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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Focal Focal
    Focal: Pertaining to a focus which in medicine may refer to: 1. The point at which rays converge as, for example, in the focal point. 2. A localized area of disease. A focal cancer is limited to one specific area....
  2. Focal dystonia due to blepharospasm Focal dystonia due to blepharospasm
    Focal dystonia due to blepharospasm: The involuntary forcible closure of the eyelid due to spasms. The first symptoms may be uncontrollable blinking. Only one eye may be affected initially, but eventually both eyes are usually involved. The spasms may leave the eyelids completely closed causing fun...
  3. Focal dystonia due to torticollis Focal dystonia due to torticollis
    Focal dystonia due to torticollis: Spasm of the muscles in the neck that control the position of the head, causing the head to twist and turn to one side. In addition, the head may be pulled forward or backward. Torticollis is the most common form of focal dystonia. For more about the dystonias, see...
  4. Focal gigantism Focal gigantism
    Focal gigantism: 1. The excessive growth of a specific body part such as a hand or foot, as with increased blood supply to that part. 2. The excessive growth of a combination of particular body parts, as is characteristic of a congenital malformation syndrome called the Wiedemann-Beckwith syndrome....
  5. Focal motor seizure Focal motor seizure
    Focal motor seizure: A simple partial seizure with localized motor activity. There may be spasm or clonus (jerking) of one muscle or a muscle group and this may remain localized or it may subsequently spread to adjacent muscles as a Jacksonian seizure....
  6. Focal sclerosis Focal sclerosis
    Focal sclerosis: See: Multiple sclerosis....
  7. Focal seizure Focal seizure
    Focal seizure: See: Partial seizure....
  8. Focused H and P Focused H and P
    Focused H and P: In common doctor language, H and P stand for the history (H) and physical (P), namely the medical history and the physical examination of the patient. The H and P are thus the initial clinical evaluation and examination of the patient. A focused H and P specifies that the doctor f...
  9. Folate Folate
    Folate: Folic acid, one of the B vitamins that is a key factor in the synthesis (the making) of nucleic acid (DNA and RNA). A deficiency of folic acid after birth causes a kind of anemia, namely, megaloblastic anemia in which there is a paucity of red blood cells and those that are made are unusua...
  10. Folding motif Folding motif
    Folding motif: An independent folding unit, or particular structure, that recurs in many molecules....
  11. Foley catheter Foley catheter
    Foley catheter: See: Catheter, Foley....
  12. Folic acid Folic acid
    Folic acid: One of the B vitamins that is a key factor in the synthesis (the making) of nucleic acid (DNA and RNA). A deficiency of folic acid after birth causes a kind of anemia, namely, megaloblastic anemia in which there is a paucity of red blood cells and those that are made are unusually larg...
  13. Folinic acid Folinic acid
    Folinic acid: The active form of folic acid in the body. See: Leucovorin....
  14. Follicle, hair Follicle, hair
    Follicle, hair: See: Hair follicle....
  15. Follicular cyst of the ovary Follicular cyst of the ovary
    Follicular cyst of the ovary: A fluid-filled sac in the ovary, the most common type of ovarian cyst. It results from the growth of a follicle. A follicle is the fluid-filled cyst that contains an egg. In some cycles, this follicle grows larger that normal and does not rupture to release the egg. No...