MCSOSKELIC

was first proposed by the French Physician L. Manouvrier as being the body type between brachyskelic and macroskelic.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA)

a licensed medical professional who renders care under the guidance of a supervising physician.

APHANISIS

n. a now obsolete term that once indicated the total extinction of sexual desire. |defined by British physician Ernest Jones (1879-1958)]

REFERRAL

Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred.

FALLOPIUS

is considered one of the most important anatomists and physicians of the sixteenth century, having argued against some of the accepted theories of the...

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...

OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS (OTC DRUGS)

drugs which can be bought sans a physician's prescription, like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Commonly referred to as nonprescription drugs.

PRIMARY CARETAKER STANDARD

Utilized in child custody disputes, the primary caretaker standard evaluates each parent and generally awards custody to that parent that has taken on the...

PARIS MEDICAL SCHOOL

a group of physicians and pupils at the Salpetriere hospital in Paris, France, who advanced the research and hypotheses of French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot...

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 -...

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