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Distance

   The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.

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Ability
The ability to acquire general or special types of knowledge or skill.

Health
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Distal
A location farther from a point of reference. For example, the foot is distal to the knee, relative to the center of the body.

Distal Medial Neuropathies
Disease involving the median nerve, from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical features include weakness of wrist and finger flexion, forearm pronation, thenar abduction, and loss of sensation over the lateral palm, first three fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Common sites of injury include the elbow, where the nerve passes through the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (pronator syndrome) and in the carpal tunnel (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME).

Distal Medial Neuropathy
Disease involving the median nerve, from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical features include weakness of wrist and finger flexion, forearm pronation, thenar abduction, and loss of sensation over the lateral palm, first three fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Common sites of injury include the elbow, where the nerve passes through the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (pronator syndrome) and in the carpal tunnel (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME).

Distal Myopathies
A general term for a group of inherited disorders which are characterized by progressive degeneration of skeletal muscles (MUSCLE, SKELETAL).

Distal Myopathy
A general term for a group of inherited disorders which are characterized by progressive degeneration of skeletal muscles (MUSCLE, SKELETAL).

Distal Paresthesia
Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.

Distal Paresthesias
Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.

Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis
A rare sometimes familial disorder of the renal tubule characterized by the inability to excrete urine of normal acidity. This leads to a hyperchloremic acidosis which is often associated with one or more secondary complications such as hypercalcinuria with nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis, rickets, or osteomalacia and severe potassium depletion.

Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)

Distamycins
Oligopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces distallicus. Their binding to DNA inhibits synthesis of nucleic acids.

Distance Education
Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)

Distance healing
Healing in which people seek to help patients simply with the power of the mind. Distance healing can include anything from therapeutic touch -- in which practitioners, without touching their patients, try to alter their energy fields -- to praying for people who are ill. Distance healing is part of the practice of alternative medicine.

Distance Learning
Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)

Distance Perception
The act of knowing or the recognition of a distance by recollective thought, or by means of a sensory process which is under the influence of set and of prior experience.

Distance Perceptions
The act of knowing or the recognition of a distance by recollective thought, or by means of a sensory process which is under the influence of set and of prior experience.

Distance, Social
The degree of closeness or acceptance an individual or group feels toward another individual or group.

Distances
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.

Distances, Social
The degree of closeness or acceptance an individual or group feels toward another individual or group.

Distannous EDTA
A chelating agent (CHELATING AGENTS) that sequesters a variety of polyvalent cations. It is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and as a food additive.

Distemper
A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals, especially canine distemper. In dogs, it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS, CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever, leukopenia, gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes, neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.

Distemper Virus, Canine
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in dogs, wolves, foxes, raccoons, and ferrets. Pinnipeds have also been known to contract Canine distemper virus from contact with domestic dogs.

Distemper Virus, Phocid
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Virus, Phocine
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Virus, Seal
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Viruses, Canine
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in dogs, wolves, foxes, raccoons, and ferrets. Pinnipeds have also been known to contract Canine distemper virus from contact with domestic dogs.

Distemper Viruses, Phocid
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Viruses, Phocine
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Viruses, Seal
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper, Canine
A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals, especially canine distemper. In dogs, it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS, CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever, leukopenia, gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes, neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.

Distemper, Feline
A highly contagious DNA virus infection of the cat family and of mink, characterized by fever, enteritis and bone marrow changes. It is also called feline ataxia, feline agranulocytosis, feline infectious enteritis, cat fever, cat plague, show fever.

Distempers
A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals, especially canine distemper. In dogs, it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS, CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever, leukopenia, gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes, neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.

Distempers, Canine
A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals, especially canine distemper. In dogs, it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS, CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever, leukopenia, gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes, neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.

Distempers, Feline
A highly contagious DNA virus infection of the cat family and of mink, characterized by fever, enteritis and bone marrow changes. It is also called feline ataxia, feline agranulocytosis, feline infectious enteritis, cat fever, cat plague, show fever.

Distention
Bloating or swelling of the abdomen.

Distichiasis
Double rows of eyelashes. The extra eyelashes grow from glands called the Meibomian glands and may protrude into the cornea, producing severe corneal abrasions.

