Dictionary of Medical Terms

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  • quackery

    Misrepresentation of a product’s or person’s ability to diagnose and treat disease.

  • quadriceps

    The name applied collectively to a group of four thigh muscles that insert together into the tendon surrounding the…

  • quadriplegia

    Loss of feeling and movement of the arms and legs.

  • quarantine

    Any isolation or restriction placed on movement to or from a place where communicable diseases have been diagnosed.

  • quickening

    The first perceived movements of a fetus in the uterus.