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.
a type of transdermal delivery system by which a patch containing medication is placed on the skin so that the medication is gradually absorbed over time.
Word of the Day Archive
keratitis caused by amebic infections; the most common kind is Acanthamoeba keratitis, but other amebae such as Hartmannella have occasionally been implicated.
a type of tomography that has a particularly thick area of focus, resulting in thicker sections for examination. Called also narrow angle tomography.
isolation precautions used when caring for patients with highly transmissible or epidemiologically important pathogens; these constitute additional measures beyond standard precautions. There are three types, depending on the type of disease the patient has: airborne precautions, droplet precautions, and contact precautions.
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug enteropathy
intestinal irritation caused by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, usually in long-term users; first there is increased permeability of the wall, and this may progress to perforations, ulcers, and strictures.
intertrigo caused by a species of Candida, usually C. albicans.
intensive exercises in which muscles are subjected to rapid loading and release, generating a great amount of force in a short period of time. Called also plyometric exercises.
inspection of the digestive tract by means of swallowed video camera that acquires images as it is propelled through the digestive system; the images are transmitted to a recording device worn on the belt and are later downloaded for viewing.