Medications

Horsetail
Horsetail
What other names is Horsetail known by? Bottle Brush, Cavalinha, Coda Cavallina, Cola de Caballo, Common Horsetail, Corn Horsetail, Dutch Rushes, Equiseti Herba, Equisetum, Equisetum arvense, Equisetum hyemale, Equisetum telmateia, Field Horsetail, ...
Accoucheuse - Medical
Accoucheuse - Medical
Accoucheuse: French for a woman who is an obstetrician (a physician skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and the time after delivery) or a midwife (today a non-physician trained to assist a woman during childbirth). The ...
Accoucheur - Medical
Accoucheur - Medical
Accoucheur: French for a male obstetrician, a physician skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and the puerperium (the time after delivery).Last Editorial Review: 4/27/2011 5:27:15 PM...
Accommodation - Medical
Accommodation - Medical
Accommodation: In medicine, the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant to near objects (and vice versa). This process is achieved by the lens changing its shape. Accommodation is the adjustment of the optics of the eye to keep an obje...
Horseradish
Horseradish
What other names is Horseradish known by? Amoraciae Rusticanae Radix, Armoracia lopathifolia, Armoracia Rusticana, Cochlearia Armoracia, Great Raifort, Meerrettich, Mountain Radish, Nasturtium Armoracia, Pepperrot, Rábano Picante, Rábano R...
Acclimatization to altitude - Medical
Acclimatization to altitude - Medical
Acclimatization to altitude: The main cause of altitude sickness is going too high too fast. Given time, the body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen concentration at a specific altitude, process known as acclimatization. To acclimatize, a number o...
Accessory placenta - Medical
Accessory placenta - Medical
Accessory placenta: An extra placenta separate from the main placenta. Also called a succenturiate or supernumerary placenta. The placenta is the organ joining the mother and fetus, the organ that permits the provision of oxygen and nutrients...
Horsemint
Horsemint
What other names is Horsemint known by? Monarda lutea, Monarda punctata, Monarde Ponctuée, Spotted monarda, Wild Bergamot. What is Horsemint? Horsemint is a plant. The leaves are used to make medicine. Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effective...
Accessory neuropathy - Medical
Accessory neuropathy - Medical
Accessory neuropathy: Disease of the accessory nerve which is the eleventh cranial nerve. The accessory nerve supplies the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. The sternocleidomastoid muscle is in the front of the neck and turns the head. The ...
Accessory nerve - Medical
Accessory nerve - Medical
Accessory nerve: The eleventh cranial nerve, which emerges from the skull and receives an additional (accessory) root from the upper part of the spinal cord. It supplies the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. The sternocleidomastoid muscle i...
Horse Chestnut
Horse Chestnut
What other names is Horse Chestnut known by? Aescin, Aesculus hippocastanum, Buckeye, Castaño de Indias, Chestnut, Escine, Hippocastani Cortex, Hippocastani Flos, Hippocastani folium, Hippocastani Semen, Hippocastanum Vulgare Gaertn, Marron Eur...
Accessory dwelling unit - Medical
Accessory dwelling unit - Medical
Accessory dwelling unit: (ADU) A separate housing arrangement within a single-family home. The ADU is defined by Medicare as a complete living unit and includes a private kitchen and bath. Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2004...
Accessory digestive organ - Medical
Accessory digestive organ - Medical
Accessory digestive organ: An organ that helps with digestion but is not part of the digestive tract. The accessory digestive organs are the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. Last Editorial Review: 1/3/2004 Organ: A r...
Hops
Hops
What other names is Hops known by? Asperge Sauvage, Common Hops, Couleuvrée, Couleuvrée Septentrionale, European Hops, Hop, Hop Strobile, Hopfenzapfen, Houblon, Humulus lupulus, Lupuli Strobulus, Lupulin, Lúpulo, Pi Jiu Hua, Salsepare...
Accessory - Medical
Accessory - Medical
Accessory: Additional, extra, supplementary, subsidiary to the main thing. An accessory digestive organ is an organ that helps with digestion but is not part of the digestive tract. The accessory nerve is so-called because it receives an addition...
