Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «R»:
Rheumatologist: A specialist in the non-surgical treatment
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...
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...
Rheumatology: A subspecialty of internal medicine
the non-surgical evaluation and treatment of the rheumatic diseases
Rheumatic diseases and conditions are characterized by symptoms
musculoskeletal system. Many of the rheumatic diseases and conditions
Rhinitis: Irritation of the nose. Derived from the
Greek word rhinos meaning of the nose....
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....
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
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...
Rhinitis, allergic, perennial
Rhinitis, allergic, perennial: Allergic rhinitis
(hayfever) that occurs throughout the year....
Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal
Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal: Allergic rhinitis
(hayfever) which occurs during a specific season....
Rhinitis, vasomotor: Inflammation of the nose (rhinitis)
due to abnormal neuronal (nerve) control of the blood vessels in the nose.
Vasomotor rhinitis is not
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...
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...
Rhinorrhea: Medical term for a runny nose. From the
Greek words "rhinos" meaning "of the nose" and "rhoia"
meaning "a flowing."...
Rhinotillexomania: Compulsive nose picking....
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...