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Open Anatomy

( Әnăt'Әmē ), branch of biology concerned with the study of body structure of various organisms, including humans. Comparative anatomy is concerned


A technique to produce a germ-free environment to protect patients from infection. It is used for any procedure that might introduce infection into

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Prevalence One of the must common neurological disorders; affects an estimated 350,000 in the United States; worldwide, affects 1 in 2,500 people of

Open Cleft lip and palate
Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital deformities that occur in the womb. Cleft lip is an abnormal fissure during development that fails to close


In the early twentieth century a visit to the dentist was usually for a toothache, cured by extraction or replacement of missing teeth that had

Open Dentition

kind, number, and arrangement of the teeth of humans and other animals. During the course of evolution, teeth were derived from bony body scales

Open Fluoridation

( flʊr´´ĭdā'shən ), process of adding a fluoride to the water supply of a community to preserve the teeth of the inhabitants. Tooth enamel ordinarily

Open Hygiene

The development of hygiene and hygienic practices has been fundamental in preventing infections through cleanliness, and has also been very important

Iatrogenic diseases

Iatrogenic disease commonly refers to a physician-induced disease and more generally to a disease state caused by the commission of acts by the

Open Mouth

entrance to the digestive and respiratory tracts. The mouth, or oral cavity, is ordinarily a simple opening in lower animals; in vertebrates it is a