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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Fever, trench Fever, trench
    Fever, trench: A disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on the fronts in Europe. Trench fever was again a major problem in the military in World War II and is seen endem...
  2. Fever, typhoid Fever, typhoid
    Fever, typhoid: See: Typhoid fever....
  3. Fever, typhus Fever, typhus
    Fever, typhus: See: Typhus....
  4. Fever, undulant Fever, undulant
    Fever, undulant: An infectious disease due to the bacteria Brucella that characteristically causes rising and falling fevers, sweats, malaise, weakness, anorexia, headache, myalgia (muscle pain) and back pain. The disease is called undulant fever because the fever is typically undulant, rising an...
  5. Fever, valley Fever, valley
    Fever, valley: A disease also called coccidioidomycosis (CM) due to a fungus called Coccidioides immitis. About 40% of people infected with this fungus develop symptoms. Most often they have an influenza-like illness with fever, cough, headaches, rash, and myalgias (muscle pains). Of those people wi...
  6. Fever, West Nile Fever, West Nile
    Fever, West Nile: A febrile disease caused by the West Nile virus that is transmitted from birds to the common Culex mosquito and then to people. The virus is named after the area it was first found in Uganda. West Nile fever occurs in parts of Africa and Asia and, infrequently, in Southern Europe ...
  7. Fever, Wolhynia Fever, Wolhynia
    Fever, Wolhynia: Also known as trench fever, a disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on the fronts in Europe. Trench fever was again a major problem in the military in ...
  8. Fever, yellow Fever, yellow
    Fever, yellow: See: Yellow fever....
  9. Feverfew Feverfew
    Feverfew: An herb that has been most commonly used for migraine headaches. Feverfew can cause allergic reactions, especially in persons who are allergic to chamomile, ragweed, or yarrow. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen /Advil, Motrin or naproxen /Aleve) can reduce...
  10. FFI FFI
    FFI: Fatal familial insomnia....
  11. fFN fFN
    fFN: Fetal fibronectin....
  12. FGD1 FGD1
    FGD1: The faciodigitogenital dysplasia gene. FGD1 normally plays an essential role in embryonic development. Mutations in FGD1 result in faciodigitogenital dysplasia, which is also called the Aarskog-Scott syndrome....
  13. FGFR2 FGFR2
    FGFR2: A mutation (change) in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene on chromosome 10 causes the best-known type of acrocephalosyndactyly, namely Apert syndrome which is characterized by abnormalities of the skull and face and the hands and feet. There is premature closure of ...
  14. FGFR3 FGFR3
    FGFR3: Abbreviation for fibroblast growth factor receptor 3. Mutations in the FGFR3 gene are known to cause three different syndromes -- hypochondroplasia, achondroplasia, and thanatophoric dysplasia. These syndromes represent variations in severity. Hypochondroplasia is the mildest and thanatophori...
  15. Fiber Fiber
    Fiber: The parts of plants that cannot be digested, namely complex carbohydrates. Also known as bulk or roughage. Complex carbohydrates from plants are rich in starch and fiber. Examples of plants that provide complex carbohydrates (fiber) are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads, and c...