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  • abcs   noun the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  • abdominal   adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen;  noun the muscles of the abdomen
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • ables
  • abortion   noun termination of pregnancy;  failure of a plan
  • abortion surveillance
  • about   adj. on the move;  adv. in the area or vicinity;  all around or on all sides;  in or to a reversed position or direction;  to or among many different places or in no particular direction;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished;  in rotation or succession;  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • abrasive   adj. causing abrasion;  sharply disagreeable; rigorous; noun a substance that abrades or wears down
  • abrasive blasting
  • abscessus
  • abuse   noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;  cruel or inhumane treatment;  improper or excessive use;  verb use wrongly or improperly or excessively;  use foul or abusive language towards; change the inherent purpose or function of something;  treat badly
  • ac   noun an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally;  a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores
  • acanthamoeba
  • acanthamoeba infection
  • access   noun the act of approaching or entering;  a way of entering or leaving;  (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information;  the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership);  a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.);  the right to enter; verb reach or gain access to;  obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
  • accidents
  • accountability   noun responsibility to someone or for some activity
  • accreditation   noun the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
  • ace   adj. of the highest quality;  noun a serve that the receiver is unable to reach;  one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face;  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;  a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey;  verb serve an ace against (someone);  play (a hole) in one stroke;  score an ace against; succeed at easily
  • acid   adj. having the characteristics of an acid;  harsh or corrosive in tone;  being sour to the taste;  noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  any of various water soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • acinetobacter
  • acinetobacter infection
  • acip
  • acip recommendations
  • acquired   adj. gotten through environmental forces
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome   noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • acquisition   noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something;  something acquired;  an ability that has been acquired by training;  the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  • acrylamide   noun a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals
  • acrylonitrile   noun a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene
  • act   noun something that people do or cause to happen;  a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet;  a manifestation of insincerity;  verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;  discharge one's duties;  play a role or part;  perform on a stage or theater;  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);  be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure;  be suitable for theatrical performance;  behave unnaturally or affectedly;  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  • act early campaign
  • active   adj. characterized by energetic activity;  engaged in full time work;  full of activity or engaged in continuous activity;  tending to become more severe or wider in scope;  disposed to take action or effectuate change;  (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt;  (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting;  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water');  expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions";  exerting influence or producing a change or effect;  of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions;  in operation;  taking part in an activity;  engaged in or ready for military or naval operations;  noun a person devoted to the active life;  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb;  chemical agent capable of activity
  • active bacterial core surveillance
  • activity   noun any specific behavior;  (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction;  the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically;  an organic process that takes place in the body;  a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);  the state of being active
  • acute   adj. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course;  of critical importance and consequence;  extremely sharp or intense;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;  of an angle; less than 90 degrees;  ending in a sharp point;  noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  • acute flaccid myelitis
  • adenovirus   noun any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
  • adenovirus infection
  • adenovirus vaccination
  • adhd   noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • administration   noun the act of administering medication;  a method of tending to (especially business) matters;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something;  the tenure of a president
  • adolescent   adj. in the state of development between puberty and maturity;  displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity;  being of the age 13 through 19;  relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent;  noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  • adolescent health
  • adolescent pregnancy teen pregnancy
  • adult   adj. (of animals) fully developed;  noun any mature animal;  a fully developed person from maturity onward
  • adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance
  • adult vaccinations
  • adults
  • advanced   adj. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry;  far along in time;  comparatively late in a course of development;  ahead in development; complex or intricate; at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill;  farther along in physical or mental development;  ahead of the times;  situated ahead or going before
  • advanced molecular detection
  • advancing   adj. moving ahead or toward the front;  moving forward
  • advancing excellence
  • adverse   adj. in an opposing direction;  contrary to your interests or welfare
  • adverse childhood experiences
  • adverse drug events medication safety
  • adverse events following immunization
  • advisory   adj. giving advice;  noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
  • advisory committee on immunization practices
  • aerosols
  • aeruginosa
  • af
  • afghanistan   noun a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
  • afib
  • afix
  • afix immunization strategy
  • afm
  • africa   noun the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
  • african   adj. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples; noun a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • african american   adj. pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry;  noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
  • african americans
  • african sleeping sickness
  • african trypanosomiasis
  • african trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness
  • after   adj. located farther aft;  adv. behind or in the rear;  happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  • agency   noun a business that serves other businesses;  an administrative unit of government;  the state of being in action or exerting power;  how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;  the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  • agenda   noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to;  a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
  • agent   noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect;  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;  a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations;  any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau;  a substance that exerts some force or effect;  the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • agents
  • aging   adj. growing old;  noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age;  acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
  • aging in the workplace
  • agricultural   adj. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming;  relating to rural matters
  • agricultural safety farm worker injuries
  • ahf
  • aids   noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • aids and stds
  • aids hiv
  • air   adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air;  noun a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; medium for radio and television broadcasting;  the region above the ground;  a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  travel via aircraft;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;  the mass of air surrounding the Earth;  a slight wind (usually refreshing); verb expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry;  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television;  be broadcast;  expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen;  make public;  expose to fresh air
  • air pollutants
  • air pollution and asthma and community health
  • air quality
  • aircraft   noun a vehicle that can fly
  • alaska   noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
  • alcohol   noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;  any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
  • alert   adj. very attentive or observant;  (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive;  not unconscious; especially having become conscious;  mentally responsive;  noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger;  condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action;  an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger;  verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
  • algal   adj. of or relating to alga
  • alkhurma
  • alkhurma hemorrhagic fever
  • als   noun thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
  • alzheimer's
  • alzheimer's disease   noun a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
  • ambulatory   adj. relating to or adapted for walking;  able to walk about;  noun a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
  • amd
  • amebae
  • amebiasis   noun infection by a disease causing ameba
  • amebic   adj. pertaining to or resembling amoebae
  • amendments
  • american   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas;  of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture;  noun a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country;  a native or inhabitant of the United States;  the English language as used in the United States
  • american indian and alaska native american indian and alaska native vaccination
  • american indian and alaska native vaccination
  • american samoa   noun a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
  • american trypanosomiasis chagas disease
  • americanus
  • ammonia   noun a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3);  a water solution of ammonia
  • among
  • amphibians
  • amphibians and fish
  • amyotrophic
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis   noun thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis als
  • analysis   noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole;  the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations;  a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation;  a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed;  the use of closed class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father';  a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
  • analytical   adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience;  using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole intellectual or substantial into its elemental parts or basic principles)
  • analytics
  • anaphylaxis   noun hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
  • anaphylaxis food allergies in schools
  • anaplasmosis   noun a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever
  • ancylostoma
  • ancylostoma duodenale infection
  • and
  • and disability
  • and ht
  • and immigrant health immigrant
  • and migrant health
  • and migrant health immigrant
  • and tb
  • and territorial support
  • and transgender
  • and vaccines
  • and violence
  • anemia   noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • aneurysm   noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
  • angiostrongylus
  • angiostrongylus infection
  • angola   noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
  • animal   adj. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals;  marked by the appetites and passions of the body;  noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  • animal and animal product importation importation of animals
  • animal product importation importation of animals
  • animal products
  • animal related
  • animal related diseases
  • animal welfare
  • animals
  • anisakiasis
  • anisakiasis anisakis infection
  • anisakis infection
  • anthracis
  • anthrax   noun a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia;  a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
  • anthrax vaccination
  • anthropometry   noun measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
  • antibiotic   adj. of or relating to antibiotic drugs;  noun a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
  • antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance
  • antibiotic resistant
  • antibiotic resistant infections listing
  • antibiotic stewardship
  • antibiotic use
  • antibiotics
  • anticoagulant   noun medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  • antimicrobial   adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease causing microorganisms;  noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  • antimony   noun a metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite
  • antineoplastic   adj. used in the treatment of cancer;  noun any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
  • antineoplastic agents
  • aortic   adj. of or relating to the aorta
  • aortic aneurysm   noun an aneurysm of the aorta
  • aortic dissection aortic aneurysm
  • applications
  • appropriate   adj. suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc;  suitable and fitting;  meant or adapted for an occasion or use;  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence;  appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness; verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • aquatic   adj. operating or living or growing in water;  relating to or consisting of or being in water;  noun a plant that lives in or on water
  • arabia   noun a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
  • arenavirus   noun animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
  • arenavirus infections
  • argentina   noun type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines;  a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
  • armenia   noun a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
  • arra
  • arra recovery act
  • arsenic   noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar;  a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
  • arsine   noun a poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare
  • art   noun the creation of beautiful or significant things;  the products of human creativity; works of art collectively;  a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation;  photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  • arterial   adj. of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • arthritis   noun inflammation of a joint or joints
  • asbestos   noun a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
  • ascariasis   noun infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
  • ascariasis ascaris infection
  • aseptic   adj. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
  • aseptic meningitis
  • aseptic meningitis viral meningitis
  • asked
  • aspergillosis   noun disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs;  an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs;  severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys
  • aspergillosis aspergillus infection
  • aspergillus   noun genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
  • aspergillus infection
  • asphalt   noun a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons;  mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing;  verb cover with tar or asphalt
  • asphalt fumes
  • assessment   noun the market value set on assets;  an amount determined as payable;  the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event;  the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  • assistance   noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a resource
  • assisted   adj. having help; often used as a combining form
  • assisted living facilities
  • assisted reproductive technology
  • associate   adj. having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status;  noun any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another;  a person who joins with others in some activity;  a degree granted by a two year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies;  a person who is frequently in the company of another;  verb make a logical or causal connection;  bring or come into association or action;  keep company with; hang out with
  • associated   adj. related to or accompanying;  joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.)
  • associated illness
  • assurance   noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;  a statement intended to inspire confidence;  a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something;  a British term for some kinds of insurance
  • assurance of confidentiality certificate of confidentiality
  • asteroides
  • asthma   noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
  • asthma and community health
  • asthma and influenza
  • at   noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos;  a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
  • at risk
  • at risk social vulnerability index
  • atrial   adj. of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)
  • atrial fibrillation   noun fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
  • atsdr
  • attention   noun a courteous act indicating affection;  a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review;  the faculty or power of mental concentration;  the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others;  a general interest that leads people to want to know more; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  • attention deficit
  • aureus
  • auris
  • auris infection candida auris infection
  • autism   noun (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
  • autism and thimerosal thimerosal
  • avian   adj. pertaining to or characteristic of birds
  • avian avian influenza
  • avian influenza
  • aviation   noun the art of operating aircraft;  the operation of aircraft to provide transportation;  the aggregation of a country's military aircraft;  travel via aircraft
  • aviation in alaska
  • avium
  • azerbaijan   noun a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
  • azide   noun a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
  • b   noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  aerobic rod shaped spore producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • b virus infection
  • babesia
  • babesia infection
  • babesia infection babesiosis
  • babies
  • babies infants
  • bacilliformis
  • bacillus   noun aerobic rod shaped spore producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
  • bacillus anthracis infection
  • bacillus anthracis infection anthrax
  • back   adj. located at or near the back of an animal;  related to or located at the back;  of an earlier date;  adv. in or to or toward a past time;  at or to or toward the back or rear;  in repayment or retaliation; in or to or toward a former location;  in or to or toward an original condition;  in answer;  noun the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage;  a support that you can lean against while sitting;  the part of a garment that covers the back of your body;  the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine;  the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer;  (football) a person who plays in the backfield;  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  the side that goes last or is not normally seen;  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;  verb strengthen by providing with a back or backing;  establish as valid or genuine;  shift to a counterclockwise direction;  travel backward;  cause to travel backward;  support financial backing for; be behind; approve of;  be in back of;  place a bet on;  give support or one's approval to
  • back belts ergonomic and musculoskeletal disorders
  • bacterial   adj. relating to or caused by bacteria
  • bacterial meningitis
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • balamuthia
  • balamuthia infection
  • balamuthia mandrillaris infection
  • balamuthia mandrillaris infection balamuthia infection
  • balantidiasis
  • balantidiasis balantidium infection
  • balantidium
  • balantidium infection
  • bam   noun an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003;  a sudden very loud noise
  • banding   noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material;  a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
  • bangladesh   noun a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
  • barbados   noun easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela;  a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
  • bartonella
  • bartonella bacilliformis infection
  • bartonella henselae infection
  • bartonella quintana infection
  • battery   noun an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact;  a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series;  a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores;  a collection of related things intended for use together;  a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher;  group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place;  the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  • battles
  • baylisascaris
  • baylisascaris infection
  • baylisascaris infection raccoon roundworm infection
  • bcg
  • bed   noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep;  a plot of ground in which plants are growing;  a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track;  the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.;  a depression forming the ground under a body of water;  (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock);  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit;  verb put to bed;  place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil;  furnish with a bed;  prepare for sleep;  have sexual intercourse with
  • bed bugs
  • behavior   noun manner of acting or controlling yourself; (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation;  the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances;  (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  • behavioral   adj. of or relating to behavior
  • behavioral risk factor surveillance system
  • belgium   noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • belize   noun a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
  • belts
  • benefit   noun something that aids or promotes well being;  a performance to raise money for a charitable cause;  financial assistance in time of need;  verb be beneficial for;  derive a benefit from
  • benin   noun a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
  • benzene   noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
  • beryllium   noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  • best   adj. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable;  adv. it would be sensible;  in a most excellent way or manner;  from a position of superiority or authority;  noun the supreme effort one can make;  the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others;  Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899 1978);  verb get the better of
  • better   adj. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable;  (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; more than half;  adv. comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.;  from a position of superiority or authority;  nounthe superior one of two alternatives;  a superior person having claim to precedence;  someone who bets;  verb get better;  to make better; surpass in excellence
  • bicycle   noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals;  verb ride a bicycle
  • bicycle saddles and reproductive health
  • bifida
  • bilharzia   noun an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
  • bilharzia schistosomiasis
  • binge   noun an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;  any act of immoderate indulgence;  verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  • binge drinking
  • biomonitoring
  • biosafety   noun safety from exposure to infectious agents
  • biosense
  • biosense biosense platform
  • bioterrorism   noun terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
  • bioterrorism agents
  • bird   noun warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings;  the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food;  badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers;  a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt;  informal terms for a (young) woman;  verb watch and study birds in their natural habitat
  • bird flu avian influenza
  • birth   noun the event of being born;  the time when something begins (especially life);  the process of giving birth;  the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents;  verb cause_to_be_born
  • birth certificates vital records
  • birth defects
  • bisexual   adj. sexually attracted to both sexes;  having an ambiguous sexual identity;  noun a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
  • bisexual health lesbian
  • bites
  • black   adj. marked by anger or resentment or hostility;  of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub Saharan African origin;  extremely dark;  being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light;  (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;  soiled with dirt or soot;  dressed in black;  (of coffee) without cream or sugar;  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame;  offering little or no hope;  (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading;  harshly ironic or sinister;  distributed or sold illicitly;  noun black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning);  (board games) the darker pieces;  the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white);  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa);  popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928);  British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728 1799);  total absence of light;  verb make or become black
  • black lung   noun lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
  • blasting   adj. causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin;  unpleasantly loud and penetrating
  • blastocystis
  • blastocystis hominis infection
  • blastocystis infection
  • blastomyces   noun genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi
  • blastomyces dermatitidis infection
  • blastomycosis   noun any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
  • bleeding   noun flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
  • blindness   noun the state of being blind or lacking sight
  • blood   noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • blood clot   noun a semisolid mass of coagulated red and white blood cells
  • blood disorders
  • blood lead levels
  • blood pressure   noun the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health
  • blood safety
  • blood supply blood safety
  • bloom   noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health;  the best time of youth;  a powdery deposit on a surface;  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts;  the organic process of bearing flowers;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;  verbproduce or yield flowers
  • bloom associated
  • blooms
  • bmi
  • boards   noun the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink;  the stage of a theater
  • body   noun the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3 dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • body and mind
  • body body lice
  • body lice
  • body mass index
  • body measurements
  • bolivia   noun a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded;  a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
  • book   noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;  a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge;  a major division of a long written composition;  a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together);  a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made;  a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game;  the sacred writings of the Christian religions;  the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina;  a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;  a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance;  a record in which commercial accounts are recorded;  verb engage for a performance;  record a charge in a police register;  register in a hotel booker;  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • border   noun a strip forming the outer edge of something;  a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge;  a line that indicates a boundary;  the boundary of a surface;  the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary;  verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;  provide with a border or edge;  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;  enclose in or as if in a frame;  form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  • borrelia   noun cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
