BRAID'S STRABISMUS

n. in hypnotherapy, refers to a form of strabismus wherein a hypnotic trance is induced by causing the patient's eyes to turn inward and...

OSTEOPATHY

noun. a healthcare system based upon the belief that several illnesses or dysfunctions are a result of anatomical impairments in the musculoskeletal system. It...

SOHVAL-SOFFER SYNDROME

a rare and possibly hereditary disease with mental retardation and testicular deficiency, skeletal anomalies and diabetes mellitus. It was reported in 1953 by Arthur...

ASSISTED DEATH

one person assisting the other to commit suicide, by mutual agreement. This action can take the form of assisted suicide, passive euthanasia or active...

ANOMIA

n. 1. An impaired ability to remember and verbalize the names of objects. See also color anomia- amnesic aphasia. 2. Defective moral sensibilities |defined...

FATIGUE CHECKLIST

is typically used by physicians to diagnose fatigue; the checklists are standarized lists of symptoms associated with the medical condition, hence they can be...

BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME

n. a combination of physical injuries and post traumatic conditions in a child as a result of repeated, intentional physical &/or sexual abuse. Instigated...

ANIMAL SPIRITS

Roman physician Galen (129-215) suggested that these numerous animal spirits flowed through hollow tubes from the brain to all parts of the body -...

SANGUINE TYPE

Proposed by Roman physician Galen (129-215), one of the four types of constitution and temperament. Galen espoused the belief that a ruddy complexion...

ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ARO)

an association of scientists and physicians who collectively perform and share research on hearing, balance, speech, taste, and smell. The ARO publishes the Journal...

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