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health foods

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Foods and supplements promoted as being beneficial to health, although there is often little or no evidence to support the claims. They include vegetable foods and wholegrain cereals (for...

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hyperpyrexia

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See fever.

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hyperthermia

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(hyperthermy) n. 1. exceptionally high body temperature (about 41°C or above). See fever. 2. treatment of disease by inducing fever. Compare hypothermia.

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infection

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. invasion of the body by harmful organisms (pathogens), such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, rickettsiae, or viruses. The infective agent may be transmitted by a patient or...

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injury

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Damage caused by an external force applied to the body resulting from intentional or unintentional means. The “force” may be physical, (e.g., direct penetrating or blunt trauma, heat, a...

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pulse

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Feeling the pulse is one of the hallmarks of the medical profession, and has been for many a century. As well as being informative, this action can give the doctor something physical to do...

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PUO

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Pyrexia of unknown origin. See fever.

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shivering

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Involuntary muscular contractions which generate body heat.

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tuberculosis

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(TB) n. an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis (first identified by Koch in 1882) and characterized by the formation of nodular lesions (tubercles) in the...

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