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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an endocannabinoid produced in the brain.
Word of the Day Archive
a species that sometimes causes septicemia and diarrhea.
surgical removal of an ampulla, especially the hepatopancreatic ampulla.
any in a group of penicillin derivatives that have an amino group substitution; they have a broad spectrum of activity but are destroyed by ß-lactamase.
the formation and development of pulmonary alveoli.
a genus of the family Retroviridae, characterized by a dense, spherical, symmetrically located inner core. These are not found in humans but can cause serious diseases in other animals. Species include avian leukosis virus and Rous sarcoma virus.
a genus of viruses of the family Papillomaviridae that contains several of the human papillomaviruses.
aldosterone synthase deficiency
a disorder of steroidogenesis caused by mutations in the CYP11B2 gene (locus: 8q21) that result in a deficiency of aldosterone synthase activity, impairing the biosynthesis of aldosterone and causing salt wasting. It occurs as two types: type I, in which decreased hydroxylation of corticosterone results in corticosterone and deoxycorticosterone accumulation, and type II, in which decreased oxidation of the 18-hydroxy intermediate results in elevated levels of this compound and corticosterone. Called also corticosterone methyl oxidase deficiency.