Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:
Familial Parkinson disease type 9
Familial Parkinson disease type 9: A familial form of Parkinson disease inherited in an autosomal recessive manner due to a gene on chromosome 1p36. Also known as PARK9....
Familial polyposis: An inherited condition in which several
hundred polyps develop in the colon and rectum. ...
Familial polyposis of colon, autosomal recessive
Familial polyposis of colon, autosomal recessive: See: MYH....
Familial polyposis of entire GI tract
Familial polyposis of entire GI tract: See: Juvenile polyposis....
Familial primary pulmonary hypertension
Familial primary pulmonary hypertension: See: Pulmonary hypertension....
Familial tremor: See: Essential tremor....
Family: 1. A group of individuals related by blood or marriage or by a feeling of closeness.
2. A biological classification of related plants or animals that is a division below the order and above the genus.
3. A group of genes related in structure and in function that descended from an ancestral...
Family history: The family structure and relationships within the family, including information about diseases in family members.
The family history is often recorded in a family pedigree (family tree), which uses conventional symbols. The pedigree provides a ready view of problems or illnesses with...
Family history of colon cancer
Family history of colon cancer: See: Colon cancer family history....
Family history of colon polyps
Family history of colon polyps: See: Colon cancer family history....
Family history of colorectal cancer
Family history of colorectal cancer: See: Colon cancer family history....
Family medicine: Also called family practice. The medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all a...
Family physician: A physician who is educated and trained in family practice.
"Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardle...
Family planning, natural
Family planning, natural: Also known as fertility awareness, periodic abstinence and the rhythm method, this approach entails not having sexual intercourse on the days of a woman's menstrual cycle when she could become pregnant or using a barrier method (such as a condom, the diaphragm or a cervical...
Family practice: The medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ s...