BRISSAUD'S INFANTILISM

n. a developmental anomaly associated with an underactivity of the thyroid gland. The condition begins after birth and continues on to cause significant delays...

APOPLECTICUS

A form of the word apoplectic, meaning enraged. |defined by Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460-c. 311 BCE)

BROCA'S AREA

n. the region of speech located posteriorly to the inferior frontal convolution of the left cerebral hemisphere in right-handed people (with exceptions). First discovered...

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...

BRUGSCH'S INDEX

n. in anthropology and anthropometrics, refers to the index used in measuring chest circumference. The formula involves multiplying chest circumference by 100 and then...

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...

BRUSHFIELD-WYATT SYNDROME

n. a familial disorder which causes mental retardation. The condition is characterized by the presence of a port-wine birthmark, and it is marked...

ATTACHMENT BOND

the primary, enduring, relationship that gradually develops between an infant and his or her caregiver.

CAPITATION

in healthcare, refers to a method of payment that has been pre-arranged between the healthcare provider/facility and the physician. This applies to patients enrolled...

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...

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