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A & E medicine

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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accident and emergency medicine: an important specialty dealing with the immediate problems of the acutely ill and injured. See also...

a-

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prefix denoting absence of; lacking; not. Examples: amastia (absence of breasts); amorphic (lacking definite form); atoxic (not poisonous).

A-DNA

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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One of the double helical structures that can be adopted by DNA, a right-handed double helix fairly similar to *...

A-O

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Association for Osteosynthesis: denoting a widely used system for treating fractures by metal inserts.

A-scan

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examination of ocular tissue, including measurement of the length of the eye (axial length), by means of a high-frequency ultrasound machine. ...

A-type channels

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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Rapidly inactivating voltage-gated potassium channels (KCNA4), of the *shaker-related subfamily. They are activated by depolarization but only after a preceding hyperpolarization and are ... More
A20

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits *NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNF...

A431

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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A human cell line established from an epidermoid carcinoma, often used in studies on *EGF.

AAA family

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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A diverse superfamily (ATPases associated with various cellular activities) that have a characteristic AAA-domain. There are at least 300 known members in at least six families. Mutations ... More
AAMI

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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Age-associated memory impairment.

Aarskog–Scott syndrome

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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An X-linked developmental disorder (faciogenital dysplasia, FGDY) in which stature is disproportionately short and there are facial, skeletal, and urogenital abnormalities. The syndrome is ... More
Ab

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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Common abbreviation for antibody. See IgA, IgG, etc.

ab-

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prefix denoting away from. Example: abembryonic (away from or opposite the embryo).

A-band

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Part of a muscle sarcomere that comprises several thick myosin filaments held between thinner actin filaments. It appears as a dark band when viewed under a microscope. Compare I-band. See also ...
abarticulation

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1. the dislocation of a joint.

2. a synovial joint (see diarthrosis).

abasia

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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an inability to walk normally for which no physical cause can be identified. The patient displays normal motor ability when sitting or lying down, suggesting that a psychogenic reaction ... More
abatacept

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a *biological therapy that inhibits overactive T-lymphocyte stimulation of the immune response. It is used for the management of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis to treat joint pain ... More
abbreviated injury scale

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a quick method for determining the severity of a case of serious trauma. It can be used for purposes of ...

Abbreviations and symbols

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Abbreviations AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm A&E ... More
ABC

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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1. Antigen binding cell. 2. Antigen binding capacity. 3. The avidin–biotin peroxidase complex. Used in an ... More

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