  • borrelia burgdorferi infection
  • borreliosis
  • botswana   noun a landlocked republic in south central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
  • botswana usa
  • botswana usa partnership
  • bottled
  • bottled water water
  • botulinum   noun anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
  • botulism   noun food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
  • botusa
  • bourbon   noun whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels;  a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589 1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily;  a member of the European royal family that ruled France;  a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
  • bourbon virus infection
  • bovine   adj. dull and slow moving and stolid; like an ox;  of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle);  noun any of various members of the genus Bos
  • bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  • bowel   noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  • brain   noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord;  mental ability;  the brain of certain animals used as meat;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;  verb kill by smashing someone's skull;  hit on the head
  • brainerd
  • brainerd diarrhea
  • brazil   noun the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter; three sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
  • breast   noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;  either of two soft fleshy milk secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman;  meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit;  meet at breast level;  confront bodily
  • breast and ovarian cancer and family health history
  • breast cancer   noun cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
  • breast exam mammograms
  • brfss
  • brighton   noun a city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort; site of the University of Sussex
  • brighton collaboration
  • britain   noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • bromine   noun a nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
  • bromobenzylcyanide
  • bronchiolitis   noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchioles
  • bronchiolitis respiratory syncytial virus infection
  • bronchitis   noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
  • brucella   noun an aerobic Gram negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
  • brucella infection
  • brucellosis   noun infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache;  an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
  • brucellosis brucella infection
  • building   noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place;  the occupants of a building; the act of constructing something;  the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
  • built   adj. (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness;  well or attractively formed with respect to physique;  formed by fitting or joining components together
  • built environment healthy places
  • bunyavirus   noun an animal virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae; can be used as a bioweapon
  • bunyavirus infections
  • burden   noun an onerous or difficult concern;  the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse;  weight to be borne or conveyed;  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  verb weight down with a load;  impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • burden of illness
  • bureau   noun furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  an administrative unit of government
  • burgdorferi
  • burkholderia
  • burkholderia cepacia infection
  • burkholderia mallei
  • burkholderia mallei glanders
  • burkholderia pseudomallei infection melioidosis
  • burkina
  • burkina faso   noun a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
  • burnetii
  • burundi   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people;  noun a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
  • business   noun incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect;  the volume of commercial activity;  a rightful concern or responsibility;  an immediate objective;  business concerns collectively;  a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it;  the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;  the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects;  customers collectively
  • buy   noun an advantageous purchase;  verb accept as true;  obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction;  acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange;  be worth or be capable of buying; make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  • buy quiet
  • bv
  • c   noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet;  (music) the keynote of the scale of C major;  a general purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system;  street names for cocaine;  a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second;  a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds; a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
  • ca   noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes;  a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • cadmium   noun a soft bluish white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • caledonia   noun the geographical area (in Roman times) north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
  • cambodia   noun a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
  • cameroon   noun a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960;  an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
  • campaign   noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa);  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints);  a race between candidates for elective office;  verb go on a campaign; go off to war;  run, stand, or compete for an office or a position;  exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • campy   adj. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
  • campylobacter
  • campylobacter infection
  • campylobacteriosis
  • campylobacteriosis campylobacter infection
  • canada   noun a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • cancer   noun type genus of the family Cancridae;  the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22;  a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer;  any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • cancer and flu
  • cancer cancer survivorship
  • cancer health disparities health disparities in cancer
  • cancer registries
  • cancer survivorship
  • cancers
  • candida   noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • candida auris infection
  • candida infection
  • candidiasis   noun an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
  • candidiasis candida infection
  • cannabis   noun the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect;  any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  • cannabis sativa or cannabis
  • capacity   noun a specified function;  the maximum production possible;  tolerance for alcohol;  ability to perform or produce;  the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior;  (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive; the amount that can be contained;  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored;  the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • capillaria
  • capillaria infection
  • capillariasis
  • capillariasis capillaria infection
  • capitis
  • capsulatum
  • car   noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;  a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad;  where passengers ride up and down;  the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant;  a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
  • car seats child passenger safety
  • carbapenem
  • carbapenem resistant
  • carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae
  • carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia
  • carbon   noun a copy made with carbon paper;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds;  a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  • carbon disulfide   noun a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber
  • carbon monoxide carbon monoxide poisoning
  • carbon monoxide poisoning   noun a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas
  • cardiomyopathy   noun a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • cardiovascular   adj. of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
  • cardiovascular health
  • cardiovascular health heart disease
  • care   noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;  the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something;  attention and management implying responsibility for safety;  a cause for feeling concern;  judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger;  an anxious feeling;  verb feel concern or interest;  provide care for;  be concerned with;  prefer or wish to do something;  be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  • caregiving
  • carinii
  • carpal   adj. of or relating to the wrist;  noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomic and musculoskeletal disorders
  • carri
  • carrion's
  • carrion's disease bartonella bacilliformis infection
  • cat   noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats;  a spiteful woman gossip;  a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis;  any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild;  a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work;  a whip with nine knotted cords;  the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;  an informal term for a youth or man;  verb beat with a cat o' nine tails;  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • cat flea tapeworm tapeworm
  • cat scratch disease from pets
  • catheter associated urinary tract infection
  • cats
  • causes
  • cauti
  • cchf
  • cdc   noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
  • cdc and atsdr ethics program activity ethics and compliance activity
  • cdc cdc learning connection
  • cdc cdc speakers bureau
  • cdc cdc wonder
  • cdc drug service drug service
  • cdc hubert
  • cdc hubert cdc hubert global health fellowship
  • cdc hubert global health fellowship
  • cdc info
  • cdc learning connection
  • cdc mission and vision
  • cdc museum museum
  • cdc organization
  • cdc speakers bureau
  • cdc surveillance strategy surveillance strategy
  • cdc tv
  • cdc wonder
  • cdi
  • cell   noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short range transmitter/receiver
  • center   adj. equally distant from the extremes;  of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually;  noun a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game;  the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play;  the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game;  a building dedicated to a particular activity;  a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;  the object upon which interest and attention focuses;  the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering; politically moderate persons; centrists;  the middle of a military or naval formation;  a place where some particular activity is concentrated;  a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback;  (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team;  (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team;  the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher;  mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  verb move into the center;  direct one's attention on something;  center upon
  • center for preparedness and response
  • center for state
  • center for surveillance
  • centers
  • central   adj. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area;  centrally located and easy to reach;  used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place;  serving as an essential component;  noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • central african republic   noun a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
  • cepacia
  • cepacia infection
  • cerc
  • cerc crisis and emergency risk communication
  • cercarial   adj. of or relating to cercaria
  • cercarial dermatitis
  • cercarial dermatitis swimmer's itch
  • cerebral   adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • cerebral palsy   noun a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
  • certificate   noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts;  a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends;  verb authorize by certificate;  present someone with a certificate
  • certificate of confidentiality
  • cervical   adj. relating to or associated with the neck;  of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • cervical cancer
  • cfs
  • cg
  • chad   noun a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa;  a landlocked desert republic in north central Africa; was under French control until 1960;  a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape;  a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
  • chagas
  • chagas disease
  • chapare
  • chapare hemorrhagic fever
  • chemical   adj. relating to or used in chemistry;  of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes;  noun produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  • chemical agents
  • chemical chemical agents
  • chemical protective clothing
  • chemical weapons elimination
  • chemicals
  • chest   noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy;  furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  • chest cold bronchitis
  • chest radiography
  • chhf
  • chickenpox   noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • chickenpox vaccination
  • chikungunya
  • chikungunya fever
  • chikv
  • child   noun a young person of either sex;  a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;  an immature childish person;  a member of a clan or tribe
  • child child maltreatment
  • child development and public health
  • child health
  • child health statistics
  • child maltreatment
  • child passenger safety
  • childhood   noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence;  the time of person's life when they are a child
  • childhood arthritis
  • childhood childhood overweight and obesity
  • childhood injuries
  • childhood overweight and obesity
  • children
  • children's
  • children's cough and cold medicines cough and cold medicines
  • china   noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China;  a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world;  dishware made of high quality porcelain;  a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • chinese   adj. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures;  of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  noun any of the Sino Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system;  a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • chinese drywall drywall
  • chlamydia   noun coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract;  a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  • chlamydia pneumoniae infection
  • chlamydia psittaci infection
  • chlamydia trachomatis disease chlamydia
  • chlamyophila
  • chlamyophila pneumoniae infection
  • chloride   noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion);  any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • chlorine   noun a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • chloroacetophenone   noun a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
  • chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile   noun a tear gas that is stronger than CN gas but wears off faster; can be deployed by grenades or cluster bombs; can cause skin burns and fatal pulmonary edema
  • chloroform   noun a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic;  verb anesthetize with chloroform
  • chloropicrin   noun a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas
  • cholera   noun an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • cholerae
  • cholesterol   noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • choriomeningitis   noun a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
  • chromium   noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • chronic   adj. being long lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • chronic disease at a glance reports
  • chronic disease indicators
  • chronic disease notes and reports
  • chronic disease prevention
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • chronic fatigue syndrome myalgic encephalomyelitis
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease   noun a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
  • chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • chronic traumatic encephalopathy cte
  • chronic wasting disease   noun a wildlife disease (akin to bovine spongiform encephalitis) that affects deer and elk
  • chsi
  • chw
  • chw resources
  • cigarettes
  • ciguatera
  • ciguatera fish poisoning
  • ciguatoxin
  • ciguatoxin marine toxins
  • cimex   noun type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
  • cimex lectularius   noun bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
  • cimex lectularius bed bugs
  • cit
  • cit countermeasure inventory tracking
  • cjd   noun rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
  • ck
  • ckd
  • classic   adj. characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions;  adhering to established standards and principles;  noun a creation of the highest excellence;  an artist who has created classic works
  • classic classic creutzfeldt jakob disease
  • classic creutzfeldt jakob disease
  • classification   noun restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people;  the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories;  a group of people or things arranged by class or category;  the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • classification classification of diseases
  • classification of diseases
  • clear   adj. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; clear to the mind;  free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;  free from confusion or doubt;  free from clouds or mist or haze;  characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;  clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible;  (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law;  free from contact or proximity or connection;  easily deciphered;  clear of charges or deductions;  affording free passage or view;  free from flaw or blemish or impurity;  characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);  accurately stated or described;  freed from any question of guilt;  (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;  free of restrictions or qualifications;  adv. completely;  in an easily perceptible manner; noun the state of being free of suspicion;  a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;  verb free (the throat) by making a rasping sound;  remove;  make a way or path by removing objects; remove the occupants of;  remove (people) from a building;  rid of instructions or data;  make clear, bright, light, or translucent;  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;  settle, as of a debt; pass an inspection or receive authorization;  pass by, over, or under without making contact;  go away or disappear;  sell;  be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts;  clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.;  free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;  rid of obstructions;  grant authorization or clearance for;  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;  make as a net profit;  yield as a net profit;  go unchallenged; be approved; become clear
  • clear communication index
  • cliac
  • clihc
  • climate   noun the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time;  the prevailing psychological state
  • climate and health
  • climate and occupational safety and health
  • clinical   adj. scientifically detached; unemotional;  relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • clinical growth charts
  • clinical immunization safety assessment network
  • clinical laboratory improvement advisory committee
  • clinical laboratory improvement amendments
  • clinical laboratory integration into healthcare collaborative
  • clinical modification
  • clinician   noun a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
  • clinician outreach and communication activity
  • clips
  • clonorchiasis
  • clonorchiasis clonorchis infection
  • clonorchis
  • clonorchis infection
  • clostridium   noun spindle shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • clostridium botulinum infection
  • clostridium botulinum infection botulism
  • clostridium difficile infection
  • clostridium tetani infection
  • clostridium tetani infection tetanus disease
  • clot   noun a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid; verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state;  cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state;  coalesce or unite in a mass;  turn into curds
  • clothing   noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  • clotting   noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • clotting disorders
  • clusters
  • cmv   noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cn
  • co   noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains;  one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience;  a hard ferromagnetic silver white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition;  an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
  • coal   noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period;  a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering;  verb take in coal;  supply with coal;  burn to charcoal
  • coal workers' black lung
  • coal workers' pneumoconioses
  • coal workers' pneumoconioses black lung
  • coast   noun the area within view;  a slope down which sleds may coast;  the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it;  the shore of a sea or ocean;  verb move effortlessly; by force of gravity
  • cobalt   noun a hard ferromagnetic silver white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • coca   noun dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect;  United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908 2001);  a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
  • coccidioidomycosis   noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
  • coccidioidomycosis valley fever
  • code   noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy;  (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions;  a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones);  verb attach a code to;  convert ordinary language into code
  • coding   noun act of writing in code or cipher
  • cognitive   adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
  • cognitive health
  • cognitive health healthy brain initiative
  • coinfection
  • cold   adj. lacking the warmth of life;  of a seeker; far from the object sought;  unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;  feeling or showing no enthusiasm;  having lost freshness through passage of time;  used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration;  extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;  without compunction or human feeling;  sexually unresponsive;  so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;  no longer new; uninteresting;  marked by errorless familiarity;  (color) giving no sensation of warmth;  noun the sensation produced by low temperatures;  a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);  the absence of heat
  • cold stress
  • cold versus flu
  • coli
  • coli infection
  • colitis   noun inflammation of the colon
  • collaboration   noun act of working jointly;  act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
  • collaborative   adj. accomplished by collaboration
  • collection   noun the act of gathering something together;  a publication containing a variety of works;  several things grouped together or considered as a whole;  request for a sum of money
  • collection of online resources
  • colorectal   adj. relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
  • colorectal cancer and genetics
  • colorectal cancer control program
  • combination   noun the act of combining things to form a new whole;  the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order;  a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities;  an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes);  a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose;  a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock;  a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  • combination vaccines and the immune system
  • commercial   adj. connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises;  of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior;  of or relating to commercialism;  noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
  • committee   noun a special group delegated to consider some matter;  a self constituted organization to promote something
  • common   adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;  commonly encountered;  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;  of or associated with the great masses of people;  to be expected; standard;  common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;  of low or inferior quality or value;  noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • common cold cold
  • communication   noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups;  the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information;  a connection allowing access between persons or places
  • communities
  • communities of practice
  • community   noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other;  a group of people living in a particular local area;  a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common;  a group of nations having common interests;  common ownership;  agreement as to goals;  the body of people in a learned occupation;  a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  • community design healthy places
  • community guide
  • community health
  • community health status indicators
  • community health worker resources
  • community water
  • communtiy
  • compensation   noun something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury); (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors;  the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  • competencies
  • complex   adj. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts;  noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts;  (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior;  a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated;  a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  • compliance   noun happy friendly agreement;  the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;  acting according to certain accepted standards;  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • comprehensive   adj. including all or everything;  broad in scope; noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  • comprehensive cancer control
  • concerns
  • concussion   noun any violent blow;  injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
  • concussion traumatic brain injury
  • conditions
  • condom   noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • condom effectiveness
  • condoms
  • condoms condom effectiveness
  • confederation   noun the act of forming an alliance or confederation;  a union of political organizations;  the state of being allied or confederated
  • conferences
  • confidentiality   noun discretion in keeping secret information;  the state of being secret
  • congenital   adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • congenital hearing loss hearing loss in children
  • congenital heart defects
  • congo   noun a republic in west central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960;  a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960;  a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic;  black tea grown in China
  • conjugate   adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond; formed by the union of two compounds;  of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets;  joined together especially in a pair or pairs; noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A;  verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds;  undergo conjugation;  add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
  • conjunctivitis   noun inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
  • conjunctivitis pink eye
  • connection   noun shifting from one form of transportation to another;  an instrumentality that connects;  a supplier (especially of narcotics);  (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship);  a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it);  a connecting shape;  the state of being connected;  the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication);  the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • consistent   adj. (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable;  the same throughout in structure or composition;  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;  capable of being reproduced
  • consistent and correct condom use condom effectiveness
  • construction   noun drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem;  the act of constructing something;  the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones;  the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought;  a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit;  an interpretation of a text or action;  a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  • consultation   noun a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question;  a conference (usually with someone important);  the act of referring or consulting
  • contact   noun close interaction;  the act of touching physically; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact;  a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication;  a communicative interaction;  the physical coming together of two or more things;  a person who is in a position to give you special assistance;  the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity;  a channel for communication between groups;  verb be in or establish communication with;  be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  • contact lenses
  • contagiosum
  • contraception   noun birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
  • contraception birth control
  • contracts
  • control   noun the activity of managing or exerting control over something;  (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc;  a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine;  power to direct or determine;  the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.;  a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance;  a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another;  discipline in personal and social activities;  great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;  a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment;  the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; verb verify by using a duplicate register for comparison;  exercise authoritative control or power over;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;  verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments;  have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of;  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  handle and cause to function;  control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • control banding
  • control program
  • controls
  • cooley's
  • cooley's anemia   noun a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
  • copd
  • core   noun a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil;  the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place;  a small group of indispensable persons or things;  the center of an object;  the central part of the Earth;  a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality;  verb remove the core or center from
  • coridor
  • coronavirus
  • corporis
  • correct   adj. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  correct in opinion or judgment;  verb treat a defect; make right or correct;  alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;  censure severely;  go down in value;  make reparations or amends for;  punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;  adjust for
  • correctional   adj. concerned with or providing correction
  • correctional health
  • corynebacterium   noun any species of the genus Corynebacterium
  • corynebacterium diphtheria infection
  • corynebacterium diphtheriae infection
  • corynebacterium diphtheriae infection diphtheria
  • cost   noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor;  the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something;  verb require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice;  be priced at
  • cost effective   adj. productive relative to the cost
  • cost effective rollover protective structures
  • cost of cost of falls among older adults
  • cost of falls among older adults
  • costa   noun a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing);  any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
  • costa rica   noun a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
  • cough   noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise;  sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis;  verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
  • cough and cold medicines
  • countermeasure   noun an action taken to offset another action
  • countermeasure and response administration
  • countermeasure inventory tracking
  • countermeasure tracking systems
  • cov
  • coverage   noun the extent to which something is covered;  the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television;  the total amount and type of insurance carried
  • cow   noun mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull';  female of domestic cattle: "`moo cow' is a child's term";  a large unpleasant woman;  verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • coxiella
  • coxiella burnetii infection
  • coxiella burnetii infection q fever
  • cpc
  • cpr   noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • cr   noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • cra
  • cra countermeasure and response administration
  • crccp
  • cre
  • creutzfeldt jakob
  • creutzfeldt jakob disease
  • crimean congo
  • crimean congo hemorrhagic fever
  • crisis   noun a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something;  an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
  • crisis and emergency risk communication
  • critical   adj. marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws;  characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency;  at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction;  forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis;  urgently needed; absolutely necessary;  of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
  • crkp
  • crohn   noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884 1983)
  • cronobacter
  • cronobacter infection
  • crops
  • crosse   noun a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
  • cruise   noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure;  verb sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing;  travel at a moderate speed;  drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure;  look for a sexual partner in a public place
  • cruise ship sanitation
  • cruzi
  • cryptococcosis   noun a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • cryptosporidiosis
  • cryptosporidiosis cryptosporidium infection
  • cryptosporidium
  • cryptosporidium infection
  • cs   noun a soft silver white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • csd
  • csels
  • cstlts
  • cte
  • ctf
  • cts
  • cts countermeasure tracking systems
  • cwd
  • cx
  • cyanide   noun an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid; any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical CN
  • cyanobacterial   adj. relating to or caused by photosynthetic bacteria of the class Cyanobacteria
  • cyanobacterial algal bloom associated illness harmful algal bloom
  • cyanogen   noun a colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor; has been used in chemical warfare
  • cyanogen chloride
  • cyclospora
  • cyclospora infection
  • cyclosporiasis
  • cyclosporiasis cyclospora infection
  • cysticercosis
  • cystitis   noun inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • cystoisospora
  • cystoisospora infection
  • cystoisosporiasis
  • cystoisosporiasis cystoisospora infection
  • cytomegalovirus   noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cytomegalovirus infection
  • czech   adj. of or relating to Czechoslovakia or its people or their language;  noun the Slavic language of Czechs;  a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic;  a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
  • czech republic   noun a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
  • d   noun the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • dashboard   noun instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls;  protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
  • data   noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • data collection systems
  • data exchange services
  • database   noun an organized body of related information
  • de   noun a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • death   noun the act of killing;  the event of dying or departure from life;  the personification of death;  the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;  the absence of life or state of being dead;  the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;  the time when something ends;  a final state
  • death certificates vital records
  • death data mortality data
  • deaths
  • decompression   noun relieving pressure;  restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
  • decompression sickness   noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  • deep   adj. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;  strong; intense;  very distant in time or space;  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;  with head or back bent low;  large in quantity or size;  extreme;  marked by depth of thinking;  relatively thick from top to bottom;  extending relatively far inward;  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;  of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  (of darkness) very intense;  adv. to far into space;  to an advanced time;  to a great depth;  noun literary term for an ocean;  the central and most intense or profound part;  a long steep sided depression in the ocean floor
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • deet
  • defects
  • deficiency   noun lack of an adequate quantity or number;  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  • deficit   noun the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required;  an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period);  (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing;  a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
  • dementia   noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
  • dementia alzheimer's disease
  • denmark   noun a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
  • dentistry   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
  • dentistry and occupational health
  • department   noun a specialized sphere of knowledge;  a specialized division of a large organization;  the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
  • dermatitidis
  • dermatitis   noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • dermatophyte
  • dermatophyte infection
  • dermatophyte infection ringworm
  • des   noun synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy;  a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • design   noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan);  a decorative or artistic work;  a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;  an arrangement scheme;  the creation of something in the mind;  something intended as a guide for making something else;  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;  verb intend or have as a purpose;  design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;  conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;  make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;  create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;  create designs;  make or work out a plan for; devise
  • designs
  • detection   noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something;  a police investigation to determine the perpetrator;  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists;  the detection that a signal is being received
  • determinants
  • development   noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • developmental   adj. of or relating to or constituting development
  • developmental disabilities
  • developmental screening
  • df
  • dhf
  • dhis
  • diabetes   noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • diabetes and influenza
  • diagnosis   noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnostic   adj. characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease; concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
  • dialysis   noun separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
  • dialysis safety
  • diarrhea   noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • dibenzoxazepine
  • dientamoeba
  • dientamoeba fragilis infection
  • diethylstilbestrol   noun a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • diethylstilbestrol des
  • diff
  • difficile
  • dimethylformamide
  • dioxide   noun an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • diphtheria   noun acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  • diphtheria vaccination
  • diphtheriae
  • diphyllobothriasis
  • diphyllobothriasis diphyllobothrium infection
  • diphyllobothrium
  • diphyllobothrium infection
  • diploidea
  • dipylidium
  • dipylidium infection
  • dipylidium infection tapeworm
  • directory   noun an alphabetical list of names and addresses; (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
  • dirofilariasis
  • disabilities
  • disabilities and disabilities and health
  • disabilities and health
  • disability   noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • disability and health
  • disaster   noun an act that has disastrous consequences;  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;  a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
  • disaster science
  • disaster science research
  • disaster site management
  • disasters
  • disasters and children
  • disasters and mental health mental health and disasters
  • discharge   noun the act of discharging a gun;  the act of venting; the sudden giving off of energy;  the pouring forth of a fluid;  electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  verb eliminate (substances) from the body; release from military service;  pour forth or release;  remove the charge from;  become empty or void of its content;  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  free from obligations or duties;  complete or carry out
  • disease   noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • diseases
  • diseases from
  • disorder   noun a disturbance of the peace or of public order; condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;  a condition in which things are not in their expected places;  verb bring disorder to;  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • disorders
  • disparities
  • dissection   noun cutting so as to separate into pieces;  detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work);  a minute and critical analysis
  • distribution   noun the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning;  the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer;  the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume;  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  • disulfide
  • division   noun the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
  • division of health informatics and surveillance
  • division of laboratory systems
  • division of public health systems and workforce development
  • dls
  • dog   noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds;  informal term for a man; metal supports for logs in a fireplace;  a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward;  a smooth textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll;  someone who is morally reprehensible;  a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; verb go after with the intent to catch
  • dog and cat flea
  • dog bites
  • dog flea tapeworm tapeworm
  • dog heartworm dirofilariasis
  • domestic   adj. produced in a particular country;  of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation;  of or involving the home or family;  converted or adapted to domestic use;  of or relating to the home;  noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
  • domestic violence intimate partner violence
  • dominican   adj. of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order;  of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people;  noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  • dominican republic   noun a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola
  • down   adj. not functioning (temporarily or permanently);  shut; understood perfectly;  being put out by a strikeout;  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  becoming progressively lower;  being or moving lower in position or less in some value;  low in spirits;  lower than previously;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;  away from a more central or a more northerly place;  paid in cash at time of purchase;  in an inactive or inoperative state;  to a lower intensity;  from an earlier time;  noun(American football) a complete play to advance the football;  soft fine feathers;  fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs);  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil;  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828 1896);  verb bring down or defeat (an opponent);  cause to come or go down;  shoot at and force to come down;  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;  eat immoderately;  drink down entirely
  • down syndrome   noun a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
  • dphswd
  • dr
  • dracunculiasis   noun a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
  • dracunculiasis guinea worm disease
  • drinking   noun the act of consuming liquids;  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • drinking water quality
  • drinking water water
  • driving   adj. having the power of driving or impelling;  acting with vigor;  noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal;  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  • drug   noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic;  verbadminister a drug to;  use recreational drugs
  • drug overdose
  • drug resistance antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance
  • drug resistant
  • drug service
  • drug use and infectious disease persons who use drugs
  • drug users persons who use drugs
  • drugs
  • drycleaning
  • drywall   noun a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses
  • duodenale
  • dvt
  • dwarf   noun a person who is markedly small;  a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;  verb check the growth of;  make appear small by comparison
  • dwarf tapeworm
  • dysfunction   noun (medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part
  • dystrophy   noun any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition;  any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
  • e   noun the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees;  a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons;  a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • e cigarettes
  • e cigs
  • e cigs e cigarettes
  • e learning
  • e learning institute fellowship
  • ear   noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium;  good hearing;  attention to what is said;  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • ear infection
  • early   adj. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time;  being or occurring at an early stage of development;  of an early stage in the development of a language or literature;  very young;  belonging to the distant past; expected in the near future;  adv. before the usual time or the time expected;  in good time;  during an early stage
  • early detection
  • early hearing detection and intervention
  • earthquakes
  • east   adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the east;  adv. to, toward, or in the east;  noun the countries of Asia;  the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  • eastern   adj. lying toward or situated in the east;  relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world;  of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States;  from the east; used especially of winds;  lying in or toward the east
  • eastern equine encephalitis
  • ebv   noun the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
  • ebv infection
  • eca
  • echinococcosis   noun infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)
  • economics   noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
  • ecuador   noun a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
  • education   noun the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university);  the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior);  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge;  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction;  the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  • educational   adj. providing knowledge;  relating to the process of education
  • eee
  • effectiveness   noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect;  capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
  • effects   noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
  • egapp
  • egypt   noun a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC;  an ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
  • ehdi
  • ehr
  • ehrlichiosis
  • eid
  • eid journal
  • eip
  • eis
  • el   noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • el salvador   noun a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • elc
  • elder   adj. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;  noun a person who is older than you are;  any of various church officers;  any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  • elder elder maltreatment
  • elder maltreatment
  • elderly   adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  noun people who are old collectively
  • elective   adj. subject to popular election;  not compulsory;  noun a course that the student can select from among alternatives
  • electric   adj. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling;  (of a situation) exceptionally tense;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity;  noun a car that is powered by electricity
  • electric and magnetic fields
  • electronic   adj. of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons;  of or concerned with electrons
  • electronic cigarettes
  • electronic cigarettes e cigarettes
  • electronic health records
  • electronic laboratory reporting
  • elemental   adj. relating to or being an element;  relating to severe atmospheric conditions;  of or being the essential or basic part
  • elemental white or elemental yellow
  • elephantiasis   noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  • elephantiasis lymphatic filariasis
  • elevation   noun drawing of an exterior of a structure;  (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;  distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);  the event of something being raised upward;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;  a raised or elevated geological formation;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • eli
  • elimination   noun the murder of a competitor;  the act of removing or getting rid of something;  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations;  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • elizabethkingia
  • elizabethkingia infection
  • elr
  • embolism   noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle);  an insertion into a calendar
  • emergencies
  • emergencies and children disasters and children
  • emergency   noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a state in which martial law applies;  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  • emergency management social vulnerability index
  • emergency medical services workers
  • emergency partners information connection
  • emergency preparedness
  • emergency responder health monitoring and surveillance
  • emergency responders
  • emergency sanitation
  • emergency water treatment water treatment
  • emerging   adj. coming to maturity;  coming into view;  coming into existence
  • emerging infections programs
  • emerging infectious diseases
  • emf   noun the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
  • ems
  • encephalitis   noun inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
  • encephalomyelitis   noun inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • encephalopathies
  • encephalopathy   noun any disorder or disease of the brain
  • endophthalmitis
  • engineering   noun a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located;  the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems;  the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  • engineering controls
  • england   noun a division of the United Kingdom
  • england united kingdom
  • enhancement   noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
  • entamoeba
  • entamoeba histolytica infection
  • entamoeba histolytica infection amebiasis
  • enteric   adj. of or relating to the enteron;  of or relating to or inside the intestines
  • enteric diseases
  • enteric diseases from animals gastrointestinal diseases from animals
  • enterobacteriaceae   noun a large family of Gram negative rod shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
  • enterobius   noun pinworms
  • enterobius vermicularis infection
  • enterobius vermicularis infection pinworm infection
  • enterococci
  • enterocolitica
  • enterovirus   noun any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
  • enterovirus infections
  • environment   noun the area in which something exists or lives;  the totality of surrounding conditions
  • environmental   adj. concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment;  of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  • environmental chemicals
  • environmental health
  • environmental health laboratory national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals
  • environmental hearing loss
  • epi   noun a self report personality inventory based on Hans Eysenck's factor analysis of personality which assumes three basic factors (the two most important being extraversion to introversion and neuroticism)
  • epi info
  • epic   adj. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale);  constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic;  noun a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  • epidemic   adj. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously;  noun a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • epidemic intelligence service
  • epidemiologic   adj. of or relating to epidemiology
  • epidemiological   adj. of or relating to epidemiology
  • epidemiology   noun the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
  • epidemiology and laboratory capacity for infectious diseases program
  • epidemiology and laboratory services
  • epidemiology elective program for epidemiology elective program for senior medical and veterinary students
  • epidemiology elective program for senior medical and veterinary students
  • epilepsy   noun a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
  • epstein barr
  • epstein barr virus infection
  • erhms
  • erythematosus
  • escherichia   noun a genus of enteric bacteria
  • escherichia coli infection
  • escherichia coli infection e
  • estimates
  • ethics   noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  • ethics and compliance activity
  • ethiopia   noun Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
  • ethyl   noun the univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom
  • ethylene   noun a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
  • ethylene glycol   noun a sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent
  • ethylene oxide
  • etiologic   adj. relating to the etiology of a disease;  of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
  • etiologic agent import permit program
  • evaluation   noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of; an appraisal of the value of something
  • evaluation of evaluation of genomic applications in practice and prevention
  • evaluation of genomic applications in practice and prevention
  • evaluations
  • evaluations with nonrandomized designs
  • evd
  • event   noun something that happens at a given place and time;  a phenomenon located at a single point in space time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory;  a special set of circumstances;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  • events
  • evidence based
  • evidence based laboratory medicine
  • exam   noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  • examination   noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);  formal systematic questioning
  • excavation   noun the act of digging;  a hole in the ground made by excavating;  the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth;  the site of an archeological exploration
  • excellence   noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree;  an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
  • excessive   adj. beyond normal limits;  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
  • excessive alcohol use
  • excessive alcohol use alcohol
  • excessive alcohol use underage drinking
  • exchange   noun (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value;  (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop;  reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries;  the act of giving something in return for something received;  the act of changing one thing for another thing;  a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members;  a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);  chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another;  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help";  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication;  verb give to, and receive from, one another;  hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence;  exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • executive   adj. having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.;  noun persons who administer the law;  a person responsible for the administration of a business;  someone who manages a government agency or department
  • executive secretariat
  • exercise   noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding;  systematic training by multiple repetitions; (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; the act of using;  verb do physical exercise;  give a workout to;  learn by repetition;  put to use;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • exercise physical activity
  • expectancy   noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm); pleasurable expectation
  • experiences
  • export   noun commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country;  verb cause to spread in another part of the world;  sell or transfer abroad
  • exposomes
  • exposure   noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;  abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open);  presentation to view in an open or public manner;  the act of exposing film to light;  vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;  aspect re light or wind;  the disclosure of something secret;  the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate;  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light sensitive material;  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
  • exposures
  • exserohilum
  • exserohilum rostratum
  • extensively   adv. in a widespread way
  • extensively drug resistant tb
  • extreme   adj. most distant in any direction;  of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity;  far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree;  beyond a norm in views or actions;  noun the furthest or highest degree of something;  the point located farthest from the middle of something
  • extreme cold
  • extreme heat
  • extreme weather conditions
  • eye safety
  • f   noun the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates;  a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature;  a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
  • facilities
  • factor   noun an independent variable in statistics;  anything that contributes causally to a result;  any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together;  (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity;  an abstract part of something;  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;  one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;  verb resolve into factors
  • fainting
  • fainting after vaccination
  • falls   noun the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris);  a steep descent of the water of a river
  • falls among older adults
  • family   noun primary social group; parents and children;  people descended from a common ancestor;  a social unit living together; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera;  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute;  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities;  a person having kinship with another or others
  • family educational rights and privacy act
  • family health
  • family health history
  • family health history and breast and ovarian cancer breast and ovarian cancer and family health history
  • farm   noun workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit;  verb collect fees or profits;  be a farmer; work as a farmer;  cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • farm animals
  • farm worker injuries
  • fasciitis
  • fasciola   noun a genus of Fasciolidae
  • fasciola infection
  • fascioliasis   noun infestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica; liver damage sometimes occurs; related to liver rot
  • fascioliasis fasciola infection
  • fasciolopsis   noun a genus of Fasciolidae
  • fasciolopsis infection
  • faso
  • faststats
  • faststats a z
  • fatality   noun the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters;  a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
  • fatigue   noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something;  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress;  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on);  verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress;  get tired of something or somebody
  • fdoss
  • features
  • febrile   adj. of or relating to or characterized by fever
  • febrile seizures and mmrv vaccine
  • feel   noun manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure;  an intuitive awareness;  a property perceived by touch;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;  verb seem with respect to a given sensation given;  have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude;  examine by touch;  pass one's hands over the sexual organs of;  undergo an emotional sensation;  perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles;  undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation";  grope or feel in search of something;  produce a certain impression;  find by testing or cautious exploration;  be felt or perceived in a certain way;  come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; examine (a body part) by palpation
  • feel better
  • fellows
  • fellowship   noun money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research;  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities;  the state of being with someone
  • fema   noun an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
  • fema trailer study
  • females
  • fentanyl   noun trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug
  • ferpa
  • fertilization   noun making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure; creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  • fetal   adj. of or relating to a fetus
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • fetal death stillbirth
  • fetp
  • fetp field epidemiology training program
  • fever   noun intense nervous anticipation;  a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
  • fevers
  • fibrillation   noun act or process of forming fibrils;  muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
  • fibromyalgia
  • fibrous   adj. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew; having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
  • fibrous glass
  • field   noun a particular kind of commercial enterprise;  the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument);  all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event;  all of the horses in a particular horse race;  (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information;  a region in which active military operations are in progress;  somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected;  a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed;  a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found;  the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it;  a place where planes take off and land;  a branch of knowledge;  a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought;  a piece of land prepared for playing a game;  extensive tract of level open land;  a particular environment or walk of life;  verbselect (a team or individual player) for a game;  answer adequately or successfully;  play as a fielder;  catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  • field agency requests
  • field epidemiology training program
  • field services
  • fields   noun United States comedian and film actor (1880 1946)
  • fifth   adj. coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position;  noun the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it;  a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon;  position five in a countable series of things; one part in five equal parts
  • fifth disease
  • fighter   noun a high speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air;  someone who fights for a cause; someone who fights (or is fighting)
  • fighters
  • fiji   noun an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
  • filariasis   noun a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
  • filovirus   noun animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
  • filovirus infections
  • financial   adj. involving financial matters
  • financial assistance
  • financial management
  • fire   noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy;  a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning;  intense adverse criticism;  the event of something burning (often destructive);  a severe trial;  the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  feelings of great warmth and intensity;  verb bake in a kiln so as to harden; cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  drive out or away by or as if by fire;  terminate the employment of;  destroy by fire;  start firing a weapon;  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);  provide with fuel
  • fire fighter fatality investigations
  • fire fighters
  • firing   noun the act of discharging a gun;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  the act of setting something on fire;  the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  • firing ranges
  • fish   noun any of various mostly cold blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;  the flesh of fish used as food;  the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces;  verb catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;  seek indirectly
  • fish and amphibians
  • fishing   noun the act of someone who fishes as a diversion;  the occupation of catching fish for a living
  • fishing safety
  • flaccid   adj. drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness;  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;  out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
  • flavivirus   noun animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae
  • flavivirus infections
  • flavorings related
  • flavorings related lung disease
  • flea   noun any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
  • floods
  • flu   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • flu and asthma asthma and influenza
  • flu and cancer cancer and flu
  • flu and hiv people with hiv and influenza
  • flu and nonpharmaceutical interventions nonpharmaceutical interventions
  • flu influenza
  • flu vaccination influenza vaccination
  • fluids
  • fluoridation   noun the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
  • fluoride   noun a salt of hydrofluoric acid
  • fluvaxview
  • fluview
  • fluview interactive
  • foia
  • folic
  • folic acid   noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  • folliculitis   noun inflammation of a hair follicle
  • folliculitis hot tub rash
  • following   adj. about to be mentioned or specified;  immediately following in time or order;  going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;  in the desired direction;  noun a group of followers or enthusiasts;  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
  • food   noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • food allergies in schools
  • food irradiation
  • food recalls
  • food safety
  • foodborne
  • foodborne diseases active surveillance system
  • foodborne diseases centers for outbreak response enhancement
  • foodborne diseases centers for outbreak response enhancement foodcore
  • foodborne diseases outbreak surveillance system
  • foodborne foodborne illness estimates
  • foodborne illness estimates
  • foodborne outbreaks
  • foodcore
  • foodnet
  • foot   noun travel by walking;  any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates;  a support resembling a pedal extremity; the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint;  the lower part of anything;  a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger;  a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard;  the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings;  lowest support of a structure;  (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm;  an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;  verb add a column of numbers;  walk;  pay for something
  • for
  • forest   noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area;  land that is covered with trees and shrubs;  verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
  • formaldehyde   noun a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
  • formaldehyde in the workplace
  • formerly   adv. at a previous time
  • fragile   adj. vulnerably delicate;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed;  lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
  • fragile x syndrome
  • fragilis
  • framework   noun a structure supporting or containing something; the underlying structure;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
  • france   noun a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe;  French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844 1924)
  • francisella   noun a genus of Gram negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
  • francisella tularensis infection
  • freedom   noun the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints;  immunity from an obligation or duty
  • freedom of information act
  • frequency   noun the number of observations in a given statistical category;  the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations;  the number of occurrences within a given time period
  • frequently   adv. many times at short intervals
  • from
  • fumes   noun gases ejected from an engine as waste products
  • functioning   adj. performing or able to perform its regular function; noun process or manner of functioning or operating
  • funding   noun the act of financing;  financial resources provided to make some project possible
  • funding opportunity
  • fungal   adj. of or relating to fungi
  • fungal diseases
  • fungal eye infections
  • fungal fungal eye infections
  • fungal pneumonia valley fever
  • fungi   noun (pun) the one who buys the drinks;  the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
  • futuna
  • fxs
  • g   noun the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated;  (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation;  a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes;  a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
  • ga   noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;  a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores;  the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
  • gabon   noun a republic on the west coast of Africa
  • gae
  • gambia   noun a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
  • gardasil
  • gardasil vaccine safety reports
  • gas   noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container; a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely;  a pedal that controls the throttle valve;  a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal;  a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal combustion engines;  a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes;  verb attack with gas; subject to gas fumes;  show off
  • gases
  • gastrointestinal   adj. of or relating to the stomach and intestines
  • gastrointestinal diseases from animals
  • gateway   noun an entrance that can be closed by a gate
  • gattii
  • gattii cryptococcosis
  • gay   adj. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires;  given to social pleasures often including dissipation;  offering fun and gaiety; full of or showing high spirited merriment;  bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer;  brightly colored and showy;  nounsomeone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
  • gay men's health
  • gb   noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland;  a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes;  a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere turns;  a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
  • gbs
  • gd   noun a ductile silvery white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group;  a nerve agent easily absorbed into the body; a lethal cholinesterase inhibitor that is highly toxic when inhaled
  • gdder
  • gehrig's
  • gene   noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  • general's
  • generation   noun the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production;  the production of heat or electricity;  group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent;  the normal time between successive generations;  a stage of technological development or innovation;  a coming into being;  all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
  • genetic   adj. of or relating to the science of genetics;  pertaining to or referring to origin;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity;  of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
  • genetic testing
  • genetics   noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
  • genetics and colorectal cancer colorectal cancer and genetics
  • genetics and genomics
  • genetics and heart disease heart disease and genetics
  • genetics and mental health mental health and genetics
  • genetics and obesity obesity and genetics
  • genetics and skin cancer skin cancer and genetics
  • genetics and stroke stroke and genetics
  • genital   adj. of or relating to the external sex organs
  • genital candidiasis
  • genital herpes   noun an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV 2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
  • genital warts human papillomavirus infection
  • genome   noun the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
  • genomic
  • genomic applications in practice and prevention
  • genomics   noun the branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)
  • genomics and disease prevention
  • genomics and population research
  • genomics and public health
  • georgia   noun a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991;  a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • german   adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language;  of a more or less German nature; somewhat German;  noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic;  a person of German nationality
  • german measles   noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
  • get   noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent;  verb cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;  reach by calculation;  communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone;  succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;  reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot;  overcome or destroy;  evoke an emotional response; irritate;  reach and board;  receive as a retribution or punishment; purchase;  come into the possession of something concrete or abstract;  acquire as a result of some effort or action;  make children; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);  give certain properties to something;  enter or assume a certain state or condition;  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;  receive a specified treatment (abstract); grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of;  be a mystery or bewildering to;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; move into a desired direction of discourse;  take vengeance on or get even;  go or come after and bring or take back;  attract and fix;  earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;  apprehend and reproduce accurately;  reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;  leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  suffer from the receipt of;  perceive by hearing;  achieve a point or goal
  • get smart about antibiotics
  • get smart programs
  • ghana   noun a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
  • gho
  • gho museum museum
  • giardia   noun a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
  • giardia infection
  • giardiasis   noun infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort
  • giardiasis giardia infection
  • gis
  • glance   noun a quick look;  verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at;  rebound after hitting
  • glanders   noun a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
  • glass   noun a container for holding liquids while drinking;  glassware collectively;  the quantity a glass will hold;  a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure;  a small refracting telescope;  a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror;  an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant;  verb put in a glass container;  enclose with glass;  scan (game in the forest) with binoculars;  furnish with glass;  become glassy or take on a glass like appearance
  • global   adj. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope;  having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • global disease detection and emergency response
  • global global hiv
  • global health
  • global health fellowship
  • global health odyssey museum museum
  • global health security
  • global hiv
  • global measles elimination
  • global sanitation
  • global vaccination
  • global water treatment water treatment
  • global water water
  • globally   adv. throughout the world
  • glutamate   noun a salt or ester of glutamic acid
  • glutaraldehyde
  • glycol   noun any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule;  a sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent
  • gnathostoma
  • gnathostoma infection
  • gnathostoma infection gnathostomiasis
  • gnathostomiasis
  • gonorrhea   noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  • gonorrhea and drug resistance
  • gonorrhoeae
  • good   adj. thorough;  generally admired;  resulting favorably;  not left to spoil;  not forged;  having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified;  morally admirable;  in excellent physical condition;  appealing to the mind;  agreeable or pleasing; most suitable or right for a particular purpose;  capable of pleasing; of moral excellence;  promoting or enhancing well being;  having the normally expected amount;  with or in a close or intimate relationship;  exerting force or influence;  tending to promote physical well being; beneficial to health;  deserving of esteem and respect; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;  financially sound;  adv. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well');  in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly');  noun moral excellence or admirableness;  that which is pleasing or valuable or useful;  benefit;  articles of commerce
  • good laboratory practices
  • good laboratory practices for genetic testing
  • gout   noun a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints
  • grand   adj. the most important and magnificent in adornment;  large and impressive in physical size or extent;  used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person;  of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope;  of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style;  of or befitting a lord; extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers;  rich and superior in quality;  noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
  • grand rounds
  • grants
  • granulomatous   adj. relating to or characterized by granulomas
  • granulomatous amebic encephalitis
  • great   adj. of major significance or importance;  relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind;  remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect;  in an advanced stage of pregnancy;  marked by active interest and enthusiasm;  very good;  uppercase;  noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
  • great britain united kingdom
  • group   noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit;  a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse;  (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule;  verbarrange into a group or groups;  form a group or group together
  • group a group a strep infection
  • group a strep infection
  • group a streptococcal infection
  • group a streptococcal infection group a strep infection
  • group b group b strep infection
  • group b strep infection
  • group b streptococcal infection
  • group b streptococcal infection group b strep infection
  • growth   noun vegetation that has grown;  something grown or growing;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; a progression from simpler to more complex forms;  (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor);  the gradual beginning or coming forth;  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
  • growth charts
  • guatemala   noun a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
  • guide   noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising;  a model or standard for making comparisons;  something that offers basic information or instruction;  someone who can find paths through unexplored territory;  someone employed to conduct others; verb guide or pass over something;  use as a guide;  be a guiding force, as with directions or advice;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  take somebody somewhere
  • guide to community preventive services community guide
  • guillain barr
  • guinea   noun a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958;  a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings;  a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world;  offensive terms for a person of Italian descent
  • guinea bissau   noun a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
  • guinea worm disease   noun a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
  • gun   noun the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies;  a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel);  a pedal that controls the throttle valve;  large but transportable armament;  a hand operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine;  a professional killer who uses a gun;  a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability);  verb shoot with a gun
  • guyana   noun a republic in northeastern South America; achieved independence from England in 1966
  • gynecologic   adj. of or relating to or practicing gynecology
  • gynecologic cancers
  • h   noun the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure;  the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^ 34 joule second;  a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second;  a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  • hab
  • habs
  • haemophilus
  • haemophilus influenzae serotype b vaccination
  • haiti   noun a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere;  an island in the West Indies
  • hall   noun a large building for meetings or entertainment;  a large room for gatherings or entertainment;  a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research;  United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829 1907);  United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821 1871);  United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863 1914);  United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844 1924);  English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883 1943);  a large entrance or reception room or area;  a college or university building containing living quarters for students;  an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open;  the large room of a manor or castle;  a large and imposing house
  • han   noun imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy
  • hand   noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • hand hygiene handwashing
  • handwashing
  • hansen's
  • hansen's disease   noun chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  • hantavirus
  • hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
  • harmful   adj. causing or capable of causing harm;  able or likely to do harm;  constituting a disadvantage;  tending to cause great harm; contrary to your interests or welfare;  injurious to physical or mental health
  • harmful algal bloom
  • harmful algal blooms
  • harmless   adj. not threatening to life or health; not malignant;  not causing or capable of causing harm;  unlikely to harm or disturb anyone;  not producing any toxic effects;  not injurious to physical or mental health
  • have   noun a person who possesses great material wealth;  verbsuffer from; be ill with;  undergo;  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;  have left;  achieve a point or goal; have a personal or business relationship with someone;  have as a feature;  be confronted with;  cause_to_be_born;  undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  serve oneself to, or consume regularly;  have sex with; archaic use;  organize or be responsible for;  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  have ownership or possession of; get something; come into possession of;  receive willingly something given or offered
  • hazard   noun an obstacle on a golf course;  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;  an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;  verb put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation;  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;  put at risk
  • hazardous   adj. involving risk or danger
  • hazardous drug exposures in healthcare
  • hazardous waste sites
  • hazards
  • hazards to
  • hazards to outdoor workers insects and scorpions
  • hbi
  • hbrn
  • hd
  • head   noun a single domestic animal;  a projection out from one end;  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship;  the striking part of a tool;  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head;  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent;  the front of a military formation or procession;  the top of something;  the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;  a rounded compact mass;  a user of (usually soft) drugs;  a person who is in charge;  an individual person;  the pressure exerted by a fluid;  the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates);  oral stimulation of the genitals;  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum;  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;  the subject matter at issue;  a V shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement;  a difficult juncture;  the source of water from which a stream arises;  the part in the front or nearest the viewer;  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school;  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;  verb remove the head of;  to go or travel towards;  be in charge of;  form a head or come or grow to a head;  be in the front of or on top of;  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;  take its rise;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • head head lice
  • head lice   noun infestation of the scalp with lice
  • health   noun the general condition of body and mind;  a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • health alert network
  • health department accreditation
  • health disparities in cancer
  • health disparities minority health
  • health hazard evaluations
  • health indicator sortable stats.
  • health literacy
  • health of gay men's health
  • health official resources
  • health promotion healthy living
  • health related
  • health related health related quality of life
  • health related quality of life
  • healthcare   noun the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
  • healthcare associated
  • healthcare associated infections
  • healthcare workers
  • healthy   adj. having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease;  exercising or showing good judgment; financially secure and functioning well;  promoting health; healthful; physically and mentally sound or healthy
  • healthy aging aging
  • healthy brain initiative
  • healthy brain research network
  • healthy communities program
  • healthy healthy joints
  • healthy healthy weight
  • healthy joints
  • healthy living
  • healthy people animal related diseases
  • healthy pets
  • healthy places
  • healthy schools
  • healthy schools virtual healthy schools
  • healthy swimming and recreational water
  • healthy water water
  • healthy weight
  • healthy youth
  • hearing   adj. able to perceive sound;  noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence;  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty;  a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken;  an opportunity to state your case and be heard; the act of hearing attentively;  the range within which a voice can be heard
  • hearing impairment   noun impairment of the sense of hearing
  • hearing impairment hearing loss
  • hearing loss   noun partial or complete loss of hearing
  • hearing loss in children
  • heart   noun a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it;  an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;  the courage to carry on;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  the locus of feelings and intuitions;  a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal);  a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  a positive feeling of liking;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • heart disease   noun a disease of the heart
  • heart disease and genetics
  • hearts   noun a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
  • heartworm
  • heat   noun the trait of being intensely emotional;  the sensation caused by heat energy;  a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race;  a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature;  utility to warm a building; the presence of heat;  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity;  verb make hot or hotter;  gain heat or get hot;  provide with heat;  arouse or excite feelings and passions
  • heat stress
  • helminths
  • hemodialysis   noun dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
  • hemodialysis safety
  • hemodialysis safety dialysis safety
  • hemoglobinopathies
  • hemophilia   noun congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
  • hemophilia treatment centers
  • hendra
  • hendra virus disease
  • henselae
  • hepatitis   noun inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
  • hepatitis a vaccination
  • hepatitis b vaccination
  • herbicides
  • herbicides national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals
  • hereditary   adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • hereditary bleeding disorders hemophilia
  • heroin   noun a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
  • herpes   noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • herpes b virus
  • herpes b virus b virus infection
  • herpes simplex virus infection
  • herpes simplex virus infection genital herpes
  • herpes zoster shingles
  • herpes zoster vaccination shingles vaccination
  • herpesvirus
  • herpesvirus b b virus infection
  • herpesvirus simiae b virus infection
  • heterophyes
  • heterophyes infection
  • heterophyiasis
  • heterophyiasis heterophyes infection
  • hev
  • hev infection
  • hexavalent
  • hexavalent chromium
  • hfmd
  • hhe
  • hib
  • hib vaccine
  • hicpac
  • high   adj. happy and excited and energetic;  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana);  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee high');  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency;  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted;  standing above others in quality or position;  adv. at a great altitude;  far up toward the source;  in or to a high position, amount, or degree;  in a rich manner;  noun a lofty level or position or degree;  a high place;  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics;  a state of sustained elation;  an air mass of higher than normal pressure;  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed;  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • high blood pressure   noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
  • highway   noun a major road for any form of motor transport
  • hipaa
  • histolytica
  • histoplasma
  • histoplasma capsulatum infection
  • histoplasmosis
  • histoplasmosis histoplasma capsulatum infection
  • history   noun the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings;  all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge;  a record or narrative description of past events;  the aggregate of past events;  the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  • history of cdc
  • hiv   noun infection by the human immunodeficiency virus;  the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • holland   noun a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
  • holland netherlands
  • home   adj. inside the country;  used of your own ground;  relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are;  adv. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family;  to the fullest extent; to the heart;  on or to the point aimed at;  noun an institution where people are cared for;  the country or state or city where you live;  where you live at a particular time;  place where something began and flourished;  an environment offering affection and security;  housing that someone is living in;  (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score;  a social unit living together;  the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end;  verb return home accurately from a long distance;  provide with, or send to, a home
  • home and hospice care survey
  • homes
  • homicide   noun the killing of a human being by another human being
  • homicide and violence prevention
  • hominis
  • honduras   noun a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
  • hookworm   noun parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts;  infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
  • horses
  • hospice   noun a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill;  a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
  • hospital   noun a health facility where patients receive treatment;  a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
  • hospital and inpatient care data national hospital discharge and ambulatory surgery data
  • hospitals
  • hot   adj. marked by excited activity;  charged or energized with electricity;  having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity;  of a seeker; very near to the object sought;  having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm;  newly made;  very good; often used in the negative;  used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning;  extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm;  recently stolen or smuggled; having or bringing unusually good luck;  newest or most recent;  very unpleasant or even dangerous;  very popular or successful;  sexually excited or exciting;  performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy;  being very spicy;  characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense;  wanted by the police;  (color) bold and intense;  very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • hot tub rash
  • hours   noun an indefinite period of time;  a period of time assigned for work
  • hpiv
  • hps
  • hpv
  • hpv associated
  • hpv associated cancers
  • hpv infection
  • hpv vaccination
  • ht
  • htc
  • hugenet
  • hugenet human genome epidemiology network
  • human   adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • human ehrlichiosis ehrlichiosis
  • human exposure to environmental chemicals
  • human genome epidemiology network
  • human hookworm
  • human human hookworm
  • human immunodeficiency virus hiv
  • human papillomavirus infection
  • human papillomavirus vaccination
  • human papillomavirus vaccine safety reports gardasil vaccine safety reports
  • human parainfluenza viruses
  • human subjects institutional review boards
  • humanus
  • hungary   noun a republic in central Europe
  • hurricanes
  • hydrazine   noun a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels
  • hydrofluoric
  • hydrofluoric acid   noun a weak poisonous liquid acid; formed by solution of hydrogen fluoride in water
  • hydrofluoric acid hydrogen fluoride
  • hydrogen   noun a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  • hydrogen chloride   noun a colorless corrosive gas (HCl)
  • hydrogen cyanide   noun a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds; becomes a gas at around 90 degree Fahrenheit and is most dangerous when inhaled; the anhydride of hydrocyanic acid; used in manufacturing
  • hydrogen fluoride   noun a colorless poisonous corrosive liquid made by the action of sulphuric acid on calcium fluoride; solutions in water are hydrofluoric acid
  • hydrogen peroxide   noun a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
  • hydrogen sufide
  • hydroquinone
  • hydroxide   noun a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group;  a compound of an oxide with water
  • hygiene   noun the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health;  a condition promoting sanitary practices
  • hygiene sanitation
  • hymenolepis
  • hymenolepis infection
  • hymenolepis infection dwarf tapeworm
  • hyperactivity   noun a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement
  • hyperactivity disorder
  • hyperactivity disorder adhd
  • hyperthermia   noun abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
  • hyperthermia extreme heat
  • i   noun the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
  • iacuc
  • ibd
  • ic   noun a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
  • icf
  • icon   noun a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church;  (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface;  a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
  • idsr
  • ieip
  • ifsac
  • iis   noun the most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system
  • illicit   adj. contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention;  contrary to or forbidden by law
  • illicit drug use persons who use drugs
  • illness   noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  • illnesses
  • image   noun the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public;  an iconic mental representation;  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);  a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;  (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world;  a standard or typical example;  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • image library
  • imats
  • immigrant   noun a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
  • immpact
  • immune   adj. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence;  relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection); secure against;  relating to the condition of immunity;  noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • immune system and multiple vaccines
  • immunization   noun the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
  • immunization and pregnancy pregnancy and vaccination
  • immunization information systems
  • immunization practices
  • immunization quality improvement strategy afix immunization strategy
  • immunization registries
  • immunization safety office scientific agenda
  • immunization schedules
  • immunization works
  • immunizations
  • immunodeficiency   noun immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
  • impairment   noun damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality;  the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine);  the occurrence of a change for the worse;  the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;  a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  • impetigo   noun a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
  • impetigo group a strep infection
  • import   noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country;  an imported person brought from a foreign country; having important effects or influence;  a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred;  the message that is intended or expressed or signified;  verb bring in from abroad;  indicate or signify
  • import etiologic agent import permit program
  • import permits etiologic agent import permit program
  • importation   noun the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country;  commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
  • importation of animals
  • imported   adj. used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source
  • imported drywall drywall
  • improvement   noun the act of improving something;  a change for the better; progress in development;  a condition superior to an earlier condition
  • improving   adj. getting higher or more vigorous
  • improving antimicrobial use
  • incident   adj. falling or striking of light rays on something; (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence;  noun a single distinct event;  a public disturbance
  • incidents
  • index   noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adjust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • india   noun a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • indian   adj. of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages;  of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures;  noun a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived;  a native or inhabitant of India;  any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  • indicator   noun a device for showing the operating condition of some system;  a signal for attracting attention;  (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
  • indicators
  • individualized   adj. made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
  • individualized quality control plan
  • indonesia   noun a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
  • indoor   adj. within doors;  located, suited for, or taking place within a building
  • indoor environmental quality
  • infant   noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
  • infant and toddler nutrition
  • infant death infant mortality
  • infection   noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • infection control
  • infection pneumocystis pneumonia
  • infection prevention in
  • infection prevention in long term care facilities
  • infections
  • infections from
  • infections from fish and amphibians
  • infectious   adj. easily spread;  caused by infection or capable of causing infection;  of or relating to infection
  • infectious aerosols
  • infectious diseases infectious diseases laboratory test directory
  • infectious diseases laboratory test directory
  • infectious epstein barr virus infection
  • infectious mononucleosis epstein barr virus infection
  • infertility   noun the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
  • infertility and stds
  • inflammatory   adj. characterized or caused by inflammation; arousing to action or rebellion
  • inflammatory bowel disease   noun inflammation of the colon
  • influenza   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • influenza and cancer cancer and flu
  • influenza in pigs swine influenza
  • influenza in swine influenza
  • influenza vaccination coverage
  • influenza versus cold cold versus flu
  • influenzae
  • info   noun a message received and understood
  • informatics   noun the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
  • informatics and surveillance
  • information   noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;  knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction;  a message received and understood; formal accusation of a crime;  a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • information quality
  • information technology   noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
  • ingredients
  • initiative   adj. serving to set in motion;  noun the first of a series of actions;  readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  • injection   noun the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure;  the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe;  any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
  • injection safety
  • injuries
  • injuries among older adults
  • injury statistics
  • innovation   noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;  a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation;  the creation of something in the mind
  • inpatient   noun a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
  • insect   noun small air breathing arthropod;  a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  • insect repellent use and safety
  • insects
  • insects and scorpions
  • institute   noun an association organized to promote art or science or education;  verb advance or set forth in court;  set up or lay the groundwork for
  • institutional   adj. organized as or forming an institution;  relating to or constituting or involving an institution
  • institutional animal care and use committee
  • institutional review boards
  • insufficiency   noun lack of an adequate quantity or number; (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally;  a lack of competence
  • insurance   noun promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company;  written contract or certificate of insurance;  protection against future loss
  • integrated   adj. not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups;  formed into a whole or introduced into another entity; resembling a living organism in organization or development; caused to combine or unite;  formed or united into a whole
  • integrated disease surveillance and response
  • integration   noun an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined;  the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community;  the act of combining into an integral whole
  • integrity   noun moral soundness;  an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
  • integrity of cdc science science
  • intelligence   noun the operation of gathering information about an enemy;  the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience;  secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy;  new information about specific and timely events
  • interactive   adj. used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more);  capable of acting on or influencing each other
  • interagency
  • interagency food safety analytics collaboration
  • international   adj. concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations;  from or between other countries;  noun any of several international socialist organizations
  • international classification of diseases
  • international classification of functioning
  • international emerging infections program
  • international flu
  • international health global health
  • international international flu
  • international micronutrient malnutrition prevention and control program
  • interstitial   adj. of or relating to interstices
  • interstitial cystitis
  • intervention   noun (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings;  the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute);  a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  • interventions
  • interview   noun the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists;  a conference (usually with someone important);  verb conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting;  discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation;  go for an interview in the hope of being hired
  • intestinal   adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines
  • intestinal amebae infection
  • intimate   adj. marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity;  thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; involved in a sexual relationship;  having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;  having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere;  innermost or essential;  nounsomeone to whom private matters are confided;  verb give to understand;  imply as a possibility
  • intimate partner violence
  • into
  • intussusception   noun (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall;  the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface
  • intussusception and rotavirus vaccine rotavirus vaccine
  • invasive   adj. marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue;  relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision;  gradually intrusive without right or permission;  involving invasion or aggressive attack
  • invasive candidiasis
  • inventory   noun making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand;  a detailed list of all the items in stock;  (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods;  the merchandise that a shop has on hand;  a collection of resources;  verb make or include in an itemized record or report
  • inventory database
  • inventory database collection of online resources
  • inventory management and tracking system
  • investigations
  • ipv   noun a poliovirus vaccine consisting of inactivated polio virus that is injected subcutaneously to provide immunity to poliomyelitis
  • ipv intimate partner violence
  • iraq   noun a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
  • irb
  • irb institutional review boards
  • islamic   adj. of or relating to or supporting Islamism
  • islamic republic of mauritania mauritania
  • isocyanates
  • isolation   noun the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others;  a country's withdrawal from international politics; a feeling of being disliked and alone;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it;  a state of separation between persons or groups
  • isolation and quarantine quarantine and isolation
  • isospora
  • isospora infection cystoisospora infection
  • israel   noun an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC;  Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  • issues
  • it   noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
  • italy   noun a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
  • itch   noun an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch;  a strong restless desire;  a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation;  verb have a strong desire or urge to do something;  have or perceive an itch;  scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
  • ivf
  • ivoire
  • ivory   noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses;  a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • ivory coast c
  • j   noun the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
  • jail   noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence);  verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  • jail health correctional health
  • jaundice   noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia;  a rough and bitter manner;  verb affect with, or as if with, jaundice;  distort adversely
  • jaundice newborn jaundice
  • jirovecii
  • joints
  • jordan   noun an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea;  a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
  • journal   noun the part of the axle contained by a bearing;  a record book as a physical object;  a periodical dedicated to a particular subject;  a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations;  a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
  • k   noun street names for ketamine;  the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes; the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  a light soft silver white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • kala azar   noun leishmaniasis of the viscera
  • kala azar leishmania infection
  • kawasaki
  • kawasaki disease   noun an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause
  • kawasaki syndrome kawasaki disease
  • kazakhstan   noun a landlocked republic south of Russia and northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
  • kd
  • kenya   noun a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
  • keratitis   noun inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
  • kernicterus   noun an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage
  • kernicterus newborn jaundice
  • kidney   noun either of two bean shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • kidney disease   noun a disease affecting the kidneys
  • kingdom   noun a basic group of natural objects;  the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia;  a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state;  the domain ruled by a king or queen;  a country with a king as head of state;  a domain in which something is dominant
  • kingdom of belgium belgium
  • kingdom of lesotho lesotho
  • kingdom of tonga tonga
  • klebsiella   noun a genus of nonmotile rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
  • klebsiella pneumoniae
  • korea   noun an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae Han Min Gook or Han Gook
  • ksa
  • kyasanur
  • kyasanur forest disease
  • kyrgyz
  • kyrgyz republic kyrgyzstan
  • la crosse encephalitis virus
  • lab measurements in people biomonitoring
  • lab safety at cdc
  • labhit
  • laboratory   noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research; a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
  • laboratory biosafety publication
  • laboratory health information technology team
  • laboratory informatics
  • laboratory medicine best practices
  • laboratory medicine quality improvement
  • laboratory quality control
  • laboratory response network
  • laboratory training
  • lac   noun resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
  • lacv
  • lanka
  • laos   noun a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
  • lassa   noun the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
  • lassa fever   noun an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon
  • lateral   adj. lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;  situated at or extending to the side;  noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
  • latex   noun a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air;  a water base paint that has a latex binder
  • latex allergies
  • law   noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society;  a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature;  legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity;  the collection of rules imposed by authority;  the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do;  the force of policemen and officers
  • lbrf
  • lcm   noun the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers
  • lead   noun the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge;  a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead');  mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing;  an advantage held by a competitor in a race; evidence pointing to a possible solution;  the introductory section of a story;  a news story of major importance;  (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning;  the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile);  a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey;  a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire;  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal;  the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal combustion engine;  an indication of potential opportunity;  an actor who plays a principal role;  verb cause to undertake a certain action;  travel in front of; go in advance of others; take somebody somewhere;  tend to or result in;  be ahead of others; be the first;  pass or spend;  preside over;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  move ahead (of others) in time or space;  be in charge of;  be conducive to;  have as a result or residue;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;  lead, extend, or afford access; cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • lead poisoning   noun toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
  • leading   adj. going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way;  indicating the most important performer or role;  greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;  having the leading position or higher score in a contest;  noun the activity of leading;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • leading causes of death in females also mortality data
  • leading causes of death in males
  • learn   verb gain knowledge or skills;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  be a student of a certain subject;  commit to memory; learn by heart;  impart skills or knowledge to;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • learn more
  • learn the signs
  • learning   noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge;  profound scholarly knowledge
  • learning connection
  • lebanon   noun an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
  • lectularius
  • legionellosis
  • legionellosis legionnaires' disease
  • legionnaires
  • legionnaires' disease   noun acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough
  • legislation   noun the act of making or enacting laws;  law enacted by a legislative body
  • legislation and legislation and regulation
  • legislation and regulation
  • leishmania   noun flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
  • leishmania infection
  • leishmaniasis   noun sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
  • leishmaniasis leishmania infection
  • lenses
  • leone   noun the basic unit of money in Sierra Leone; equal to 100 cents
  • leprosy   noun chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  • leprosy hansen's disease
  • leptospira   noun important pathogens causing Weil's disease or canicola fever
  • leptospira infection
  • leptospirosis   noun an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
  • leptospirosis leptospira infection
  • lesbian   adj. of female homosexuality;  noun a resident of Lesbos;  a female homosexual
  • lesbian health
  • lesotho   noun a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
  • leukemia   noun malignant neoplasm of blood forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
  • levels
  • lewisite
  • lgbt
  • lgbt health lesbian
  • liberia   noun a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
  • library   noun a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study;  a room where books are kept;  a building that houses a collection of books and other materials;  (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use;  a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
  • lice
  • life   noun living things collectively;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;  a motive for living;  a living person;  the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;  the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living;  a characteristic state or mode of living;  the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death);  the period between birth and the present time;  the period from the present until death; animation and energy in action or expression;  an account of the series of events making up a person's life;  the condition of living or the state of being alive;  a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
  • life expectancy   noun an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
  • life life expectancy
  • life stages
  • life table analysis system
  • listeria   noun any species of the genus Listeria
  • listeria infection
  • listeriosis   noun an infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms
  • listeriosis listeria infection
  • listing   noun the act of making a list of items;  a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
  • literacy   noun the ability to read and write
  • liver   adj. having a reddish brown color;  noun large and complicated reddish brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn out erythrocytes;  liver of an animal used as meat;  someone who lives in a place;  a person who has a special life style
  • liver disease and hepatitis viral hepatitis
  • living   adj. (informal) absolute;  (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;  still in active use;  true to life; lifelike;  pertaining to living persons;  dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination;  still in existence;  noun people who are still living;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;  the financial means whereby one lives;  the condition of living or the state of being alive
  • lmbp
  • loa
  • loa loa infection
  • loa loa infection loiasis
  • local   adj. relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; affecting only a restricted part or area of the body;  of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood;  noun public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops;  anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
  • lockjaw   noun an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
  • lockjaw tetanus disease
  • lockjaw vaccination tetanus
  • long   adj. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains";  primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified;  primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;  (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration;  holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices;  involving substantial risk;  of relatively great height;  planning prudently for the future;  good at remembering;  adv. for an extended time or at a distant time;  for an extended distance;  verb desire strongly or persistently
  • long acting   adj. active over a long period of time
  • long acting anticoagulant super warfarin
  • long term   adj. relating to or extending over a relatively long time
  • long term care facilities
  • long work hours work schedules
  • loss   noun the act of losing;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  the experience of losing a loved one;  the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue;  something that is lost;  gradual decline in amount or activity;  euphemistic expressions for death;  military personnel lost by death or capture
  • lou
  • lou gehrig's disease als
  • louis   noun United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight campion for 12 years (1914 1981)
  • louis encephalitis
  • louse borne
  • louse borne relapsing fever
  • lujo hemorrhagic fever
  • lung   noun either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • lung cancer   noun carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer
  • lupus   noun a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus;  any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
  • lyme
  • lyme disease   noun an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
  • lymphatic   adj. of or relating to or produced by lymph
  • lymphatic filariasis
  • lymphatic lymphatic filariasis
  • lymphocytic   adj. of or relating to lymphocytes
  • lymphocytic choriomeningitis   noun a form of viral meningitis caused by a virus carried by the common house mouse
  • m   noun the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet;  concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution;  the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  • mac   noun a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
  • machine   noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks;  a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point;  a group that controls the activities of a political party;  an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently;  an efficient person;  a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;  verb make by machinery;  turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
  • machine safety
  • mad   adj. roused to anger;  affected with madness or insanity; marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion;  very foolish
  • mad cow disease   noun a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
  • madagascar   noun an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world;  a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
  • magnetic   adj. having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • magnetic fields electric and magnetic fields
  • mahc
  • mahc model aquatic health code
  • major   adj. greater in number or size or amount;  greater in scope or effect;  of full legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;  of greater importance or stature or rank;  of greater seriousness or danger; noun the principal field of study of a student at a university;  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain;  a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943);  verb have as one's principal field of study
  • malaria   noun an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • malawi   noun a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
  • males
  • mali   noun a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
  • mallei
  • malnutrition   noun a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
  • malta   noun a strategically located island south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea;  a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
  • maltreatment   noun cruel or inhumane treatment
  • mammograms
  • management   noun the act of managing something;  those in charge of running a business
  • manager   noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team;  someone who controls resources and expenditures
  • mandrillaris
  • manganese   noun a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
  • manual   adj. requiring human effort;  doing or requiring physical work;  of or relating to the hands;  noun a small handbook;  (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
  • manual for the surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases
  • manufacturing
  • marburg
  • marburg hemorrhagic fever   noun a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness
  • marijuana   noun a strong smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared;  the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  • marine   adj. native to or inhabiting the sea;  of or relating to the sea; of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps);  relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen;  noun a member of the United States Marine Corps;  a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • marine toxins
  • marriage   noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony;  two people who are married to each other;  the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce);  a close and intimate union
  • marriage certificates vital records
  • marriage data
  • mass   adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; noun (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist;  the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field;  a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite;  a musical setting for a Mass;  an ill structured collection of similar things (objects or people); a body of matter without definite shape;  the property of something that is great in magnitude;  the common people generally;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  verb join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  • maternal   adj. characteristic of a mother;  relating to or derived from one's mother;  relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; related on the mother's side
  • matter   noun (used with negation) having consequence;  a vaguely specified concern;  a problem;  written works (especially in books or magazines);  that which has mass and occupies space;  some situation or event that is thought about;  verb have weight; have import, carry weight
  • mauritania   noun a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
  • md   noun a doctor's degree in medicine;  a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)
  • mdr
  • mdr tb
  • me   noun a state in New England
  • meaningful   adj. having a meaning or purpose
  • meaningful use
  • measles   noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
  • measles vaccination
  • measurements
  • media
  • medical   adj. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery;  relating to the study or practice of medicine;  of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art;  noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
  • medical students
  • medication   noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  • medication and pregnancy treating for two
  • medication medication safety
  • medicine   noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;  (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease;  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques;  punishment for one's actions;  verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • medicines
  • melamine   noun a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins
  • melioidosis
  • men   noun the force of workers available
  • men's
  • men who have sex with men
  • meningococcal disease
  • meningococcal vaccination
  • mers cov
  • message   noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;  what a communication that is about something is about;  verb send a message;  send as a message;  send a message to
  • messaging   noun the sending and processing of e mail by computer
  • metalworking   noun the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
  • metalworking fluids
  • methicillin   noun antibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infections
  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus mrsa
  • methods
  • methyl   noun the univalent radical CH3 derived from methane
  • methyl alcohol   noun a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
  • methyl ethyl ketone   noun colorless soluble flammable liquid ketone used as a solvent for resins and as a paint remover and in lacquers and cements and adhesives and cleaning fluids and celluloid
  • methylene   noun the bivalent radical CH2 derived from methane
  • methylene chloride   noun a nonflammable liquid used as a solvent and paint remover and refrigerant
  • mexico   noun a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  • mexico public health
  • microalgal
  • microalgal bloom associated illness harmful algal bloom
  • microbenet
  • microcephaly   noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
  • micronutrient   noun a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)
  • micronutrient malnutrition
  • microsporidia
  • microsporidia infection
  • microwave   noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food;  a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data;  verb cook or heat in a microwave oven
  • microwave radiation electric and magnetic fields
  • middle   adj. between an earlier and a later period of time;  of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages;  equally distant from the extremes;  being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;  noun the middle area of the human torso (usually in front);  an intermediate part or section;  time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb put in the middle
  • middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus
  • migrant   adj. habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work;  noun traveler who moves from one region or country to another
  • milk   noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young;  a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings;  any of several nutritive milklike liquids;  a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River;  verb take milk from female mammals;  add milk to;  exploit as much as possible
  • million   adj. (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units;  noun the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros;  a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
  • million hearts
  • mind   noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  knowledge and intellectual ability;  attention;  recall or remembrance;  your intention; what you intend to do;  an opinion formed by judging something;  an important intellectual;  verb keep in mind;  be concerned with or about something or somebody;  be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;  be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;  be in charge of or deal with;  pay close attention to; give heed to
  • mining   noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth; laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
  • minor   adj. limited in size or scope;  inferior in number or size or amount;  lesser in scope or effect;  not of legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization;  of lesser importance or stature or rank;  of lesser seriousness or danger;  warranting only temporal punishment;  nouna young person of either sex
  • minority   noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts;  a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part;  any age prior to the legal age
  • minority health
  • mission   noun the organized work of a religious missionary;  a special assignment that is given to a person or group;  an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters;  an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work;  a group of representatives or delegates
  • mission and vision
  • mmr
  • mmr vaccination
  • mmrv
  • mmrv vaccine and febrile seizures febrile seizures and mmrv vaccine
  • mmwr
  • mmwr summaries
  • mobile   adj. capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another;  moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place);  having transportation available;  (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; affording change (especially in social status);  noun sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents;  a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay;  a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
  • model   adj. worthy of imitation;  noun the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);  representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale);  a type of product;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process;  a representative form or pattern;  a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor;  someone worthy of imitation;  something to be imitated;  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions;  verb form in clay, wax, etc;  construct a model of;  create a representation or model of; plan or create according to a model or models;  display (clothes) as a mannequin;  assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  • model aquatic health code
  • modernization   noun making modern in appearance or behavior;  a modernized version (as of a play)
  • modification   noun slightly modified copy; not an exact copy;  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase;  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  • mold   noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens;  sculpture produced by molding;  a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter;  loose soil rich in organic matter;  the process of becoming mildewed;  the distinctive form in which a thing is made;  verb become moldy; spoil due to humidity;  fit tightly, follow the contours of;  shape or influence; give direction to;  make something, usually for a specific function;  form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;  form in clay, wax, etc
  • moldova   noun a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
  • molecular   adj. relating to simple or elementary organization; relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
  • molluscum   noun any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
  • molluscum contagiosum   noun a virus disease of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function)
  • mongolia   noun a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia;  a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
  • moniliformis
  • monitoring   noun the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it)
  • monitoring developmental disabilities
  • monkey   noun any of various long tailed primates (excluding the prosimians);  one who is playfully mischievous;  verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;  play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
  • monkey b virus b virus infection
  • monkeypox
  • mononucleosis   noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
  • monosodium
  • monosodium glutamate   noun white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking
  • monoxide   noun an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule
  • morbidity   noun an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; the relative incidence of a particular disease;  the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
  • more   adj. (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree; (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number;  adv. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;  comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent;  noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
  • morocco   noun a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956;  a soft pebble grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
  • mortality   noun the quality or state of being mortal;  the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
  • mortality data
  • mortality weekly report
  • mother   noun a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation;  a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother);  a term of address for a mother superior;  a term of address for an elderly woman;  a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar;  verbcare for like a mother;  make children
  • mother to child hiv transmission
  • motor   adj. causing or able to cause motion;  conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;  noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion;  a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;  verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • motor vehicle injuries
  • mountain   noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill;  a large number or amount
  • mouse   noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails;  a hand operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad;  person who is quiet or timid;  a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye;  verb manipulate the mouse of a computer;  to go stealthily or furtively
  • mouse and rat control rodents
  • mouth   noun the opening of a jar or bottle;  the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening;  the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge;  the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;  an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);  a person conceived as a consumer of food;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder;  a spokesperson (as a lawyer);  verbarticulate silently; form words with the lips only;  touch with the mouth;  express in speech
  • mozambique   noun a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
  • mqf
  • mrsa
  • ms   noun a form of address for a woman;  the form of a literary work submitted for publication;  a master's degree in science;  a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War;  a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
  • msg   noun white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking
  • msm
  • mucormycosis
  • mucus   noun protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
  • mucus cold
  • multidrug resistant
  • multidrug resistant tb
  • multiple   adj. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  noun the product of a quantity by an integer
  • multiple organ dysfunction syndrome sepsis
  • multiple vaccines and the immune system immune system and multiple vaccines
  • multistate
  • multistate foodborne multistate foodborne outbreaks
  • multistate foodborne outbreaks
  • multistate multistate foodborne outbreaks
  • mumps   noun an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
  • mumps vaccination
  • murine   adj. of or relating to or transmitted by a member of the family Muridae (rats and mice);  noun a rodent that is a member of the family Muridae
  • murine typhus typhus fevers
  • museum   noun a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
  • mustard   noun leaves eaten as cooked greens;  pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds;  any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
  • mustard gas   noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
  • myalgic   adj. of or relating to myalgia
  • myalgic encephalomyelitis
  • mycobacterium   noun rod shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
  • mycobacterium abscessus infection
  • mycobacterium avium complex
  • mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
  • mycobacterium tuberculosis infection tuberculosis
  • mycoplasma   noun any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack a cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
  • mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
  • mycotic
  • mycotic diseases
  • mycotic diseases fungal diseases
  • myelitis   noun inflammation of the spinal cord
  • myelomeningocele   noun a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
  • myelomeningocele spina bifida
  • myiasis   noun infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation
  • n   noun the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter;  a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes;  the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees;  a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • naegleria
  • naegleria infection
  • nail   noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener;  horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits;  a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard;  verb attach something somewhere by means of nails;  complete a pass;  take into custody;  hit hard;  locate exactly; succeed at easily;  succeed in obtaining a position
  • nail gun safety
  • nail technicians
  • nairovirus
  • nairovirus infection
  • nairovirus infection crimean congo hemorrhagic fever
  • namibia   noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia form part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
  • nanotechnology   noun the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
  • narms
  • natality   noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  • natality data
  • natality data birth data
  • nation   noun the people who live in a nation or country;  a federation of tribes (especially native American tribes);  United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846 1911);  a politically organized body of people under a single government
  • nation of
  • national   adj. concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country;  limited to or in the interests of a particular nation;  owned or maintained for the public by the national government;  of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country;  of or relating to nationality;  characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation;  inside the country;  noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  • necator
  • necator americanus infection
  • necrotizing
  • necrotizing fasciitis group a strep infection
  • necrotizing group a strep infection
  • nedss
  • nedss base system
  • nedss national electronic disease surveillance system
  • needlesticks
  • neglected   adj. lacking a caretaker;  disregarded
  • neglected tropical diseases
  • neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
  • neisseria gonorrhoeae infection gonorrhea
  • neoformans
  • neoformans c
  • neoformans cryptococcosis
  • neurocysticercosis cysticercosis
  • neutropenia   noun leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
  • new   adj. unfamiliar;  having no previous example or precedent or parallel;  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;  in use after medieval times;  not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered;  other than the former one(s); different;  unaffected by use or exposure;  used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;  lacking training or experience;  original and of a kind not seen before;  (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new;  adv. very recently
  • new caledonia   noun an island east of Australia and north of New Zealand
  • new vaccine surveillance network
  • new zealand   noun North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific;  an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • newborn   adj. having just or recently arisen or come into existence; recently borne;  noun a baby from birth to four weeks
  • newborn hearing hearing
  • newborn jaundice
  • newborn screening
  • news   noun new information about specific and timely events;  new information of any kind;  information reported in a newspaper or news magazine;  the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins;  a program devoted to news
  • next   adj. immediately following in time or order;  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;  adv. at the time or occasion immediately following
  • next generation sequencing quality practices
  • nhanes
  • nhanes nhanes tutorial
  • nhanes tutorial
  • nhhcs
  • nhis
  • nhsn
  • nhsr
  • ni   noun a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
  • nicaragua   noun a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
  • nickel   noun a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar; five dollars worth of a drug;  a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite;  verb plate with nickel
  • niger   noun a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert;  an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