Distolon
Proposed fasciolacide. Synonyms: Dertil; Bilevon; Bay 9015.

Distolone
Proposed fasciolacide. Synonyms: Dertil; Bilevon; Bay 9015.

Distorted Hearing
Conditions that impair the transmission or perception of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.

Distorted Taste
A condition characterized by alterations of the sense of taste which may range from mild to severe, including gross distortions of taste quality.

Distortion, Perceptual
Lack of correspondence between the way a stimulus is commonly perceived and the way an individual perceives it under given conditions.

Distortions, Perceptual
Lack of correspondence between the way a stimulus is commonly perceived and the way an individual perceives it under given conditions.

Distractibility
The inability to maintain attention, that is, the shifting from one area or topic to another with minimal provocation, or attention being drawn too frequently to unimportant or irrelevant external stimuli.

Distraction Osteogeneses
Bone lengthening by gradual mechanical distraction. An external fixation device produces the distraction across the bone plate. The technique was originally applied to long bones but in recent years the method has been adapted for use with mandibular implants in maxillofacial surgery.

Distraction Osteogenesis
Bone lengthening by gradual mechanical distraction. An external fixation device produces the distraction across the bone plate. The technique was originally applied to long bones but in recent years the method has been adapted for use with mandibular implants in maxillofacial surgery.

Distraneurin
A sedative and anticonvulsant often used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Chlormethiazole has also been proposed as a neuroprotective agent. The mechanism of its therapeutic activity is not entirely clear, but it does potentiate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors response and it may also affect glycine receptors.

Distreptase
Streptococcal fibrinolysin . An enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci. It hydrolyzes amide linkages and serves as an activator of plasminogen. It is used in thrombolytic therapy and is used also in mixtures with streptodornase (STREPTODORNASE AND STREPTOKINASE). EC 3.4.-.

Distress, Fetal
Adverse or threatening condition of the fetus identified by fetal bradycardia or tachycardia and passage of meconium in vertex presentation.

Distresses, Fetal
Adverse or threatening condition of the fetus identified by fetal bradycardia or tachycardia and passage of meconium in vertex presentation.

Distributed Database
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Distributed Databases
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Distributed System
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Distributed Systems
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Distribution System, Hospital
Systems for delivering hospital supplies, food, laundry, etc., to patient care areas.

Distribution Systems, Hospital
Systems for delivering hospital supplies, food, laundry, etc., to patient care areas.

Distribution, Age
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.

Distribution, Bernoulli
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.

Distribution, Binomial
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.

Distribution, Chi-Square
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.

Distribution, Clinical
Systems for delivering hospital supplies, food, laundry, etc., to patient care areas.

Distribution, Community-Based
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distribution, Contraceptive
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distribution, Countercurrent
A method of separation of two or more substances by repeated distribution between two immiscible liquid phases that move past each other in opposite directions. It is a form of liquid-liquid chromatography. (Stedman, 25th ed)

Distribution, Gaussian
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1) continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2) arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3) shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.

Distribution, Income
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Distribution, Information
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.

Distribution, Mail
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.

Distribution, Negative Binomial
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.

Distribution, Non Clinical
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distribution, Non-Clinical
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distribution, Nonclinical
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distribution, Normal
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1) continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2) arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3) shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.

Distribution, Pharmacy
Facilities for the preparation and dispensing of drugs.

Distribution, Poisson
A distribution function used to describe the occurrence of rare events or to describe the sampling distribution of isolated counts in a continuum of time or space.

Distribution, Population
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.

Distribution, Rural Spatial
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.

Distribution, Sex
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.

Distribution, Spatial
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.

Distribution, Statistical
The complete summaries of the frequencies of the values or categories of a measurement made on a group of items, a population, or other collection of data. The distribution tells either how many or what proportion of the group was found to have each value (or each range of values) out of all the possible values that the quantitative measure can have.

Distribution, Tissue
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.

Distribution, Urban Spatial
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.

Distributional Activities
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributional Activity
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributions, Age
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.

Distributions, Binomial
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.

Distributions, Chi-Square
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.

Distributions, Clinical
Systems for delivering hospital supplies, food, laundry, etc., to patient care areas.

