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An antibody capable of destroying microorganisms including viruses and bacteria. An antitoxin provides passive immunity. For example, if a child gets whooping cough (diphtheria), ...
Any antigen that stimulates the formation of antitoxin in an animal or person, i.e., a toxin or a toxoid. SYN: antitoxigen. [ antitoxin + G. -gen, producing]
See a. (muscle).
See a. fissure.
A projection of the cartilage of the auricle, in front of the tail of the helix, just above the lobule, and posterior to the tragus from which it is separated by the intertragic ...
SYN: treponemicidal.
A condition of tonic muscular spasm that prevents closing.
An organ or appendage that forms a symmetrically reversed pair with another of the same type, e.g., the right and left legs of a vertebrate. [anti- + G. trope, a turn]
Similar, bilaterally symmetrical, but in an opposite location (as in a mirror image), e.g., the right thumb in relation to the left thumb.
SYN: antitryptic.
A substance that inhibits or prevents the action of trypsin. - α1-a. A glycoprotein that is the major protease inhibitor of human serum, is synthesized in the liver, and is ...
Possessing properties of antitrypsin. SYN: antitrypsic.
Inhibition of the development of a neoplasm.
1. Relieving cough. 2. A cough remedy ( e.g., codeine). SYN: antibechic. [anti- + L. tussis, cough]
Preventive or curative of typhoid fever.
SYN: antivenin.
Rarely used term for preventive or curative of venereal diseases. SYN: antaphroditic (2).
An antitoxin specific for an animal or insect venom. SYN: antivenene. [anti- + L. venenum, poison]
An agent that kills viruses or suppresses their replication and, hence, inhibits their capability to multiply and reproduce. For example, amantadine (BRAND name: SYMMETREL) is a ...
Antiviral agent
An agent that kills viruses or suppresses their replication and, hence, inhibits their capability to multiply and reproduce. For example, amantadine (BRAND name: SYMMETREL) is a ...
A substance that prevents a vitamin from exerting its typical biological effects. Most antivitamins have chemical structures like those of vitamins ( e.g., pyridoxine and its a., ...
Opposition to the use of living animals for experimentation. See vivisection.
Denoting agents (vitamin A and retinoic acid) that inhibit pathologic drying of the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). [anti- + G. xeros, dry, + ophthalmos, eye]
Preventing xerosis.
Gabriel, German neuropsychiatrist, 1858–1933. See A. syndrome.
Nils R., Swedish neurologist, 1887–1968. See A. type A neurilemoma, A. type B neurilemoma.
Plural of antrum.
Relating to an antrum.
Removal of a portion of the walls of the maxillary antrum. Removal of the antrum (distal half) of the stomach; often combined with bilateral excision of portions of vagus nerve ...
An antrum. [L. antrum, from G. antron, a cave]
Antro-duodenal motility study
An antro-duodenal motility study is a study for detecting and recording the contractions of the muscles of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. It ...
Relating to a maxillary sinus and the corresponding nasal cavity.
A subjective sensation of light or color originating in the visual centers of the brain. SEE ALSO: phosphene. [ antro- + G. phos, light]
Related to or affecting the pyloric antrum.
An instrument to aid in the visual examination of any cavity, particularly the antrum of Highmore (maxillary sinus). [ antro- + G. skopeo, to view]
Examination of any cavity, especially of the antrum of Highmore (maxillary sinus), by means of an antroscope.
Formation of a permanent opening into any antrum (maxillary sinus). [ antro- + G. stoma, mouth] - intraoral a. SYN: Caldwell-Luc operation.
Incision through the wall of any antrum. [ antro- + G. tome, incision]
Tonus of the muscular walls of an antrum, such as that of the stomach.
Relating to the mastoid antrum and the tympanic cavity.
A general term for cavity or chamber which may have specific meaning in reference certain organs or sites in the body. The antrum of the stomach (gastric antrum) is a portion ...
Ants, fire
Originally from S. America. Among the worst insect pests ever to invade the U.S. Red or yellowish ants of small-to-medium size with a severe sting that burns like fire. They ...
Abbreviation for α-naphthylthiourea.
Greek physician, ca. 150 A.D. See A. method.
Abbreviation for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis)
This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the ...
Ring-shaped. SYN: annular.
SYN: ring (1). [L.] - a. abdominalis SYN: deep inguinal ring. - a. ciliaris SYN: ciliary body. - a. conjunctivae [TA] SYN: conjunctival ring. - a. femoralis [TA] SYN: femoral ...
