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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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Joint desease. The term arthropathy does not specify the type of joint desease. It might be osteoarthropathy or it might be infectious joint desease or it might be another kind of ...


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Asepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing contaminants (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites). The term asepsis also often refers to those practices used ...


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Wasting away or diminution. Muscle atrophy is wasting of muscles, decrease in muscle mass.


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A ligament is a tough band of connective tissue that connects various structures such as two bones.


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A hematoma is a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel. It occurs because the wall of a blood vessel has been damaged and blood has leaked into tissues where it does not ...


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Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body.


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The calcaneus is the heel bone. It is also called the os calcis. The calcaneus is a more or less rectangular bone at the back of the foot.