Medical Glossary H

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Medical Glossary H
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Medical Glossary H
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  1. process of becoming accustomed to a stimulus
    Habituated
  2. time required for half the nuclei of a radioactive substance to lose their activity by under going radioactive decay
    Half-life
  3. false perception having no relation to reality and not accounted for by any exterior stimulus
    Hallucination
  4. high-density lipid
    HDL
  5. arrest of bleeding or of circulation
    Hemostasis
  6. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    HIPAA
  7. health maintenance organization
    HMO
  8. school of American healing, founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann; based on the idea that very dilute doses of medicines that produce symptoms of a disease in healthy people can cure that disease in affected patients
    Homeopathy
  9. measuring system used by lay persons, not apothecaries, in their homes
    Household
  10. human papillomavirus
    HPV
  11. hormone replacement therapy
    HRT
  12. hypertension
    HTN
  13. central structure into which other structures are anchored, attached, or stabilized
    Hub
  14. colorless bases; glycolyl urea; derived from urea and allantoin
    Hydantoins
  15. abnormally high blood sugar levels, as are found in people with diabetes mellitus or people treated with some drugs
    Hyperglycemia
  16. abnormally high lipids in the blood
    Hyperlipidemia
  17. abnormally low calcium in the blood
    Hypocalcemia
  18. under or inserted under the skin
    Hypodermic
  19. abnormally low glucose in the blood
    Hypoglycemia
  20. oxygen deficiency in body tissues
    Hypoxia

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