Word Of The Day
Dorland's Word of the Day is a great way to broaden your knowledge of medical terminology. With a new and interesting term brought to you from the 32nd edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary each day, it's an easy and fun way to increase your medical vocabulary!
You can view a new word on this website each day.
diarrhea caused by something the patient is doing to his or her own body, usually surreptitious laxative abuse.
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destruction of tissue by heating it until it vaporizes, such as with a laser for therapeutic purposes.
descending transtentorial herniation with downward shift of the brainstem and diencephalon, causing Cheyne-Stokes respirations with pinpoint nonreactive pupils.
dermatitis due to self-inflicted trauma, usually produced by mechanical means, burning, or application of chemical irritants or caustics. Called also dermatitis artefacta.
dental caries beneath the margin of an existing tooth restoration.
correction of unpaired or mispaired bases in DNA strands, resulting from errors introduced during DNA replication, by excision of defective single-strand segments and synthesis of new ones; the process is directed by mismatch repair genes.
a bacterial species, containing several biovars, that is primarily a respiratory pathogen and an important cause of pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Formerly called Chlamydia pneumoniae.
keratosis lichenoides chronica
a rare, chronic, progressive skin condition characterized by discolored lichenoid papules arranged in a linear, reticular pattern, usually on the limbs and trunk, and an oily, scaly eruption resembling seborrheic dermatitis on the upper face. Called also Nékam disease.