rothenberg.
  • rouleaux.
  • roundworms.
  • route   noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation;  an established line of travel or access;  verb divert in a specified direction;  send via a specific route;  send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  • routine   adj. occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals;  found in the ordinary course of events;  noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  • roux en y.
  • rovsing.
  • rowan   noun Eurasian tree with orange red berrylike fruits
  • royal   adj. invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; being of the rank of a monarch;  of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch; established or chartered or authorized by royalty;  belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler;  noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches;  a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • royal college of general practitioners.
  • rpr.
  • rr.
  • rstls.
  • rsv.
  • rta.
  • rub   noun the act of rubbing or wiping;  an unforeseen obstacle; verb move over something with pressure;  cause friction;  scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
  • rubber   adj. returned for lack of funds;  noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products;  any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber;  a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow;  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse;  an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil;  verb coat or impregnate with rubber
  • rubella   noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
  • rubeola   noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
  • rubrum.
  • rudebeck.
  • rudolf.
  • rule   noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;  any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;  prescribed guide for conduct or action;  directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;  (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice;  the duration of a monarch's or government's power;  something regarded as a normative example; a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;  a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;  dominance or power through legal authority;  verb keep in check;  decide with authority;  decide on and make a declaration about;  mark or draw with a ruler;  have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac;  exercise authority over; as of nations;  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • rule mnemonic for motivational interviewing.
  • rules.
  • running   adj. continually repeated over a period of time;  (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing;  executed or initiated by running;  (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream;  of advancing the ball by running;  moving quickly on foot;  measured lengthwise; noun the act of administering or being in charge of something;  the state of being in operation;  the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace;  the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track;  (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
  • rupture   noun the act of making a sudden noisy break;  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);  state of being torn or burst open;  verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • ruptured   adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
  • ruptures.
  • ryle.
  • rythmol.

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