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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «Q»:

  1. Quiescent Quiescent
    Quiescent: Marked by a state of inactivity, repose, or tranquillity. For example, a quiescent stem cell is a stem cell that is resting at the time but that might be stimulated later to divide and proliferate. Quiescent also means causing no trouble or symptoms. For example, a case of leukemia may ...
  2. Quinacrine Quinacrine
    Quinacrine: An antimalarial drug and, in cytogenetics, a fluorescent dye used to stain chromosomes. The Y chromosome stains brilliantly with quinacrine....
  3. Quincke's disease Quincke's disease
    Quincke's disease: This is angioneurotic edema (or angioedema), a form of localized swelling of the deeper layers of the skin and fatty tissues beneath the skin. Hereditary angioneurotic edema (or hereditary angioedema) is a genetic form of angioedema. Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor ...
  4. Quinine Quinine
    Quinine: The original antimalarial agent, quinine took its name from the Peruvian Indian word "kina" meaning "bark of the tree" referring to the cinchona tree. From this tree, quinine was first obtained. The Peruvian Indians called it "the fever tree." Quinine, a large and complex molecule, is the ...
  5. Quinquagenarian Quinquagenarian
    Quinquagenarian: Someone in his or her fifties. See also: Age by decade....
  6. Quinsy Quinsy
    Quinsy: Not a TV detective but an old word for a peritonsillar abscess. Whether you call it quinsy or a peritonsillar abscess, it is a collection of pus (an abscess) behind the tonsils that pushes one of the tonsils toward the uvula (the prominent soft tissue dangling from the back of the pal...
  7. Quintan fever Quintan fever
    Quintan fever: Quintan means recurring every 5 days, the characteristic duration of trench fever. Quintan or trench fever is a disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on ...
  8. Quintox Quintox
    Quintox: Trade name of the insecticide dieldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....
  9. Quotidian Quotidian
    Quotidian: Recurring each day, as in a fever that returns every day. From the Latin "quotidianus" meaning "daily." (In French, the noun "quotidien" is a daily newspaper)....
  10. Quotient Quotient
    Quotient: The result of mathematical division. The I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient) is arrived at by dividing the person's mental age (as determined on the Binet test) by the person's chronologic age and multiplying by 100. So if a child scores at the 8-year old level but is only 6, the I.Q. is 8/6 X 10...