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Illness 1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness. The illness of the weather. 2. Disease;... Read More

Illness period

Definition noun The period during which the clinical symptoms of the disease manifests Supplement The illness period is the... Read More

Acute febrile illness

Definition From the Latin word febris, meaning fever, an acute febrile illness is a type of illness characterized by a... Read More

The Psychobiology of Hysteria

Editorial Hysteria is often regarded as the archetypal psychodynamic illness. Freud carried out much of his early work on... Read More


Complication a term used to describe additional medical problems that develop following a procedure, treatment or illness.... Read More

Prodromal period

Definition noun The time when early signs and symptoms of a disease appear but not yet clinically specific nor... Read More


Definition noun A severe (sometimes fatal) illness caused by an overexposure to an excessive heat, which disturbs the... Read More


simulation imitation; said of a disease or symptom that resembles another, or of the feigning of illness as in factitious... Read More

Clinical Genetics: A Short Course

    AUTHOR: Golder N. Wilson PRODUCT DETAILS:... Read More

Polygenic trait

Polygenic trait definition Polygenic trait refers to a trait that is controlled by multiple non-allelic genes. These genes... Read More

Fordyce spots

Definition noun Sebaceous glands that appear as raised bumps on the vermilion border of the lips, on the scrotum, shaft of... Read More

Precipitating factors

Definition noun Factors that causes or triggers the onset of a disorder, illness, accident, or behavioural... Read More


Cyanobacteria is a phylum comprised of photosynthetic bacteria that live in aquatic habitats and moist soils. Others are... Read More

Incubation period

Definition noun The period between the initial infection and the onset of signs and symptoms Supplement The incubation... Read More


rehabilitation The return of function after illness or injury, often with the assistance of specialised medical... Read More


regression 1. A return to a former or earlier state. 2. A subsidence of symptoms or of a disease process. 3. (Science:... Read More

Subclinical disease

subclinical disease An illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection. A subclinical disease has no recognizable... Read More


''' kwashiorkor A nutritional deficiency illness in children who are not getting enough protein. This results in anaemia,... Read More

Corynebacterium xerosis

Definition Bacterial species characterized by being fermentative, Gram-positive, slightly curved rod-shape, typically... Read More

Accessory organs

Accessory organs --> supernumerary organs organs exceeding the normal number, which may develop from multiple foci of... Read More


Definition noun, plural: infestations (ecology) The state of having a large number of pest organisms thriving in a... Read More


Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Serous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that forms as a clear, thin, watery fluid with relatively low protein content, usually... Read More

Purpura fulminans

Purpura fulminans is a severe and acute form of purpura haemorrhagica. It can be fatal as the blood coagulates in small... Read More

Hippocratic face

Hippocratic face --> hippocratic facies facies hippocratica, a pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes,... Read More

Convalescent period

Definition noun The period at which the symptoms begin to fade until the time the patient recovers from the... Read More


Diagnostic refers to something that is used to determine the cause of an illness or... Read More

From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds

 From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds       ... Read More

Sao paulo fever

Sao Paulo fever --> rocky mountain spotted fever (Science: infectious disease) An acute febrile (feverish) disease... Read More


Efficacy strength, effectiveness. The ability of a drug to control or cure an illness. Efficacy should be distinguished from... Read More

Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology

    AUTHOR: Kerry L. Jang PRODUCT... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Scared to Death

Scared to Death: Self-Willed Death, or the Bone-Pointing Syndrome   by Patrick D Hahn   Accepted on: September 4,... Read More

Poultry probiotics – Easter discovery for UK chicks

UK scientists have discovered a new way to combat food poisoning, by targeting it in living animals using beneficial... Read More


Definition noun, plural: diseases An abnormal condition of an organism which interrupts the normal bodily functions that... Read More


Hardiness a health-enhancing behaviour trait believed to increase one's resistance to illness, characterised by a high level... Read More


Disorder 1. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into... Read More


Accumulation The action or process of accumulating, state of being or having accumulated, a collecting together. (Science:... Read More

Clinical medicine

Definition noun (medicine) The study and practice of medicine that is founded on the direct observation of... Read More


Malady Origin: f. Maladie, fr. Malade ill, sick, OF. Also, malabde, fr. L. Male habitus, i. E, ill-kept, not in good... Read More