English Medical Dictionary starting from page 1561 to 1577

1. thyroid cartilage 8. superior lobe 14. visceral pleura 2. cricoid cartilage 9. middle lobe 15. parietal pleura 3. trachea 10. inferior lobe 16. pleural cavity 4. main bronchus 11. oblique fissure 17. alveolus 5. superior lobe bronchus 12. horizontal fissure 18. alveolar duct 6. middle lobe bronchus 13. cardiac notch 19. bronchiole 7. inferior … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1561 to 1577

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Anatomical Terms The body is always described as if standing upright with the palms of the hands facing forward. There is only one central vertical plane, termed the median or sagittal plane, and this passes through the body from front to back. Planes parallelto this on either side are parasagittal or paramedian planes. Vertical planes … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1558 to 1560

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Zollinger-Ellison syndrome /zɒl nd ər el s(ə)n s ndrəυm/ noun a condition in which tumours are formed in the islet cells of the pancreas together with peptic ulcers [De-scribed 1955. After Robert Milton Zollinger (b. 1903), Professor of Surgery at Ohio State Uni-versity, USA; Edwin H. Ellison (1918–70), Asso-ciate Professor of Surgery at Ohio State … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1555 to 1557

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xylometazoline hydrochloride /za ləυmə t zəli n ha drə klɔ ra d/, xylometazo-line /za ləυmə t zəli n/nouna drug which helps to narrow blood vessels, used in the treatment of colds and sinusitis xylose /za ləυz/nounpentose which has not been metabolised XYY syndrome /eks wa wa s ndrəυm/noun an extremely rare condition in males in … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1552 to 1554

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xanthopsia /z n θɒpsiə/nouna disorder of the eyes, making everything appear yellow xanthosis /z n θəυs s/nounyellow colour-ing of the skin, caused by eating too much food containing carotene X chromosome /eks krəυməsəυm/nouna chromosome that determines sex. Compare Y chromosome. sex chromosome xeno- /zenəυ/prefixdifferent xenograft /zenə&rɑ ft/nountissue taken from an individual of one species and … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1549 to 1551

English Medical Dictionary starting from page 1546 to 1548

woolsorter’s disease /wυlsɔ təz d  zi z/ noun a form of anthrax which affects the lungs word blindness /w! d bla ndnəs/nounsame as alexia work-related upper limb disorder /w! k r le t d “pə l m d s ɔ də/ same as repeti-tive strain injury. Abbr WRULD. World Health Organization /w! ld  helθ ɔ … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1546 to 1548

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whooping cough /hu p ŋ kɒf/nounan in-fectious disease caused by Bordetella pertus-sis affecting the bronchial tubes, common inchildren, and sometimes very serious. Also called pertussis COMMENT: A person with whooping cough coughs very badly and makes a characteristic ‘whoop’ when he or she breathes in after a coughing fit. Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1543 to 1545

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wet dressing /wet dres ŋ/noun com-press Wharton’s duct /wɔ t(ə)nz d”kt/nouna duct which takes saliva into the mouth from the salivary glands under the lower jaw [After Thomas Wharton (1614–73), English physician and anatomist at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, UK] Wharton’s jelly /wɔ t(ə)nz d eli/nouna jelly-like tissue in the umbilical cord wheal /wi l/same … Read moreEnglish Medical Dictionary starting from page 1540 to 1542

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