Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «J»:
Joint, shoulder: The shoulder has two main bones: the scapula (the shoulder blade) and the humerus (the long bone of the upper arm). The end of the scapula, called the glenoid, is a socket into which the head of the humerus fits to form a flexible ball-and-socket joint.
The shoulder joint is cushion...
Joint, tempero-mandibular: Joint that hinges
jaw (mandible) to the skull. Abbreviated TMJ or TM joint. ...
Joint, TM: The joint that hinges the lower jaw
(mandible) to the skull....
Joints of the body, principal
Joints of the body, principal: The principal joints of the
human body include the following:
Ankle (tibia-fibula and talus)
Atlas and axis
Atlas and occipital
Elbow (humerus, radius, and ulna)
Femur and tibia
Hip bone and femur
Jordi Casals-Ariet: See: Casals-Ariet, Jordi....
Joseph Warshaw: See: Warshaw, Joseph....
Joshua Lederberg: See: Lederberg, Joshua....
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Journal of Clinical Investigation: (JCI) A highly regarded journal of medical science that publishes "biologically significant findings of clinical relevance." The JCI is the journal of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society of physician-scientists, physicians who are at t...
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of the American Medical Association: JAMA, which began publication in 1883, now bills itself as "the world's best-read medical journal". However one defines "best-read", JAMA clearly ranks as one of the two leading general medical journals published in the United States. The other is the New...
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Journal of the National Cancer Institute: A medical journal sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the U.S. and published by Oxford University Press in the U.K....
Journal, medical, first American
Journal, medical, first American:
The first U.S. medical journal, the Medical Repository was
founded in 1797 and published quarterly until 1824. It was
"the first serious attempt in this country to present the
relation between science and practice in a serial format
that allowed response and ...
Journals, medical: In 1665 the Royal Society in England published one of the first 2 scientific journals in the world: the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society." The other was the "Journal des Scavants" (Scholars) which appeared in France the same year. From these 2 journals are descen...
JP drain: The original suction drain. The drain itself is inside the body. It is made of Teflon and has multiple drainage holes. The drain is connected to clear plastic tubing which is usually sutured to the skin at the point it leaves the skin. The tubing connects to a bulb reservoir. The bulb, whe...
JPC: Juvenile polyposis coli. See: Juvenile polyposis....
JPS: Juvenile polyposis syndrome. See: Juvenile polyposis....