Medical Definitions

Can synthetic cannabinoids help cancer patients beyond providing comfort?

Can synthetic cannabinoids help cancer patients beyond providing comfort?

It is reasonable to expect discussion about medical treatments to stay rational, although that’s not always simple when innovative drugs are involved For the better part of last two decades, experts have exchanged arguments about the possible role of cannabinoid compounds in cancer treatment. Despite intensive research and involvement of top scientific institutions in this discussion, we don’t seem to…

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Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension is the medical term for the disease commonly called high blood pressure. A blood-pressure measurement includes two numbers. The numbers are usually written as a fraction. The normal blood pressure for an adult is below 120/80. Hypertension is diagnosed when one or both numbers are elevated on several separate occasions. In an adult, a reading is considered abnormal if…

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Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is a medical evaluation that indicates whether a person’s cells contain genetic material associated with an inherited disorder. The material consists of a particular form of a gene. Genes are chemically coded sets of biological information within every cell. Each form of a gene carries a particular set of instructions. Genetic testing focuses on identifying disease-related forms of…

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National Medical Association (NMA)

National Medical Association (NMA)

National Medical Association (NMA) is a professional organization that represents the interests of African American physicians. It was founded in 1895. The NMA is dedicated to ensuring that all career paths in the field of health care are open to African American physicians; that African Americans are well represented in the medical and health professions; and that quality health care…

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British Medical Association (BMA)

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Medical Association (BMA) is a voluntary professional association of doctors. It was founded in 1832 as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association. Its goal is to promote the medical and allied sciences and to maintain the honor and interests of the medical profession. Most practicing doctors in the United Kingdom are members of the BMA. The BMA is a…

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Medical Examiner

Medical Examiner

Medical examiner is a public official with the authority to investigate certain types of deaths. These types include homicides; suicides; and unusual, sudden, or suspicious deaths for which the cause is unknown. A medical examiner is required to determine the cause and manner of death in such cases. Medical examiners are licensed physicians. They are often also certified as forensic…

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Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

Medical ethics is the field of study concerned with moral problems created by the practice of modern medicine. Medical ethics can be divided into three branches: (1) public policy medical ethics, (2) biomedical ethics, and (3) clinical ethics. Public policy medical ethics deals with issues related to the regulation of medical practice by governments and by the governing boards of…

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