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Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «J»:

  1. Juxtaglomerular apparatus Juxtaglomerular apparatus
    Juxtaglomerular apparatus: The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. The juxtaglomerular apparatus is a collective term referring to the cells near a structure called the glomerulus in the kidney. The juxtaglomerular cells are specialized cells that stimulat...
  2. Juxtaposition Juxtaposition
    Juxtaposition: The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtaposition is thus the act of placing two or more things side by side or the state of being so placed. To lose a pair of juxtaposed teeth is to lose teeth that are next to one another. Apposition is ...
  3. Juxtapyloric Juxtapyloric
    Juxtapyloric: The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtapyloric thus means near the pylorus (the muscular area at the junction of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum). To speak of a juxtapyloric ulcer is to put the locatio...
  4. Juxtaspinal Juxtaspinal
    Juxtaspinal: Near the spinal column. The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Other examples of terms starting with "juxta-" include. for examples, juxtaarticular and juxtapyloric. Juxtaarticular is composed of juxta, near + articular, from the Latin "articu...
  5. Juxtavesicular Juxtavesicular
    Juxtavesicular: Near the bladder. From juxta-, meaning near, nearby, or close + vesicular, referring to the bladder (the vesicle)....