Fasciculation: Involuntary contractions or twitchings of groups of muscle fibers. Fasciculations can occur in normal individuals without an associated disease or condition, or as a result of illness, such as muscle cramps, nerve diseases, and metabolic imbalances.
- Fasciitis, eosinophilic
Fasciitis, eosinophilic: A disease that leads to inflammation and thickening of the skin and of the lining tissue fascia under the skin that covers the surface of underlying tissues. In eosinophilic fasciitis, the involved fascia is inflamed with the eosinophil white blood cells. Progressive thickening occurs, and often redness, warmth, and hardness of the skin […]
- Fasciitis, plantar
Fasciitis, plantar: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, the bowstring-like tissue that stretches from the heel bone to the base of the toes. Plantar fasciitis can be due to calcaneal spurs, which typically cause localized tenderness and pain that is made worse by stepping down on the heel. Plantar fasciitis may be related to physical activity […]
Fascinoma: Medical slang for a fascinating case, usually involving a rare disease.
- Fasciola hepatica
Fasciola hepatica: A parasite called the liver fluke which causes Fascioliasis or “liver rot” in ruminants and many other mammals, including people. Eating contaminated vegetation such as watercress is a common mode of infection. Fasciola hepatica is cosmopolitan in distribution being found throughout all regions of the world, both temperate and tropical.
Fasciolopsiasis: Infection with Fasciola flukes such as Fasciolopsis buski. See: Fasciolopsis.