Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «U»:
UNESCO: Acronym for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization....
Unguis incarnatus: Ingrown toenail....
Unicellular: Consisting of one cell only. Some organisms, such as bacteria, are unicellular. Unicellular is in contrast to multicellular....
Unicornuate: Having one horn or being horn-shaped.
The uterus is
Unilateral: Having, or relating to, one side. Unilateral is as opposed, for example, to bilateral (which means having, or relating to, two sides)....
Uniparous: 1) Having produced only one offspring.
Also called primiparous. 2) Producing only one offspring at
a time. See also multiparous....
Unique identifier reporting
Unique identifier reporting: In public health, a system that uses
information such as the person's birth date and part of their identification number
(in the U.S., the social security number) to create a unique code that is reported instead
of a name. It is an alternative to named reporting that pro...
Unit, international (IU)
Unit, international (IU): An
international unit (IU) is an internationally accepted amount of a substance.
This type of measure is used for the fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D
and E) and certain hormones, enzymes, and biologicals (such as vaccines).
The definition of an internationa...
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS): The nationwide umbrella for transplantation organ sharing in the U.S.
UNOS states that it is "a private, not-for-profit, membership corporation qualified as a charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRC. UNOS administers the national Organ P...
United States Pharmacopeia
United States Pharmacopeia: Abbreviated USP. A publication, established in 1820, that contains legally recognized standards of identity, strength, quality, purity, packaging, and labeling for drug substances, dosage forms, and other therapeutic products, including nutritionals and dietary supplement...
United States Public Health Service
United States Public Health Service: The agency responsible for the public health of the American people. The Public Health Service (PHS) administers a number of critically important health agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Nati...
Universal colitis:Ulcerative colitis that involves the entire colon (the large intestine).
Ulcerative colitis itself is a relatively common disease involving inflammation of the large intestine (the colon). The cause is unknown. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease and has some similarity to ...
Universal donor: A person who is type O in the ABO blood group system and can donate blood to all recipients....
UNOS: Acronym for the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nationwide umbrella for transplantation organ sharing in the U.S.
UNOS states that it is "a private, not-for-profit, membership corporation qualified as a charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRC. UNOS administers the n...
Unresectable: Unable to be removed (resected) by surgery. To resect is to remove. At the time of diagnosis of esophageal cancer, many patients have unresectable tumors....