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fibrosarcoma

A malignant tumor growing from fibrous tissue, which holds bones, muscles, and other organs in place. 

Related Words
fiber  ;  malignant  ;  tumor


fibrotic myopathy

Fibrosis and scarring of the leg muscles causing difficulty walking.

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Related Words
fiber  ;  myopathy

focal seizure

A nonclinical spontaneous discharge of a small group of neurons in the cerebral cortex which can only be seen on an EEG.  It is unlike a partial seizure which is observed clinically.

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cerebral cortex ; electroencephalography (EEG) ; partial seizure ; seizure


fontanel

A soft spot; skin and membrane covered spaces remaining at the junction of the sutures, especially between the frontal and parietal bones, in the incompletely covered skull of the fetus or neonate. The fontanel usually closes after birth but in hydrocephalus, it may remain open.

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frontal lobe  ;  hydrocephalus  ;  parietal lobe  ;  suture

foramen

An opening in a bone (e.g. skull or spine) through which nerves (e.g. cranial nerves or spinal nerve roots/nerve sheaths, respectively) and blood vessels pass. 

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cranial nerves  ;  nerve root  ;  nerve sheath  ;  spine

foramen magnum

Large opening at the base of the skull through which the spinal cord and vertebral arteries pass from the vertebral canal into the cranial cavity.

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spinal cord  ;  vertebral canal

forebrain

The rostral-most portion of the brain; commonly used to denote cerebral hemispheres and diencephalon; associated with higher intellectual functions.

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brain ; cerebral hemisphere ; diencephalon ; rostral


fornix

White matter structure containing axons that connect the hippocampus to the hypothalamus and septal nuclei.

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axon ; hippocampus ; hypothalamus ; septal nuclei ; white matter

 


frontal lobe

One of four well-defined portions (i.e. lobes) of each cerebral hemisphere that is located at the front part of the brain; controls movement and associates the functions of other cortical areas.

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brain ; cerebral hemisphere ; cortical ; lobe


fungus

A kingdom of multicellular lower plants lacking chlorophyll, e.g. mold, mildew, yeast, mushrooms. The fungus body normally consists of filamentous strands called mycelium and reproduces through dispersal of spores.    

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yeast


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