adult respiratory distress syndrome n.
Abbr. ARDS Interstitial and alveolar edema and hemorrhage of the lungs following injury and associated with hyaline membrane, proliferation of collagen fibers, and swollen epithelium.
- Adult rickets
adult rickets adult rickets n. See osteomalacia.
- Adult t-cell lymphoma
adult t-cell lymphoma adult T-cell lymphoma n. Abbr. ATL An acute or subacute disease associated with a human T-cell virus and characterized by lymphadenopathy, enlargement of the liver and spleen, skin lesions, peripheral blood involvement, and hypercalcemia. Also called adult T-cell leukemia.
- Adult training centre
noun (social welfare) a day centre, run by a local authority, for people with learning difficulties to gain work experience
any of several disorders characterized by increased urine production. Also called diabetes mellitus [mel-i-tuh s, muh-lahy-] /ˈmɛl ɪ təs, məˈlaɪ-/ (Show IPA). a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, usually occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, characterized by inadequate production or utilization of insulin and resulting in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, […]