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  • u   adj. (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use;  noun the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet;  a heavy toxic silvery white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons;  a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
  • ua.
  • uacs.
  • uag.
  • udp glucuronosyltransferase.
  • uence.
  • ufc.
  • ufh.
  • ukpds.
  • ukpds united kingdom prospective diabetes study.
  • ulcer   noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • ulcerative   adj. of or relating to or characterized by ulceration
  • ulcerative colitis   noun a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
  • ulcers.
  • ulnar   adj. relating to or near the ulna
  • ultrarapid.
  • ultrasonography   noun using the reflections of high frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • ultrasound   noun very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography;  using the reflections of high frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • uman.
  • umbilical   adj. relating to or resembling the umbilicus;  nounmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
  • unclear   adj. not clear to the mind;  poorly stated or described;  not easily deciphered
  • uncomplicated   adj. lacking complexity;  easy and not involved or complicated
  • unconjugated.
  • unconscious   adj. (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving;  not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead;  without conscious volition;  noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
  • unconventional   adj. not conforming to accepted rules or standards;  not conventional or conformist;  not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
  • under   adj. lower in rank, power, or authority;  located below or beneath something else;  adv. further down;  down below;  below the horizon;  below some quantity or limit;  in or into a state of subordination or subjugation;  down to defeat, death, or ruin;  into unconsciousness;  through a range downward
  • underinsurance.
  • underinsurance as factor in health and health care disparities.
  • underlying   adj. located beneath or below;  in the nature of something though not readily apparent;  being or involving basic facts or principles
  • undernutrition.
  • understanding   adj. characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy;  noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands;  the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;  an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion;  the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
  • underweight   adj. being very thin
  • undescended   adj. (of the testis) remaining in the abdomen instead of descending into the scrotum
  • undetermined   adj. not yet having been ascertained or determined; not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance;  not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
  • undetermined significance.
  • undifferentiated   adj. not differentiated
  • unemployment   noun the state of being unemployed or not having a job
  • unequal   adj. poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure;  not equal in amount
  • unequal treatment.
  • unfractionated.
  • unfractionated heparin.
  • unhealthy   adj. not conducive to good health;  not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind;  detrimental to health
  • unicef   noun an agency of the United Nations responsible for programs to aid education and the health of children and mothers in developing countries
  • unified   adj. operating as a unit;  formed or united into a whole
  • unified parkinson disease rating scale.
  • unilateral   adj. involving only one part or side;  tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only
  • uninsurance.
  • uninsurance as factor in health and health care disparities.
  • uninsured   adj. not covered by insurance
  • unintended   adj. not deliberate
  • uninvestigated.
  • unipolar   adj. having a single pole
  • unipolar depression vs.
  • unipolar vs.
  • uniqueness   noun the quality of being one of a kind
  • uniqueness characteristic of patient centered.
  • unit   noun a single undivided whole;  an organization regarded as part of a larger social group;  a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else;  an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole;  an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;  any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
  • united   adj. characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity;  of or relating to two people who are married to each other; involving the joint activity of two or more
  • united kingdom prospective diabetes study.
  • united stated preventive services task force.
  • united states cam use.
  • united states national health survey.
  • united states national institute of.
  • united states preventive services task.
  • units.
  • univasc.
  • universal   adj. adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations;  applicable to or common to all members of a group or set;  of worldwide scope or applicability;  noun a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings;  (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class;  (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages;  coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
  • universality   noun the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
  • university   noun establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching;  the body of faculty and students at a university;  a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
  • unknown   adj. not known;  not known to exist;  being or having an unknown or unnamed source;  not known before;  not famous or acclaimed;  noun a variable whose values are solutions of an equation;  an unknown and unexplored region;  anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  • unmet.
  • unnecessary   adj. not necessary
  • unnecessary and harmful testing and.
  • unopposed   adj. not having opposition or an opponent
  • unprovoked   adj. occurring without motivation or provocation
  • unreasonable   adj. not reasonable; not showing good judgment; beyond normal limits
  • unresolved   adj. characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved;  not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought;  not solved
  • unstable   adj. highly or violently reactive;  disposed to psychological variability;  lacking stability or fixity or firmness;  subject to change; variable;  affording no ease or reassurance;  suffering from severe mental illness
  • unstable angina.
