Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
A term used to refer to any condition in which the body does not receive enough nutrients for proper function. Malnutrition may range from mild to severe and life-threatening. It can be a result of starvation, in which a person has an inadequate intake of calories, or it may be related to a deficiency of one particular nutrient (for example, vitamin C deficiency). Malnutrition can also occur because a person can not properly digest or absorb nutrients from the food they consume, as may occur with certain medical conditions. Malnutrition remains a significant global problem, especially in developing countries.
A very common street and recreational drug that comes from the marijuana plant that contains THC.
The opening at the tip of the penis where urine and semen are discharged.
Spontaneous change of place.
Diseased condition or state.
Death in a population at risk.
Abbreviated MS. A disease of the central nervous system (CNS) marked by numbness, weakness, loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks myelin, a key substance that serves as a nerve insulator and helps in the transmission of nerve signals. The progress, severity and specific symptoms in MS are unpredictable. One never knows when attacks will occur, how long they will last, or how severe they will be. Most people with MS are between the ages of 20 and 40 at the time of diagnosis. The term ""multiple"" refers to the multiple places in the CNS that are affected and to the multiple relapses and remissions characteristic of MS.
Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called ""skeletal muscle."" Heart muscle is called ""cardiac muscle."" Muscle that is in the walls of arteries and bowel is called ""smooth muscle."",,,,,8/26/2010 17:17,,,8/26/2010 17:17,1,1,0 163,M,MUSE,"Intraurethral alprostadil, a small suppository that comes preloaded in a small applicator that is placed into the tip of the penis. The small button at the other end of the suppository is squeezed to release the suppository into the urethra. Gentle rubbing of the penis causes the suppository to dissolve, and the prostaglandin is absorbed through the urethral mucosa and passes into the corpora cavernosa to stimulate blood flow into the penis through the cAMP pathway.
A popular belief or tradition that is unfounded and unproven.