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.
monitoring of the concentration of exhaled carbon dioxide in order to assess the physiologic status of patients with acute respiratory problems or who are receiving mechanical ventilation and to determine the adequacy of ventilation in anesthetized patients.
Word of the Day Archive
classical Western massage
methods of massage based on European concepts of anatomy and physiology and using five basic techniques: effleurage, pétrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration.
metatarsal bones: the five bones (metatarsals) extending from the tarsus to the phalanges of the toes, being numbered in the same sequence from the most medial to the most lateral. Called also ossa metatarsalia [TA alternative].
membrane-limited structures of muscle that extend throughout the sarcoplasm and form a closely meshed canalicular network around each myofibril.
Marmota bobak, a reddish-brown marmot found on the steppes of Central Asia; it is a natural reservoir of the plague.
lung infection with a species of Nocardia; it ranges from subclinical to a type of pneumonia with necrosis, cavitation, and abscess formation; it is most common in debilitated or immunocompromised patients.
canales palatini minores
lesser palatine canals: openings in the palatine bone that branch off the great palatine canal to carry the lesser and middle palatine nerves and vessels to the roof of the mouth; they end at the foramina palatina minora. Called also accessory palatine canals.
layers of cuboidal epithelial cells at the periphery of an ovarian follicle and surrounding the antrum or fluid-filled cavity.