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Amputation definition: The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)
amputation definition: removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body.
amputation definition: (am-pyoo-TAY-shun) Surgery to remove part or all of a limb or appendage.
Amputation definition: The surgical removal of all or part of a limb or other appendage.
Angiocardiography definition: Radiography of the heart and great vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
angiocardiography definition: radiography of the heart and great vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
Bronchitis definition: Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the BRONCHI, from the PRIMARY BRONCHI to the TERTIARY BRONCHI.
bronchitis definition: (bron-KYE-tis) Inflammation (swelling and reddening) of the bronchi.
Bronchitis definition: An acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the bronchi.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation definition: The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
cardiopulmonary resuscitation definition: the artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for heart arrest resulting from electric shock, drowning, respiratory arrest, or other causes; the two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation and closed-chest cardiac massage.
Colostomy definition: The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.
colostomy definition: (ko-LAHS-toe-mee) An opening into the colon from the outside of the body. A colostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the colon has been removed.
Colostomy definition: The surgical creation of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body. (MeSH)
Consultation definition: A conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; the act of deliberating together; confering with another researcher, physician, or expert about an issue or a case.
Corneal Transplantation definition: Partial or total replacement of the CORNEA from one human or animal to another.
keratoplasty definition: plastic surgery of the cornea; partial or total replacement of the cornea.
Esophagostomy definition: Surgical formation of an external opening (stoma) into the esophagus.
Fetal Monitoring definition: Physiologic or biochemical monitoring of the fetus. It is usually done during LABOR, OBSTETRIC and may be performed in conjunction with the monitoring of uterine activity. It may also be performed prenatally as when the mother is undergoing surgery.
Goiter, Endemic definition: A form of IODINE deficiency disorders characterized by an enlargement of the THYROID GLAND in a significantly large fraction of a POPULATION GROUP. Endemic goiter is common in mountainous and iodine-deficient areas of the world where the DIET contains insufficient amount of iodine.
hearing test definition: a general term for the measurement of hearing.
Esophagectomy definition: Excision of part (partial) or all (total) of the esophagus. (Dorland, 28th ed)
esophagectomy definition: (eh-sof-a-JEK-toe-mee) An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.
Esophagectomy definition: Surgical removal of part or all of the esophagus.
Acute Appendicitis definition: Acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
Breast Implantation definition: Surgical insertion of an inert sac filled with silicone or other material to augment the female form cosmetically.
breast implant definition: implant, often of silicone, in the mammary tissue; may be preformed for medical or cosmetic reasons.
Breast Prosthesis Implantation definition: Surgical implantation of a breast prosthesis.
Eye Examination definition: A test performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist assessing vision and ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes.
Specified definition: Clearly and explicitly stated.
Unspecified definition: Not stated explicitly or in detail.
Bladder Adenocarcinoma definition: A rare adenocarcinoma arising from metaplastic bladder epithelium. It is frequently associated with long-standing local irritation. The majority of cases originate from the trigone and the posterior wall of the bladder.
Chihuahua definition: The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with an apple-shaped head and a short pointed muzzle. It has round, large, very dark eyes and trademark large ears. The body is cobby (stout), longer than it is tall. Besides the common short-haired variety there is also a long-haired type. Colors include fawn, sand, chestnut, silver and steel blue, black, tan and parti-color. Height: 6-9 inches (15-23 cm.) Weight: 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg.)
Dachshund definition: The Dachshund is an elongated, vigorous, muscular dog with short legs. This breed has a long muzzle and robust jaws with extremely strong canine teeth. There are two sizes of Dachshund: standard and miniature. Both sizes have three coat varieties: the short-haired, the wired-haired, and the long-haired. Solid-colored Dachshunds may be tan or yellow. Bi-color Dachshunds may be deep black, brown, or gray with areas of bright chestnut. There are also piebald, speckle-streaked, or harlequin varieties. Standard Height: 6-9 inches; Miniature Height: 5 inches. Weight: Standard 16-32 pounds (7-14 kg.); Miniature under 11 pounds (5 kg.)
Foxhound definition: The Foxhound is a medium-sized glossy-coated hound developed for hunting foxes. American and English breeds are recognized.
GAS, CALIBRATION (SPECIFIED CONCENTRATION) definition: A calibration gas is a device consisting of a container of gas of known concentration intended to calibrate medical gas concentration measurement devices.
Not Otherwise Specified definition: Not characterized in any other way.
Undifferentiated Sex definition: Sex could not be determined; not uniquely defined; undifferentiated.
HL7 Specified or Mandated definition: HL7 Specified or Mandated
fully specified ROI definition: A fully specified bounded Region of Interest (ROI) delineates a ROI in which only those dimensions participate that are specified by boundary criteria, whereas all other dimensions are excluded. For example a ROI to mark an episode of "ST elevation" in a subset of the EKG leads V2, V3, and V4 would include 4 boundaries, one each for time, V2, V3, and V4.
Brussels Griffon definition: The Griffon is a sturdy toy dog of square proportions with a domed head, undershot jaw, and a very short nose. There are two types: Rough Coated (harsh wiry and dense), and Smooth-Coated or Petit Brabancon variety (short, straight, glossy). Griffons come in red, a mixture of red-brown and black, black and tan, and solid black. Height: 7-8 inches (18-20 cm.) Weight: 6-12 pounds (2.5-5.5 kg.)
Chinese Crested definition: The Chinese Crested comes in two distinct varieties: one is hairless except for its feet, head and tail, and called the Hairless; the other is called the Powder Puff. The Powder Puff has a long coat. Both come in numerous colors; solid, mixed or spotted all over. Height: 12 inches (30 cm.) Weight: not over 10 pounds (4.5 kg.)
Cocker Spaniel definition: The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the Sporting Group. It has a sturdy, compact body and a chiseled head. It has strong, moderately bent, muscular quarters. It is capable of considerable speed, combined with endurance.
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular definition: A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.
hepatoma definition: (HEP-a-toe-SEL-yoo-ler kar-sin-O-ma) A type of adenocarcinoma, the most common type of liver tumor.
hepatoma definition: (hep-a-TOE-ma) A liver tumor.
hepatocellular carcinoma definition: primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells; it ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with epithelial cells indistinguishable from normal hepatocytes to a poorly differentiated neoplasm; the cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form giant cells; associations exist with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, some types of cirrhosis, and hepatitis C virus infection.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma definition: A malignant tumor that arises from hepatocytes. Hepatocellular carcinoma is relatively rare in the United States but very common in all African countries south of the Sahara and in Southeast Asia. Most cases are seen in patients over the age of 50 years, but this tumor can also occur in younger individuals and even in children. Hepatocellular carcinoma is more common in males than females and is associated with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chronic alcohol abuse and cirrhosis. Serum elevation of alpha-fetoprotein occurs in a large percentage of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Grossly, hepatocellular carcinoma may present as a single mass, as multiple nodules, or as diffuse liver involvement. Microscopically, there is a wide range of differentiation from tumor to tumor (well differentiated to poorly differentiated tumors). Hepatocellular carcinomas quickly metastasize to regional lymph nodes and lung. The overall median survival of untreated liver cell carcinoma is about 4 months. The most effective treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma is complete resection of the tumor. Lately, an increasing number of tumors have been treated with liver transplantation.