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.
lack of facial expression with reduced blinking.
Word of the Day Archive
an abnormally decreased amount of fat in the blood; called also hypolipemia.
an abnormally low plasma concentration of ketone bodies owing to their underproduction in the liver.
deficiency in the amount of gonadotropins in the body, such as in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
infection by exceptionally high numbers of organisms in immunocompromised individuals, used especially of infection by high numbers of helminths as a result of autoinfection.
peripheral nerve hyperexcitability
excessive irritability of peripheral nerves, with symptoms in the muscles they innervate, such as cramps, stiffness, and neuromyotonia.
having variable degrees of resistance, usually referring to a population of bacteria in which some are susceptible and some are resistant to a given drug.
special affinity for or attraction to the liver; said of chemical compounds or pathogenic agents such as the hepatitis viruses.