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Felty syndrome: A complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis characterized by the presence of 3 conditions -- rheumatoid arthritis, an enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), and an abnormally low white blood cell count. The white blood cells that are low are called granulocytes (or neutrophils).
Felty's syndrome: A complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis. See: Felty syndrome....
FEMA: A name well known to people in the US who have experienced a major natural or made-man disaster. FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency....
Female: The traditional definition of female was
"an individual of the sex that bears young" or "that produces ova or
eggs". However, things are not so simple today. Female can be defined by physical
appearance, by chromosome constitution (see Female chromosome complement), or by...
Female condom: Although the word "condom" usually conjures up the male condom, there is a female condom. The Reality Female Condom was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 1993. It consists of a lubricated polyurethane sheath shaped similarly to the male condom. The closed e...
Female external genitalia
Female external genitalia: The external genital organs of the female, comprising the pudendum, clitoris, and female urethra....
Female genitalia: The genital organs of the female. These are usually separated by convention into the external and internal genitalia.
The female external genitalia comprise the pudendum, the clitoris, and the female urethra.
The female internal genitalia comprise the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes...
Female gonad: The female gonad, the ovary or "egg sac", is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (ova) and female hormones.
Female internal genitalia
Female internal genitalia: The internal genital structures of the female, comprising the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb), the cervix, and the vagina. These are, collectively, the female organs of reproduction.
The ovaries or "egg sacs" are a pair of female reproductive organs locate...
Female organs of reproduction
Female organs of reproduction: The internal genital structures of the female include the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb) and the vagina.
The ovaries or "egg sacs" are a pair of female reproductive organs located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the ...
Female orgasmic dysfunction
Female orgasmic dysfunction: Failure of a female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. This disorder can originate in psychological or emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse and fear of pregnancy. It can also deve...
Female pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones in the female. There are significant differences in the anatomy of the pelvis in the female and male.
The female pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the male pelvis. The angle of the female pubic arch is wide an...
Female urethral meatus
Female urethral meatus: The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male. The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is above the vaginal opening, as indicated here:...
Female urethral opening
Female urethral opening: The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male and opens above the vaginal opening, as indicated here:...
Femara: Brand name for letrozole, an oral antiestrogen. Femara inhibits the enzyme aromatase in the
adrenal glands that produces the estrogens (estradiol and estrone) and thereby lowers their levels.
See also: Aromatase inhibitor; monograph on Femara (letrozole)....