Distributions, Community-Based
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributions, Contraceptive
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributions, Income
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Distributions, Mail
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.

Distributions, Negative Binomial
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.

Distributions, Non-Clinical
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributions, Nonclinical
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Distributions, Normal
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1) continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2) arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3) shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.

Distributions, Pharmacy
Facilities for the preparation and dispensing of drugs.

Distributions, Population
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.

Distributions, Rural Spatial
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.

Distributions, Sex
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.

Distributions, Spatial
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.

Distributions, Statistical
The complete summaries of the frequencies of the values or categories of a measurement made on a group of items, a population, or other collection of data. The distribution tells either how many or what proportion of the group was found to have each value (or each range of values) out of all the possible values that the quantitative measure can have.

Distributions, Tissue
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.

Distributions, Urban Spatial
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.

District Headquarters Hospital
The District Headquarters Hospital is a hospital in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

District Hospital
Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.

District Hospitals
Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.

District Memorial Hospital
The District Memorial Hospital is a hospital in Andrews, North Carolina, United States.

District of Columbia
A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.

District One Hospital
District One Hospital is a hospital in Faribault, Minnesota (USA).

District, Administrative
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Districts, Administrative
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Disturbance, Biological Clock
Disruptions of the rhythmic cycle of bodily functions or activities.

Disturbance, Emotional
Mood or emotional responses dissonant with or inappropriate to the behavior and/or stimulus.

Disturbance, Loudness Perception
An abnormally disproportionate increase in the sensation of loudness in response to auditory stimuli of normal volume. COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; STAPES SURGERY; and other disorders may be associated with this condition.

Disturbance, Menstruation
Variations of menstruation which may be indicative of disease.

Disturbance, Transient Situational
Maladaptive reactions to identifiable psychosocial stressors occurring within a short time after onset of the stressor. They are manifested by either impairment in social or occupational functioning or by symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) that are in excess of a normal and expected reaction to the stressor.

Disturbance, Voice
Disorders of voice pitch, loudness, or quality. Dysphonia refers to impaired utterance of sounds by the vocal folds.

Disturbances, Biological Clock
Disruptions of the rhythmic cycle of bodily functions or activities.

Disturbances, Emotional
Mood or emotional responses dissonant with or inappropriate to the behavior and/or stimulus.

Disturbances, Loudness Perception
An abnormally disproportionate increase in the sensation of loudness in response to auditory stimuli of normal volume. COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; STAPES SURGERY; and other disorders may be associated with this condition.

Disturbances, Menstruation
Variations of menstruation which may be indicative of disease.

Disturbances, Transient Situational
Maladaptive reactions to identifiable psychosocial stressors occurring within a short time after onset of the stressor. They are manifested by either impairment in social or occupational functioning or by symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) that are in excess of a normal and expected reaction to the stressor.

Disturbances, Voice
Disorders of voice pitch, loudness, or quality. Dysphonia refers to impaired utterance of sounds by the vocal folds.

Disturbed Nyctohemeral Rhythm
Dyssomnias associated with disruption of the normal 24 hour sleep wake cycle secondary to travel (e.g., JET LAG SYNDROME), shift work, or other causes.

Disturbed Nyctohemeral Rhythms
Dyssomnias associated with disruption of the normal 24 hour sleep wake cycle secondary to travel (e.g., JET LAG SYNDROME), shift work, or other causes.



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Distance Perceptions
The act of knowing or the recognition of a distance by recollective thought, or by means of a sensory process which is under the influence of set and of prior experience.

Distance Perception
The act of knowing or the recognition of a distance by recollective thought, or by means of a sensory process which is under the influence of set and of prior experience.

Distance Learning
Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)

Distance Education
Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)

Distamycins
Oligopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces distallicus. Their binding to DNA inhibits synthesis of nucleic acids.

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Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)

Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis
A rare sometimes familial disorder of the renal tubule characterized by the inability to excrete urine of normal acidity. This leads to a hyperchloremic acidosis which is often associated with one or more secondary complications such as hypercalcinuria with nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis, rickets, or osteomalacia and severe potassium depletion.

Distal Paresthesias
Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.

Distemper Virus, Seal
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

Distemper Virus, Phocine
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.

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