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Is lipaemia the same as hyperlipidemia?

These are not really synonymous. Despite some sites claiming them to be. Compare the usage on this site. Lipaemia is describing lab artifacts, that is roughly too much fat in the blood sample that ...
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Is lipaemia the same as hyperlipidemia?

Because the context refers to a serum sample, and it sounds like a low quality one, you should use lipemia (or, the british variant lipaemia), not hyperlipidemia. See here for an example of the ...
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Is adrenaline a coctail of hormones, rather than one hormone?

Adrenaline = epinephrine. Different name, same chemical. "Adrenergic receptors" is perhaps where things get more confusing. That is a family of hormone receptors (α1 α2 β1 β2...) that respond to ...
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What is the name for the symptom of mishearing words?

Receptive aphasia is a type of aphasia in which patients have difficulty understanding ("receiving") words as opposed to difficulty speaking them. There are more than one possible etiology and it is ...
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What does "oppose" mean in this context: opposition of the wound edges?

From the context it seems the answer is the edges lined up opposite and against each other, as the transitive verb form of the word opposite a la the second definition here: Oppose transitive verb ...
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What is the meaning of "co-formulated"?

From Chauhan, V. M., Zhang, H., Dalby, P. A., & Aylott, J. W. (2020). Advancements in the co-formulation of biologic therapeutics. Journal of Controlled Release, 327, 397-405.: Co-formulation can ...
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What is a T2 hyperintense focus in the subcortical white matter?

There are a few terms to define here, and I'll go through them one by one: T2 This has to do with the type of scan. MRI's are pretty complicated technologically, but the basic idea is that body ...
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Why do I feel small stings all over my body in stress?

Paresthesia Anxiety Symptoms -- seems like the term/condition you are looking for (though I am not a doctor and am not diagnosing you as such -- I'm just trying to inform you of the term you might be ...
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Meaning of "Chest wall, Sp, Ps" in a description of tumor recurrence locations

Mr. Hiroyasu Yamashiro wrote an anwer: Thank you for your question about the paper. The meaning of the abbreviations you ask is as follows. Thank you. Sp - Supraclavicular lymph nodes ...
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Is the abbreviation"r/o" on a test report used in the declarative or imperative sense?

A full radiology report typically contains several sections, similar to a progress note. The "HISTORY" section discusses the medical history and possibly indications for the imaging. Here, r/o means ...
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What is the difference between vasoconstriction and contractility?

Although the term "contractility" can refer to contraction of any muscle, including skeletal muscle (e.g. biceps) and smooth muscle (e.g. muscles in arterial walls), in medicine contractility usually ...
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Meaning of "terminal" in "terminal necropsy"

I think it would depend on the particular context, but at least in Hubert et al 2000 the meaning is fairly clear: This was a 2-year study, with 14-, 29-, and 53-week interim necropsies and a 106-...
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Question about "per person-years" stats in medical studies

These are incidence rates. They basically report the number of occurrences over a specific period "at risk" using the following formula. Number of new cases of disease during specified time ...
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What's the difference between etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, pathophysiology and epidemiology?

Since the OP is asking for definitions, maybe it is OK to be nitpicky. Pathogenesis is the process by which harm has occurred. Pathology is the study of harm, including the study of pathogenesis. ...
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Isn't "epithelial carcinoma" a tautological term? Are there non-epithelial carcinomas?

You are correct that carcinoma refers to types of cancer arising from epithelial tissue. Definition of carcinoma: Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover body organs. ...
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Term for a person who sleeps as they need to, rather than with any regular pattern?

As far as I know, there's no medical term for a person who does such a thing (and I doubt it would be labelled a disorder since practically everyone can do it to some extent), but the 2nd part of the ...
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Is there a medical term for the thickness of the human torso, as measured from its back to its front?

Sagital abdominal diameter is measured: after a normal expiration while in the supine position with bent knees on a firm examination table and without clothes in the measurement area (Fig. 1)... at ...
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Diagnosing by ruling things out

Diagnosis of exclusion A diagnosis of exclusion (per exclusionem) is a diagnosis of a medical condition reached by a process of elimination, which may be necessary if presence cannot be established ...
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

I only partly agree with previous answer and would like to contrast some of the points suggesting that "muskuloskeletal disorders is a term used in occupational medicine". According to the ...
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What is the name of term for series of studies for the same patient?

According to Collins Dictionary: Workup is a complete medical study of a patient, including a thorough examination, laboratory tests, a survey of the patient's case history, etc. On eMedicine ...
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Does "400 mg orally twice daily" mean "800 mg of drug per day"?

Yes, and that the recommended interval for dosage is twice daily. The convention for BID (twice daily) dosing is to write "400 mg twice daily" to indicate the dosage at each administration. ...
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How do I specify a particular side of a finger?

One may use anatomical terminology as in if the injury is on that side of a digit which is near to the midline then one may say that the medial side of fourth finger was injured. The other side which ...
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How do I specify a particular side of a finger?

In general in these situations the medial/lateral terminology is used, however in case of hands/feet due to the ability to pronate and supinate this might lead to confusion, therefore specific terms &...
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What is "recognized clinically"? Is there any special meaning in the word "clinically" here?

"Clinically" in this context means "by doctors in the clinic" in their normal practice. It excludes research contexts, and implies "real-world" circumstances. There is no ...
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Are polyuria and diuresis different, and if so, how?

The definitions are similar (or depending upon the source essentially the same as in polyuria vs diuresis). One is a symptom of disease. The other is an effect of an intervention, usually related to ...
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Is there a universal medical terms naming convention web resource?

Health insurances and hospitals (for the coding of the diseases) often use the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) from the World Health Organisation to standardise the naming of the ...
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MR scanner versus MRI scanner

There is no consistency within the industry on the terminology. For example, GE calls them MR systems, Philips calls them both MR system and MRI system, Toshiba calls them both MRI system and MR ...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Yes, a tension-type headache is more of a pressing, tightening quality, and mild to moderate intensity. There is no throbbing. There is also no nausea. It is usually bilateral, so usually it is on ...
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I'm scared of certain celestial objects

Welcome to Health SE! Astrophobia I did a Google search for [ fear of space ] and looked at what appeared. I think that your phobia is called "astrophobia". See, for example, this Wiktionary ...
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