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  1. Jackknife seizure Jackknife seizure
    Jackknife seizure: See: Infantile spasms....
  2. Jackson Jackson
    Jackson: See: Hughlings Jackson, John....
  3. Jackson Laboratory Jackson Laboratory
    Jackson Laboratory: The premiere place for mouse genetics and the largest mammalian genetic research facility in the world. Many of the types of mice used in medical research originated at the laboratory which is in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The Jackson Laboratory was founded in 1929...
  4. Jackson Pratt drain Jackson Pratt drain
    Jackson Pratt drain: See: JP drain....
  5. Jackson, John Hughlings Jackson, John Hughlings
    Jackson, John Hughlings: See: Hughlings Jackson, John....
  6. Jacksonian epilepsy Jacksonian epilepsy
    Jacksonian epilepsy: See: Epilepsy, Jacksonian....
  7. Jacksonian seizure Jacksonian seizure
    Jacksonian seizure: A form of epilepsy involving brief alteration in movement, sensation or nerve function caused by abnormal electrical activity in a localized area of the brain. Jacksonian seizures is a form of simple complex seizures in which the abnormal electrical activity is localized to on...
  8. Jadassohn-Lewandowski Syndrome Jadassohn-Lewandowski Syndrome
    Jadassohn-Lewandowski Syndrome: This syndrome is a form of what is called elephant nails from birth (pachyonychia congenita). The characteristic features include: Abnormally thick curved nails (onychogryposis) Thickening of the skin (hyperkeratosis) of the palms, soles, knees and elbows ...
  9. Jail fever Jail fever
    Jail fever: See: Typhus, epidemic....
  10. JAK3 JAK3
    JAK3: Or Jak3. An enzyme found only in cells in the immune system that is critical for the cell signaling process resulting in the development of white blood cells. Mutation of the gene encoding JAK3 is responsible for a form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). JAK stands for Janus kinase or...
  11. JAK3 inhibitor JAK3 inhibitor
    JAK3 inhibitor: A drug that inhibits the enzyme JAK3 (which is found only in immune cells) and acts as an immunosuppressant....
  12. Jakob's disease Jakob's disease
    Jakob's disease: Better known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a dementing disease of the brain. It is believed due to an unconventional, transmissible agent (a prion). Symptoms of CJD include forgetfulness, nervousness, jerky trembling hand movements, unsteady gait, muscle spasms, chronic dement...
  13. Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
    Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease: A transmissible degenerative brain disorder technically termed spongiform encephalopathy. Eating "mad cow" meat or squirrel brain can lead to Jaqcob-Creuzfeldt-like disease. Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease, better known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a dementing...
  14. JAMA JAMA
    JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA began publication in 1883. It now bills itself as "the world's best-read medical journal". However one defines "best-read", JAMA clearly ranks as one of the two leading general medical journals published in the United States. (The other is ...
  15. Jamais vu Jamais vu
    Jamais vu: From the French, meaning "never seen". The illusion that the familiar does not seem familiar. The opposite of the feeling of "dejà vu."...