Stands for highly active antiretroviral therapy. Treatment with a very potent drug “cocktail” to suppress the growth of HIV, the retrovirus responsible for AIDS.
- Habitual abortion
The miscarriage of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies. The abortion of 3 or more miscarriages (spontaneous abortions) with no intervening pregnancies is also termed recurrent abortion. Habitual or recurrent abortion is a form of infertility. It is sometimes due to chromosome abnormalities or other genetic causes.
The physique or body build. Also the posture. For example, corticosteroid therapy can produce a characteristic cushingoid habitus with a moon face, “buffalo hump” at the back of the neck, and obesity of the trunk. From the Latin for “condition” from the Latin verb “habere” meaning “to hold.”
- Haemophilus influenzae type B
Abbreviated as HIB, a bacterium capable of causing a range of diseases including ear infections, cellulitis (soft tissue infection), upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, and such serious invasive infections as meningitis with potential brain damage and epiglottitis with airway obstruction. It spreads by droplet through coughs and sneezing. Half of cases present as meningitis with fever, […]
- Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) immunization
This kind of immunization is designed to prevent diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), a bacteria responsible for a range of serious “invasive” diseases including meningitis with potential brain damage and epiglottitis with airway obstruction. More than 90% of all HIB infections occur in children 5 years of age or less; the peak […]
- Hahnemann, Samuel
(1755-1843) German physician and founder of homeopathy.