The procedure of restoring to life, as in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
An antioxidant present in many plants. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol called a phytoalexin, a class of compounds produced as part of a plant’s defense system against disease. It is produced in the plant in response to an invading fungus, stress, injury, infection, or ultraviolet irradiation. Red wine contains high levels of resveratrol, as […]
- Retardation, reading
Reading retardation means impaired ability to read. Reading retardation is an impairment that may, for example, reflect mental retardation or cultural deprivation. Reading retardation is different from dyslexia, a specific reading disability due to a defect in the brain’s (higher cortical) processing of graphic symbols; in other words, dyslexia is a learning disability that alters […]
- Retic count
Short for reticulocyte count.
A young red blood cell that usually remains in the bone marrow with only a few venturing out into the circulating blood. The number of reticulocytes in blood rises when red cell production is unusually vigorous, as after a major bleeding episode or after the bone marrow has been suppressed and is regenerating, or when […]
- Reticulocyte count
The number of reticulocytes (young red blood cells) circulating in blood, usually less than 1 percent of the total number of red blood cells. Elevation of the reticulocyte count above 1 percent (reticulocytosis) is a sign of rapid red blood cell production.