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AIDS
(Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) A collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the depletion of the immune system caused by infection with More…
BMI
(Body Mass Index) a calculated number, based on height and weight, used to compare and analyse the health effects of body weight on human bodies of all heights. BMI was developed by the More…
CXR
(Chest X-Ray) A radiological film obtained by X-ray taken of the thorax which is used to diagnose problems with that area. Examples of such problems include but are not limited to tension More…
GI
(Glycemic Index, Glycaemic Index) A ranking system for carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose levels. It compares carbohydrates gram for gram in individual foods, More…
HDL
(High Density Lipoprotein) A class of lipoproteins, varying somewhat in their size (8-11 nm in diameter) and contents, that carry cholesterol from the body's tissues to the liver. More…
LDL
(Low-density lipoprotein) A class and range of lipoprotein particles, varying in their size (18-25 nm in diameter) and contents, which carry cholesterol in the blood and around the body, for More…
MRI
(Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT)) A method of creating images of the inside of opaque organs in living organisms as well as detecting the amount of bound More…
SARS
(Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Severe Asian Respiratory Syndrome) An atypical form of pneumonia. It first appeared in November 2002 in the Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of More…
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