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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «R»:

  1. Red cells Red cells
    Red cells: Short for red blood cells, the oxygen/carbon dioxide carrying cells in blood. Also known acronymically as RBC's, red corpuscles or erythrocytes (literally, red hollow vessels)....
  2. Red corpuscles Red corpuscles
    Red corpuscles: Red corpuscles are cells that carry oxygen in the blood. They are also called red blood cells or "RBCs." ...
  3. Red Devils Red Devils
    Red Devils: Street name for dextromethorphan (DXM)....
  4. Red ear syndrome Red ear syndrome
    Red ear syndrome: An unusual type of head pain in which the ear becomes red and burning. Attacks may be brought on by triggers such as touching the ear, heat, chewing, drinking, coughing, sneezing, and neck movement. May be associated with migraine, irritation of the third cervical root, temporomand...
  5. Red eye Red eye
    Red eye: Also called conjunctivitis. Redness or irritation of the conjunctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents, irritants and toxic agents. Viral an...
  6. Red jungle fowl Red jungle fowl
    Red jungle fowl: Gallus gallus, the ancestor of domestic chickens....
  7. Red jungle fowl genome Red jungle fowl genome
    Red jungle fowl genome: The genome of Gallus gallus, the ancestor of domestic chickens. See: Chicken genome....
  8. Red Shield Red Shield
    Red Shield: Trade name of the insecticide dieldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....
  9. Red yeast rice Red yeast rice
    Red yeast rice: Rice that has been fermented by the red yeast, Monascus purpureus. Red yeast rice has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. More recently, it has been used to lower blood lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides. It acts to lower cholesterol because the red yeast Mon...
  10. Red-green colorblindness Red-green colorblindness
    Red-green colorblindness: A form of colorblindness in which red and green are perceived as identical. This is the most common type of colorblindness. It is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner and affects 6% of males. It is also known as deutan colorblindness, deuteranopia, and Daltonism. T...
  11. Reduction division Reduction division
    Reduction division: The first cell division in meiosis, the process by which germ cells are formed. A unique event in which the chromosome number is reduced from diploid (46 chromosomes) to haploid (23 chromosomes). Also called first meiotic division or first meiosis. ...
  12. Reduction, breast Reduction, breast
    Reduction, breast: See: Breast reduction....
  13. Reduviid bug Reduviid bug
    Reduviid bug: A winged insect. Reduviids include kissing bugs which transmit Chagas disease. See: Chagas disease....
  14. Redux Redux
    Redux: See: Dexfenfluramine....
  15. Reed-Sternberg cell Reed-Sternberg cell
    Reed-Sternberg cell: A type of cell that appears in patients with Hodgkin's disease. The number of these cells increases as the disease advances....