Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:
House: Hospital. As in house officer, house staff, and house surgeon....
House officer: A resident physician and surgeon of a hospital (the "house") who is receives further training, usually in a medical or surgical specialty, while caring for patients under the direction of the attending staff....
House staff: The resident physicians of a hospital who care for patients under the direction of the attending staff. House in this context refers to the hospital....
House surgeon: Literally, a surgeon in the house, the house being the hospital. The meaning of the term house surgeon varies significantly from country to country.
In the US, a house surgeon is a surgeon who works for a hospital and, when on duty, is available there.
In the UK, a hou...
Houseboat carbon monoxide poisoning
Houseboat carbon monoxide poisoning: The invisible and potentially lethal danger of carbon monoxide on houseboats. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger when gasoline-powered engines are run in enclosed spaces. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can also occur outdoors, specifically with houseboats.
Housekeeping gene: A gene involved in basic functions needed for the sustenance of the cell. Housekeeping genes are constitutively expressed (they are always turned ON)....
Housemaid's knee: See Prepatellar bursitis....
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: The largest private source of medical research funds in the United States. The Institute is one of the world's largest philanthropies. It has medical research laboratories across the US and grants programs throughout the world.
The Institute carries out medical rese...
Hox gene: One of a subgroup of homeobox genes that are found in clusters on the genes of vertebrates. These are referred to as Hox clusters in mammals. Hox clusters play a role in directing embryonic development....
HPIV: Human parainfluenza virus....
HPS: 1. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
2. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome....
HPV: See: Human papillomavirus....
HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
HRT (hormone replacement therapy, HT) The combination therapy of estrogen plus a
progestogen. Formerly, hormone replacement therapy
Estrogen therapy (ET) is used to treat the symptoms of
menopause. It reduces
or stops the short-term changes of menopause such as hot flashes, disturbed
HS: Hereditary spherocytosis. HS also stands for half-strength, hamstrings, heart sounds, heparan sulfate, hernia sac, and house surgeon.