Condition: The term “condition” has a number of biomedical meanings including the following:
An unhealthy state, such as in “this is a progressive condition.”
A state of fitness, such as “getting into condition.”
Something that is essential to the occurrence of something else; essentially a “precondition.”
As a verb: to cause a change in something so that a response that was previously associated with a certain stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus; to condition a person, as in behavioral conditioning.
- Condition, Sever
Condition, Sever: Inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches. Sever condition occurs mainly in adolescent or older children, particularly active boys. It can be very painful. It is one of those conditions often dismissed as […]
Conditioning: 1) Exercise and practice to build the body up for either improved normal performance, as in physical therapy, or in preparation for sports performance. 2) A method of educating involving repetitive activities to influence behavior.
- Conditioning, Pavlovian
Conditioning, Pavlovian: Use of a system of rewards and punishments to influence behavior. Named after the Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, who conditioned dogs to respond in what proved to be a predictable manner by giving them rewards.
The Reality Female Condom was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 1993. It consists of a lubricated polyurethane sheath shaped similarly to the male condom. The closed end, which has a flexible ring, is inserted into the vagina, while the open end remains outside, partially covering the labia. The female condom, […]
- Condom, female
Condom, female: Although the word “condom” usually conjures up the male condom, there is a female condom. The Reality Female Condom was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 1993. It consists of a lubricated polyurethane sheath shaped similarly to the male condom. The closed end, which has a flexible ring, is […]