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  1. Frasier syndrome Frasier syndrome
    Frasier syndrome: A condition characterized by the presence of an XY sex chromosome constitution and undermasculinized external genitalia that may range from ambiguous in appearance to normal-looking female genitalia. There is also kidney disease (glomerulosclerosis) and gonadal tumors (gonadoblasto...
  2. Fraternal twin Fraternal twin
    Fraternal twin: A twin who have shared a common uterine environment with its sibling. Fraternal twins are due to the fertilization of two different ova by different sperm. Fraternal twins are also called dizygotic twins....
  3. Freckle Freckle
    Freckle: A flat circular spot on the skin about the size of the head of a nail that develops after repeated exposure to sunlight, particularly in someone of fair complexion. Freckles may be red, yellow, tan, light-brown, brown, or black. They are always darker than the skin around them since they ar...
  4. Freckles Freckles
    Freckles: See: Freckle....
  5. Fred L. Soper Fred L. Soper
    Fred L. Soper: See: Soper, Fred L....
  6. Fredrickson Fredrickson
    Fredrickson: See: Fredrickson, Donald...
  7. Fredrickson, Donald Fredrickson, Donald
    Fredrickson, Donald: (1924-2002) American physiologist and biomedical research leader who made significant contributions to medicine over the course of four decades. Fredrickson's system of classification of abnormalities in fat transport was adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an inte...
  8. French disease French disease
    French disease: Syphilis. Depending upon someone's thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the Italian, Spanish, German and Polish disease. The name "syphilis" was coined by Hieronymus Fracastorius (Girolamo Fracastoro). Fracastorius was a true Renaissance man; he wro...
  9. French paradox French paradox
    French paradox: 1. The paradox that France enjoys a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease and a relatively long lifespan, despite a diet high in saturated fats. The explanations proposed include the consumption of wine, specifically red wine, alcohol, and resveratrol, an antioxidant in ...
  10. Frenulum Frenulum
    Frenulum: A small structure that has a restraining function. For example, the lingual frenulum attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth and appears to restrain it. A frenulum is literally a small bridle. It is the diminutive of frenum, the Latin word for bridle. ...
  11. Frenum Frenum
    Frenum: A restraining structure. Frenum is Latin for a bridle. A small frenum is a frenulum....
  12. Frequency, urinary Frequency, urinary
    Frequency, urinary: Urinating too often, at too frequent intervals, not due to an unusually large volume of urine, but rather to a decrease in the capacity of the bladder to hold urine. ...
  13. Freudian Freudian
    Freudian: Pertaining to the neurologist, psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) or to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Freud....
  14. Frey syndrome Frey syndrome
    Frey syndrome: Sweating on one side of the forehead, face, scalp, and neck occurring soon after ingesting food as a result of damage to a nerve that goes to the large saliva gland in the cheek (the parotid gland). Frey syndrome is the most common cause of sweating after eating (gustatory sweat...
  15. Friend in dying Friend in dying
    Friend in dying: See: Doula (the second meaning)....