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!
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a complex reaction seen with gastric dumping (rapid emptying of stomach contents into the jejunum) after ingestion of food; characteristics include nausea, weakness, sweating, palpitation, varying degrees of syncope, often a sensation of warmth, and sometimes diarrhea. It occurs most often in patients who have had partial gastrectomy with gastrojejunostomy. Called also jejunal syndrome and postgastrectomy syndrome.
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a degenerative disease of dermal connective tissue, characterized by erythematous papules or nodules in the lower leg and sometimes elsewhere, forming shiny yellow to red plaques that are covered with telangiectatic vessels and have a depressed center. More than half of affected patients have diabetes mellitus, although the condition appears the same in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.
a curve of occlusion conforming to a segment of the surface of a sphere 24.3 cm (8 in) in diameter, with its center in the region of the glabella.
a condition marked by the presence of multiple osteochondromas, such as occurs in multiple cartilaginous exostoses or enchondromatosis; the term is sometimes used to denote one of the two conditions specifically, usually the former.
dyssynergia cerebellaris progressiva
a condition marked by generalized intention tremors with disturbance of muscle tone and of muscular coordination; due to disorder of cerebellar function. Called also Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
a condition in which the proximal phalanx of a toe, usually the second, is extended and the more distal phalanges are flexed, causing a clawlike appearance.
a condensation of malonic acid and thiourea, differing from barbituric acid only by the presence of a sulfur atom instead of an oxygen atom at the number 2 carbon; it is the parent compound of a class of drugs, the thiobarbiturates. Thiobarbiturates and barbiturates are analogous in their effects.
a computer-assisted method for evaluating brain functions by quantitative analysis of the results of tests such as the electroencephalogram or measurements of evoked potentials. Data from patients with similar signs or symptoms are compared with a normative data base to identify links between patterns of electrical activity and of behavioral or other symptomatic abnormalities.