Defective nutrition caused by disease of the nervous system.
Any disease resulting from an intake of too little of a given vitamin (as beriberi, rickets, or pellagra); or too much of a given vitamin; a disorder due to an excess or deficiency of a vitamin.
A condition in which the red blood cells have lost their smooth outlines, resembling an echinus (hedgehog) or a sea urchin (covered with long sharp spines).
A disorder of any organ or tissue developed from the ectoderm (outer layer of the three germ layers of the embryo that develop into the epidermis and neural tissue).
A disorder of any organ or tissue developed from the ectoderm which results in the epidermis and neural tissue.
Symbiosis between two organisms which are physically separated from each other.
Symbiosis refers to an organism interaction where one organism lives in intimate association with another one.
The termination of pregnancy or premature expulsion of the products of conception by any means before fetal viability. Also called abortion, embryotocia.
electric spinal orthosis, ESO
An electric device that helps control curvature of the spine by stimulating back muscles.
The portable battery-powered machine does not correct scoliosis (abnormal lateral curvature of the spine); however, it apparently does keep it from getting worse.
1. Determination of the nature of a disease through observation of changes in electrical irritability.
2. The diagnosis of a disease or a dysfunction of the central and peripheral nervous systems and voluntary muscles by any method utilizing electrical stimulation or recording electrical activity.
3. Diagnosis of a disease or injury based on electrodiagnostic tests or procedures with electric stimulation of various nerves and muscles.
This technique is helpful in almost all branches of medicine; especially, when investigating the functions of the heart, the nerves, and the muscles.
electronarcosis (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Producing insensibility to pain with the use of electrical current.
2. The induction of unconsciousness by the application of electricity to the brain between electrodes placed on the temples.
3. Anesthesia that is induced or produced by passing precisely controlled electric current through the brain without causing convulsions: One example of electronarcosis is the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
1. The movement through a membrane of the solvent phase of a colloidal solution when an electric potential is applied by electrodes positioned on either side of the membrane.
2. The movement of a conductive liquid through a membrane or across immobilized colloid particles under the influence of an electric current.
electroosmosis, electro-osmosis, electroendosmosis
1. The movement of a conductive liquid through a permeable membrane or across immobilized colloid particles under the influence of an electric current.
2. The migration, under the influence of an electric field, of the liquid phase of a colloidal solution toward an electrode.
The production of a thrombus (a stationary blood clot) within a blood vessel by introducing an electric current to coagulate the blood.
1. A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and the contrary.
2. The rhetorical device of stating the opposite of what is meant, usually ironically; affirmation by contraries.
3. A figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said; irony.
Either the condition of an organism that lives within another (usually with the connotation of parasitism) or the condition of those benthic organisms that live in the surface of bottom mud.