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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Foreskin Foreskin
    Foreskin: The fold of skin which covers the head (the glans) of the penis. Also called the prepuce. Only about 1 in every 20 boys is born with a retractable foreskin. This reflects the fact that the histologic (tissue) development of the foreskin is usually not complete at birth. The foreskin i...
  2. Foreskin and glans, inflammation of the Foreskin and glans, inflammation of the
    Foreskin and glans, inflammation of the: In the uncircumcised male, balanitis (inflammation of the glans, the rounded head of the penis) and posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) usually occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and foreskin. Circumcision prevents balanopo...
  3. Foreskin, inflammation of the Foreskin, inflammation of the
    Foreskin, inflammation of the: Inflammation of the foreskin of the penis (the prepuce) is called posthitis. In the uncircumcised male, posthitis and balanitis (inflammation of the glans, the rounded head of the penis) usually occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and fo...
  4. Foreskin, tight Foreskin, tight
    Foreskin, tight: See Phimosis....
  5. Forestier disease Forestier disease
    Forestier disease: A form of degenerative arthritis characteristically associated with flowing calcification along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine and commonly with inflammation (tendinitis) and calcification of the tendons at their attachments points to bone. Because areas of the spine and...
  6. Forget me Forget me
    Forget me: Street term for Rohypnol....
  7. Forgotten disease Forgotten disease
    Forgotten disease: Name sometimes given to Lemierre syndrome....
  8. Formaldehyde Formaldehyde
    Formaldehyde: A pungent gas, with the chemical formula HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and especially today as a fixative for histology (the study of tissues under the microscope). Formalin is a 37% aqueous (water) solution of formaldehyde....
  9. Formalin Formalin
    Formalin: A 37% aqueous (water) solution of formaldehyde, a pungent gas, with the chemical formula HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and especially today as a fixative for histology (the study of tissues under the microscope)....
  10. Formication Formication
    Formication: The illusion or hallucination that ants or other insects are creeping on or under the skin. Formication is a feature of some psychotic states as well as drug and alcohol abuse. From the Latin formicatio, from formicare meaning to creep like an ant. Not to be confused with fornication....
  11. Formula feeding Formula feeding
    Formula feeding: Feeding an infant or toddler prepared formula rather than breast-feeding, or in addition to breast-feeding. Formula feeding is indicated when the mother has an illness that could be passed on to the baby through breast milk or through the close physical proximity required for breast...
  12. Formula, infant Formula, infant
    Formula, infant: A substitute for breast milk for feeding infants. Pediatricians generally advise exclusively breastfeeding (that is, breastfeeding with no formula) for all full term, healthy infants for the first 6 months of life. However, many infants are formula-fed today, at least in part. For i...
  13. Formulary Formulary
    Formulary: 1. A collection of formulas, recipes, or prescriptions. 2. In medicine, a listing of prescription drugs approved for use....
  14. Fornication Fornication
    Fornication: Sexual intercourse that is "illicit", outside of marriage. The term "fornication" has a close medical relative by the name of "fornix", the word for "arch" in Latin. It seems that the Roman prostitutes used to hang out under the arches of certain public buildings. The act of carrying o...
  15. Fornices Fornices
    Fornices: Plural form of fornix....