Dictionary of Medical Terms, 4th Edition by Peter Collin

By Peter Collin

Within the re-creation of this bestselling dictionary, greater than 16,000 phrases from English-speaking and foreign scientific practices are defined in transparent, easy phrases. phrases in really good fields comparable to surgical procedure, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry are all addressed with sentences and grammar notes for every access. full of crucial useful references for interns, nurses, clinical secretaries, and trainees in any clinical box, the transparent motives make it excellent for any scholar or practitioner of drugs.

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Atrophic cirrhosis / trɒfk s rəυss/ atrophic cirrhosis noun advanced portal cirrhosis in which the liver has become considerably smaller and clumps of new cells are formed on the surface of the liver where fibrous tissue has replaced damaged liver cells. Also called hobnail liver atrophic gastritis / trɒfk strats/ noun inflammation of the stomach caused by being unable to produce enough acid to kill bacteria atrophic vaginitis / trɒfk v d  nats/ noun inflammation, thinning and shrinking of atrophic gastritis atrophic vaginitis audithe tissues of the vagina caused by a lack of oestrogen atrophy / trəfi/ noun the wasting of an organ or part of the body í verb (of an organ or part of the body) to waste away atropine / trəpi n/ noun an alkaloid substance derived from the poisonous plant belladonna and used, among other things, to enlarge the pupil of the eye, to reduce salivary and bronchial secretions during anaesthesia and as a muscarinic antagonist ATS / e ti es/ abbr antitetanus serum attack /ə t k/ noun a sudden occurrence of an illness ć He had an attack of fever.

Compare axial appendicular skeleton skeleton appendix /ə pendks/ noun 1. a small tube attached to the caecum which serves no function but can become infected, causing appendicitis. Also called vermiform appendix. See illustration at DIGESTIVE SYSTEM in Supplement 2. any small tube or sac hanging from an organ apperception / pə sepʃ(ə)n/ noun the conscious recognition of a stimulus appetite / ptat/ noun the feeling of wanting food ˽ good appetite interest in eating food ˽ loss of appetite becoming uninterested in eating food applanation tonometry / plə neʃ(ə)n tə nɒmətri/ noun the measuring of the thickness of the cornea appliance /ə plaəns/ noun a piece of apparatus used on the body ć He was wearing a surgical appliance to support his neck.

Babinski test /bə bnski test/ noun a test Babinski test for a Babinski reflex baby / bebi/ noun a very young child who is not yet old enough to talk or walk ć Babies start to walk when they are about 12 months old. (NOTE: If you do not know the sex of a baby baby you can refer to the child as it: The baby was sucking its thumb) baby blues / bebi blu z/ plural noun same as postnatal depression (informal ) baby care / bebi keə/ noun the act of lookbaby blues baby care ing after babies baby clinic / bebi klnk/ noun a special clinic which deals with babies bacillaemia / b s li miə/ noun an infection of the blood by bacilli bacillary /bə sləri/ adjective referring to bacilli bacillary dysentery /bə sləri ds(ə)ntri/ noun dysentery caused by the bacillus Shigella in contaminated food bacille Calmette-Guérin /b si l k lmet er n/ noun full form of BCG [After A.

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