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 protein (mol. wt. approximately 40,000) occurring in the flagella of bacteria, which is composed of subunits arranged in several-stranded helix formation somewhat resembling myosin in structure, and sometimes containing ?-N-methyl lysine. Its composition varies with the species; thus flagellin antibodies are species-specific.
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a prosthetic heart valve composed of biological tissue, sterilized and mounted on a plastic or metallic supporting structure; it is inaudible and does not require anticoagulation; a common type is the porcine valve. Called also tissue valve.
Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine
a preparation of Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide covalently bound to diphtheria toxoid or to a specific diphtheria protein, meningococcal protein, or tetanus protein; it stimulates both B and T lymphocyte responses and is much more immunogenic than the polysaccharide vaccine. Administered intramuscularly as a routine immunizing agent in children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years.
terpin hydrate and codeine elixir
a preparation containing, in 100 mL, between 1.53 and 1.87 g of terpin hydrate and between 180 and 220 mg of codeine, prepared by dissolving 2 g codeine in a sufficient quantity of terpin hydrate elixir to make 1000 mL; used as an expectorant and antitussive.
a poisonous extract from belladonna leaves.
a poisonous compound from the flowers and leaves of various shrubs and trees, such as Rhododendron; it is also found in honey from Rhododendron flowers.
a point for puncture of the lateral ventricles; 3 cm above and 3 cm behind the external auditory meatus.
a placenta that is delivered with the gestation sac inside out, the amnion providing a smooth, glistening surface.