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antigen

Any foreign substance, usually a protein, that stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies.  The name antigen reflects its role in the immune response – antibody generating.

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antibody

aortic thromboembolism

See thromboembolism.

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thromboembolism

 


apnea

Cessation of breathing.

 


arachnoid

Middle layer of the meninges covering the brain and spinal cord.

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brain  ;  meninges  ;  spinal cord

arachnoid cyst

A cyst containing cerebrospinal fluid and an outer layer of arachnoidal cells that may develop in this membrane of the brain or spinal cord.

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arachnoid ; brain ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; cyst ; spinal cord

 


arachnoid villi

Projections of fibrous tissue from the arachnoid membrane involved in the passage of cerebrospinal fluid from the subarachnoid space to the dural sinuses.

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arachnoid ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; dural venous sinuses ; subarachnoid space

 


areflexia

Lack of reflex action.

 

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reflex

arrhythmia

Any variation of the heart's regular rhythmic beating.


arteritis

Inflammation of an artery.

 

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inflammation

arthritis

Inflammation of the joints.  See degenerative joint disease.

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degenerative joint disease  ;  inflammation


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