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  1. Adult T-cell lymphoma Adult T-cell lymphoma
    Adult T-cell lymphoma: See: Adult T-cell leukemia....
  2. Adult-onset diabetes Adult-onset diabetes
    Adult-onset diabetes: Type 2 diabetes. See also Diabetes, type 2....
  3. Adult-onset Still disease Adult-onset Still disease
    Adult-onset Still disease: Although Still disease was first described in children, it is known to begin in adults (rarely). Of all patients with Still disease, 100% have high intermittent fever; 100% have joint inflammation and pain, muscle pain with fevers, and develop persistent chronic arthritis...
  4. Advance directives Advance directives
    Advance directives: These directives pertain to treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to make medical decisions on their own behalf. Advance directives generally fall into three categories: living will, power of a...
  5. Advance grief Advance grief
    Advance grief: See: Anticipatory grief....
  6. Advance medical directives Advance medical directives
    Advance medical directives: These directives pertain to treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to make medical decisions on their own behalf. Advance directives generally fall into three categories: living will, p...
  7. Advanced maternal age Advanced maternal age
    Advanced maternal age: Usually defined as age 35 or more for the mother at the time of delivery of her baby. Advanced maternal age predisposes to Down syndrome (trisomy 21). The risk of having a Down syndrome baby rises with maternal age. It essentially doubles from 1 in 725 at maternal age 32 to 1...
  8. Advanced paternal age Advanced paternal age
    Advanced paternal age: A man who is age 40 years or older at the time of conception. (There is no universally accepted definition of advanced paternal age but this criterion is often used in genetic counseling.) Advanced paternal age is associated with an increased risk of new mutations in the off...
  9. Adventitia Adventitia
    Adventitia: The outermost connective tissue covering of any organ, vessel, or other structure. For example, the connective tissue that surrounds an artery is called the adventitia because it is considered extraneous to the artery. "Adventitia" comes from the Latin "adventicius" meaning "foreign, st...
  10. Adventitious Adventitious
    Adventitious: Coming from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner. Not inherent, inherited or innate but rather occurring accidentally or spontaneously. When a doctor or nurse auscults (listens to) the chest or abdomen, adventitious sounds are those that are normally not heard ...
  11. Adverse drug event Adverse drug event
    Adverse drug event: See: Adverse reaction....
  12. Adverse drug reaction Adverse drug reaction
    Adverse drug reaction: See: Adverse reaction....
  13. Adverse effect Adverse effect
    Adverse effect: A harmful or abnormal result. An adverse effect may be caused by administration of a medication or by exposure to a chemical and be indicated by an untoward result such as by illness or death....
  14. Adverse event Adverse event
    Adverse event: In pharmacology, any unexpected or dangerous reaction to a drug....
  15. Adverse reaction Adverse reaction
    Adverse reaction: In pharmacology, any unexpected or dangerous reaction to a drug. An unwanted effect caused by the administration of a drug. The onset of the adverse reaction may be sudden or develop over time. Also called an adverse drug event (ADE), adverse drug reaction (ADR), adverse effect or...