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A (adenine); A- (prefix); A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia); a.c. (on prescription); AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm); AAAS (Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science); AAD (American Association of Dermatology); AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians); AAMC; AAO (ambiguity); AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons); AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics); Aarskog-Scott syndrome; Aase-Smith syndrome II; Ab ovo; Ab- (prefix); Abbreviations, prescription; Abdomen; Abdomen, acute; Abdominal aneurysm; Abdominal aorta; Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); Abdominal cavity; Abdominal guarding; Abdominal hysterectomy; Abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome; Abdominal muscles; Abdominal pain; Abducent nerve; Abduction; Abductor muscle; Aberration; ABG (arterial blood gas); Abiotrophy; Ablate; Ablation; Ablation, endometrial; ABO blood group; Abortifacient; Abortion; Abortion, habitual; Abortion, multiple; Abortion, recurrent; Abortion, spontaneous; Abortive; Abortive polio; ABR (auditory brainstem response) test; Abraham-man; Abrasion; Abruptio (abruptio placentae); Abs; Abscess; Abscess, perianal; Abscess, peritonsillar; Abscess, skin; Abscission; Absence of the breast; Absence of the nipple; Absence seizure; Absent eye; Absinthe; Absolute CD4 count; Absorbed dose; Absorption; Abstemious; Abstinence, periodic; Abuse, child; Abuse, emotional child; Abuse, physical child; Abuse, pregnancy; Abuse, psychological child; Abuse, sexual child; Abuse, verbal child; AC joint; Acanthamoeba; Acapnia; Accelerated phase of leukemia; Accessory nerve; Accessory neuropathy; Accessory placenta; Acclimatization to altitude; Accommodation; Accoucheur; Accoucheuse; ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme); ACE inhibitor; Acentric chromosome; Aceruloplasminemia; Acetabular; Acetabulum; Acetaminophen; Acetone; Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin); Achalasia; Achilles tendon; Achilles tendonitis; Achillobursitis; Achillodynia; Achlorhydria; Achondroplasia; Achoo syndrome; Achromatopsia; Acid phosphatase; Acid reflux; Acid, amino; Acid, fatty; Acid, folic; Acid, nucleic; Acid, pantothenic; Acid, trans fatty; Acid-base balance; Acidophilus; Acidosis; Acinus, pulmonary; ACL (anterior cruciate ligament); Acne; Acne rosacea; Acne vulgaris; ACOG (Amer College of Ob & Gyn); Acoustic neurinoma; Acoustic neuroma; Acquired; Acquired deafness; Acquired immunodeficiency disease; Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Acquired mutation; Acrocentric chromosome; Acrocephalosyndactyly; Acrochordon; Acrocyanosis; Acrodermatitis enteropathica; Acrodynia; Acromegaly; Acromioclavicular joint; Acromion; Acrophobia; ACS (American Cancer Society); ACS (American College of Surgeons); Actinic keratosis; Active euthanasia; Active immunity; Activities of daily living (ADLs); Activity, drug; Acuity test, visual; Acuity, auditory; Acuity, visual; Acupressure; Acupuncture; Acupunturist; Acute; Acute abdomen; Acute angle-closure glaucoma; Acute bacterial prostatitis; Acute epiglottitis; Acute fatty liver of pregnancy; Acute HIV infection; Acute idiopathic polyneuritis; Acute illness; Acute leukemia; Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Acute lymphocytic leukemia; Acute membranous gingivitis; Acute mountain sickness (AMS); Acute myocardial infarction; Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG); Acute otitis media; Acute pancreatitis; Acute respiratory disease; Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); Acute thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP); Acute-phase proteins; Ad lib; Ad- (prefix); ADA (American Dental Association); ADA (American Diabetes Association); ADA deficiency; Adam's apple; Adamantine; Adams-Stokes disease; ADCC; ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder); Addiction; Addiction, computer; Addison anemia; Addison disease; Addisonian anemia; Adducted thumbs with mental retardation; Adduction; Adductor muscle; Adenine (A); Adenocarcinoma; Adenoidectomy; Adenoiditis; Adenoids; Adenoids and Tonsils; Adenoma; Adenomyoma; Adenomyomata; Adenomyosis; Adenomyosis uteri; Adenosine deaminase (ADA); Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency; Adenosine triphosphate (ATP); Adenovirus; ADH (antidiuretic hormone); ADH secretion, inappropriate; Adhesion; Adhesive capsulitis; Adipocyte; Adipose; Adjuvant; Adjuvant chemotherapy; Adjuvant therapy; ADLs (activities of daily living); Adnexa; Adrenal cortex; Adrenal failure; Adrenal gland; Adrenal medulla; Adrenaline; Adrenoleukodystrophy; Adult respiratory distress syndrome; Adult-onset diabetes; Adult-onset Still disease; Advance directives; Advance medical directives; Adventitia; Adventitious; Adverse effect; Adverse event; Aer-, aero-; Aerobic exercise; Aerophagia; Aerophobia; Aerosinusitis; Aerosol; Aerotitis; Aerotitis media; Aesculapius; Aetiology; Affective disorder, seasonal (SAD); Afferent; Afferent nerve; Afferent vessel; Aflatoxin; AFO (ankle-foot orthosis); AFP (alpha-fetoprotein); African tapeworm; African tick typhus; Afterbirth; Agammaglobulinemia; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Agenesis; Agenesis of the gallbladder; Agenesis, sacral; Agent, anti-infective; Agent, antibiotic; Agent, antifungal; Agent, antihypertensive; Agent, antimicrobial; Agent, antiprotozoal; Agent, antiviral; Agent, tocolytic; Ageusia; Aggressive angiomyxoma; Aging; Aging, National Institute on; Agnosia; Agonist; Agonist, LHRH; Agoraphobia; Agranulocytosis; Agranulocytosis, infantile genetic; Agreement, arbitration; Ague; Agyrophobia; Aicardi syndrome; AID (artificial insemination by donor); Aid, vibrotactile; AIDS; AIDS dementia complex; AIDS-Related Complex; AIH (artificial insemination by husband); Ailurophobia; Air bag; Air-conditioner lung; Airway; Airway obstruction; AKA; Akinesia; Akinetic; Akinetic mutism; Alagille syndrome; Alanine; Alanine aminotransferase (ALT); Alantoaxial; Alb- (prefix); Albinism; Albinism & hemorrhagic diathesis; Albino; Albuginea; Albumen; Albumin; Albuminuria; Alcohol abuse; Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute o; Alcohol poisoning; Alcohol, pregnancy; Alcoholics Anonymous; Alcoholism; Aldose reductase inhibitor; Aldosterone; Aldosteronism; Alexander disease; Alexia; Algophobia; Alien hand syndrome; Alienist; Alkaline phosphatase; Alkalosis; Allele; Allergen; Allergic conjunctivitis; Allergic contact eczema; Allergic granulomatosis; Allergic granulomatous angiitis; Allergic reaction; Allergic rhinitis; Allergic rhinitis, perennial; Allergic rhinitis, seasonal; Allergic salute; Allergic vasculitis; Allergy; Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Inst.; Allergy desensitization; Allergy immunotherapy; Allergy scratch test; Allergy shots; Allergy skin test; Allergy to cockroaches; Allergy, cow milk; Allergy, soy milk; Alloerotic; Allopathy; Alopecia; Alopecia areata; Alopecia capitis totalis; Alopecia universalis; Alopecia, traumatic; Alpers disease; Alpha cell, pancreatic; Alpha error; Alpha interferon; Alpha Omega Alpha; Alpha particle; Alpha thalassemia; Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP); Alport syndrome; ALS (Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis); ALT (alanine aminotransferase); Alternative DNA splicing; Alternative medicine; Alternative Medicine, National Center for Compl. &; Altitude illness; Altitude sickness; Altitude, acclimatization to; Altitude, high; Alveoli; Alzheimer disease; AMA (American Medical Association); Amalgam; Amastia; Amathophobia; Amaurosis fugax; Amaurotic familial idiocy; Amazia; Amblyopia, nocturnal; Ambulance; Ambulant; Ambulatory; Ambulatory care; AMC (arthrogryposis multiplex congenita); Ameba; Amebiasis; Amebic colitis; Amebic dysentery; Amelioration; Amenia; Amenorrhea; Amer College of Ob & Gyn (ACOG); American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); American Cancer Society (ACS); American College of Surgeons (ACS); American Dental Association (ADA); American Diabetes Association (ADA); American Journal of Public Health; American Medical Association (AMA); American Sign Language; American Type Culture Collection (ATCC); AMI (acute myocardial infarction); Amine; Amino acid; Aminotransferase; Amnesia; Amnesia, antegrade; Amnesia, retrograde; Amniocentesis; Amnion; Amniotic fluid; Amoeba; Amplification; Amplification, DNA; Ampulla of Vater; Ampullary carcinoma; Amputation; AMS (acute mountain sickness); AMS (atypical measles syndrome); Amsler grid; Amyloidosis; Amyloidosis, hereditary; Amyloidosis, primary; Amyloidosis, secondary; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); An- (prefix); ANA; Anal atresia; Anal fissure; Anal itching; Analgesia; Analgesic; Analysis; Analysis, linkage; Anaphia; Anaphylactic shock; Anaphylactoid purpura; Anaphylaxis; Anaptic; Anastomosis; Anat.; Anatomic orientation terms; Anatomical snuffbox; Anatomy; Anatomy, Gray's; Anatomy, microscopic; Anatomy,gross; Anatripsis; Anderson-Fabry disease; Androgen; Androgen insensitivity syndrome, complete; Androgenic; Android pelvis; Androphobia; Anemia; Anemia and triphalangeal thumbs; Anemia, Addison; Anemia, addisonian; Anemia, aplastic; Anemia, Biermer's; Anemia, Cooley's; Anemia, Fanconi; Anemia, iron deficiency; Anemia, Mediterranean; Anemia, pernicious; Anemia, refractory; Anemia, sickle cell; Anemic; Anencephaly; Anergy; Anesthesia; Anesthesiologist; Anesthesiology; Anesthetic; Anesthetic, epidural; Anesthetic, general; Anesthetic, local; Anesthetist; Aneuploidy; Aneurysm; Aneurysm, abdominal; Aneurysm, aortic; Aneurysm, arterial; Aneurysm, arteriosclerotic; Aneurysm, atherosclerotic; Aneurysm, berry; Aneurysm, brain; Aneurysm, cardiac; Aneurysm, dissecting; Aneurysm, fusiform; Aneurysm, miliary; Aneurysm, racemose; Aneurysm, renal; Aneurysm, saccular; Aneurysm, thoracic; Aneurysm, venous; Angelman syndrome; Angiitis; Angiitis, allergic granulomatous; Angina; Angina pectoris; Angina trachealis; Angina, exudative; Angina, Printzmetal; Angina, variant; Angina, Vincent; Angioedema; Angioedema, hereditary; Angiogenesis; Angiogram; Angiography, coronary; Angiography, fluorescein; Angioid streaks; Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum universale; Angiomatosis, bacillary; Angiomyxoma, aggressive; Angioneurotic edema, hereditary; Angiopathy; Angioplasty; Angiostatin; Angiotensin; Angiotensin converting enzyme; Angle-closure glaucoma; Angle-closure glaucoma, acute; Anhidrosis; Anhydrosis; Anhydrotic; Aniline; Anisocoria; Ankle; Ankle bone; Ankle joint; Ankle pain; Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO); Ankylosing spondylitis; Ankyrin deficiency; Annals of Internal Medicine; Annexin V; Annexins; Annotate; Annotation, genome; Anomaly; Anomaly, congenital; Anonymous reporting; Anonymous testing; Anophthalmia; Anorexia; Anorexia nervosa; Anorgasmy; Anosmia; Anotia; Anovular menstruation; Anoxia; Antagonist; Antegrade amnesia; Anterior (anatomic orientation); Anterior chamber; Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Anterior pituitary; Anterograde memory; Anteroposterior (anatomic orientation); Anteroposterior (AP); Anthophobia; Anthrax; Anthrax immunization; Anti-androgen; Anti-angiogenesis drugs; Anti-infective; Anti-platelet agents; Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication); Antibacterial; Antibiotic; Antibiotic resistance; Antibodies; Antibodies, antinuclear (ANA); Antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity; Anticholinergic; Anticipation; Anticoagulant; Anticoagulant agent; Antidepressant, MAOI; Antidepressant, SSRI; Antidepressant, tricyclic; Antidiabetic agent; Antidiuretic hormone (ADH); Antidote; Antiestrogen; Antifreeze poisoning; Antifungal; Antifungal agent; Antifungal drug; Antifungal medication; Antigen; Antigen, prostate specific (PSA); Antigen-presenting cell; Antihistamines; Antihypertensive; Antiinfective; Antimalarial; Antimicrobial; Antimicrobial agent; Antimicrobial drug; Antimicrobial medication; Antinuclear antibodies; Antioxidant; Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome; Antiprotozoal; Antiprotozoal drug; Antipsychotic; Antipyretic; Antiretroviral therapy (ART); Antisepsis; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Antithyroid drug; Antitoxin; Antiviral; Antiviral agent; Antro-duodenal motility study; Antrum; Ants, fire; Ants, fire (stings from); Ants, velvet (stings from); ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis); Anus; Anus, imperforate; Anxiety; Anxiety disorder; Anxiety disorder, social; AOA; Aorta; Aorta, abdominal; Aorta, ascending; Aorta, coarctation of the; Aorta, descending; Aorta, thoracic; Aortic aneurysm; Aortic arch; Aortic atresia; Aortic insufficiency (regurgitation); Aortic stenosis; Aortic valve; Aortic valve, bicuspid; AP; AP (anteroposterior); AP, X-ray; APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy); Apert syndrome; Apert syndrome acrocephalosyndactyly; Apex; Apgar; Apgar score; Aphagia; Aphasia; Aphonia; Aphrasia; Apical; Apiphobia; Aplasia; Aplasia of the breast; Aplastic anemia; APLS (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome); Apnea; Apnea, central sleep; Apnea, obstructive sleep; ApoE; Apolipoprotein E; Apophysitis calcaneus; Apoplexy; Apoptosis; Appendectomy; Appendicitis; Appendix (vermiform appendix); Appendix epididymis; Appendix epiploica; Appendix testis; Apposition; Apraxia; Apraxia of speech; APS (autoimmune polyglandular syndrome); Apthous ulcer; Aquaphobia; Aqueduct; Aqueduct of Sylvius; Aqueduct of Sylvius; Aqueduct of the midbrain; Aqueous humor; Arabidopsis thaliana genome; Arachnodactyly; Arachnoiditis; Arachnophobia; Arbitration agreement; Arborvirus; Arboviral encephalitis; Arbovirus; Arch, aortic; Arch, zygomatic; Archaea; Arcus senilis; ARDS; Areola; Argentaffinoma; Arginine; Argyria; Arhythmia; Aristolochia fangchi; Arm; Armed tapeworm; Aromatase; Aromatherapy; Arrayed library; Arrector pili; Arrectores pilorum; Arrhythmia; Arrhythmia, sinus; Arrhythmias, atrial; Arrhythmias, rapid; Arrhythmias, slow; Arrhythmias, ventricular; Arsenic; ART (antiretroviral therapy); Arterial aneurysm; Arterial blood gas (ABG); Arterial tension; Arteries, coronary; Arteriogram; Arteriohepatic dysplasia; Arteriole; Arteriosclerosis; Arteriosclerotic aneurysm; Arteriovenous malformation; Arteriovenous malformation (AVM); Arteritis, cranial; Arteritis, giant cell; Arteritis, temporal; Artery; Artery disease, coronary; Artery spasm, coronary; Artery, brachial; Artery, carotid; Artery, central retinal; Artery, hepatic; Artery, mesenteric; Artery, ophthalmic; Artery, splenic; Artery, vertebral; Arthralgia; Arthritis; Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Dis, Nat'l Inst; Arthritis in children; Arthritis, degenerative; Arthritis, gout; Arthritis, Lyme; Arthritis, psoriatic; Arthritis, quackery; Arthritis, reactive; Arthritis, Reiter; Arthritis, rheumatoid; Arthritis, spondylitis; Arthritis, systemic-onset chronic rheumatoid; Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid (Sti; Arthrocentesis; Arthrogryposis; Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC); Arthroscopic; Arthroscopy; Arthrosis; Articulation; Articulation; Articulation disorder; Articulations of the body, principal; Artificial heart; Artificial insemination; Artificial insemination by donor (AID); Artificial insemination by husband (AIH); Artificial knee; Artificial pacemaker; Artificial pancreas; ASA; Asbestos; Asbestosis; Ascaris; Ascending aorta; Ascending pathway; Ascites; Ascorbic acid; Ascus; ASCUS; ASD; Aseptic; Aseptic bursitis; Aseptic necrosis; Asian cholera; ASL (American Sign Language); ASOT; Aspartame; Aspartate aminotransferase (AST); Asperger syndrome; Aspergillosis; Aspergillus; Asphyxia; Aspirate; Aspiration; Aspiration pneumonia; Aspiration, joint; Aspirin; Assay; Assay, CEA; Assay, NSE; Assembly, DNA; Assistant, physician (PA); Assisted living; Assisted suicide; Assistive device; Assistive technology; Association (dysmorphology); Association (genetics); Association of American Medical Colleges; Association, VATER; AST; Asthma; Asthma, exercise-induced; Asthma, thermally induced; Astigmatic; Astigmatism; Astraphobia; Asymptomatic; AT (in DNA); Ataxia; Ataxia, cerebellar; Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T); ATCC (American Type Culture Collection); Atelectasis; Atelectasis, primary; Atelectasis, secondary; Athelia; Atherectomy; Atherosclerosis; Atherosclerotic aneurysm; Athetosis; Athlete foot; Atlas; Atlas and axis joint; Atloaxoid joint; Atom; Atonia, REM sleep; Atopic; Atopic dermatitis; ATP (acute thrombocytopenic purpura); ATP (adenosine triphosphate); Atresia; Atresia, anal; Atresia, aortic; Atresia, biliary; Atria; Atrial arrhythmias; Atrial fibrillation; Atrial flutter; Atrial septal defect (ASD); Atrial septum; Atrioventricular (AV); Atrioventricular node; Atrium; Atrophic vaginitis; Atrophy; Atrophy, peroneal muscular; Atropine; Atropine psychosis; ATSDR; Attack, vasovagal; Attention; Attention deficit disorder (ADD); Attention getting; Attenuate; Attenuated; Attenuated virus; Atypical; Atypical measles syndrome (AMS); Audiogram; Audiologist; Audiology; Audiometry; Auditory acuity; Auditory brainstem response (ABR) test; Auditory disease, central; Auditory integration training; Auditory perception; Auditory prosthesis; Auditory tube; Aura; Aural vertigo, recurrent; Auricle; Auricular; Auscultate; Autism; Autoantibodies; Autoclave; Autogenous; Autoimmune diseases; Autoimmune disorders; Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS); Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy; Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome; Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS); Autologous; Autologous blood donation; Autolysis; Automated white cell differential; Automatic behavior; Automatism; Automotism; Autonomic nervous system; Autonomic neuropathy; Autonomy, patient; Autophobia; Autopsy; Autoradiography; Autosomal; Autosomal dominant; Autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia; Autosomal recessive; Autosome; Aux-; AV (atrioventricular); AV node; Avascular necrosis; AVM; AVM (arteriovenous malformation); Avulsion; Axial tomography, computerized; Axilla; Axillary; Axillary dissection; Axis; Axon; Ayurveda; Azospermia; Azotemia; AZT

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