AUBERT PHENOMENON

the illusion that occurs when a vertical line appears to tilt in the opposing direction from the direction the head is tilted when viewing...

OTOLARYNGOLOGIST

noun. a specialist physician or surgeon that examines and remediates illness of the ears, nose, and throat and of the head and neck.

BRAIN LOCALIZATION THEORY

n. one of many theories which propose that there are different areas of the brain and they serve different functions. Although the brain functions...

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...

REFERRAL

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

BALINT'S SYNDROME

is the name for a disorder, resulting from lesions in the parieto-occipital portion of the brain, which causes optic ataxia, visual attention disorders, and...

FEE-FOR-SERVICE

This denotes the traditional method of payment for health care services, in which physicians or other providers set their own fees for services...

MATERNAL DEPRIVATION

is the lack of appropriate levels of nurturing for the young or child due to the lack of a maternal character or primary care...

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.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA)

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

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