Absence of urine formation.
Relating to anuria.
The lower opening of the digestive tract, lying in the cleft between the buttocks, through which fecal matter is extruded. SYN: anal orifice. [L.] - Bartholin a. SYN: opening ...
Anus, imperforate
A congenital malformation (a birth defect) in which the rectum is a blind alley (a cul-de-sac) and there is no anus. The anus is imperforate in the sense that the normal ...
SYN: incus.
1. Fear or apprehension or dread of impending danger and accompanied by restlessness, tension, tachycardia, and dyspnea unattached to a clearly identifiable stimulus. 2. In ...
1. SYN: antianxiety agent. 2. Denoting the actions of such an agent ( e.g., diazepam). [anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening]
Abbreviation for Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, the medical school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, in the United States and Canada. Membership is by election for ...
Abbreviation for anodal opening contraction.
One of three trichurid nematode genera, commonly referred to as Capillaria.
The largest artery in the body, the aorta arises from the left ventricle of the heart, goes up (ascends) a little ways, bends over (arches), then goes down (descends) through the ...
Aorta, abdominal
The abdominal aorta is the final section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. It is a continuation of the thoracic aorta. It begins at the diaphragm, and runs down to ...
Aorta, ascending
The ascending aorta is the first section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The ascending aorta starts from the left ventricle of the heart and extends to the arch ...
Aorta, descending
The descending aorta is the part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, that runs down through the chest and the abdomen. The descending aorta starts after the arch of ...
Aorta, thoracic
The thoracic aorta is a section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, within the chest. Specifically, the thoracic aorta is that part of the aorta that starts after the ...
Pertaining to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. Aortal is not often encountered (except in The New York Times crossword). The preferred term is aortic. * * * SYN: aortic.
Pain assumed to be due to aneurysm or other pathologic conditions of the aorta. [aorta + G. algos, pain]
SYN: aortostenosis. [aorta + L. arcto, properly arto, to narrow]
SYN: aortostenosis.
aortectasis, aortectasia
Dilation of aorta. [aorta + G. ektasis, a stretching]
Excision of a portion of the aorta. [aorta + G. ektome, excision]
Pertaining to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. "Aortic" is in common usage as, for example, in an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The term " aortal" has the same meaning but ...
Aortic arch
The aortic arch is the second section of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The aorta arises from the left ventricle of the heart and first goes up, then bends, and goes ...
Aortic atresia
Congenital absence of the normal valvular opening from the left ventricle of the heart into the aorta. Atresia here refers to the absence of a normal opening.
aortic curtain
An intertrigonal sheet of fibrous tissue between the aortic annulus and the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve.
Aortic insufficiency (regurgitation)
Sloshing of blood back down from the aorta into the left ventricle of the heart due to incompetency of the aortic valve.
Aortic stenosis
Narrowing (stenosis) of the heart valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta. This narrowing impedes the delivery of blood through the aorta to the body and makes ...
Aortic valve
One of the four valves in the heart, this valve is situated at exit of the left ventricle of the heart where the aorta (the largest of all arteries) begins. The aortic valve lets ...
Aortic valve, bicuspid
Whereas the normal aortic valve in the heart has three flaps (cusps) that open and close, a bicupid valve has only two. There may be no symptoms in childhood, but in time the ...
Related to the aorta and kidney, specifically the ganglion aorticorenale.
Inflammation of the aorta. - giant cell a. giant cell arteritis involving the aorta. - syphilitic a. a common manifestation of tertiary syphilis, involving the thoracic aorta, ...
Relating to the aorta and the coronary arteries.
The image or set of images resulting from aortography.
1. Radiographic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, by injection of contrast medium. 2. Imaging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance. ...
Disease affecting the aorta. [aorta + G. pathos, suffering]
A surgical procedure used to treat tracheomalacia or tracheal compression.
A procedure for surgical repair of the aorta.
aortoptosia, aortoptosis
A sinking down of the abdominal aorta in splanchnoptosia. [aorta + G. ptosis, a failing]
Suture of the aorta. [aorta + G. rhaphe, seam]
Arteriosclerosis of the aorta.
Narrowing of the aorta. SYN: aortarctia, aortartia. [aorta + G. stenosis, a narrowing]
Incision of the aorta. [aorta + G. tome, a cutting]
AP is a versatile abbreviation. It serves in cardiology to abbreviate angina pectoris (AP) and arterial pressure (AP). In endocrinology, it stands for the anterior pituitary ...
AP (anteroposterior)
In anatomy, AP stands for anteroposterior: from front-to-back. For example, an AP X-ray of the chest is taken from front-to-back. AP in this respect is the opposite of PA, which ...
AP, X-ray
An X-ray picture in which the beams pass from front-to-back (anteroposterior). As opposed to a PA (posteroanterior) film in which the rays pass through the body from back-to-front.
Abbreviation for antipernicious anemia factor.
SYN: pallanesthesia. [G. a- priv. + pallo, to tremble, quiver, + aisthesis, feeling]
SYN: a. state. [G. a- priv. + L. pallium, brain mantle (cerebral cortex)]
Without a pancreas.
Without paralysis; not causing paralysis.
hypoparathyroidism, especially that caused by removal of the parathyroid glands. [G. a- priv. + parathyroid + -osis, condition]
Congenital absence, deficiency, or surgical removal of the parathyroid glands.
Absence or impossibility of coitus. [G. a- priv. + para, alongside, + eune, bed]
Exhibiting apathy; indifferent.
A sluggishness of reaction.
Indifference; absence of interest in the environment. Often one of the earliest signs of cerebral disease. [G. apatheia, fr. a- priv. + pathos, suffering]
1. Generic name for a class of minerals with compositions that are variants of the formula D5T3M, where D is a divalent cation, T is a trivalent tetrahedral compound ion, and M ...
The Adenomatous Polyposis Coli gene, a gene involved in both sporadic and familial colorectal cancer. Mutation in the APC gene is the earliest detectable molecular abnormality ...
APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy)
1. The child with APS develops problems in numerous glands (polyglandular) including hypoparathyroidism, hypogonadism (with sex gland failure), adrenal insufficiency, type 1 ...
APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy)
A genetic autoimmune disease with an extraordinary array of clinical features but characterized most often by at least 2 of the following 3 findings: hypoparathyroidism — ...
1. Without skin. 2. Without foreskin; circumcised. [G. a- priv + L. pellis, skin]
An obsolete term for abenteric. [G. apo, from, + enteron, intestine]
Rarely used term for lack of pepsin in the gastric juice.
Not occurring periodically.
Absence of peristalsis.
Stimulating the appetite. [Fr. apéritif, from L. aperio, to open]
Eugène, French pediatrician, 1868–1940. See A. syndrome.
Apert syndrome
The best-known type of acrocephalosyndactyly is Apert syndrome which is due to a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene on chromosome 10. Different ...
Apert syndrome acrocephalosyndactyly
An inherited disorder causing abnormalities of the skull, face and hands and feet. There is premature closure of some of the sutures of the skull (craniosynostosis) resulting in ...
An open bite deformity, a type of malocclusion characterized by premature posterior occlusion and absence of anterior occlusion. SYN: open bite (2). [L. apertus, open, + G. ...
Instrument for measuring the angular aperture of a microscope objective.
SYN: aperture. [L. fr. aperio, pp. apertus, to open] - a. aqueductus cerebri opening of aqueduct of midbrain. - a. aqueductus mesencephali [TA] SYN: opening of aqueduct of ...
1. An inlet or entrance to a cavity or channel. in anatomy, an open gap or hole. SEE ALSO: fossa, ostium, orifice, pore. 2. The diameter of the objective of a microscope. ...
From the Latin meaning summit, the apex is the tip of a pyramidal or rounded structure, like the lung or the heart. The apex of the lung is indeed its tip, its rounded most ...
Graphic recording of the movements of the chest wall produced by the apex beat of the heart.
Noninvasive graphic recording of cardiac pulsations from the region of the apex, usually of the left ventricle, and resembling the ventricular pressure curve.
Induced tooth root development or closure of the root apex by hard tissue deposition.
A device for determining the size and position of the apex of a tooth root. [apex + G. grapho, to write]
Abbreviation for animal protein factor.
Abbreviation for the Apgar score, a practical method of evaluating the physical condition of a newborn infant shortly after delivery. The Apgar score is a number arrived at by ...
Apgar score
A practical method of evaluating the physical condition of a newborn infant shortly after delivery. The Apgar score is a number arrived at by scoring the heart rate, ...
Inability to eat. From the Greek prefix “a-“ meaning “not” + “phago” meaning “to eat” + not to eat. * * * Inability to eat. [G. a- priv. + phago, to eat]
Absence or loss of the eye's natural crystalline lens, as after cataract removal. From a-, without + phacos, the Greek word for a lentil bean. The ancients thought (quite ...
