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  1. Foodborne disease Foodborne disease
    Foodborne disease: A disease caused by consuming contaminated food or drink. Myriad microbes and toxic substances can contaminate foods. There are more then 250 known foodborne diseases. The majority are infectious and are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Other foodborne diseases are ess...
  2. Foot Foot
    Foot: The end of the leg on which a person normally stands and walks. The foot is an extremely complex anatomic structure made up of 26 bones and 33 joints that must work together with 19 muscles and 107 ligaments to execute highly precise movements. At the same time the foot must be strong to supp...
  3. Foot drop Foot drop
    Foot drop: See Foot-drop....
  4. Foot fungus Foot fungus
    Foot fungus: Athlete's foot causes foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling. It is caused by a fungus and is treated with antifungal medications, many of which are available over-the-counter. Keeping the feet dry by using cotton socks and breathable shoes helps prevent athletes foot....
  5. Foot pain Foot pain
    Foot pain: Foot pain is the sensation of discomfort in the foot arising from disorders or injury to any of the structures in the foot including bones, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, or connective tissue. There are numerous and varied causes for foot pain, since the foot is an extremely complex an...
  6. Foot type Foot type
    Foot type: The category into which a particular foot falls. Foot types are generally classified into one of three categories: pronator, neutral, or supinator. The pronator type of foot rolls far inward during the weight-bearing phase of the stride. This foot type is characterized by a very low or ...
  7. Foot, athlete Foot, athlete
    Foot, athlete: A skin infection caused by a fungus called Trichophyton which can thrive and infect the upper layer of the skin when the feet (or other areas of the body) remain moist, warm, and irritated. The fungus can be found on floors and in socks and clothing and can be spread from person to...
  8. Foot-and-mouth disease Foot-and-mouth disease
    Foot-and-mouth disease: A disease caused by a highly infectious virus that can infect people but affects them most by infecting livestock -- cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. The foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is in the same family of viruses as those causing the common cold. The virus is spr...
  9. Foot-drop brace Foot-drop brace
    Foot-drop brace: See Ankle-foot orthosis....
  10. Footdrop Footdrop
    Footdrop: See Foot-drop....
  11. Footling presentation Footling presentation
    Footling presentation: There are single-footling or double-footling presentations depending upon whether the presenting part of the baby at delivery is just one foot or both feet....
  12. Foramen Foramen
    Foramen: A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale in the heart. The plural of foramen is foramina....
  13. Foramen magnum Foramen magnum
    Foramen magnum: The large hole at the base of the skull which allows passage of the spinal cord. ...
  14. Foramen of Magendie Foramen of Magendie
    Foramen of Magendie: An opening from the fourth ventricle, which is one in a system of four communicating cavities called ventricles within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ventricles, the third ventricle and t...
  15. Foramen ovale Foramen ovale
    Foramen ovale: An oval opening between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) that is a normal feature of the fetal and neonatal (newborn) circulation. The foramen ovale normally closes on its own by 3 months of age. ...