Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:
HSA: 1. In the US, Health Saving Account.
2. Human serum albumin....
HSAN III: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy III. See: Familial dysautonomia. ...
HSP: Henoch-Schonlein purpura. See: Schonlein-Henoch purpura....
Ht: Abbreviation for height (and also heart)....
HT1A: See: 5-HT1A....
HTLV: Human T-lymphotropic virus....
HTLV-I: Human T-lymphotropic virus type I, often referred to simply as the human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV).
HTLV-II stands for human T-lymphotropic virus type II, which is closely related to HTLV-I.
HTLV-III is now known as the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV....
HTLV-II: The human T-lymphotropic virus type II, which is closely related to HTLV-I....
HTLV-III: The human T-lymphotropic virus type III. An obsolete term for the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV....
HTR1A: A gene on chromosome 5 that encodes a type of receptor for serotonin. See: 5-HT1A....
Hughes Investigator: See: Howard Hughes Medical Institute....
Hughlings Jackson: See: Hughlings Jackson, John....
Hughlings Jackson, John
Hughlings Jackson, John: (1835-1911) English physician who pioneered the development of neurology as a medical specialty during the reign of Queen Victoria. John Hughlings Jackson has been called the "father of English neurology." Jackson made a number of scientific discoveries in several areas of h...
HUGO: Acronym for the Human Genome Organisation, the
international organization of scientists involved in the Human Genome
Project, the global initiative to map and sequence the human
HUGO was established in 1989 by a group of the world's leading
genome scientists to promote internation...
Human chorionic gonadotropin
Human chorionic gonadotropin: (hCG) A human hormone made by chorionic cells in the fetal part of the placenta. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is directed at the gonads and stimulates them. Hence, the name "gonadotropin."
The presence of hCG is detectable by immunologic means within days of fe...