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Concise Medical Dictionary

Elizabeth Martin.

January 2015; published online January 2015.

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 12430 pages.512407 words.

‘“No home should be without one” certainly applies to this splendid medical dictionary’Journal of the Institute of Health Education

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resorcinol

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A compound used as a topical treatment for dermatological conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, also used in the synthesis of resins and dyestuffs.

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resorufin

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A pink fluorescent dye. A nonfluorescent form (caged resorufin) coupled to G-actin has been used to investigate microfilament dynamics; the fluorescent form is ‘released’ by UV irradiation.

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respiratory arrest

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Cessation of breathing, which – without treatment – will very quickly be followed by cardiac arrest. It may result from airway obstruction, brain or spinal injury, overdose of certain...

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respiratory disorders

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The gaseous exchange surface of the lung is exposed to many environmental insults and several respiratory disease are a result of inflammation induced by allergens (generically,...

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respiratory distress syndrome

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A serious, sometimes fatal, condition of newborns, usually caused by hyaline membrane disease, sometimes by acute respiratory infection. In adults, this was manifest in the epidemic of...

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respiratory enzyme complex

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The series of mitochondrial enzyme complexes involved in the electron transport chain, the final one being cytochrome oxidase.

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respiratory shock

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The state resulting when the respiratory process fails (due to illness or an obstruction) and the body is deprived of oxygen. See also respiratory arrest.

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respiratory syncytial virus

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An enveloped RNA virus of the parainfluenza family, responsible for coughs and colds in the winter period.

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restenosis

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n. recurrent stenosis, usually in a blood vessel after such procedures as angioplasty or insertion of a stent. Restenosis can complicate 20–50% of such procedures.

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