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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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A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body.


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In medicine, the movement of a limb away from the midline of the body.

avulsion fracture

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An avulsion fracture is a bone fracture which occurs when a fragment of bone tears away from the main mass of bone as a result of physical trauma.


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Rheumatism describes any of a number of painful conditions of muscles, tendons, joints and bones.


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An often-lethal disease caused by coming into contact with spores of the soil-borne bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The disease has been much reduced in the wild due to successful ...

acute radiation syndrome

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Acute radiation syndrome, also known as radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity, is a constellation of health effects which occur within several months of ...

adult-onset immunodeficiency syndrome

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A rare AIDS like autoimmune disease that causes a person to produce antibodies that attack his or her own immune system. The human body regularly makes molecules and proteins to ...