United States Public Health Service
The part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is responsible for the public health of the US population. Abbreviated USPHS. USPHS administers a number of important health agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Universal colitis
Ulcerative colitis that involves the entire colon (the large intestine). Ulcerative colitis itself is a relatively common disease involving inflammation of the large intestine (the colon). The cause is unknown. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease and has some similarity to a related disorder, Crohn’s disease. The lower end of the colon (the […]
- Universal donor
A person who is type O in the ABO blood group system and negative for RhD blood group antigen and can donate blood to all recipients.
United Network for Organ Sharing.
Unable to be removed (resected) by surgery.
- Unsaturated fat
A fat that is liquid at room temperature and comes from a plant, such as olive, peanut, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, or soybean oil. Unsaturated fat tends not to raise the level of LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol in the blood.