Category: Dictionary

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...

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...

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...

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...

Accountant 101

Accountant 101

Contador, from the Latin computator, is an adjective that refers to the one who counts. The verb to count, for its part, has multiple meanings: it can refer to numbering or computing things; put...

Console

Console 101

Console, from the French console, is a term with various uses and meanings. The most common is the one that refers to a video game console or video game console, which is the device...

Heterophoria

Heterophoria 101

Heterophoria is a latent squint that is only recognizable with one-eyed vision. With binocular vision, the latent visual defect is involuntarily compensated for by the motor and sensory alignment of the two eyes via...

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer 101

According to abbreviationfinder, skin cancer refers to various, mostly malignant, tumors of the skin. The best-known forms are melanoma ( black skin cancer ) and actinic keratosis, basalioma and spinalioma (light skin cancer). Skin...

Gollop-Wolfgang Syndrome

Gollop-Wolfgang Syndrome 101

According to abbreviationfinder.org, Gollop -Wolfgang syndrome is a complex of malformations characterized by symptoms such as tibial aplasia or the characteristic cleft hand. The syndrome probably has a hereditary basis. Orthopedic, reconstructive and prosthetic...

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome 101

Hajdu -Cheney syndrome is a rare bone disease. The cause is apparently a genetic and autosomal dominant inherited gene mutation. Due to the limited number of cases, standardized treatment measures have so far hardly...

ergotism

Ergotism 101

The ergotism is a poisoning by ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine or ergometrine occurring in ergot fungi and nowadays as medicaments use. In the foreground of the symptoms are massive circulatory disorders with the...

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever 101

Yellow fever is a well-known and dangerous tropical disease. Similar to malaria, it is transmitted by mosquitoes. Yellow fever is most common in Africa, Central America, and South America. Since the symptoms of yellow...

gallstones

Gallstones 101

Gallstones are a common disease of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The gallstones are mainly caused by solidified residues of protein and cholesterol in the gallbladder, which can then clump together in the bile...

diverticulitis

Diverticulitis 101

According to abbreviationfinder.org, a diverticulitis caused by the infection of sacs in the intestinal wall. Diverticulitis must be treated as quickly as possible, otherwise it can lead to life-threatening complications. What is diverticulitis? Diverticulitis...

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Duhring

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Duhring 101

According to abbreviationfinder.org, Dermatitis Herpetiformis Duhring is a chronic skin disorder. It is characterized by the formation of blisters on various parts of the body and is accompanied by severe itching. Many patients with...

Coronavirus Infection

Coronavirus Infection 101

A coronavirus infection refers to an infection with the so-called coronaviruses. These viruses occur in mammals as well as birds and are the cause of various diseases such as flu infections. The well-known SARS...