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    The tendency to step backwards if bumped from the front or upon initiating walking, usually seen in patients who tend to lean backwards because of problems with balance.


Due to organ rejection or transplant failure, some patients return to the waiting list. Reducing the number of retransplants is a critical concern when examining ways to maximize a limited supply of organs.

Retreat Hospital
Retreat Hospital is a hospital in Richmond, Virginia (USA).

Behind the eyeball.

Retrobulbar neuritis
An inflammation of the optic nerve. It causes a loss in vision. It is sometimes indicative of a neurological disease.

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

Posterior to the sternum.

Retrovir 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): zidovudine.

A virus that produces DNA from RNA (the opposite of the normal order). A group of viruses that includes HIV.


Rohypnol (the trade name of flunitrazepam) is a sedative that was made in the early 1970's by Roche and was used in hospitals only for deep sedation. It was first released on the market in 1975 in tablet form in Europe. The tablet was then released in the early 1980's to other countries. It came in 5 mg, 2 mg, and 1 mg sizes, but due to its strength the higher doses were taken off the market and now it only comes in one strength: 1 mg. It is the strongest sleeping tablet to ever be made.

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.

Range of motion
the extent that a joint will move from full extension to full flexion.

Resting tremor
A tremor of a limb that increases when the limb is at rest.


Insertion and temporary fixation of partially or completely avulsed tooth or teeth, resulting from traumatic injury.

Acrylic restoration of denture base to compensate for bone loss; direct: done at chairside; indirect: in conjunction with a dental laboratory.

Replacement of portion of a damaged tooth.

Retained root
Partial root structure remaining in jaw after extraction or fracture of a natural tooth.

Tooth structure that connects the tooth to the jaw.

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