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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «R»:

  1. Rheumatologist Rheumatologist
    Rheumatologist: A specialist in the non-surgical treatment of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis. Rheumatologists have special interests in unexplained rash, fever, arthritis, anemia, weakness, weight loss, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, autoimmune disease, and anorexia. They often ser...
  2. Rheumatologist, pediatric Rheumatologist, pediatric
    Rheumatologist, pediatric: A physician who specializes in providing comprehensive care to children (as well as their families) with rheumatic diseases, especially arthritis. Pediatric rheumatologists are pediatricians who have completed an additional 2-3 years of specialized training in pediatr...
  3. Rheumatology Rheumatology
    Rheumatology: A subspecialty of internal medicine that involves the non-surgical evaluation and treatment of the rheumatic diseases and conditions. Rheumatic diseases and conditions are characterized by symptoms involving the musculoskeletal system. Many of the rheumatic diseases and conditions ...
  4. Rhinitis Rhinitis
    Rhinitis: Irritation of the nose. Derived from the Greek word rhinos meaning of the nose....
  5. Rhinitis Acute Rhinitis Acute
    Rhinitis Acute: Inflammation of the nose that occurs for only a few days. Typically this is caused by a virus ("a cold"); if it goes on beyond a week then it is probably bacterial....
  6. Rhinitis Chronic Rhinitis Chronic
    Rhinitis Chronic: inflammation of the nose that goes on for weeks to months which is different from "a cold", and may be caused by allergy, nasal irritants, structural, or physiological problems....
  7. Rhinitis, allergic Rhinitis, allergic
    Rhinitis, allergic: The medical term for hayfever. (Hay fever is a misnomer since hay is not a usual cause of this problem and there is no fever. Many substances cause the allergic symptoms in hay fever. Allergic rhinitis is the correct term for this allergic reaction. Rhinitis means "irritati...
  8. Rhinitis, allergic, perennial Rhinitis, allergic, perennial
    Rhinitis, allergic, perennial: Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) that occurs throughout the year....
  9. Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal
    Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal: Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) which occurs during a specific season....
  10. Rhinitis, vasomotor Rhinitis, vasomotor
    Rhinitis, vasomotor: Inflammation of the nose (rhinitis) due to abnormal neuronal (nerve) control of the blood vessels in the nose. Vasomotor rhinitis is not allergic rhinitis....
  11. Rhinophyma Rhinophyma
    Rhinophyma: Pronounced (ryno-fee-ma), a bulbous enlarged red nose and puffy cheeks (like those of the old comedian W.C. Fields). There may also be thick bumps on the lower half of the nose and the nearby cheek areas. Rhinophyma occurs mainly in men as a complication of rosacea, a common chronic skin...
  12. Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty
    Rhinoplasty: Plastic surgery on the nose, known familiarly as a nose job. Rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure, usually performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added. The aim is to improve the visual appe...
  13. Rhinorrhea Rhinorrhea
    Rhinorrhea: Medical term for a runny nose. From the Greek words "rhinos" meaning "of the nose" and "rhoia" meaning "a flowing."...
  14. Rhinotillexomania Rhinotillexomania
    Rhinotillexomania: Compulsive nose picking....
  15. Rhogam Rhogam
    Rhogam: Rh0 immunoglobulin, also called anti-Rh or anti-D immunoglobulin. An injectable blood product used to protect an Rh-positive fetus from antibodies by its Rh-negative mother. The idea underlying Rhogam is if anti-Rh antibody is given soon after delivery, it blocks the sensitization of the mot...