River blindness

Stromectol), taken in a single oral dose administered once a year, prevents the accumulation of microfilariae in persons at risk. Treatment is with antibiotics that can kill the adult worms in the body. Also known as onchocerciasis.

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  • RLL

    Right lower lobe, the lower-right lobe of the lung.

  • RLQ

    Right lower quadrant, the lower-right quarter of the abdomen.

  • RML

    Right middle lobe, the middle-right lobe of the lung.

  • RMSF

    Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

  • RNA editing

    The process by which messenger RNA (mRNA) is modified (edited) after it is synthesized before it is translated into protein.

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