Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «B»:
Blush: A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A blush is usually temporary and brought on by excitement, exercise, fever, or embarrassment. Blushing is an involuntary (uncontrollable) response of the nervous system leading to widening of the capillaries of the involved skin. Als...
BM: Abbreviation for "black male" used by doctors as shorthand when jotting down the results of their physical examination.
For example, WDWNBM = well developed, well nourished black
male; WDWNBM = well developed, well nourished white
male; WDWNWF = well developed, well nourished white female; WDW...
BMD (bone mass density)
BMD (bone mass density): Abbreviation for bone mass density and the synonymous term, bone mineral density....
BMD (bone mineral density)
BMD (bone mineral density): Abbreviation for bone mineral density and, the synonymous term, bone mass density. See: Bone mass density. ...
BMI: Body mass index....
BMI calculation: A person's weight in kilograms (kg) divided by their height in meters (m) squared. BMI stands for body mass index.
With pounds (lbs) and inches, use the following table to calculate the BMI. Find the appropriate height in the left-hand column. Move across the row to the given weigh...
BMJ: The British Medical Journal. The BMJ states that it "aims to help doctors everywhere practice better medicine and to influence the debate on health." To achieve these aims (the BMJ) publishes original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, sc...
BMP: Bone morphogenetic protein....
BMP2: Bone morphogenic protein 2....
BMPR1A: A gene located on chromosome 10 in band 10q22.3 that encodes bone morphogenic protein receptor 1A, a kinase receptor that is involved in bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. Mutations in BMPR1A account for 25% to 40% of cases of juvenile polyposis, an autosomal
BMRs (biological response modifiers)
BMRs (biological response modifiers): Substances that stimulate the body's response to infection and disease. The body naturally produces small amounts of these substances. Scientists can produce some of them in the laboratory in large amounts for use in treating cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and o...
Bone marrow transplantation, a procedure in which doctors replace bone marrow that is diseased (or damaged) with healthy bone marrow. The bone marrow to be replaced may be deliberately destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The replacement marrow may come from another...
BNP: B-type natriuretic peptide....
Board certified: Board certified in medicine means a physician has taken and passed a medical specialty examination.
Board eligible, by contrast, means that a physician has
completed the requirements for admission to a medical specialty board examination but has not taken and passed the examination...
Board eligible: Board eligible in medicine means that a physician has completed the requirements for admission to a medical specialty board examination but has not taken and passed that examination.
Board certified in medicine, by contrast, means a physician has taken and passed a medical specialty...