Drugs Information Online
Drugs and diseases reference index

Drugs and diseases reference index
Search
EN

Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «B»:

  1. Beals, Rodney K. Beals, Rodney K.
    Beals, Rodney K.: (1931- ) American orthopaedic surgeon who described a number of congenital malformation syndromes. After graduating from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1956, Dr. Beals joined the faculty of the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1961 and became head of the Division ...
  2. Beard Beard
    Beard: The hair that normally grows on the male face after puberty. Testosterone, the most potent of the naturally occurring androgens, causes the development of secondary sex features such as the beard that are characteristic of the adult male. Although there is normally hair on everyone's face, t...
  3. Beard ringworm Beard ringworm
    Beard ringworm: A superficial fungal infection of the skin, affecting the bearded area of the face and neck, with swellings and marked crusting, often with itching, sometimes causing the hair to break off. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, this affliction was called barber's...
  4. Beat, premature Beat, premature
    Beat, premature: See: Extrasystole....
  5. Beau lines Beau lines
    Beau lines: See: Beau's lines....
  6. Beau's lines Beau's lines
    Beau's lines: Transverse lines or grooves across the fingernails; transverse depressions in the nail plate. Beau's lines are caused by temporary cessation of cell division in the proximal nail matrix. The condition may be caused by local disease of the nail fold, physical trauma to it, or a systemic...
  7. Beau-Reil cross furrows Beau-Reil cross furrows
    Beau-Reil cross furrows: See: Beau's lines....
  8. Beaufort wind scale Beaufort wind scale
    Beaufort wind scale: A widely used wind force scale whih is a simple numerical relationship to wind speed based on an observation of the effects of the wind. The Beaufort wind scale is of importance in preparations for a tropical storm or hurricane....
  9. Becker muscular dystrophy Becker muscular dystrophy
    Becker muscular dystrophy: A chronic, progressive muscle degeneration disease. A form of muscular dystrophy that is quite similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, except that patients with Becker do produce some of the key protein, dystrophin, whereas those with Duchenne do not. Progression of the di...
  10. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
    Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome: An overgrowth syndrome, whose clinical manifestations typically include macrosomia (large body size), macroglossia (large tongue), omphalocele (exomphalos), organomegaly (enlarged organs), hemihypertrophy (overgrowth of one side of the body), neonatal hypoglycemia (low b...
  11. Bed blocker Bed blocker
    Bedblocker: See: Bed blocker....
  12. Bed bug Bed bug
    Bed bug: A blood-sucking bug in the Cimex family that lives hidden in bedding or furniture, coming out at night to bite their victims....
  13. Bed bugs Bed bugs
    Bed bugs: Bed bugs are small, oval, wingless insects of the family Cimicidae, which have a flat, reddish-brown body and feed on human and animal blood. Bed bugs are active at night and bite any areas of exposed skin. Bed bugs can infest a home and hide in crevices or cracks around beds or furnit...
  14. Bed sore Bed sore
    Bed sore: A painful, often reddened area of degenerating, ulcerated skin caused by pressure and lack of movement, and worsened by exposure to urine or other irritating substances on the skin. Untreated bed sores can become seriously infected or gangrenous. Bed sores are a major problem for pati...
  15. Bednet Bednet
    Bednet: Netting which is hung over the bed to keep out mosquitos and other insects. Bednets are an important form of mosquito control and a major modality for preventing malaria. Bednets can be treated with an insecticide. The insecticide may be long-lasting. If it is not, the net needs regular retr...