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What does "imp" stands for in medical terms?

Seen in a couple: of different uses: Can be abbreviation for "impression" or "improved", for immunomagnetic particles, or inosine monophosphate. You have to see the abbreaviation is being used. ...Read more

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What does refer hct in medical or dental terms mean?

What does refer hct in medical or dental terms mean?

Hematocrit: The hematocrit is the proportion, by volume, of the blood that consists of red blood cells. The hematocrit (hct) is expressed as a percentage. For example, an hematocrit of 35% means that there are 35 milliliters of red blood cells in 100 milliliters of blood. ...Read more

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What are rules for doctor's inappropriate behavior?

What are rules for doctor's inappropriate behavior?

Professionalism: Anytime you see a doctor, it is a sacred relationship which should be safe and upholding your therapeutic interests. Some of these relationships are more intimate than others, like those with psychiatrists or psychologists. Still, basic boundaries apply such as no sexual touching, ; no misuse of your dependency on the doctor. Report any concerns to the medical or psychology board, accordingly. ...Read more

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Osteopathy and myocardosis are medical terms referring to what?

Osteopathy and myocardosis are medical terms referring to what?

Osteopathy/myocardos: osteopathy:a type of alternative medicine. It is an alternative medical approach emphasizing the physical manipulation of the muscle tissue and bones. myocardosis: Symptomatic signs of cardiac disease without any discoverable pathological lesion ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for self-esteem?

Is there a medical term for self-esteem?

Not likely: Insofar as I know, self-esteem is not a medical issue, it is an emotional one. Find a recommended therapist to discuss where your question comes from, so to speak, what self-esteem means to you. If you have poor self-esteem, medications alone cannot cure it. If medications are warranted, as in the cases of anxiety or depression, psychotherapy is highly recommended. ...Read more

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What are the medical criteria for an addiction?

What are the medical criteria for an addiction?

DependenceWithdrawal: The hallmarks of physical addiction = (1) physical "dependence" - user experiences withrawal symptoms if stops using/taking it (happens w/many substances, incl meds 4 high blood pressure); & (2) "tolerance" -over time, user requires higher & higher amounts of the substance 2 get same effect. User experiences cravings in relation to cues that become associated w/substance -time of day, place, etc. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read more

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What are criteria for giftedness?

What are criteria for giftedness?

It is debatable: : Giftedness & high IQ (>130) continue to be equated by some scholars. A number of people have described giftedness as a fundamentally different way of perceiving the world, which in turn affects every experience had by the gifted individual. I like the idea of a gifted child as one who acquires and processes information and solves problems at a younger age and a faster rate than others. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for automobile injuries?

What is the medical term for automobile injuries?

None: The results of an automobile crash are many and varied. There is no common thread. The medical description will be a listing of the injuries and the descriptor, "following or caused by a motor vehicle accident" (MVA). The injuries will be listed as contusion, bruise, crush, fracture, infection, hemorrhage, etc. depending upon the result. ...Read more

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What does general practice mean exactly for a medical practice?

What does general practice mean exactly for  a medical practice?

General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for montezuma's revenge?

What is the medical term for montezuma's revenge?

Travelers' diarrhea: It's usually referred to in general as travelers's diarrhea. Most of the time it's due to infection with a type of e. Coli, but other pathogens can cause it too. ...Read more

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What does "wfl" mean in medical terms?

Usually: "within function limits"...but depending on where the notation is, it could mean something entirely different. ...Read more

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Is there a legal means for a dual medical power of attorney in every state?

Legal Question: This is a legal question. You can ask it on avvo.Com to get input from an attorney. ...Read more

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What are the medical definitions of social health?

Social health: social health = amount & quality of interaction an individual has with their community. ...Read more

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What is medical term and scientific term for lung cancer and why?

What is medical term and scientific term for lung cancer  and why?

Carcinoma, lung: Terminology includes, the type of cancer, degree of differentiation, organ of origin, e.g., types of lung cancer include: well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the lung; poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, of lung; small cell carcinoma of the lung etc. Standardized terminology is important to ensure fidelity of communications. ...Read more

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What term for fibromyalgia can be referenced that is less stigmatic and better received by medical and layman communities ?

What term for fibromyalgia can be referenced that is less stigmatic and better received by medical and layman communities ?

CWP: ? as to a less stigmatizing term than "fibromyalgia" (FM). "Chronic widespread pain" (CWP) describes sentinel symptom; pain lower & upper back sine qua non. CWP, absent images of tissue degeneration, warrants Osteopathic soft tissues (fascia, muscle, tendons & ligaments) exam for local pain generation & dysfunctions. Signs of sacroiliac joint disorder & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome possible findings. ...Read more

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What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

Depends on the state: This varies by each state which has a medical marijuana program. You can usually check on line easily for your state. ...Read more

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What are medical uses for mescaline?

What are medical uses for  mescaline?

Not modern medicine: Technically, there are no modern medical uses for mescaline, the active hallucinogen in peyote and san pedro cactus. It's illegal except in native american church ceremonies. In these contexts, the intent is to use the plant substances for guidance, decision making, healing, and remaining in balance w/the natural world. It is far from a recreational experience. ...Read more