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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:

  1. House House
    House: Hospital. As in house officer, house staff, and house surgeon....
  2. House officer House officer
    House officer: A resident physician and surgeon of a hospital (the "house") who is receives further training, usually in a medical or surgical specialty, while caring for patients under the direction of the attending staff....
  3. House staff House staff
    House staff: The resident physicians of a hospital who care for patients under the direction of the attending staff. House in this context refers to the hospital....
  4. House surgeon House surgeon
    House surgeon: Literally, a surgeon in the house, the house being the hospital. The meaning of the term house surgeon varies significantly from country to country. For example, In the US, a house surgeon is a surgeon who works for a hospital and, when on duty, is available there. In the UK, a hou...
  5. Houseboat carbon monoxide poisoning Houseboat carbon monoxide poisoning
    Houseboat carbon monoxide poisoning: The invisible and potentially lethal danger of carbon monoxide on houseboats. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger when gasoline-powered engines are run in enclosed spaces. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can also occur outdoors, specifically with houseboats. ...
  6. Housekeeping gene Housekeeping gene
    Housekeeping gene: A gene involved in basic functions needed for the sustenance of the cell. Housekeeping genes are constitutively expressed (they are always turned ON)....
  7. Housemaid's knee Housemaid's knee
    Housemaid's knee: See Prepatellar bursitis....
  8. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute: The largest private source of medical research funds in the United States. The Institute is one of the world's largest philanthropies. It has medical research laboratories across the US and grants programs throughout the world. The Institute carries out medical rese...
  9. Hox gene Hox gene
    Hox gene: One of a subgroup of homeobox genes that are found in clusters on the genes of vertebrates. These are referred to as Hox clusters in mammals. Hox clusters play a role in directing embryonic development....
  10. HPE HPE
    HPE: Holoprosencephaly....
  11. HPIV HPIV
    HPIV: Human parainfluenza virus....
  12. HPS HPS
    HPS: 1. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. 2. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome....
  13. HPV HPV
    HPV: See: Human papillomavirus....
  14. HRT (hormone replacement therapy) HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
    HRT (hormone replacement therapy, HT) The combination therapy of estrogen plus a progestogen. Formerly, hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estrogen therapy (ET) is used to treat the symptoms of menopause. It reduces or stops the short-term changes of menopause such as hot flashes, disturbed ...
  15. HS HS
    HS: Hereditary spherocytosis. HS also stands for half-strength, hamstrings, heart sounds, heparan sulfate, hernia sac, and house surgeon. ...