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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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Health care; Tuberculosis

An injectable, second-line anti-TB drug used primarily for the treatment of drug-resistant TB.


Health care; Tuberculosis

A hole in the lung resulting from the destruction of pulmonary tissue by TB or other pulmonary infections or conditions. TB patients who have cavities in their lungs are referred ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

Treatment of an infection or disease by means of oral or injectable drugs.

purified protein derivative (PPD)-tuberculin test conversion

Health care; Tuberculosis

A change in PPD test results from negative to positive. A conversion within a 2-year period is usually interpreted as new M. tuberculosis infection, which carries an increased ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

A first-line, oral anti-TB drug used in treatment regimens.


Health care; Tuberculosis

A method of viewing the respiratory system by using radiation to transmit an image of the respiratory system to film. A chest radiograph is taken to view the respiratory system of ...

radiometric method

Health care; Tuberculosis

A method for culturing a specimen that allows for rapid detection of bacterial growth by measuring production of CO2 by viable organisms; also a method of rapidly performing ...