Beaded vitreous type Stickler syndrome: Stickler syndrome, type II. See: Stickler syndrome.
- Beals, Rodney K.
Beals, Rodney K.: (1931- ) American orthopaedic surgeon who described a number of congenital malformation syndromes. After graduating from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1956, Dr. Beals joined the faculty of the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1961 and became head of the Division of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in 1981. Dr. Beals’ interests […]
Beard: The hair that normally grows on the male face after puberty. Testosterone, the most potent of the naturally occurring androgens, causes the development of secondary sex features such as the beard that are characteristic of the adult male. Although there is normally hair on everyone’s face, the growth of a real beard on the […]
- Beard ringworm
Beard ringworm: A superficial fungal infection of the skin, affecting the bearded area of the face and neck, with swellings and marked crusting, often with itching, sometimes causing the hair to break off. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, this affliction was called barber’s itch. Also known as […]
- Beau's lines
Beau’s lines: Transverse lines or grooves across the fingernails, or transverse depressions in the nail plate, from temporary disturbance of cell division where the nail develops. The condition may be caused by local disease or injury of the nail fold, or from a generalized condition such as an illness or a drug, for example, chemotherapy.
- Beaufort wind scale
Beaufort wind scale: A widely used wind force scale which is a simple numerical relationship to wind speed based on an observation of the effects of the wind. The Beaufort wind scale is of importance in preparations for a tropical storm or hurricane.