  • unstable angina and non st segment.
  • unstable angina or non st segment.
  • unstageable.
  • untington.
  • unusual   adj. not commonly encountered;  not usual or common or ordinary;  being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
  • unwanted   adj. interfering;  not wanted; not needed
  • up   adj. used up;  (used of computers) operating properly;  open; (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness;  extending or moving toward a higher place;  being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level;  out of bed; getting higher or more vigorous;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position;  to a later time;  to a more central or a more northerly place;  nearer to the speaker;  to a higher intensity; verb raise
  • updrs.
  • updrs unified parkinson disease rating scale.
  • upper   adj. higher in place or position;  superior in rank or accomplishment;  the topmost one of two;  noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot;  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;  the higher of two berths
  • upper airway cough syndrome.
  • upper extremity.
  • upper extremity examination for rheumatoid.
  • upper respiratory infections.
  • uprooting.
  • uptake   noun a process of taking up or using up or consuming;  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  • urachal.
  • urate   noun a salt of uric acid
  • urea   noun the chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics
  • urecholine.
  • uremia   noun accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
  • uremic   adj. of or involving excess nitrogenous waste products in the urine (usually due to kidney insufficiency)
  • ureters.
  • urethra   noun duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
  • urethral   adj. of or relating to the urethra
  • urethritis   noun inflammation of the urethra; results in painful urination
  • urethrovaginal.
  • urge   noun a strong restless desire;  an instinctive motive;  verbforce or impel in an indicated direction;  urge on or encourage especially by shouts;  push for something
  • urge incontinence   noun urinary incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle resulting in an urgent need to urinate accompanied by a sudden loss of urine; most common in people over 60 years of age
  • urgencies.
  • urgency   noun pressing importance requiring speedy action;  an urgent situation calling for prompt action;  the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity;  insistent solicitation and entreaty
  • urgent   adj. compelling immediate action
  • uri.
  • uric   adj. in or relating to or obtained from urine
  • uric acid   noun a white tasteless odorless crystalline product of protein metabolism; found in the blood and urine
  • uricosuria.
  • urinals.
  • urinalysis   noun (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
  • urinary   adj. of or relating to the function or production or secretion of urine;  of or relating to the urinary system of the body
  • urinary tract   noun the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
  • urinary tract infection   noun any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract
  • urinary tract infections.
  • urinating.
  • urination   noun the discharge of urine
  • urine   noun liquid excretory product
  • urine anion gap.
  • urine culture in uncomplicated bacterial cystitis evaluation.
  • urine dipstick testing in uncomplicated bacterial cystitis.
  • urine free cortisol.
  • urobilinogen   noun a chromogen formed in the intestine from the breakdown of bilirubin; yields urobilins on oxidation; some is excreted in the feces and some is resorbed and excreted in bile or urine
  • urodynamics.
  • urography.
  • urolithiasis.
  • urologic.
  • urological.
  • uropathy   noun any pathology of the urinary tract
  • urothelial.
  • uroxatral.
  • urticaria   noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
  • us   noun North American republic containing 50 states 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  • us department of health and human services.
  • us food and drug administration.
  • us presidents.
  • us preventive services task.
  • us preventive services task force.
  • usability   noun the quality of being able to provide good service
  • use   noun the act of using;  a particular service;  (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property;  exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;  a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition;  what something is used for;  (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing;  verb use up, consume fully;  put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  take or consume (regularly or habitually);  habitually do something (use only in the past tense);  seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; avail oneself to
  • use of as etiology of peptic ulcer disease.
  • used   adj. employed in accomplishing something;  previously used or owned by another;  of persons; taken advantage of
  • used by elderly patients rational drug.
  • users.
  • uses.
  • using   noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
  • uspstf.
  • uspstf us preventive services task force.
  • uterine   adj. of or involving the uterus
  • uterus   noun a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
  • uti.
  • utilization   noun the state of having been made use of;  the act of using
  • utilization by personality disordered patients.
  • utis.
  • utis urinary tract infections.

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