Ambiguous genitalia: Genitalia that are neither typically female nor typically male. Also known as intersexual genitalia.
Girls (with a 46, XX chromosome constitution) can have virilized genitalia due to excess androgen action. Conversely, the genitalia in boys (with a 46, XY chromosome constitution) can appear undermasculinized or frankly feminized because of lack of androgen action.
Nocturnal amblyopia; Strabismus.
- Amblyopia, nocturnal
Amblyopia, nocturnal: Amblyopia refers to blindness so nocturnal amblyopia is, literally, night blindness. Listed in medical dictionaries under “Nyctalopia” from the Greek nyct (night) + aloas (obscure or blind) + opsis (vision), the condition involves impaired vision in dim light and in the dark due to impaired function of specific vision cells (namely, the rods) […]
Ambulance: A vehicle equipped with medications and devices intended to stabilize patients while speeding them to a hospital. In its original sense, an ambulance was a mobile field hospital.
Ambulant: Means the same as “ambulatory” (able to ambulate, walk about).
- Ambulatory care
Ambulatory care: Medical care provided on an outpatient basis, including diagnosis, observation, treatment, and rehabilitation services.