The organism (B. quintana) that causes trench fever also has been found responsible for a disease called bacillary angiomatosis in people infected with HIV and for infection of the heart and great vessels (endocarditis) with bloodstream infection.
Trench fever is also called shin bone fever, quintan fever, five-day fever, Meuse fever, His’ disease, His-Werner disease, Werner-His disease.
The womb (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus. The corpus is made up of two layers of tissue. In women of childbearing age, the inner layer […]
- Women's Health Initiative
This component starts up to 2 years after a woman joins one or both of the other studies. It evaluates the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures and colorectal cancer. Women in this component take calcium and vitamin D pills or a placebo. The WHI Community Prevention Study […]
- Women's hospital
A hospital for the exclusive use of women. The first hospital called by that name was the Woman’s Hospital of New York City. It opened in 1855. The hospital was founded by the Woman’s Hospital Assn., a group of 30 women who held that there women needed a hospital to care exclusively for them. In […]
Woman. A late 20th century feminist creation to avoid the suffix man.
- Word blindness
A neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to read or understand the written word. Word blindness is a complex visual disturbance resulting from disease in the visual-association areas at the back of the brain. Someone who has had a stroke may be left with pure (total) or partial word blindness. Partial word blindness […]