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Open Abdomen

In vertebrates, the part of the body below the thorax , containing the digestive organs; in insects and other arthropods, it is the hind part of the

Open Abnormal psychology
Abnormal psychology

Abnormal psychology is the area of psychological investigation concerned with understanding the nature of individual pathologies of the mind, mood,

Open Abortion

Worldwide, some 46 million women have abortions every year. Of these abortions, only slightly more than half are legal, that is, take place under

Open Acne

Skin eruption, mainly occurring among adolescents and young adults, caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands , which secrete an oily substance

Open Acupuncture

( ăk'yʊpŭng´´chӘr ), technique of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a number of very fine metal needles are inserted into the skin at specially

Open Addiction

Addiction is a complex disorder whose principal diagnostic feature is a repeated compulsion to take a certain substance or indulge in a certain

Open Adolescence

Historically, adolescent development has been described as tumultuous, which is sometimes attributed to increased emotions and an undeveloped

Open Adrenal glands
Adrenal glands

Triangular endocrine gland situated on top of the kidney . (The name derives from the Latin word for kidney – ad-renal and supra-renal meaning next to

Advance directives (Medical care)

The medical profession in the United States has experienced a shift in ethics and values over the past 3 decades, from a position of paternalism to an

Open Aerobic exercises
Aerobic exercises

( ârō'biks ), [Gr.,=with oxygen], system of endurance exercises that promote cardiovascular fitness by producing and sustaining an elevated heart rate