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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Family therapy Family therapy
    Family therapy: A type of psychotherapy designed to identify family patterns that contribute to a behavior disorder or mental illness and help family members break those habits. Family therapy involves discussion and problem-solving sessions with the family. Some of these sessions may be as a group,...
  2. Family, extended Family, extended
    Family, extended: See: Extended family....
  3. Family, gene Family, gene
    Family, gene: A group of genes related in structure and often in function. The genes belonging to a gene family are descended from an ancestral gene. For example, the hemoglobin genes of critical importance to red blood cells belong to one gene family created by gene duplication (making extra copi...
  4. Family, nuclear Family, nuclear
    Family, nuclear: See: Nuclear family....
  5. Fanconi anemia Fanconi anemia
    Fanconi anemia: A genetic disease that affects all of the bone marrow elements, is associated with a great diversity of malformations as well as pigmentary changes of the skin, and predisposes to malignancy. Malignancy: Fanconi anemia predisposes particularly to a disturbance of bone marrow growth...
  6. Fanconi pancytopenia Fanconi pancytopenia
    Fanconi pancytopenia: See Fanconi anemia....
  7. Fantod Fantod
    Fantod: A state of nervous anxiety or irritability. Also an irritable outburst. Pronounced fan-todd....
  8. FAO deficiency FAO deficiency
    FAO deficiency: Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease usually characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retardation. The skin changes in the...
  9. FAP FAP
    FAP: Familial adenomatous polyposis, a prominent hereditary colon cancer syndrome....
  10. Fari Amini Fari Amini
    Fari Amini: Amini, Fariborz....
  11. Fariborz Amini Fariborz Amini
    Fariborz Amini: Amini, Fariborz....
  12. Farsightedness Farsightedness
    Farsightedness: Medically termed hyperopia; the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects. Farsightedness (hyperopia) may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses....
  13. Fart Fart
    Fart: This is not an accepted medical word for passing gas. Excess gas in the intestinal is medically termed "flatulence." (But what is excess gas is difficult to define since symptom-free individuals have recorded approximately 14 passages of gas per 24 hours!) The Oxford English Dictionary...
  14. FAS FAS
    FAS: 1. Fetal alcohol syndrome. 2. The FAS gene....
  15. FAS diagnosis FAS diagnosis
    FAS diagnosis: See: Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis....