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aneurysm

A sac formed by the weakening and dilation of the wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart.

 


anhidrosis

Absence of sweating.

 


anisocoria

Unequal pupil size.

 


annulus fibrosus

The tough outer fibrous layer which surrounds the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disk.

Related Words

fiber ; intervertebral disk ; nucleus pulposus

 


anomaly

Significant deviation from the normal standard.

 


anosmia

Lack of the sense of smell.

 


anoxia

Decrease or absence of oxygen to tissue.

 Related Words

blood

anterior

Toward the the head or front of a structure.

 


antibody

A protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to a foreign body (antigen).  Each antibody binds specifically with the antigen that triggered its formation and its function is to fight off infection by inactivating the antigen

 Related Words

antigen  ;  infection

anticonvulsant

An agent which prevents or arrests seizures.

 

 



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