Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:
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...
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
Fraternal twins are also called dizygotic twins....
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...
Freckles: See: Freckle....
Fred L. Soper
Fred L. Soper: See: Soper, Fred L....
Fredrickson: See: 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...
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
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 ...
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. ...
Frenum: A restraining structure. Frenum is Latin for a bridle. A small frenum is a frenulum....
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. ...
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....
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
Friend in dying
Friend in dying: See: Doula (the second meaning)....