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Delirium

Delirium 101

Delirium is a term that has its origin in the Latin word delirium. This notion is used to name an alteration of the mind that leads a person to hallucinate and have incoherent thoughts....

CREATIVITY

DEFINITION OF CREATIVITY

Engender. This is the literal meaning of the term creativity and that is obtained by establishing its etymological origin. An origin found in Latin and specifically in the verb to create. Creativity is understood...

COST

DEFINITION OF COST

The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) recognizes two etymological origins of the term costs, which gives rise to two different meanings. On the one hand, costs can come from the Latin costa ( “side” )...

RENNET

DEFINITION OF RENNET

In order to know the meaning of the term rennet, it is necessary, in the first place, to discover its etymological origin. In this case, we can state that it derives from Latin, exactly...

CRITERION

DEFINITION OF CRITERION

The term criterion has its origin in a Greek word that means “to judge”. The criterion is the judgment or discernment of a person. For example: “In my opinion, the referee should have penalized...

DEGRADATION

DEFINITION OF DEGRADATION

Degradation is a term originating from the Latin degradatĭo. The concept is associated with the verb to degrade, which refers to removing a person ‘s titles, distinctions and prerogatives, or to minimizing the faculties...

DECOCTION

DEFINITION OF DECOCTION

The etymology of decoction takes us to the Latin language: decoctio. Decoction is the act and consequence of cooking an animal product or vegetable substance in boiling water. The term also allows to name...

CORNY

DEFINITION OF CORNY

Curny is a colloquial adjective, of unknown etymological origin, which is used to name something that lacks good taste, is grotesque or wants to appear elegant or complex that, in reality, it does not...

Quote

Quote 101

Establishing the etymological origin of the term quotation is somewhat complex as it emanates from two languages. Thus, in the first place, it starts from the Latin concept quotus, which meant “how much” and...

Meconium Aspiration 101

Meconium Aspiration 101

In modern medicine, the term meconium aspiration refers to the so-called respiratory distress syndrome in newborns. The respiratory distress syndrome appears immediately after the birth of the newborn and is always based on impaired...

Metatarsalgia 101

Metatarsalgia 101

Metatarsalgia is pain in the midfoot. They usually develop due to stress such as running. What is metatarsalgia? Metatarsalgia is when pain occurs in the midfoot. The symptoms appear below the heads of the...

Kaposi’s Sarcoma 101

Kaposi’s Sarcoma 101

If the immune system is weakened, the risk of contracting the human herpesvirus type 8 increases, which is held responsible for the development of Kaposi’s sarcoma, a cancer that manifests itself as brown to bluish...

Keratosis Pilaris 101

Keratosis Pilaris 101

Keratosis pilaris, or keratosis pilaris, is a common cornification disorder that causes keratinized, rough-to-the-touch papules on the skin. The disorder is very common and mostly affects teenage girls. The complaints are mostly of a...

Lassa Fever

Lassa Fever 101

Lassa fever is a viral disease that is prevalent in only some parts of West Africa. The countries affected include Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Guinea. So far, only isolated cases have occurred in Germany....

Leriche Syndrome

Leriche Syndrome 101

Leriche syndrome is a vascular disease in which the abdominal aorta becomes blocked below the renal arteries. A distinction is made between a chronic and an acute form of Leriche syndrome. The acute variant...

Cryoglobulinemia 101

Cryoglobulinemia 101

Cryoglobulinemia is a disease from the group of vascular inflammations (vasculitis). In most cases, the inflammation is due to chronic hepatitis C. What is cryoglobulinemia? Chronic hepatitis C is the underlying cause of cryoglubulinemia...

King-Kopetzky Syndrome 101

King-Kopetzky Syndrome 101

King-Kopetzky syndrome is an obscure auditory dysfunction or auditory processing disorder. Auditory means “related to hearing”. This disorder is relatively understudied, but affects about ten percent of all patients who seek medical treatment for...

Hyperostosis

Hyperostosis 101

Bone tissue increases in hyperostosis . This is usually due to increased activity of the osteoblasts. In addition to curettage, drug treatment options are now also available for treatment. What is hyperostosis? Severe hyperostosis...

ACNU

ACNU 101

The Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU according to abbreviationfinder) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that brings together, on a voluntary basis, natural and legal persons genuinely interested in learning about and participating...

Correction

Correction 101

With origin in Latin, the term correction refers to the action and the results of correcting. This verb, for its part, refers to rectify or reverse a failure or an error. For example: “I...

Co-opt

Co-opt 101

In order to discover the meaning of the term co- opt, we are going to know its etymological origin. In this case, we can state that it derives from Latin, exactly from the verb...

HBO

HBO 101

HBO (Acronym for Home Box Office according to abbreviationfinder), is one of the most popular cable and satellite television channels in the United States. It is owned by Time Warner and its headquarters are in...

DNS

DNS 101

Domain Name System (or DNS according to abbreviationfinder). It is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. This system associates various information with domain...

Conspiracy

Conspiracy 101

The notion of conspiracy, which has its etymological source in Latin (contubernĭum), is used to name an agreement or an association that is objectionable or unworthy. The term can be applied to illicit agreements,...

Hemorrhagic Fever

Hemorrhagic Fever 101

Hemorrhagic fever is a very dangerous human disease that occurs mostly in subtropical to tropical areas. Nevertheless, even in Germany there is no protection against the disease, for which there are very few treatment...

Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome (ISG Syndrome) 101

Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome (ISG Syndrome) is the name given to low back pain that occurs in the lower back area. The sacroiliac joint connects the hip bones to the sacrum with ligaments. Sacroiliac joint...

University of Salvador

University of Salvador (Argentina)

Salvador’s university. Its headquarters is located in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires. It was founded by the Society of Jesus, being the Higher Institute of Philosophy its closest predecessor, founded in the headquarters...

CD-ROM 2

CD-ROM 101

Access time To describe the quality of a CD-ROM this is probably one of the most interesting parameters. Access time is taken as the amount of time it takes for the device from the...

NTFS

NTFS 101

NTFS (which stands for New Technology File System according to abbreviationfinder), is one of the most powerful, flexible and robust file systems today. Structure This system as such is based on a structure called MFT...

Histiocytosis

Histiocytosis 101

Histiocytosis is defined as pathological proliferation of white blood cells. The most common histiocytosis is Langerhans cell histiocytosis. What is histiocytosis? According to abbreviationfinder, Histiocytosis is a rare, different form of disease in which...