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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Flood warning Flood warning
    Flood warning: A flood watch or warning. The steps to take in case a flood watch or warning has been issued include the following: Gather Supplies -- Gather the emergency supplies you previously stocked in your home. See: Flood supplies kit. Stay Tuned -- Stay tuned to local radio or television sta...
  2. Floppy baby syndrome Floppy baby syndrome
    Floppy baby syndrome: A general medical reference to an abnormal condition of newborns and infants manifested by inadequate tone of the muscles. It can be due to a multitude of different neurologic and muscle problems. See also Hypotonia. ...
  3. Floppy valve syndrome Floppy valve syndrome
    Floppy valve syndrome: See: Mitral valve prolapse....
  4. Flora Flora
    Flora: The population of microbes inhabiting the outside or inside surfaces of people (or other animals). Also, the population of plants including flowers, usually in a particular area. The word "flora" is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers....
  5. Florence R. Sabin Florence R. Sabin
    Florence R. Sabin: See: Sabin, Florence R.....
  6. Flores man Flores man
    Flores man: See: Homo floresiensis....
  7. Flow cytometry Flow cytometry
    Flow cytometry: Analysis of biological material by detection of the light-absorbing or fluorescing properties of cells or subcellular fractions such as chromosomes passing in a narrow stream through a laser beam. Flow cytometry can be used with automated sorting devices to sort successive droplets o...
  8. Flow karyotyping Flow karyotyping
    Flow karyotyping: Use of flow cytometry to analyze and/or separate chromosomes on the basis of their DNA content....
  9. FLT-3 inhibitor FLT-3 inhibitor
    FLT-3 inhibitor: A gene-targeted therapy for a common subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) known as FLT-positive AML in which there is a FLT3 receptor mutation. The FLT-3 inhibitor is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that interferes with abnormal FLT3 function by preventing essential proteins from bin...
  10. Flu Flu
    Flu: Short for influenza. The flu is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract which are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications,...
  11. Flu shot Flu shot
    Flu shot: The flu (influenza) vaccine is recommended annually (each year) for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza virus infection. This includes: Everyone age 65 or more; People with chronic diseases of the heart; People with chronic diseases of the lung; People with ch...
  12. Flu vaccine Flu vaccine
    Flu vaccine: The flu vaccination (influenza) is recommended for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza virus infection. This includes: Everyone age 65 or more; People with chronic diseases of the heart; People with chronic diseases of the lung; People with chronic disea...
  13. Flu vaccine, nasal-spray Flu vaccine, nasal-spray
    Flu vaccine, nasal-spray: See: Nasal flu vaccine....
  14. Flu, Asian Flu, Asian
    Flu, Asian: See: Asian flu....
  15. Flu, avian Flu, avian
    Flu, avian: See: Avian influenza....