Assistive device: Any device that is designed, made, or adapted to assist a person perform a particular task. For examples, canes, crutches, walkers, wheel chairs, and shower chairs are all assistive devices.
- Assistive technology
Assistive technology: This term may be used to mean an assistive device, but more commonly denotes some kind of electronic or computerized device that helps a disabled person to function more easily in the world. Examples of assistive technology include devices that allow people to control a computer with the mouth, keyboards that can “speak” […]
- Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges: A nonprofit association of accredited medical schools in the US and Canada that is responsible for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), an entrance examination for medical schools.
Association:1. In dysmorphology (the study of birth defects), the nonrandom occurrence in two or more individuals of a pattern of multiple anomalies (birth defects) not known to be a malformation syndrome (such as Down syndrome), a malformation sequence (of birth defects) or what is called a polytopic field defect (in which all of the defects […]
Asthenia: Weakness. Lack of energy and strength. Loss of strength. Myasthenia refers to a loss of muscle strength, as in myasthenia gravis. Asthenia is from the Greek asthenes, from a- (without) + sthenos (strength).
Asthenic: 1. Weak. Lacking in strength. 2. Having a slender light body. Ectomorphic. See also: Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome .