An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. Frequently used as a verb, i.e., to B. something is to dissect or cauterize it with the B. instrument.
Having to do with a cow (or bull). For example, bovine growth hormone is similar to human growth hormone but is made by the pituitary gland of the cow (and is used to increase ...
Another name for the intestine. The small bowel and the large bowel are the small intestine and large intestine, respectively. The word "bowel" originated from the Latin ...
Bowel disease, inflammatory
A group of chronic intestinal diseases characterized by inflammation of the bowel — the large or small intestine. The most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are ...
Bowel disorders and fiber
High fiber diets help delay the progression of diverticulosis and, at least, reduce the bouts of diverticulitis. In many cases, it helps reduce the symptoms of the Irritable ...
The gurgling, rumbling, or growling noises from the abdomen caused by the muscular contractions of peristalsis, the process that moves the contents of the stomach and intestines ...
John T., U.S. dermatologist, 1857–1941. See B. disease, B. precancerous dermatosis, bowenoid papulosis, Bowenoid cells, under cell.
An early stage of skin cancer. Bowen's disease is medically the same as " squamous cell carcinoma in situ." Squamous cell carcinoma is a tumor that develops from the squamous ...
Donald James, Canadian physician, *1887. See B. stain.
Sir William, English ophthalmologist, anatomist, and physiologist, 1816–1892. See B. capsule, B. disks, under disk, B. gland, B. membrane, B. muscle, B. probe, B. space.
Container; receptacle. [L.L. buxis, fr. G. puxis, b. tree]
- black b. 1. ( Jargon) descriptive of a method of reasoning or studying a problem, in which the methods and ...
In dentistry, the building up of vertical walls, usually in wax, around a dental impression after beading, to produce the desired size and form of the dental cast, and to ...
William H., U.S. urologist, *1918. See Smith-B. operation.
Edward A., U.S. anatomist, 1886–1976. See B. meal, B. sphincter.
Baron Alexis, French surgeon, 1757–1833. See B. bursa, B. cyst.
Hon. Robert, British physicist and chemist, 1627–1691. See B. law.
Nathan G., U.S. surgeon, 1825–1905. See B. operation, B. position, B.- Fritsch catheter.
Camillo, Italian physician, 1845–1920. See B. sign.
1. Commonly used abbreviation for blood pressure. For example, in a medical chart, you might see scrawled "BP90/60 T98.6 Ht60/reg R15", which is short hand signifying ...
Stands for Borderline Personality Disorder, a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. ...
Benign prostatic hypertrophy. Nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland.
BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
A prostate problem that bothers men with age, BPH generally begins in a man's 30s, evolves slowly and only causes symptoms after 50. In BPH the normal elements of the prostate ...
BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
: Nonmalignant (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, a common occurrence in older men. It is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (also abbreviated as BPH). ...
Abbreviation for becquerel.
William F., U.S. urologist, 1878–1975. See B. bulb, B. catheter.
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position a part of the body and can allow motion at adjacent joints, in contrast to a splint, which ...
One of the two main types of braces used to treat the lateral curve of the spine in scoliosis. This brace can be worn to correct any curve in the spine. The brace can be ...
Colloquialism for orthodontic appliances.
A bundle of nerves beginning in the back of the base of the neck and extending through the axilla (armpit). The brachial plexus is formed by the union of portions of the fifth ...
Pain in the arm. [L. brachium, arm, + algos, pain]
- b. statica paresthetica pain in the arm and transient paresthesia occurring only at night.
Relating to both arm and elbow or to both arm and forearm.
1. SYN: arm (1). 2. An anatomic structure resembling an arm. [L. arm, prob. akin to G. brachion]
- b. colliculi inferioris [TA] SYN: b. of inferior colliculus.
- b. colliculi ...
Brachmann-de Lange syndrome
A relatively common birth defect syndrome, also known as the de Lange syndrome, with multiple malformations and mental retardation of unknown origin. The syndrome is recognized ...
Erich Franz, German obstetrician and gynecologist, *1882. See B. maneuver.
E., 20th century German pathologist. See B.- Wächter lesion.
: Short. From the Greek brachys meaning short. The prefix " brachy-" appears in a number of medical terms including brachycephaly, brachydactyly, and brachytherapy: ...
The shuffling gait characteristic of pyramidal tract disease. [ brachy- + G. basis, a stepping]
Combined disproportionate shortness and crookedness of the fingers. [ brachy- + G. basis, base, + campylos, curved, + daktylos, finger]
Abnormal shortness of the proximal phalanges. [ brachy- + G. basis, base, + phalanx]
Relating to or characterized by brachycephaly. SYN: brachycephalous.
: A short head, one that is short in diameter from front to back. Brachycephaly is a frequent feature of syndromes of congenital malformation (birth defect complexes) including ...
Having short legs; specifically, relating to a tibiofemoral index of less than 82 with the leg disproportionately shorter than the thigh. [ brachy- + G. kneme, leg]
Brachycephalic with a cephalic index of 80.0 to 84.9. [ brachy- + G. kranion, skull]
Short, stubby fingers and toes. Brachydactyly is a frequent feature of syndromes of congenital malformation (constellations of birth defects) including Down syndrome (trisomy ...
Denoting an abnormally short tongue. [ brachy- + G. glossa, tongue]
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible. SEE ALSO: micrognathia. SYN: bird face. [ brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]
Relating to a radiohumeral index of less than 75, with a forearm relatively shorter than the upper arm. [ brachy- + G. kerkis, radius]
Disproportionate shortness of the limbs. [ brachy- + G. melos, limb]
Abnormal shortness of the middle phalanges. [ brachy- + G. mesos, middle, + phalanx]
Abnormal shortness of the metacarpals, especially the fourth and fifth. SYN: brachymetacarpalia, brachymetacarpalism.
Apparent shortness of toes or fingers resulting from shortness or hypoplasia of the metacarpals or metatarsals. [ brachy- + G. meta- (tarsal) + pous (pod-), foot]
Having, or denoting, a shorter form than that of the usually accepted norm. [ brachy- + G. morphe, form]
Having abnormally short teeth. [ brachy- + G. odous, tooth]
Short nails, in which the width of the nail plate and nail bed is greater than the length; may be congenital or result from nail biting, bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism, ...
Denoting a transverse oval pelvis. See b. pelvis. SYN: brachypelvic. [ brachy- + pelvis]
Having abnormally short feet. [ brachy- + G. pous, foot]
Having a disproportionately short face. SYN: brachyfacial. [ brachy- + G. prosopikos, facial]
Abnormal shortness of the nose. [ brachy- + G. rhis, nose]
Abnormal shortness of the nose and maxilla, often associated with cyclopia. [ brachy- + G. rhynchos, snout]
Relating to abnormally short legs. [ brachy- + G. skelos, leg]
Having a short palate; having a palatomaxillary index above 85. [ brachy- + G. staphyle, uvula]
Abnormal shortness of fingers or toes combined with a webbing between the adjacent digits. [ brachy- + syndactyly]
Abnormal shortness of the distal phalanges. [ brachy- + G. telos, end, + phalanx]
Radiation treatment given by placing radioactive material directly in or near the target, which is often a tumor. Brachytherapy for prostate cancer, for example, is also called ...
In dentistry, resistance to horizontal components of masticatory force. See component of force.
In dentistry, a small metal attachment that is soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or bonded directly to the teeth, serving to fasten the arch wire to the band or tooth.
Samuel, U.S. physician. See B.-Eggleston syndrome.
Edward H., U.S. orthopedist, 1848–1926. See B. frame.
Slow. [G. bradys, slow]
Any disturbance of the heart's rhythm resulting(by convention) in a rate under 50 beats per min. [ brady- + G. a- priv. + rhythmos, rhythm]
A form of dysarthria characterized by an abnormal slowness or deliberation in speech. SYN: bradyglossia (2), bradylalia, bradylogia. [ brady- + G. arthroo, to utter ...
: A slow heart rate, usually defined as less than 60 beats per minute. The word bradycardia is logically derived from two Greek roots: bradys, slow + cardia, heart = slow heart.
Relating to or characterized by bradycardia. SYN: bradycardic.
Relating to or characterized by a slow pulse. [brady- + G. krotos, a striking]
Slow sensory perception. [ brady- + G. aisthesis, sensation]
1. Slow or difficult tongue movement. 2. SYN: bradyarthria. [ brady- + G. glossa, tongue]
Slowed ability to start and continue movements, and impaired ability to adjust the body’s position. Can be a symptom of neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson’s ...
Pertaining to slowed ability to start and continue movements, and impaired ability to adjust the body's position. Bradykinesia can be a symptom of neurological disorders, ...
The nonapeptide Arg–Pro–Pro–Gly–Phe–Ser–Pro–Phe–Arg, produced from the decapeptide kallidin ( bradykininogen) that is produced from α2-globulin by kallikrein, ...
bradykinin potentiator B
Glp–Gly–Leu–Pro–Pro–Arg–Pro–Lys–Ile–Pro–Pro; the undecapeptide precursor of bradykinin and the angiotensins.
SYN: bradyarthria. [ brady- + G. lalia, speech]
Abnormal slowness in reading. [ brady- + G. lexis, word]
SYN: bradyarthria. [ brady- + G. logos, word]
Slowness of digestion. [ brady- + G. pepsis, digestion]
Slowness in eating. [ brady- + G. phago, to eat]
A form of aphasia characterized by abnormal slowness of speech. SYN: bradyphemia. [ brady- + G. phasis, speaking]
SYN: bradyphasia. [ brady- + G. pheme, speech]
Slowed thought processes. Can be a side effect of certain psychiatric medications.
Abnormal slowness of respiration, specifically a low respiratory frequency. [ brady- + G. pnoe, breathing]
Slowness of mental reactions. [ brady- + G. psyche, soul]
Absence of ejaculatory force, so that the semen trickles away slowly. [brady, + G. sperma (spermat-), seed, + ism]
Slowness of the pulse; can occur without bradycardia, as in ventricular bigeminy when every alternate beat may fail to produce a peripheral pulse. [ brady- + G. sphygmos, pulse] ...
Slow bowel motion. [G. bradys, slow, + (peri) stalsis, contracting around]
Sudden arrest of a movement just before its intended termination, then after a pause it is completed slowly or by jerks; a symptom of cerebellar disease. SYN: ...
Slow micturition. [ brady- + G. ouron, urine]
A slowly multiplying encysted form of sporozoan parasite typical of chronic infection with Toxoplasma gondii. It has also been called a merozoite or zoite; the complex of ...
A system of writing and printing by means of raised dots corresponding to letters, numbers, and punctuation to enable the blind to read by touch. [ Louis B., French teacher of ...
A system of raised-dot writing devised by Louis Braille (1809-1852) for the blind in which each letter is represented as a raised pattern that can be read by touching with the ...
James Frederick, English radiologist, 1888–1961. See B.- Morquio disease.
That portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information for the body. It has ...
Anthrax infection of the central nervous system (the spinal cord and brain) and meninges (the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. These microscopic findings come from ...
: The stemlike part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord. Or conversely, the extension of the spinal cord up into the brain. The brain stem is small but important. It ...
Brain stem glioma
A malignant tumor that arises in the brain stem, the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord. The brain stem controls many vital functions. Tumors in this area ...
One of a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ...
Brain, fornix of the
An arching fibrous band in the brain connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum. (The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and consists of two hemispheres separated by a deep ...
Brain, water on the
Known medically as " hydrocephalus", this is an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. The fluid is often under increased pressure and can ...
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of watery nonbloody diarrhea (3 or more loose stools per day), lasting 4 weeks or more, and resolving spontaneously. The disease is of ...
An auditory prosthesis (hearing aide) that bypasses the cochlea in the middle ear and the auditory nerve. This type of implant helps individuals who can not benefit from a ...
brainstem, brain stem
Originally, the entire unpaired subdivision of the brain, composed of (in anterior sequence) the rhombencephalon, mesencephalon, and diecephalon as distinguished from the ...
Inducing a person to modify attitudes and behavior in certain directions through various forms of psychological pressure or torture.
A by-product of the milling of wheat, containing approximately 20% of indigestible cellulose; a bulk cathartic, usually taken in the form of cereal or special b. products.
An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA].
- accessory meningeal b. SYN: ...
The gills, or organs of respiration, in water-living animals. [G. gill]
1. Relating to branchiae or gills. 2. In embryology, denoting the various structures constituting the b. apparatus.
Branchial cleft cyst
Also called a branchial cyst, this is a cavity that is a remnant from embryologic development present at birth in one side of the neck just in front of the large angulated ...
Also called a branchial cleft cyst, this is a cavity that is a remnant from embryologic development present at birth in one side of the neck just in front of the large angulated ...
Dividing into parts; sending out offshoots; bifurcating. SYN: ramose, ramous. [Fr. branche, related to L. branchium, arm]
- false b. in bacteriology, the appearance of b. ...
An embryonic segment from which a branchial arch is developed. [G. branchia, gill, + meros, part]
Relating to or controlling the movement of muscles associated with the branchial arches.
An alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of sound ripe grapes and usually containing 48 to 54% ethyl alcohol. [Du. brandewijn, burnt (distilled) ...
H.H., 19th century U.S. surgeon. See B. sign.
Sara Elizabeth, U.S. bacteriologist, 1888–1962. See Branhamella.
A subgenus of aerobic, nonmotile, nonsporeforming bacteria containing Gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with adjacent sides flattened; these organisms are currently ...
Denoting desquamation of small husklike scales. [M.E. bran, broken coat of cereal grain]
Pierre, French surgeon, 1721–1798. See B. method.
Christopher Heinrich, German surgeon, 1847–1911. See B. anastomosis.
Christian W., German anatomist, 1831–1892. See B. muscle, B. valve.
Thickened (lichenified) and dusky (a darkened hue), as of a swelling. [M.E. fleshy]
John, British gynecologist, 1823–1897. See B. contraction, B. sign.
Braxton Hicks contractions
Irregular contractions of the womb (the uterus) occurring towards the middle of pregnancy in the first pregnancy and, earlier and more intensely, in subsequent pregnancies. These ...
Charles William, U.S. otologist, *1904. See Wever-B. phenomenon.
T. Berry, U.S. pediatrician, *1918. See B. Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, under scale.
Brazelton newborn test
A widely used test of the newborn baby as to their neurologic status and developmental progress. The Brazelton newborn test is formally called the Neonatal Behavioral ...
A red oxidation product of brazilin.
A red natural dye, C16H14O5, obtained from the bark of several species of tropical trees and oxidized to the active red dye brazilein; resembles hematoxylin in origin, ...
Abbreviation for bromodeoxyuridine.
Separation into parts.
- double-strand b. a b. in double-stranded DNA in which both strands have been cleaved; however, the two strands have not separated from each other.
An acute mosquito-borne viral illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands ...
In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth ...
A sudden manifestation of new insights and more constructive attitudes following a period of resistance during psychotherapy.
The breast refers to the front of the chest or, more specifically, to the mammary gland. The mammary gland is a milk producing gland. It is composed largely of fat. Within the ...
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 ...
Enlargement of the breasts. Augmentation of the breast typically consists of insertion of a silicone bag (prosthesis) under the breast (submammary) or under the breast and chest ...
Breast cancer susceptibility genes
Inherited factors that predispose to breast cancer. Put otherwise, these genes make one more susceptible to the disease and so increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Two ...
Breast cancer, familial
A number of factors have been identified that increase the risk of breast cancer. One of the strongest of these risk factors is the history of breast cancer in a relative. ...
Breast cancer, male
Breast cancer is much less common in men. Fewer than 1% of persons with breast cancer are male. (In the U.S., about 175,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, as ...
Breast development, early
The beginning of breast development at puberty is known medically as thelarche. It is now a normal event at an earlier age (e.g., age 8) than in the past.
The ability of the breast to produce milk diminishes soon after childbirth without the stimulation of breastfeeding. Immunity factors in breast milk can help the baby to fight ...
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 ...
Breast, infiltrating ductal carcinoma of
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is one of several recognized specific patterns of cancer of the breast. It is so named because it begins in the cells forming the ducts of the ...
Breast, Paget's disease of
The combination of scaly skin changes of the nipple resembling eczema and an underlying cancer of the breast. The nipple is inflamed because of the presence of Paget's cells. ...
1. The respired air. 2. An inspiration. [A.S. braeth]
- liver b. SYN: fetor hepaticus.
- uremic b. characteristic odor of the b. in patients with chronic renal failure, ...
Voluntary or involuntary cessation of breathing; often seen in young children as a response to frustration.
The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction, and then exhaled due to muscle relaxation.
* * ...
Achille, Italian dermatologist, 1850–1933. See B. disease.
Omission of parts of words related to extremely rapid speech. [Fr.]
SYN: buttocks. [A.S. brec]
Literally, delivery of the baby by the buttocks first, rather than the head as is usual. Breech birth is more likely to cause injury to the mother or the infant. In many cases a ...
Selected mating of individuals to produce a strain that is desirable or of scientific interest. SEE ALSO: hybridization, linebreeding, inbreeding. [breed, fr. M.E. breden, fr. ...
The point on the skull corresponding to the junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures. [G. the forepart of the head]
A fine and uniform mince or mush of tissue in which the cells are for the most part intact. Cf.:homogenate. [Ger. pulp]
Continuous spectrum radiation produced by the slowing of electrons in a beam by nuclei in their vicinity. [Ger. B., braking radiation]
Lena, 20th century U.S. researcher. See Brown-B. stain.
Fritz, German pathologist, *1877. See B. tumor.
Prefix denoting a primitive stage of development. [G. brephos, embryo or newborn infant]
Gilbert, French anatomist, 1784–1845. See B. bones, under bone, B. canals, under canal, B. hiatus, B. sinus, B. vein.
Michael J., U.S. nephrologist, *1933. See B.- Cimino fistula.
Alexander, U.S. pathologist, 1928–1980. See B. thickness.
A method for determining the prognosis with melanoma. The thickness of a melanoma is related to the 5-year survival rate after surgical removal of the tumor. Named for the ...
1. An antihypertensive, which on chronic oral dosing, first releases, then diminishes the release of norepinephrine from noradrenergic nerve endings. 2. An antiarrhythmic used ...
A sympatholytic agent that prevents the release of norepinephrine from the nerve ending; used in the treatment of essential hypertension. SEE ALSO: bretylium.
Josef, Austrian internist, 1842–1925. See Hering-B. reflex.
Structurally unique neurotoxins produced by the "red tide" dinoflagellate Ptychodiscus brevis Davis (Gymnodinium breve Davis). An algae responsible for large fish kills and ...
A bacterial genus of nonmotile, nonsporeforming, Gram-positive rods found as normal human skin flora and in raw milk and on the surface of cheeses; some species, recovered from ...
Abnormal shortness of the neck. [L. brevis, short, + collum, neck]
Brief, short. [L. short]
George E., U.S. surgeon, 1861–1939. See B. infarcts, under infarct.
Eugene M., U.S. urologist, *1908. See B. operation.
A set of one or more false teeth supported by a metal framework, used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges may be fixed or removable. A fixed bridge (a partial denture) ...
1. SYN: frenum. 2. A band of fibrous material stretching across the surface of an ulcer or other lesion or forming adhesions between opposing serous or mucous surfaces. [M.E. ...
Richard, English internist and pathologist, 1789–1858. See B. disease.
Nathan E., U.S. physician, 1860–1925. See B. disease, B.- Zinsser disease.
Recrudescence of epidemic typhus years after the initial attack. The agent that causes epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii) remains viable for many years and then when host ...
An indicator dye that changes from yellow to orange or red at pH 6.4 to 8.0.
The upper edge or rim of a hollow structure.
- pelvic b. SYN: pelvic inlet.
SYN: sulfur. [A.S. brinnan, to burn]
A hair coat color in which there is a uniform mixture of gray or tawny hairs with others of white or black; a composite color. [diminutive of O.E. brinded]
Johan A., Swedish metallurgist, 1849–1925. See B. hardness number.
Paul, French physician, 1796–1881. See B. ataxia, B. syndrome.
Procedure infrequently used to treat frozen shoulder in which a forceful manipulation is performed to restore range of motion that usually results in torn adhesions and adjacent ...
Edouard, French physician, 1852–1909. See B. disease, B. infantilism, B. reflex, B.- Marie syndrome.
An eponym that is little used (in the USA) for hypothyroidism (subnormal activity of the thyroid gland) that starts after birth and is manifest by features including delays in ...
Brittle bone disease
Osteogenesis imperfecta, not one but a group of genetic diseases, all of which affect collagen, a key component of connective tissue in tissues like bone, tendon and skin. All ...
A dental instrument for removing the pulp of a tooth or exploring the canal.
- barbed b. a root canal instrument set with barbs; used for removing a dental pulp, pulp tissue ...
Sir William H., British physician, 1835–1907. See B. law, B. sign.
Pierre P., French surgeon, neurologist, and anthropologist, 1824–1880. See B. angles, under angle, B. aphasia, B. basilar angle, B. facial angle, B. area, B. parolfactory ...
An area of the cerebral motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain that is responsible for speech development. Damage to Broca’s area can cause speech disorders, including ...
Sir Russell C., British surgeon, *1903. See B. syndrome, B. operation.
Max, German medical artist in the U.S., 1870–1941. See B. bloodless line.
Sir Benjamin C., British surgeon, 1783–1862. See B. abscess, B. bursa, B. disease, B. knee.
Charles Gordon, Scottish anatomist and surgeon, 1860–1933. See B. ligament.
Korbinian, German neurologist, 1868–1918. See B. areas, under area.
Gustav, German anatomist, *1853. See B. fossa.
Fractured bone in the hip, a key health problem among the elderly, usually due to a fall or other kind of trauma involving direct impact to the hip bone which has been weakened ...
1. Foul-smelling. 2. Indicating the presence of bromine in a compound. [G. bromos, a stench]
Salt or anion of bromic acid.
Combined or saturated with bromine or any of its compounds. SYN: brominated.
An antianxiety agent of the benzodiazepine class.
A substituted triphenylmethane dye (pKa 4.7), sparingly soluble in water but readily soluble in alcohol, diethyl ether, and ethyl acetate; used as an indicator of pH (yellow at ...
A substituted triphenylmethane dye (pKa 6.3), practically insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and dilute alkalies; used as an indicator of pH (yellow at pH 5.2, purple ...
One of a group of peptide hydrolases, all thiol proteinases, obtained from pineapple stem; used in tenderizing meats and in producing hydrolysates of proteins; orally ...
C., Swedish botanist, 1639–1705. See bromelain.
Relating to bromine; denoting especially b. acid, HBrO3.
The anion Br−; salt of hydrogen b. (HBr); several salts formerly used as sedatives, hypnotics, and anticonvulsants.
Morbid fear of giving forth a bad odor from the body, sometimes with the belief that such an odor is present. [ bromidrosis + G. phobos, fear]
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine b. affects the axilleo after puberty, and eccrine b. is generalized, with excessive sweating. SYN: bromhidrosis. [G. bromos, a ...