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Myanmar Medicinal Plant Database

Medical terms from AHTD and other sources

compiled by U Kyaw Tun, U Pe Than, and staff of TIL. Not for sale.

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UKT: Please note that there can be a difference in spelling between American English (US) and British English (or English used in Myanmar), e.g. haemoptysis (Brit) = hemoptysis (US)

haematemesis -- vomiting of fresh or altered blood. -- www.medicdirect.co.uk/diseases/default.ihtml?pid=87&step=4

hematinic adj. 1. Acting to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. 2. Of, relating to, or derived from hematin. n. 1. A drug that increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. -- AHTD

hematuria n. 1. The presence of blood in the urine. -- AHTD

hemoptysis n. 1. The coughing or spitting up of blood from the respiratory tract. [ hemo- Greek ptusis a spitting( from ptuein to spit) ] -- AHTD

hemorrhoid n. 1. An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. 2. hemorrhoids The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur. In this sense, also called piles . [From Middle English emoroides hemorrhoids from Old French emoroides from Latin haemorrhoidae from Greek haimorrhoïdes, pl. of haimorrhoïs from haimorrhoos flowing with blood haimo- hemo- rhein to flow; See sreu- in Indo-European Roots.] -- AHTD

hepatomegaly n. 1. Abnormal enlargement of the liver. -- AHTD

herpes n. 1. Any of several viral diseases causing the eruption of small blister-like vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex or herpes zoster. -- AHTD

hyperlipemia n. 1. An excess of fat or lipids in the blood. Also Called hyperlipidemia . -- AHTD

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inotropic adj. 1. Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle: an inotropic drug. -- AHTD


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lacrimation also lachrymation n. 1. Secretion of tears, especially in excess. -- AHTD

leukorrhea also leucorrhea n. 1. A thick, whitish discharge from the vagina or cervical canal. -- AHTD

lithiasis n. 1. Pathological formation of mineral concretions in the body. -- AHTD

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menorrhagia n. 1. Abnormally heavy or extended menstrual flow. -- AHTD

metrorrhagia n. 1. Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation. -- AHTD

migraine n. 1. A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also Called megrim. -- AHTD

mucolytic adj. 1. Breaking down or hydrolyzing mucus or mucopolysaccharides. -- AHTD

myositis n. 1. Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area. -- AHTD

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