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AAMI

Abbreviation for: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation; Age Associated Memory Impairment; American Ammunition, Inc.; Australian Associated Motor Insurers Limited; African-American Male Initiative; Association of Alcohol Manufacturers and Importers; American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc.; Association des Anciens M

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ABDOMINAL REGIONS

Two horizontal and two vertical imaginatory lines divide human's abdomen in 9 regions: right and left hypochondriac, right and left lumbar, right and left iliac, epigastric, umbilical and hypogastric. Abdomen of most insects consist of 11 segments.

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ABDUCENS

Sixth cranial nerve. It inervates lateral rectus muscle of the eye in humans. In other mammals, it also controls musculus retractor bulbi which help animal to retract eye in the case of danger.

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ABDUCTION

Movement of limbs away from the median plane of the body, or movement of digits away from the median plane of hands and feet.

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ABLATION

Surgical removal of body parts. Technique applied to treat cardiac arrhythmia.

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ABORTIFACIENT

Any substance that induces abortion.

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ABORTION

Termination of the pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo from the uterus. It may happen spontaneously (then it is called miscarriage) or can be induced on purpose.

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ABRASION

Loss of a tooth structure due to mechanical damage. This can be consequence of regular use of hard toothbrushes, toothpicks, floss, and other dental appliances.

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ABSCESS

Accumulated pus (with neutrophils) within inflammatory or infected tissue. Defensive mechanism that prevents spreading of infectious materials to other parts of the body.

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ACANTHAMOEBA

Genus of amoebae. This protozoa is commonly found in soil and fresh water. They are free-living bacteria-eaters or opportunists, that may induce various infections in human and animals.

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