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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «K»:

  1. Kawasaki disease Kawasaki disease
    Kawasaki disease: A disease that has nothing to do with the motor bike of the same name but is a syndrome of unknown origin that mainly affects young children, causing fever, reddening of the eyes (conjunctivitis), lips and mucous membranes of the mouth, ulcerative gum disease (gingivitis), swolle...
  2. kb kb
    kb: Abbreviation for kilobase....
  3. Kearns-Sayre syndrome Kearns-Sayre syndrome
    Kearns-Sayre syndrome: A neuromuscular disorder characterized by three primary findings: Progressive paralysis of certain eye muscles (chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, or CPEO); Abnormal accumulation of colored (pigmented) material on the retina (atypical retinitis pigmentosa), leadin...
  4. Kegel exercises Kegel exercises
    Kegel exercises: Exercises designed to increase muscle strength and elasticity in the female pelvis. Kegel exercises may be recommended for treatment of an incompetent cervix, vaginal looseness after pregnancy and delivery, or urinary incontinence....
  5. Kelman, Charles D. Kelman, Charles D.
    Kelman, Charles D.: See: Phacoemulsification....
  6. Keloid Keloid
    Keloid: A scar that doesn't know when to stop. When the skin is injured, cells grow back to fill in the gap. Somehow, they normally "know" when the scar tissue is level with the skin, at which point the cells stop multiplying. When the cells keep on reproducing, the result is a what is called a...
  7. Keratectomy Keratectomy
    Keratectomy: Removal of part of the cornea. This can be done by surgical excision or by laser. One such laser procedure is PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)....
  8. Keratectomy, photorefractive (PRK) Keratectomy, photorefractive (PRK)
    Keratectomy, photorefractive (PRK): A kind of laser eye surgery designed to change the shape of the cornea to eliminate (or reduce) the need for glasses and contact lenses. The laser is used to remove the outer layer of the cornea and flatten the cornea. The flattening of the cornea is intended ...
  9. Keratin Keratin
    Keratin: Protein in the upper layer of the skin, hair, nails and animal horns. The word keratin comes from the Indo-European ker meaning horn. ...
  10. Keratitis Keratitis
    Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea (the transparent structure in the front of the eye). ...
  11. Keratitis, acanthamoeba Keratitis, acanthamoeba
    Keratitis, acanthamoeba: See: Acanthamoeba keratitis....
  12. Keratitis, rosacea Keratitis, rosacea
    Keratitis, rosacea: See: Rosacea keratitis....
  13. Keratitis, vaccinia Keratitis, vaccinia
    Keratitis, vaccinia: See Vaccinia keratitis....
  14. Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome
    Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome: An inherited disorder in which affected persons have: Keratitis -- gradual destruction of the cornea of the eye, sometimes leading to blindness Ichthyosis -- localized areas of disfiguring reddish thickened skin ("fish skin") Deafness -- at birth Anoth...
  15. Kerato- Kerato-
    Kerato-: Confusing prefix that can refer either to the cornea (as in keratitis and keratocornea) or to "horny" tissue (as in keratin and keratosis)....