APHANISIS

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

BRIQUET'S SYNDROME

n. a personality disorder characterized by frequent, multiple complaints and treatment-seeking behavior despite the lack of physical symptoms to support them. These complaints often...

APHEMIA

n. Originally defined by French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880), this refers to a motor aphasia with nonfluency (i.e., lack of speech) but intact...

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...

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