Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:
Fibrinogen: The protein from which is generated fibrin, the essence of a normal blood clot....
Fibro fog: A type of cognitive dysfunction reported by many people with fibromyalgia. Also sometimes referred to as brain fog, its symptoms include difficulty with concentration, memory deficits, and confusion. The reason for the changes in brain function with fibromyalgia is not clearly understood....
Fibroadenoma: A benign growth in the breast that is solid, firm, smooth and usually painless or only slightly tender. Fibroadenomas are very common. A woman may have several. They sometimes grow quickly in teenagers or during pregnancy. Their peak incidence is in women 30 to 35 years old. To repeat,...
Fibroblast: A cell ubiquitous in connective tissue that makes and secretes collagen....
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2
Fibroblast growth factor receptor
2: A mutation (change) in
the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene on
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. T...
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP): A rare but dramatic genetic disorder that turns muscles, tendons and ligaments into bone, threatening to transform the victim into "a statue of stone."
FOP is characterized by physical handicap due to bone forming in the wrong places and malformed big to...
Fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas and acrochordons
Fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons: See: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome....
Fibroid: A benign tumor of the uterus and the single most common indication for hysterectomy. Fibroids can be present and be inapparent. However, they are clinically apparent in up to 25% of women and cause significant morbidity, including prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pa...
Fibroids: Fibroids are common, benign tumors of smooth muscle in the uterus (womb).
fibroids are the most common reason for performing a
hysterectomy. Fibroids do
not produce symptoms in all women, but may lead to prolonged or heavy menstrual
bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and rarel...
Fibroma: A mass composed of fibrous tissue or connective tissue. Also called a fibroid tumor or fibroid....
Fibroma, cemento-ossifying: A hard fibrous lesion that
continues to grow, sometimes to very large size, unless
frequently seen in the jaw or mouth, sometimes in
connection with a fracture or another type of injury. Treatment is by
surgery. Abbreviated COF....
Fibroma, desmoplastic: A rare type of primary bone tumor characteristically composed of well-differentiated cells that produce collagen. Desmoplastic fibromas are discovered most often in the first three decades of life, in the mandible (the femur and pelvis are also favored sites). Although benign,...
Fibroma, nonossifying: A growing lesion with a
fibroma structure. Treatment is by surgery....
Fibromyalgia: A syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without
detectable inflammation. Fibromyalgia does not cause body damage or deformity. However, undue fatigue plagues the large majority of patients with fibromyalgia and sleep disorders...
Fibronectin, fetal: See: Fetal fibronectin....