Congenital absence of a digit, or more specifically, absence of one or more of the long bones ( phalanges) of a finger or toe. [G. a- priv. + phalanx]
Literally aphasia means no speech. Aphasia can apply to a defect in expression or comprehension. * * * Impaired or absent comprehension or production of, or communication by, ...
aphasiac, aphasic
Relating to or suffering from aphasia.
A specialist who deals with speech disorders caused by dysfunction of the language areas of the brain.
The science of speech disorders caused by dysfunction of the cerebral language areas.
1. Lacking phasmids, as seen in nematodes of the class Adenophorasida (Aphasmidia). 2. Common name for a member of the class Aphasmidia, now Adenophorasida.
SYN: Adenophorasida.
Negative heliotaxis. [G. apo, away, + helios, sun, + tropein, to turn]
The process of removing a specific component from blood and returning the remaining components to the donor, in order to collect more of one particular part of the blood than ...
Obsolete term for an aversion, or lack of desire, to work. [G. a- priv. + philo, to like, + ponos, work]
Loss of the voice as a result of disease or injury to the larynx. [G. a- priv. + phone, voice] - hysterical a. loss of voice for psychogenic reasons, as in some varieties of ...
Relating to aphonia. SYN: aphonous.
SYN: aphonic.
Decreased sensitivity of the retina to light caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. [G. a- priv. + phos, light, + aisthesis, perception]
The inability to speak or understand phrases. * * * Inability to speak, from any cause. [G. a- priv. + phrasis, speaking]
Sexual desire, especially when excessive. [G. aphrodisios, relating to Aphrodite]
1. Increasing sexual desire. 2. Anything that arouses or increases sexual desire.
Abnormal and excessive erotic interest. [G. aphrodisia, sexual pleasures, + mania, insanity]
1. In the singular, a small ulcer on a mucous membrane. 2. In the plural, stomatitis charactized by intermittent episodes of painful oral ulcers of unknown etiology that are ...
Resembling aphthae.
Any condition characterized by the presence of aphthae.
Characterized by or relating to aphthae or aphthosis.
Aphthous ulcer
A small sensitive painful ulcer crater in the lining of the mouth. Commonly called a canker sore. Aphthous ulcers are one of the most common problems that occur in the mouth. ...
A genus in the family Picornaviridae associated with foot and mouth disease of cattle.
Obsolete term for pertaining to or characterized by aphylaxis.
Obsolete term for lack of protection against disease. SYN: nonimmunity. [G. a- priv. + phylaxis, a guarding]
The adjective for apex, the tip of a pyramidal or rounded structure, like the lung or the heart. For example, an apical lung tumor is a tumor located at the top of the lung. * * ...
SYN: apical, apical. [L.]
1. Opening and exenteration of air cells in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone. 2. In dental surgery, an obsolete synonym for apicoectomy. [L. apex, summit or ...
SYN: apicotomy.
Plural of apex.
An apex; apical [L. apex, apicis, a summit or a tip + -o-]
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex. SYN: root resection. [ apico- + G. ektome, tooth excision]
A device for locating the root apex of a tooth.
Surgical collapse of the upper portion of the lung by the operative detachment of the parietal pleura allowing inferomedial displacement of the pulmonary apex. [ apico- + G. ...
A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, which includes the class Sporozoea and the subclasses Coccidia and Piroplasmia, and is characterized by the presence of an apical complex. ...
The trocar and cannula used in apicostomy.
An operation in which the labial or buccal alveolar plate is perforated with a trocar and cannula; done to reach the root apex and to take bacterial cultures from this area. [ ...
Incision into an apical structure. SYN: apiceotomy. [ apico- + G. tome, a cutting]
Terminated abruptly by a small point. [L. apiculus, a tip or point]
A short, sharp projection on one end of a fungus spore at the point of attachment, or on the wall, of a hypha or condiophore. [L.]
Apical curettage after removal of an infected tooth.
Acquired absence of the pineal gland.
Fear of bees. A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with ...
Total lack of functional pituitary tissue; may be iatrogenic ( e.g., as a consequence of hypophysectomy) or the result of a spontaneous disease process.
Without a placenta; denoting the monotremes (which lay eggs and have no placenta) and the marsupials (which have a transitory simple yolk-sac placenta).
Pertaining to aplanatism, or to an a. lens.
Freedom from spherical aberration; said of a lens. [G. a- priv. + planetos, wandering]
Failure to develop. If something develops and then wastes away, that is atrophy. * * * 1. Defective development or congenital absence of an organ or tissue. 2. In hematology, ...
