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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:

  1. HIV HIV
    HIV: Acronym for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV has also been called the human lymphotropic virus type III, the lymphadenopathy-associated virus and the lymphadenopathy virus. No matter what name is applied, it is a retrovirus. (A r...
  2. HIV infection, acute HIV infection, acute
    HIV infection, acute: The body's initial reaction to infection by the HIV virus. Acute HIV infection is a flu-like syndrome that occurs immediately after a person contracts HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus 1, the agent that causes AIDS). The syndrome is characterized by fever, sore throat, head...
  3. HIV infection, primary HIV infection, primary
    HIV infection, primary: The first few months after infection with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus). During primary HIV infection, seroconversion occurs -- the appearance of detectable antibodies to HIV in the blood. It normally takes several weeks to several months for antibodies to the virus ...
  4. HIV test HIV test
    HIV test: A test for the human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of AIDS. HIV tests are designed to detect antibodies to the HIV virus or the HIV virus itself. The antibody tests are: ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay): a screening test used to detect infection with HIV. If positive, the ...
  5. Hives Hives
    Hives: A raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. It can be rounded or flat-topped but is always elevated above the surrounding skin. It reflects circumscribed dermal edema (local swelling of the skin). The hives are usually well circumscribed but may be coalesce...
  6. Hives from pressure Hives from pressure
    Hives from pressure: See Pressure urticaria....
  7. HLA HLA
    HLA: The major human histocompatibility system. HLA-typing is done before transplantation to determine the degree of histocompatibility. HLA is an acronym for Human Leukocyte Antigens....
  8. HLA-B57 HLA-B57
    HLA-B57: An HLA type that is strongly associated with unusually slow progression of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the primary infection to AIDS. In other words, HLA-B57 provides some protection against HIV progression....
  9. HMPS HMPS
    HMPS: Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome....
  10. hMPV hMPV
    hMPV: Human metapneumovirus....
  11. HMS1 HMS1
    HMS1: Homosexuality 1. An alleged gene for human male homosexuality. See: Gay gene....
  12. HNP HNP
    HNP: Human neutrophil peptide....
  13. HNPCC HNPCC
    HNPCC: Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer....
  14. Hoarding, pathological Hoarding, pathological
    Hoarding, pathological: See: Pathological hoarding....
  15. Hoarseness Hoarseness
    Hoarseness: Hoarseness is a term referring to abnormal voice changes. Hoarseness may be manifested as a voice that sounds breathy, strained, rough, raspy, or a voice that has higher or lower pitch. There are many causes of hoarseness, including viral laryngitis, vocal cord nodules, laryngeal papil...