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   A disease or other problem affecting a nerve root.


Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain.

Tooth structure that connects the tooth to the jaw.


Radial Artery
The radial artery is the blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood in the forearm. You can feel the pulse of the radial artery by feeling the forearm just underneath the thumb. There are three arteries in the normal forearm that carry blood to the hand.

Radiation colitis
Damage to the colon from radiation therapy.

Radiation enteritis
Damage to the small intestine from radiation therapy.

Radiation oncologist/radiation therapist
A radiologist who specializes in the use of radioactive substances and x-rays for the treatment of tumors and cancer.

Radiation Oncology
The study and treatment of cancers using radiation (x-rays, gamma rays or electrons).

Radiation Therapy
The use of x-rays, gamma rays, or electrons to treat cancers.

Radiation therapy
The use of radiation energy to interfere with tumor growth. See irradiation.

Radical prostatectomy
Surgery to remove the prostate along with the two seminal vesicle glands attached to the prostate.

Radical retropubic prostatectomy
An operation to remove the entire prostate gland and seminal vesicles through the lower abdomen.

Radio-iodinated I 125 serum albumin human
Radio-iodinated I 125 serum albumin human is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): albumin iodinated I-125 serum.

Radioactive Tracer
A low-dose radioactive dye or contrast medium injected into a blood vessel as part of an imaging procedure.

Radioallergosorbent test (RAST)
A solid-phase radioimmunoassay for detecting IgE antibody specific for a particular allergen.

An invasive procedure that involves heating tissue in order to destroy it.; used to treat some types of rapid heart rhythms.

Radiogardase prussian blue
Radiogardase prussian blue is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ferric hexacyanoferrateII.

The treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation.

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
A widely used technique for measurement of primary antigen-antibody interactions, and for the determination of the level of important biological substances in mixed samples. It takes advantage of the specificity of the antigen-antibody interaction and the sensitivity that derives from measurement of radioactively labelled materials.

Radioiodinated serum albumin human ihsa I 125
Radioiodinated serum albumin human ihsa I 125 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): albumin iodinated I-125 serum.

A radioactive material injected into the body so that a nuclear scanner can make pictures.

Radioisotope scan
Uses radioactive substances introduced into the body to create an image of the functioning adrenal gland.

A physician trained in the use of radioactive substances, x-rays, and other imaging techniques to arrive at a diagnosis.

The branch of medicine that deals with the use of x-rays.

Radionuclide scans
Tests to find GI bleeding. Radioactive material is injected to highlight organs on a special camera. Also called scintigraphy.

Radionuclide ventriculography
A diagnostic procedure used to determine the shape and size of the heart's chambers.

Radionuclide-labeled 125 I fibrinogen human sensor
Radionuclide-labeled 125 I fibrinogen human sensor is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): fibrinogen, I-125.

Also tracer or radionuclide. Basic radioactively tagged compound necessary to produce a nuclear medicine image.

Resistant to radiation therapy.

Responsive to radiation therapy.

A radiation therapy technique that uses a large number of narrow, precisely aimed, highly focused beams of ionising radiation. The beams are aimed from many directions circling the head and meet at a specific point.

Specific treatment of diseases such as cancer using high energy X-rays.


Respondent conditioning
Elicitation of a response by a stimulus that normally does not elicit that response. The response is one that is mediated primarily by the autonomic nervous system (such as salivation or a change in heart rate). A previously neutral stimulus is repeatedly presented just before an unconditioned stimulus that normally elicits that response. When the response subsequently occurs in the presence of the previously neutral stimulus, it is called a conditioned response, and the previously neutral stimulus, a conditioned stimulus.

Residual phase
The phase of an illness that occurs after remission of the florid symptoms or the full syndrome.

Residing behind the peritoneam; this chamber is not in the abdominal cavity. For instance the kidney is a retroperitoneal.

Recurrent abortion
The occurrence of 3 or more miscarriages (which are medically termed "spontaneous abortions") with no intervening pregnancies. Recurrent abortion (or, as it is sometimes called, habitual abortion) is a form of infertility. It may be due to chromosome abnormalities.

Radiation absorbed dose. A unit of measurement of the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation.


The branch of medicine that deals with the use of x-rays.

A colorless, radioactive gas produced by the decay of radium. The presence of sufficient quantities of this gas in homes is linked with the development of lung cancer.

To reoccur after a temporary absence.

The return of a disease after its apparent resolution.

Rapid eye movement. The phase of sleep associated with dreaming and distinguished from the other stages of sleep by rapid movement of the eyes.

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