Aplasia of the breast
A rare condition wherein the normal growth of the breast or nipple never takes place. They are congenitally absent. There is no sign whatsoever of the breast tissue, areola or ...
Pertaining to aplasia, or conditions characterized by defective regeneration, as in a. anemia.
Aplastic anemia
Anemia due to failure of the bone marrow to produce blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelets. Aplastic anemia frequently occurs without a known ...
Congenital absence of one or more ribs; usually associated with absent transverse process or processes. [a- priv. + G. pleura, rib]
APLS (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome)
An immune disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal antibodies in the blood associated with abnormal blood clotting, migraine headaches, recurrent pregnancy losses ...
Absence of breathing. [G. apnoia, want of breath] - central a. a. as the result of medullary depression which inhibits respiratory movement. - deglutition a. inhibition of ...
Apnea, central sleep
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It owes its name to a Greek word, apnea, meaning "want of breath." There are ...
Apnea, obstructive sleep
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It owes its name to a Greek word, apnea, meaning "want of breath." There are ...
Related to or suffering from apnea.
Congenital absence of the lungs. [G. a- priv. + pneumon, lung]
An abnormal respiratory pattern consisting of a pause at full inspiration; a prolonged inspiratory cramp caused by a lesion at the mid or caudal pontine level of the brainstem. ...
Abbreviation for apoenzyme; apolipoprotein.
Combining form usually meaning separated from or derived from. [G. apo, away from, off; a. becomes ap-, especially before a vowel or h]
Death, especially local death of a part of the organism. [G. death, fr. apo, from, + biosis, life]
Denoting a mechanism of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of secretory cells is shed and incorporated into the secretion. SEE ALSO: a. gland. [G. apo-krino, to ...
1. Astringent and repellent. 2. An agent with such action. [G. apokroustikos, able to beat off, fr. apo, off, + krouo, to strike]
Relating to apodia. SYN: apodous. [G. a- priv. + pous, foot]
Congenital absence of feet. SYN: apody. [G. a- priv. + pous, foot]
SYN: apodal.
SYN: apodia.
: Abbreviation for apolipoprotein E, a gene that codes for a protein component of lipoproteins (complexes of fat + protein) that are normal constituents of blood plasma — ...
The protein portion of an enzyme as contrasted with the nonprotein portion, coenzyme, or prosthetic portion (if present in the intact protein).
A protein in the intestinal wall that combines with a ferric hydroxide -phosphate compound to form ferritin, the first stage in the absorption of iron.
apogamia, apogamy
SYN: parthenogenesis. [G. apo, away, + gameo, to wed]
The peak of severity of the clinical manifestations of an illness. [Fr., fr. Mod. L. apogaeum, fr. G. apogaios, far from the earth, fr. apo, + gaia, earth]
A protein that binds to DNA to switch on transcription.
1. Without poles; denoting specifically embryonic nerve cells (neuroblasts) that have not yet begun to sprout processes. 2. SYN: hydrophobic (2).
The protein component of any lipoprotein complexes that is a normal constituent of plasma chylomicrons, HDL, LDL, and VLDL in humans. - a. A-I an a. found in HDL and ...
Apolipoprotein E
: A gene that codes for a protein in lipoproteins (complexes of fat + protein) that are normal constituents of blood plasma — namely, chylomicrons, HDL (high density ...
SYN: parthenogenesis. [G. apo, from, + mixis, a mingling]
apomorphine hydrochloride
A derivative of morphine used as an emetic by the parenteral route of administration.
Excision of an aponeurosis. [ aponeurosis + G. ektome, excision]
SYN: fasciorrhaphy. [ aponeurosis + G. rhaphe, suture]
A fibrous sheet or flat, expanded tendon, giving attachment to muscular fibers and serving as the means of origin or insertion of a flat muscle; it sometimes also performs the ...
Inflammation of an aponeurosis.
Relating to an aponeurosis.
Obsolete. Instrument for dividing an aponeurosis. [ aponeurosis + G. tome, a cutting]
Incision of an aponeurosis.
Obsolete term for a diminution of the phylactic power of the body fluids, as sometimes observed in the negative phase of therapy with immunizing agents.
SYN: apophysial.
apophysial, apophyseal
Relating to or resembling an apophysis. SYN: apophysary.
An outgrowth or projection, especially one from a bone. A bony process or outgrowth that lacks an independent center of ossification. [G. an offshoot] - basilar a. SYN: basilar ...