  • nigeria   noun a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
  • nile   noun the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
  • ninth   adj. coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position;  noun position nine in a countable series of things;  one part in nine equal parts
  • ninth revision
  • niosh
  • niosh manual of analytical methods
  • niosh pocket guide to chemical hazards
  • nipah
  • nipah virus infection
  • nitric   adj. of or containing nitrogen
  • nitric acid   noun acid used especially in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels
  • nitrogen   noun a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • nitrogen mustard   noun a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure; important in cancer treatment
  • nitrous   adj. of or containing nitrogen
  • nitrous oxide   noun inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
  • niv
  • niv infection
  • nivw
  • nlv
  • nmam
  • nmi
  • nmi nndss modernization initiative
  • nndss
  • nndss modernization initiative
  • nnhs
  • nocardia
  • nocardia asteroides infection
  • nocardiosis
  • nodding   adj. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
  • nodding syndrome
  • noise   noun incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks;  the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience;  a loud outcry of protest or complaint;  sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound);  electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication;  the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan; verb emit a noise
  • noise exposure controls
  • noise exposure hearing loss
  • non polio
  • non polio enterovirus infections
  • nonpathogenic
  • nonpathogenic nonpathogenic
  • nonpharmaceutical
  • nonpharmaceutical interventions
  • nonrandomized
  • norovirus
  • norovirus infection
  • nors
  • norwalk like
  • norwalk like viruses
  • norway   noun a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
  • nose   noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft);  the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon;  the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals;  a natural skill; the sense of smell (especially in animals);  a symbol of inquisitiveness;  a small distance;  a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged;  verb defeat by a narrow margin;  push or move with the nose;  advance the forward part of with caution;  rub noses; catch the scent of; get wind of;  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • notes
  • notices
  • notifiable   adj. requiring that official notification be given
  • novel   adj. pleasantly new or different;  original and of a kind not seen before;  noun a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction;  a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
  • novel coronavirus
  • nursing   noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm; nourishing at the breast;  the profession of a nurse
  • nursing homes
  • nutrition   noun the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans);  (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance;  a source of materials to nourish the body
  • o   noun the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens;  the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
  • oa
  • obesity   noun more than average fatness
  • obesity and genetics
  • obesity and overweight
  • obstetrical   adj. of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics
  • obstetrical procedure statistics
  • obstructive   adj. preventing movement
  • occlusive   adj. tending to occlude;  noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  • occupation   noun the act of occupying or taking possession of a building;  the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; any activity that occupies a person's attention;  the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power;  the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
  • occupational   adj. of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
  • occupational cancers
  • occupational health statistics
  • occupational mortality surveillance
  • occupational respiratory disease surveillance
  • occupational skin conditions skin conditions
  • occupational stress stress
  • occupational violence workplace violence
  • occupational workplace violence
  • od   noun the right eye;  a doctor's degree in optometry
  • odyssey   noun a long wandering and eventful journey;  a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
  • of
  • office   noun a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities;  place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed;  professional or clerical workers in an office;  (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;  a job in an organization;  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  an administrative unit of government
  • office environments
  • office for state
  • office of public health scientific services
  • official   adj. having official authority or sanction;  verified officially; (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution; conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline;  of or relating to an office;  noun someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  • ohf
  • older   adj. old in experience;  advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
  • older adults
  • older adults aging
  • omb   noun the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
  • omb information quality peer review agenda
  • omb peer review agenda omb information quality peer review agenda
  • omb pra
  • omsk   noun a city in the Asian part of Russia
  • omsk hemorrhagic fever
  • on   adj. in operation or operational;  (of events) planned or scheduled;  adv. indicates continuity or persistence or concentration; in a state required for something to function or be effective;  with a forward motion
  • onchocerciasis   noun infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
  • onchocerciasis river blindness
  • one   adj. indefinite in time or position;  being a single entity made by combining separate components;  used informally as an intensifier; of the same kind or quality;  used of a single unit or thing; not two or more;  having the indivisible character of a unit;  eminent beyond or above comparison;  noun a single person or thing;  the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • one health
  • online
  • online publications
  • ophss
  • opioid
  • opioid overdose
  • opioid use disorder
  • opioids
  • opisthorchis
  • opisthorchis infection
  • opportunity   noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  • or   noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations;  a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
  • oral   adj. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression;  of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located;  using speech rather than writing;  of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth;  noun an examination conducted by word of mouth
  • oral cancer   noun malignant neoplasm of the lips of mouth; most common in men over the age of 60
  • oral health
  • orf
  • orf virus infection
  • orf virus infection sore mouth infection
  • organ   noun wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard;  a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function;  a periodical that is published by a special interest group;  a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ;  a free reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  • organ transplant safety transplant safety
  • organic   adj. involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; simple and healthful and close to nature;  relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis;  being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms;  of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones;  of or relating to or derived from living organisms;  constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  • organic solvents
  • organization   noun the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically;  the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  a group of people who work together;  the act of forming something;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • oropharyngeal   adj. of or relating to or located near the oropharynx
  • oropharyngeal candidiasis
  • oropharyngeal candidiasis thrush
  • oroya
  • oroya fever carri
  • osmium   noun a hard brittle blue grey or blue black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known
  • osmium tetroxide
  • osteoarthritis   noun chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
  • ostlts
  • other   adj. very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected;  recently past;  not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied;  belonging to the distant past
  • other pathogenic fungi
  • otitis   noun inflammation of the ear
  • otitis media   noun inflammation of the middle ear; common in children
  • otitis media ear infection
  • outbreak   noun a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
  • outbreaks
  • outdoor   adj. located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; pertaining to or concerning the outdoors or outdoor activities
  • outdoor air air
  • outdoor workers
  • outpatient   noun a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
  • outreach   noun the act of reaching out
  • ovarian   adj. of or involving the ovaries
  • ovarian and breast cancer and family health history breast and ovarian cancer and family health history
  • ovarian cancer
  • overdose   verb dose too heavily
  • overweight   adj. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it;  noun the property of excessive fatness
  • overweight and obesity
  • overweight and obesity obesity and overweight
  • oxide   noun any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
  • oxime   noun any compound containing the group C=NOH
  • ozone   noun a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)
  • p   noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
  • pad   noun the foot or fleshy cushion like underside of the toes of an animal;  a usually thin flat mass of padding;  a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp;  the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily);  a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge; temporary living quarters;  a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched;  verb add padding to;  line or stuff with soft material;  add details to;  walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  • painkiller   noun a medicine used to relieve pain
  • painkiller od
  • painkiller overdose
  • pakistan   noun a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • pallidum   noun the inner pale yellow part of the lenticular nucleus
  • palsy   noun a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor;  loss of the ability to move a body part;  verb affect with palsy
  • pam
  • panama   noun a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903;  a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
  • pandemic   adj. existing everywhere;  epidemic over a wide geographical area;  noun an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
  • pandemic flu
  • pandemic flu preparedness and nonpharmaceutical interventions nonpharmaceutical interventions
  • pandemic pandemic flu
  • panel   noun sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or component of something;  a pad placed under a saddle;  a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc;  (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen);  electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices;  (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel';  a committee appointed to judge a competition; verb decorate with panels;  select from a list
  • panel physicians
  • pap   noun worthless or oversimplified ideas;  the small projection of a mammary gland;  a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
  • pap tests
  • paperwork   noun work that involves handling papers: forms or letters or reports etc.
  • paperwork reduction act clearance legislation and regulation
  • paperwork reduction and privacy protection
  • papillomavirus
  • papua   noun a Pacific island north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; governed by Australia and Indonesia
  • papua new guinea   noun a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea
  • paragonimiasis
  • paragonimiasis paragonimus infection
  • paragonimus
  • paragonimus infection
  • paraguay   noun a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
  • parainfluenza
  • parainfluenza human parainfluenza viruses
  • paraquat   noun a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
  • parasitic   adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another;  relating to or caused by parasites;  of or pertaining to epenthesis
  • parasitic diseases
  • parents
  • parents vaccines for your children
  • particulate   adj. composed of distinct particles;  noun a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
  • particulate matter   noun a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
  • partner   noun a person who is a member of a partnership;  an associate who works with others toward a common goal;  a person's partner in marriage;  verb provide with a partner;  act as a partner
  • partners
  • partnership   noun a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses;  the members of a business venture created by contract;  a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal
  • parvovirus   noun any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
  • passenger   noun a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
  • pathogenic   adj. able to cause disease
  • patient   adj. enduring without protest or complaint;  enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;  noun a person who requires medical care;  the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • patient safety
  • patients
  • pcd
  • pcd journal
  • pcp   noun a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
  • pcphi
  • pcv
  • pe   noun the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • pedata
  • pedestrian   adj. lacking wit or imagination;  noun a person who travels by foot
  • pedestrian injury
  • pediculus   noun type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
  • pediculus humanus capitis
  • pediculus humanus corporis
  • peer   noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;  a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage;  verb look searchingly
  • peer reviewpdf icon
  • pelvic   adj. of or relating to the pelvis
  • pelvic inflammatory disease   noun inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • people   noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively;  members of a family line;  the body of citizens of a state or country;  the common people generally;  verb fill with people or supply with inhabitants;  furnish with people
  • people at high risk
  • people with hiv and influenza
  • performance   noun any recognized accomplishment;  the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it;  the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment;  a dramatic or musical entertainment;  process or manner of functioning or operating
  • performance improvement manager
  • perfringens
  • peripheral   adj. on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area;  related to the key issue but not of central importance;  noun (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • permit   noun large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies; the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization;  a legal document giving official permission to do something;  verb consent to, give permission;  allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
  • permits
  • peroxide   noun an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion O O ;  a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels;  verb bleach with peroxide
  • personal   adj. particular to a given individual;  concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; intimately concerning a person's body or physical being;  indicating grammatical person;  of or arising from personality;  noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • personal protective equipment
  • persons
  • persons who use drugs
  • persons with disabilities
  • pertussis   noun a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
  • peru   noun a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
  • pesticide   noun a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
  • pesticide illness surveillance
  • pet related diseases animal related diseases
  • pets
  • phap
  • phenol   noun any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups;  a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
  • phil
  • phil public health image library
  • philippines   noun an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands;  a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
  • phin
  • phin message quality framework
  • phin messaging system
  • phin mqf
  • phin mqf phin message quality framework
  • phin ms
  • phin ms phin messaging system
  • phin vads
  • phin vads phin vocabulary access and distribution system
  • phin vocabulary access and distribution system
  • phipf
  • phosgene   noun a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new mown hay; used in chemical warfare
  • phosgene oxime
  • phosphine   noun a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide
  • phosphorus   noun a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms;  a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
  • phps
  • phthiriasis
  • phthiriasis pubic lice
  • physical   adj. having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses;  concerned with material things;  characterized by energetic bodily activity;  according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter);  involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit;  relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics;  impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  • physical activity
  • physical activity and nutrition data and surveillance nutrition and physical activity data and surveillance
  • physicians
  • pid   noun inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • pigs
  • pims
  • pink   adj. of a light shade of red;  noun a light shade of red;  any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers;  a person with mildly leftist political views;  verb cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing;  sound like a car engine that is firing too early;  make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • pink book
  • pink eye
  • pinworm   noun small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
  • pinworm infection
  • places
  • plague   noun an annoyance;  any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God);  any epidemic disease with a high death rate;  a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal;  a swarm of insects that attack plants;  verb annoy continually or chronically;  cause to suffer a blight
  • plan   noun scale drawing of a structure;  a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;  an arrangement scheme; verb make plans for something;  have the will and intention to carry out some action;  make or work out a plan for; devise;  make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
  • plants
  • platform   noun a raised horizontal surface;  any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons;  the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system;  a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;  a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
  • plus   adj. involving advantage or good;  on the positive side or higher end of a scale;  noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers;  a useful or valuable quality
  • pmf
  • pneumococcal   adj. of or derived from or caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus
  • pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • pneumococcal disease
  • pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
  • pneumoconioses
  • pneumocystis
  • pneumocystis carinii pneumonia   noun pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims)
  • pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia
  • pneumocystis pneumonia   noun pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims)
  • pneumonia   noun respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
  • pneumoniae
  • pocket   noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles;  an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck;  a small isolated group of people;  a supply of money;  (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left;  (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican);  a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly;  a hollow concave shape made by removing something;  an enclosed space;  verb put in one's pocket;  take unlawfully
  • podcasts
  • poisoning   noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill;  the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
  • poisonous   adj. marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful;  not safe to eat;  having the qualities or effects of a poison
  • poisonous plants
  • policies
  • policy   noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;  written contract or certificate of insurance;  a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
  • polio   noun an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • polio infection
  • polio vaccination
  • poliomyelitis   noun an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • poliomyelitis infection
  • poliomyelitis infection polio infection
  • poliomyelitis vaccination
  • poliomyelitis vaccination polio vaccination
  • pollutants
  • pollution   noun undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities;  the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors;  the state of being polluted
  • polysaccharide   noun any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
  • pontiac   noun famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715 1769)
  • pontiac fever legionnaires' disease
  • pools
  • pools water
  • population   noun the act of populating (causing to live in a place); (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn;  a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area;  the people who inhabit a territory or state;  the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
  • population health training
  • population research and genomics genomics and population research
  • portability   noun the quality of being light enough to be carried
  • portugal   noun a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
  • portuguese   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal;  noun the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil;  a native or inhabitant of Portugal
  • portuguese republic portugal
  • pow   noun a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war
  • powassan
  • poxvirus   noun any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates
  • poxvirus infections
  • ppe
  • ppv
  • pra
  • practice   noun a customary way of operation or behavior; translating an idea into action;  the exercise of a profession; knowledge of how something is usually done;  systematic training by multiple repetitions;  verb avail oneself to;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;  learn by repetition;  engage in a rehearsal (of)
  • practices
  • prams
  • prc   noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
  • pregnancy   noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • pregnancy and vaccination
  • pregnancy prevention birth control
  • pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system
  • premature   adj. uncommonly early or before the expected time; born after a gestation period of less than the normal time;  too soon or too hasty
  • premature birth
  • preparedness   noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
  • preparedness center for preparedness and response
  • prescribing
  • prescribing in hospitals antibiotic stewardship
  • prescription   adj. available only with a doctor's written prescription; noun written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient;  written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person;  directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions;  a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
  • prescription drug od
  • prescription drug overdose
  • president's emergency plan for aids relief
  • presidential   adj. befitting a president;  relating to a president or presidency
  • presidential management fellows program
  • pressure   noun a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);  an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • preteens
  • preteens and teens vaccination
  • preterm
  • preterm birth
  • preterm birth premature birth
  • preventing chronic disease journal
  • preventing infections in cancer patients
  • preventing occupational exposure to emergency responders
  • prevention   noun the act of preventing
  • prevention vaccine
  • prevention of mother to child hiv transmission globally
  • prevention of vaccine preventable diseases
  • prevention research centers
  • prevention status reports
  • prevention through design
  • preventive   adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease;  tending to prevent or hinder;  tending to ward off;  nounremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; an agent or device intended to prevent conception;  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • previously   adv. at an earlier time or formerly
  • previously pneumocystis carinii
  • primary   adj. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic;  of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand;  of primary importance;  most important element;  of or being the essential or basic part;  noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen;  one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing;  coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
  • primary amebic meningoencephalitis
  • primary care and public health initiative
  • prion   noun (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid; thought to be the agent responsible for scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • prion diseases
  • prison   noun a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment;  a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
  • prison health correctional health
  • privacy   noun the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others;  the condition of being concealed or hidden
  • privacy act frequently asked questions
  • privacy legislation and regulations
  • procedure   noun a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings;  a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;  a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • procurement   noun the act of getting possession of something
  • product   noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process;  a quantity obtained by multiplication;  a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances;  a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction; commodities offered for sale;  the set of elements common to two or more sets
  • products
  • professionals
  • program   noun a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation;  a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need;  (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute;  an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event;  a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;  a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;  a radio or television show;  an integrated course of academic studies;  verbarrange a program of or for;  write a computer program
  • programexternal
  • programs
  • promotion   noun act of raising in rank or position;  a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution;  encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something;  the advancement of some enterprise
  • promotores
  • promotores de salud community health worker resources
  • prostate   adj. relating to the prostate gland;  noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
  • prostate cancer   noun cancer of the prostate gland
  • protection   noun payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;  the activity of protecting someone or something;  the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition;  the condition of being protected;  kindly endorsement and guidance;  a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;  defense against financial failure; financial independence
  • protective   adj. (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful;  intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; showing a care
  • protective clothing
  • protozoa   noun in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
  • ps   noun a note appended to a letter after the signature
  • pseudomallei
