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autopsy

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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a review of the clinical history of a deceased person followed by external examination and dissection of the body and ancillary investigations (e.g. toxicology) in...

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books and libraries

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The invention (c.1450) of printing from movable type was the most important factor in the development of books and libraries. Scientific and medical printed books soon became available, at...

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gout

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An acute metabolic arthritis, most frequently in the joints of the large toe, caused by the accumulation of monosodium urate crytals that induce inflammation. May arise from overproduction...

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obituaries

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The obituary was the liturgical book in which the deceased who had founded an anniversary in a monastic, canonical or parish church were inscribed on the anniversary of their death ...

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patients, notable

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A tiny number of individuals have a claim to historical immortality solely because of their medical conditions. The name of James Phipps would be entirely forgotten but for the fact ...

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physical medicine

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The medical specialty dealing with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic disabling disorders, especially those affecting the bones and joints but also cardiovascular,...

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psychiatry

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n. the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management, and prevention. —psychiatric adj.

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sexually transmitted disease

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(STD) any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse, formerly known as venereal disease. STDs include AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some Chlamydia infections, genital herpes, and soft sore....

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