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.
monomorphic ventricular tachycardia
ventricular tachycardia that has a uniform beat-to-beat QRS morphology.
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vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, denoting strains that have a high level of vancomycin resistance on the basis of the minimal inhibitory concentration.
digital subtraction radiography
use of computerized digital methods to remove unwanted information for monitoring the flow of contrast medium on radiographs over time; the most common application is digital subtraction angiography.
twisting of the stomach, usually due to laxity of one of its ligaments; this may or may not result in obstruction.
traumatic alopecia caused by a chemical applied to the hair or scalp, such as a hair relaxer product, usually with scarring of the scalp.
transtibial or transfemoral amputation and myoplasty, with creation of an osteoperiosteal cap to close the medullary canal and, in the transtibial operation, to create a bony bridge between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula, thus increasing stability and weight-bearing ability.
embryonic stem cells
totipotent (able to differentiate along any line or into any type of cell) stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst.
a genus of trematodes found as intestinal parasites in reptiles, birds, and mammals. P. bonnei has been found as a human parasite in Indonesia and Thailand.