Hoodia
Hoodia
What other names is Hoodia known by? Cactus, Cactus Hoodia, Cactus du Kalahari, Extrait de Hoodia, Hoodia Cactus, Hoodia Extract, Hoodia Gordonii, Hoodia Gordonii Cactus, Hoodia P57, Kalahari Cactus, Kalahari Diet, P57, Xhoba. What is Hoodia? Hood...
Accessibility of services - Medical
Accessibility of services - Medical
Accessibility of services: The ability to get medical care and services when needed. Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2004...
Access - Medical
Access - Medical
Access: 1. In general, a means of approaching something. 2. In health care, the opportunity or right to receive health care. 3. In dialysis, the point on the body where a needle or catheter is inserted to gain entry to the bloodstream. Last Edito...
Acceptable daily intake - Medical
Acceptable daily intake - Medical
Acceptable daily intake: Estimate of the amount of a substance in food or drinking water, expressed on a body mass basis (usually mg/kg body weight), which can be ingested daily over a lifetime by humans without appreciable health risk. For calculati...
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
What other names is Honeysuckle known by? Caulis Lonicerae Japonica, Chevrefeuille, Flos Lonicerae, Goat's Leaf, Honey Suckle, Honeysuckle Flower, Japanese Honeysuckle, Jin Yin Hua, Jinyinhua, Lonicera, Lonicera aureoreticulata, Lonicera bournei, Lo...
ACC - Medical
ACC - Medical
ACC: Adenoid cystic carcinoma.Last Editorial Review: 2/18/2004 Adenoid cystic carcinoma: A type of cancer that most often develops in the salivary glands of the head and neck. It may arise in other sites such as the skin, lacrimal gland, trachea, br...
Acathisia - Medical
Acathisia - Medical
Acathisia: See: Akathisia.Last Editorial Review: 6/12/2004 Akathisia: A movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness and a compelling need to be in constant motion as well as by actions such as rocking while standing or sitting...
Acaricide - Medical
Acaricide - Medical
Acaricide: An agent, usually a chemical, that kills mites. This class of pesticides is large and includes antibiotic acaricides, carbamate acaricides, formamidine acaricides, mite growth regulators, organophosphate acaricides, and many others. Fro...
Honey
Honey
What other names is Honey known by? Apis mellifera, Buckwheat Honey, Chestnut Honey, Clarified Honey, Honig, Jellybush Honey, Madhu, Manuka Honey, Mel, Miel, Miel Blanc, Purified Honey, Strained Honey. What is Honey? Honey is a substance produced ...
Acapnia - Medical
Acapnia - Medical
Acapnia: Less than the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood. The opposite of hypercapnia. The origin of the word "acapnia" is curious. It comes from the Greek "a-" meaning "without" + "kapnos" meaning "smoke" so acapnia literally means...
Holy Basil
Holy Basil
What other names is Holy Basil known by? Ajaka, Albahaca Santa, Bai Gkaprow, Baranda, Basilic Sacré, Brinda, Green Holy Basil, Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Kemangen, Krishna Tulasi, Krishna Tulsi, Manjari, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum san...
Acanthosis nigricans - Medical
Acanthosis nigricans - Medical
Acanthosis nigricans: A skin condition characterized by dark thickened velvety patches, especially in the folds of skin in the axilla (armpit), groin and back of the neck. The condition is complex. It can occur with endocrine diseases such as Cushing...
Acanthamoeba keratitis - Medical
Acanthamoeba keratitis - Medical
Acanthamoeba keratitis: Infection of the cornea by acanthamoeba, a microscopic water-borne ameba. The disease tends to occur in people who wear contact lens. It can accompany a bacterial infection of the eye. Acanthamoeba keratitis can produce corne...
Acanthamoeba - Medical
Acanthamoeba - Medical
Acanthamoeba: A microscopic organism, an amoeba, found in soil, dust and fresh water (lakes, rivers, hot springs and hot tubs). Acanthamoeba also occur in brackish water and sea water as well as in heating, venting, and air conditioner units, humidif...
AC joint - Medical
AC joint - Medical
AC joint: Acromioclavicular joint located between the acromion (a projection of the scapula that forms the point of the shoulder) and the clavicle (the collar bone). This is a gliding type of joint. The ligaments that serve to support and strengthen...