Inflammation of any apophysis. - calcaneal a. SYN: Sever disease. - a. tibialis adolescentium SYN: Osgood- Schlatter disease.
Apophysitis calcaneus
Also called Sever's condition, this disorder is due to inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where ...
A genus of fungi in the family Mucoraceae; a cause of mucormycosis.
Obsolete term for a decrease in the amount of blood plasma.
Relating to, suffering from, or predisposed to apoplexy.
Resembling apoplexy.
A venerable term for a stroke, a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), often associated with loss of consciousness and paralysis of various parts of the body. The word "apoplexy" comes ...
A polypeptide chain (protein) not yet complexed with the prosthetic group that is necessary to form the active holoprotein.
A form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area. Apoptosis is also ...
A regulatory protein which, when combined with another corepressor, undergoes allosteric transformation, allowing it to combine with an operator locus and inhibit ...
A cytoplasmic inclusion produced by the cell itself. [G. apo, from, + soma, body]
Slight hemorrhage, or bleeding by drops. [G. a trickling down]
Congenital absence of the prepuce. [G. a- priv. + posthe, foreskin]
A unit of brightness equal to 0.1 millilambert. [G. apo, from + stilbe, lamp]
Postponement of death; prolongation of life, as opposed to euthanasia. [G. apo, away, + thanatos, death]
Obsolescent term for pharmacist or druggist. [G. apotheke, a barn, storehouse, fr. apo, from, + theke, a box]
apothem, apotheme
A precipitate caused by long boiling of a vegetable infusion or by its exposure to air. [G. apo, from, + thema, something set down, fr. tithemi, to place]
SYN: subgingival curettage. [G. apo, away, + xeein, to scrape]
apozem, apozema
SYN: decoction. [ apo- + G. zema, something boiled]
1. A collection of instruments adapted for a special purpose. 2. An instrument made up of several parts. 3. [TA] A group or system of glands, ducts, blood vessel s, muscles, or ...
1. Manifest; obvious; evident; e.g., a clinically a. infection. 2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean “seeming to be,” ostensible, pseudo-. [L. apparens, visible, fr. ...
Any part, subordinate in function or size, attached to a main structure. SEE ALSO: accessory structures, under structure. SYN: appendix (1). [L. appendix] - atrial a. SYN: ...
Obsolete term for pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen in the region of the vermiform appendix. [appendix + G. algos, pain]
Removal by surgery of the appendix, the small worm-like appendage of the colon (the large bowel). An appendectomy is performed because of probable appendicitis, inflammation of ...
SYN: appendiceal.
Relating to an appendix. SYN: appendical.
Ectasia of the appendix.
SYN: appendectomy.
Rarely used term for any chronic disease of the vermiform appendix, or a symptomatic uneasiness in that area.
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix. [appendix + G. -itis, inflammation] - actinomycotic a. chronic suppurative a. due to infection by Actinomyces israelii. - acute a. ...
An appendix, usually the vermiform appendix. [L. appendix, appendicis an appendage, fr. appendo, to hang something onto something, fr. ad-, ap-, to, onto, + pendo, to hang, + ...
The vermiform appendix in a hernial sac. [ appendico- + G. kele, hernia]
A calcified concretion in the appendix visible on an abdominal radiograph; considered diagnostic of appendicitis in the acute abdomen. [ appendico- + G. lithos, stone]
The presence of concretions in the vermiform appendix. [ appendico- + G. lithos, stone]
An operation for freeing the appendix from adhesions. [ appendico- + G. lysis, a loosening]
An operation for opening into the intestine through the tip of the vermiform appendix, previously attached to the anterior abdominal wall. [ appendico- + G. stoma, mouth]
Use of an isolated appendix on a vascularized pedicle as a catheterizable route of access to the bladder from the skin. SEE ALSO: Mitrofanoff principle. [eppendico- + L. ...
1. Relating to an appendix or appendage. 2. Relating to the limbs, as opposed to axial, which refers to the trunk and head.
1. SYN: appendage. 2. [TA] A wormlike intestinal diverticulum extending from the blind end of the cecum; it varies in length and ends in a blind extremity. SYN: a. ...
Appendix (vermiform appendix)
A small outpouching from the beginning of the large intestine. Formally called the vermiform appendix because it is wormlike.
Appendix epididymis
A small cystic projection from the surface of the epididymis which represents a remnant the embryologic mesonephros. The epididymis is a structure within the scrotum attached ...
Appendix epiploica
A finger-like projection of fat attached to the colon.

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