false alarm (s) (noun)
, false alarms (pl)
1. A loud, repetitive noise that is used to mislead people into thinking that there is a crisis, or a life-threatening situation, when there really is none: The false alarm at the school resulted in firefighters going there for nothing.
2. Something that causes people to wrongly believe that a bad or dangerous thing is going to happen: The report in the news which indicated that the company was going out of business was just another one of those false alarms.
intermittent claudication of the cauda equina, pseudoclaudication syndrome
Pain and paresthesia (abnormal skin sensations), often succeeded by sensory loss, motor weakness, and loss of the reflexes, arising in the motor and sensory distribution of lumbar or sacral roots after the patient has walked some distance.
The neurologic signs, which are sometimes minimal but are accentuated by walking, are those of a cauda equina syndrome or a dull pain in the lower back and upper buttock region, analgesia in the buttocks, genitalia (or thigh), accompanied by a disturbance of bowel and bladder function.
Using many pseudonyms.
The appearance of some secondary sex characters before the normal age of puberty but without maturation of the gonads.
pseudacousma, pseudoacousma (s) (noun)
; pseudacousmas, pseudoacousmas (pl)
A subjective or imaginary sensation as if sounds are altered in pitch and quality: "Pete became hesitant to talk in public because of his pseudacousma which made him uncertain about how his voice would be heard by others."
"The poor acoustics of the auditorium resulted in the symphony conductor's concern that she might be experiencing pseudoacousma."
pseudacusis (s) (noun)
, pseudacuses (pl)
Hearing sounds that don't exist; false hearing: "Irene was awakened in the night by a loud noise, but it turned out to be an experience of pseudacusis, so she went back to sleep after she checked to be sure the windows and doors were secured."
1. Partial agraphia in which one can do no original writing, but can copy correctly.
2. The writing of meaningless symbols or signs.
Proteinuria which is not associated with kidney disturbance.
1. Amnesia that is either feigned or stemming from dissociative hysteria.
2. Transitory or reversible amnesia, from any cause.
Use of a masculine name by a woman as a pseudonym.
pseudarthrosis, pseudoarthrosis (s) (noun)
; pseudarthroses, pseudoarthrosis (pl)
A pathological or diseased condition caused by an improperly healed bone fracture typically in the long bones of the legs, arms, etc. which results in the appearance of a "false joint" or a bone-like formation that looks like such a bone connection: Ben developed pseudarthrosis because he wouldn't let his broken leg heal without any weight bearing; in other words, the pseudarthrosis appeared to be the result of not staying off his broken leg until it was completely healed.
A murder that is disguised as a suicide.
A new-born infant with an extreme degree of cranioschisis that has permitted intrauterine abrasion and erosion of most recognizable brain tissue, leaving mainly a mass of blood vessels and meninges. The cerebral lesion often is continuous with rachischisis of the cervical spine.
A collective term for books or writings bearing a false title, or ascribed to another than the true author; spurious writings; specifically applied to certain Jewish writings composed about the beginning of the Christian era, but ascribed to various patriarchs and prophets of the Old Testament.