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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Fluoroscopy Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy: An x-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. Fluoroscopy uses x-ray to produce real-time video images. After the x-rays pass through the patient, instead of using film, they are captured by a device called an image intensifier and converted into light...
  2. Fluorosis Fluorosis
    Fluorosis: An abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine, characterized chiefly by mottling of the teeth....
  3. Fluorouracil Fluorouracil
    Fluorouracil: A much-used anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites. Full name: 5-fluorouracil. Abbreviation: 5-FU. 5-FU is a pyrimidine antagonist. 5-FU is similar in structure to the pyrimidine base thymine and functions to inhibit DNA synthesis both by blocking...
  4. Flush Flush
    Flush: (1) A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A flush is usually temporary and brought on by excitement, exercise, fever, or embarrassment. Flushing is an involuntary (uncontrollable) response of the nervous system leading to widening of the capillaries of the involved s...
  5. Flutter Flutter
    Flutter: Flutter is a rapid vibration or pulsation. The difference between flutter and fibrillation is that flutter is well organized while fibrillation is not. For example, atrial flutter consists of well-organized but over-rapid contractions of the atrium of the heart (usually at a rate of 250-350...
  6. Flutter, atrial Flutter, atrial
    Flutter, atrial: Well-organized but overly rapid contractions of the atrium of the heart (usually at a rate of 250-350 contractions per minute). Flutter refers to a rapid vibration or pulsation. The difference between flutter and fibrillation is that flutter is well organized while fibrillation is n...
  7. Flying with diabetes Flying with diabetes
    Flying with diabetes: A concern for patients with diabetes is flying with medications and supplies. Letters from doctors are not recommended since security has concerns that these may be easily forged. The currently recommended way to fly with medications and equipment, such as insulin, syringes, l...
  8. Flying, fear of Flying, fear of
    Flying, fear of: An irrational fear of flying is called aerophobia. Aerophobia also refers to irrational fear of fresh air or drafts of air. From the Greek "aero-", air or gas + "phobos", fear. A virtual reality program that simulates the experience of take-offs, landings, normal flying and turbule...
  9. FMDV FMDV
    FMDV: Foot-and-mouth disease virus. See: Foot-and-mouth disease....
  10. FMF (familial Mediterranean fever) FMF (familial Mediterranean fever)
    FMF (familial Mediterranean fever): An inherited disorder featuring short recurring crises of severe abdominal pain and bouts of fever. Other symptoms include arthritis, chest pain from inflammation of the lung cavity, and skin rashes. Between attacks, the patient seems healthy. Amyloidosis (the abn...
  11. FMO3 FMO3
    FMO3: Abbreviation for the enzyme, flavin-containing monooxygenase-3. See Fish-odor syndrome....
  12. FMR1 FMR1
    FMR1: The gene responsible for the production of a protein called FMRP. Lack of FMRP results in the fragile X syndrome. (FMRP is an acronym composed of the first letters of Familial Mental Retardation Protein). ...
  13. fMRI fMRI
    fMRI: Functional magnetic resonance imaging....
  14. FMRP FMRP
    FMRP: As stated in the entry for FMR1, FMRP is an acronym composed of the first letters of Familial Mental Retardation Protein. ...
  15. FOBT FOBT
    FOBT: Fecal occult blood test....