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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «B»:

  1. Biotechnology Biotechnology
    Biotechnology: The fusion of biology and technology. Biotechnology is the application of biological techniques to product research and development. In particular, biotechnology involves the use by industry of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, and new bioprocessing techniques. Biotechnology is expected t...
  2. Bioterrorism Bioterrorism
    Bioterrorism: Terrorism using biologic agents that are harmful to humans. Biological diseases and the agents that might be used for terrorism have been listed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These agents include viruses, bacteria, rickettsiae (microorganisms that have ...
  3. Biotherapy Biotherapy
    Biotherapy: Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune (defense) system to fight infection and disease. Biological therapy is thus any form of treatment that uses the body's natural abilities that constitute the immune system to fight infection and disease or to protect the body fr...
  4. Biotin Biotin
    Biotin: A water-soluble B-complex vitamin involved in carbon dioxide transfer and therefore essential to the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat. A balanced diet usually contains enough biotin. Foods with high biotin levels include nuts, cereals, green leafy vegetables and milk. Biotin deficiency, w...
  5. Bipolar disease Bipolar disease
    Bipolar disease: Manic-depressive disease. See: Bipolar disorder....
  6. Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder
    Bipolar disorder: A mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression that characteristically involves cycles of depression and elation or mania. Sometimes the mood switches from high to low and back again are dramatic and rapid, but more often they are gradual and slow, a...
  7. Bipolar I disorder Bipolar I disorder
    Bipolar I disorder: Bipolar disorder in someone who has experienced depression and at least one episode of severe mania. Severe mania characteristically causes significant distress or greatly impairs one's work, family, or social life. Bipolar I disorder is distinct from bipolar II disorder in which...
  8. Bipolar II disorder Bipolar II disorder
    Bipolar II disorder: Bipolar disorder in someone who has experienced depression and at least one episode of hypomania but not severe mania. Hypomanic episodes characteristically do not cause significant distress or greatly impair one's work, family, or social life. Bipolar II disorder is distinct fr...
  9. Bird flu Bird flu
    Bird flu: See: Avian influenza....
  10. Birt Hogg Dube syndrome Birt Hogg Dube syndrome
    Birt Hogg Dube syndrome: See: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome....
  11. Birth assistant Birth assistant
    Birth assistant: See: Doula (the first meaning)....
  12. Birth cohort Birth cohort
    Birth cohort: A group of people born during a particular period or year....
  13. Birth companion Birth companion
    Birth companion: See: Doula (the first meaning)....
  14. Birth control Birth control
    Birth control: Birth control is the use of any practices, methods, or devices to prevent pregnancy from occurring in a sexually active woman. Also referred to as family planning, pregnancy prevention, fertility control, or contraception; birth control methods are designed either to prevent fertiliza...
  15. Birth control, emergency Birth control, emergency
    Birth control, emergency: See: Emergency contraception....