  • pseudomonas   noun type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae
  • pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
  • pseudomonas dermatitis infection
  • pseudomonas dermatitis infection hot tub rash
  • psittaci
  • psittacosis   noun an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds; infectious disease of birds
  • psoriasis   noun a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
  • psr
  • ptd
  • pubic   adj. relating or near the pubis
  • pubic lice
  • pubic pubic lice
  • public   adj. affecting the people or community as a whole;  not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole;  noun a body of people sharing some common interest;  people in general considered as a whole
  • public health
  • publication   noun the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution;  the communication of something to the public; making information generally known;  a copy of a printed work offered for distribution;  the act of issuing printed materials
  • publications
  • pulmonary   adj. relating to or affecting the lungs
  • pulmonary agents
  • pulmonary embolism   noun blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • q   noun the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • q fever   noun an acute disease resembling influenza
  • quality   adj. of high social status;  of superior grade;  noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone;  a degree or grade of excellence or worth;  a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;  high social status;  (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  • quality control   noun maintenance of standards of quality of manufactured goods
  • quality control individualized quality control plan
  • quality of life   noun your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)
  • quality practices
  • quarantine   noun isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease;  enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease;  verb place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons
  • quarantine and isolation
  • query   noun an instance of questioning;  verb pose a question
  • questions
  • questions about questions about vaccine recalls
  • questions about vaccine recalls
  • quiet   adj. of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.;  not showy or obtrusive;  free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound;  characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity;  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;  in a softened tone;  adv. with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly'); noun a disposition free from stress or emotion;  the absence of sound;  an untroubled state; free from disturbances;  a period of calm weather;  verb make calm or still;  become quiet or quieter
  • quintana
  • r   noun the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere;  (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole;  a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • ra   noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen Ra to become the king of the gods;  (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere;  an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
  • rabies   noun an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
  • rabies vaccination
  • raccoon   noun an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America;  the fur of the North American racoon
  • raccoon roundworm infection
  • radiation studies
  • radio   adj. indicating radiation or radioactivity;  noun a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves;  medium for communication;  an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals;  verbtransmit messages via radio waves
  • radio frequency fields
  • radiography   noun photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light;  the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
  • rainbow   noun an illusory hope;  an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
  • rainbow series
  • ranges
  • rapid   adj. done or occurring in a brief period of time;  characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed;  noun a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • rapid influenza diagnostic testing training
  • rash   adj. imprudently incurring risk;  marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences;  noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences;  any red eruption of the skin
  • rat   noun any of various long tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse;  a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure;  one who reveals confidential information in return for money;  a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike;  verbcatch rats, especially with dogs;  give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat;  employ scabs or strike breakers in;  desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage; give away information about somebody;  take the place of work of someone on strike
  • rat bite
  • rat bite fever
  • raw   adj. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating;  lacking training or experience;  brutally unfair or harsh;  used of wood and furniture;  having the surface exposed and painful;  untempered and unrefined;  not processed or refined;  not processed or subjected to analysis;  (used informally) completely unclothed;  unpleasantly cold and damp;  devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure;  hurting;  (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes;  noun informal terms for nakedness
  • raw milk   noun unpasteurized milk
  • raw raw milk
  • rbf
  • reactions
  • reading   noun the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments;  the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message;  a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument;  written material intended to be read;  a particular interpretation or performance;  a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England;  a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something;  a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  • recalled
  • recalled vaccines
  • recalls
  • recommendations
  • records
  • records notices
  • recovery   noun the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost);  return to an original state;  gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • recovery act
  • recreational   adj. of or relating to recreation;  engaged in as a pastime
  • recreational hearing loss
  • recreational water illnesses
  • reduction   noun the act of reducing complexity;  any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent;  the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • refugee   noun an exile who flees for safety
  • registries
  • registry   noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
  • registry als
  • registry plus
  • regulation   adj. prescribed by or according to regulation;  noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule;  the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular;  an authoritative rule;  (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered;  the state of being controlled or governed;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
  • regulations
  • relapsing   noun a failure to maintain a higher state
  • relapsing fever   noun marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
  • relief   noun the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped;  assistance in time of difficulty;  sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background;  the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;  (law) redress awarded by a court;  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);  a change for the better;  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);  a pause for relaxation
  • repellent   adj. incapable of absorbing or mixing with;  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;  serving or tending to repel; noun the power to repel;  a chemical substance that repels animals; a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  • report   noun a short account of the news;  the act of informing by verbal report;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing);  the general estimation that the public has for a person; an essay (especially one written as an assignment);  a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment;  verb to give an account or representation of in words;  make known to the authorities;  complain about; make a charge against;  announce one's presence;  announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities;  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
  • reporting   noun the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  • reports
  • reproductive   adj. producing new life or offspring
  • reproductive health
  • reptiles
  • republic   noun a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch;  a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  • republic of armenia armenia
  • republic of benin benin
  • republic of burundi burundi
  • republic of fiji fiji
  • republic of guinea bissau guinea bissau
  • republic of guinea guinea
  • republic of hungary hungary
  • republic of kazakhstan kazakhstan
  • republic of korea south korea
  • republic of moldova moldova
  • republic of paraguay paraguay
  • republic of south sudan south sudan
  • republic of suriname suriname
  • republic of tajikistan tajikistan
  • republic of the sudan sudan
  • republic of uzbekistan uzbekistan
  • republic of yemen yemen
  • requests
  • required   adj. required by rule;  necessary for relief or supply
  • research   noun systematic investigation to establish facts;  a search for knowledge;  verb inquire into;  attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
  • research protection program institutional review boards
  • resistance   noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with;  the military action of resisting the enemy's advance;  group action in opposition to those in power; (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness;  the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin resistant bacteria);  any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion;  an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current;  a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force;  a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms;  (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • resistant   adj. impervious to being affected;  incapable of absorbing or mixing with;  disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority;  relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection); able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
  • resistant staphylococcus aureus infections
  • resource   noun a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed;  the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems;  available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  • resources
  • respirators
  • respiratory   adj. pertaining to respiration
  • respiratory health
  • respiratory syncytial virus infection
  • responder   noun someone who responds
  • responders
  • response   noun a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister;  a result;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  the manner in which something is greeted;  a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation;  the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  • retardation   noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities;  the extent to which something is delayed or held back; the act of slowing down or falling behind;  a decrease in rate of change;  any agent that retards or delays or hinders
  • review   noun practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory;  (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court);  an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play);  a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art;  (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data;  a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment;  a formal or official examination;  a new appraisal or evaluation;  a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion;  a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians;  verb look at again; examine again; look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; hold a review (of troops);  refresh one's memory;  appraise critically
  • reviewpdf
  • revision   noun the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification);  the act of rewriting something; something that has been written again
  • rf   noun a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone;  a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized;  a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
  • rfp
  • rfp solicitations
  • rheumatoid   adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis   noun a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • rica
  • ricin   noun a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon
  • rickettsia   noun any of a group of very small rod shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
  • rickettsia rickettsii infection
  • rickettsial   adj. relating to or caused by rickettsias
  • rickettsial diseases
  • rickettsii
  • rift   noun a narrow fissure in rock;  a gap between cloud masses;  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • rift valley fever   noun an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by mosquitoes or by handling infected animals
  • rights
  • ringworm   noun infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • ringworm from animals
  • riot   noun a public act of violence by an unruly mob;  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity;  a joke that seems extremely funny;  a state of disorder involving group violence; verb take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
  • riot control agents
  • risk   noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury;  the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent;  the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred;  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;  verb expose to a chance of loss or damage;  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • river   noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
  • river blindness   noun infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
  • rmsf
  • rocky   adj. full of hardship or trials;  abounding in rocks or stones; liable to rock;  causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • rocky mountain spotted fever   noun caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
  • rodent   noun relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
  • rodent control rodents
  • rodents
  • rodents rat bite fever
  • rollover   noun the act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty
  • rostratum
  • rotavirus   noun the reovirus causing infant enteritis
  • rotavirus infection
  • rotavirus vaccination
  • rotavirus vaccine
  • rounds
  • roundworm   noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free living but some are parasitic; infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • rss
  • rss podcasts
  • rsv
  • rubella   noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
  • rubella virus
  • rubeola   noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
  • rubeola measles
  • runny   adj. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
  • runny nose cold
  • rural   adj. living in or characteristic of farming or country life; relating to rural areas
  • rural health
  • russia   noun a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917;  a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state;  a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991;  formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
  • rvf
  • rwanda   noun a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
  • rwi
  • ryan
  • ryan white act
  • s   noun the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work;  a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm;  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees;  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions);  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • s disease
  • s disease inflammatory bowel disease
  • saber   noun a fencing sword with a v shaped blade and a slightly curved handle;  a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back; verb kill with a saber;  cut or injure with a saber
  • saddles
  • safe   adj. (of an undertaking) secure from risk;  free from danger or the risk of harm;  having reached a base without being put out;  in safekeeping;  financially sound;  noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept;  a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests;  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • safe water system
  • safety   noun a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line;  a safe place;  the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions;  (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely;  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse;  a device designed to prevent injury
  • salmonella   noun rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
  • salmonella infection
  • salmonella infection from animals
  • salmonella typhi infection
  • salmonella typhi infection typhoid fever
  • salmonellosis   noun a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
  • salmonellosis salmonella infection
  • salt   adj. (of speech) painful or bitter;  one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water;  noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth;  white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food;  a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal);  negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons; verb preserve with salt;  add zest or liveliness to;  sprinkle as if with salt;  add salt to
  • salud
  • salvador   noun a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • samoa   noun a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop;  a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
  • sanitation   noun making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing;  the state of being clean and conducive to health
  • sanitation sanitation
  • sappinia
  • sappinia diploidea and sappinia pedata
  • sappinia diploidea and sappinia pedata sappinia infection
  • sappinia infection
  • sarin   noun a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
  • sars   noun a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
  • sas   noun a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)
  • sas programs for growth charts
  • sativa
  • saudi   adj. of or relating to Saudi Arabia or its people;  noun a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia
  • saudi arabia   noun an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
  • sbir
  • scabies   noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
  • scarlet   adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  noun a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
  • scarlet fever   noun an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
  • schedules
  • schenckii
  • schistosoma   noun type genus of the family Schistosomatidae: blood flukes
  • schistosoma infection
  • schistosoma infection schistosomiasis
  • schistosomiasis   noun an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
  • school   noun a building where young people receive education;  the process of being formally educated at a school;  a large group of fish; a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers;  an educational institution;  an educational institution's faculty and students;  the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session; verb swim in or form a large group of fish;  educate in or as if in a school;  train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • school health
  • school health index
  • schools
  • science   noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge;  ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
  • science clips
  • scientific   adj. conforming with the principles or methods used in science;  of or relating to the practice of science
  • scientific services
  • sclerosis   noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
  • scorpions
  • scratch   noun an indication of damage;  poor handwriting;  a harsh noise made by scraping;  dry mash for poultry;  informal terms for money;  a depression scratched or carved into a surface;  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off;  verb cut the surface of; wear away the surface of;  carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; cause friction;  gather (money or other resources) together over time; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line;  scrape or rub as if to relieve itching;  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  • screening   noun testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics;  fabric of metal or plastic mesh; the display of a motion picture;  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • screening for critical congenital heart defects
  • scrub   adj. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred;  noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water; dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes;  verb wash thoroughly;  clean with hard rubbing;  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  • scrub typhus typhus fevers
  • search   noun an investigation seeking answers;  boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas;  the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone;  the examination of alternative hypotheses;  an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property;  verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of;  subject to a search; search or seek;  inquire into
  • search the stacks
  • seasonal   adj. occurring at or dependent on a particular season; noun a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
  • seasonal flu
  • seasonal seasonal flu
  • seats   noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
  • secondhand   adj. previously used or owned by another;  derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand;  adv. by indirect means
  • secondhand smoke
  • secretariat   noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973; an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
  • security   noun measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.;  a guarantee that an obligation will be met;  freedom from anxiety or fear;  a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers;  defense against financial failure; financial independence;  property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;  a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends;  the state of being free from danger or injury;  an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  • see   noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located;  verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  deem to be;  deliberate or decide;  match or meet; receive as a specified guest;  accompany or escort;  perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight;  see and understand, have a good eye;  observe as if with an eye;  go to see for professional or business reasons;  go to see for a social visit;  perceive (an idea or situation) mentally;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  make sense of; assign a meaning to;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;  come together;  go or live through;  perceive or be contemporaneous with;  observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect;  see or watch;  date regularly; have a steady relationship with;  visit a place, as for entertainment;  take charge of or deal with
  • seizure   noun the taking possession of something by legal process; a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease;  the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property;  the act of taking of a person by force
  • seizure disorder
  • seizures
  • select   adj. selected or chosen for special qualifications;  of superior grade;  verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
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  • self management
  • self management education
  • self management programs self management education
  • self management self management education
  • semiconductor   noun a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities;  a conductor made with semiconducting material
  • semiconductor manufacturing
  • septicemia   noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
  • septicemia sepsis
  • sequencing
  • series   noun (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions;  a periodical that appears at scheduled times; (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; similar things placed in order or happening one after another;  a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other;  a serialized set of programs
  • serotype
  • service   noun the performance of duties by a waiter or servant;  the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone;  work done by one person or group that benefits another;  (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him;  employment in or work for another;  the act of public worship following prescribed rules;  an act of help or assistance;  tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table;  a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation;  Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874 1958);  periodic maintenance on a car or machine;  (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play;  the act of mating by male animals;  a means of serving;  a force that is a branch of the armed forces;  verb make fit for use;  be used by; as of a utility;  mate with
  • services   noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
  • sets
  • settings
  • severe   adj. very bad in degree or extent;  unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;  intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;  causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;  severely simple;  very strong or vigorous
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome   noun a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome sars
  • sex   noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles;  all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses;  either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided;  activities associated with sexual intercourse;  verb tell the sex (of young chickens);  stimulate sexually
  • sexual   adj. having or involving sex;  of or relating to or characterized by sexuality;  involved in a sexual relationship
  • sexual health
  • sexual violence
  • sexually   adv. by sexual means;  with respect to sexuality
  • sexually transmitted disease sexually transmitted disease surveillance reports
  • sexually transmitted disease surveillance reports
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sharps
  • sharps safety
  • shi
  • shift   noun the act of moving from one place to another;  an event in which something is displaced without rotation;  a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time;  the time period during which you are at work;  the act of changing one thing or position for another;  a loose fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist;  a woman's sleeveless undergarment;  the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower case letters to upper case letters;  a qualitative change;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; verb move and exchange for another;  change gears;  move from one setting or context to another;  change in quality;  change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change;  use a shift key on a keyboard;  change place or direction;  make a shift in or exchange of; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;  move abruptly;  move sideways or in an unsteady way;  move very slightly;  move around
  • shift work work schedules
  • shiga
  • shiga toxin producing e
  • shigella   noun rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
  • shigella infection
  • shigellosis   noun an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
  • shigellosis shigella infection
  • ship   noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight;  verb place on board a ship;  travel by ship;  hire for work on a ship;  transport commercially;  go on board
  • shock   noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise;  an instance of agitation of the earth's crust;  a bushy thick mass (especially hair);  a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field;  (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor;  a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body;  a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses;  the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally;  verb subject to electrical shocks;  collect or gather into shocks;  collide violently;  strike with horror or terror;  surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off;  strike with disgust or revulsion;  inflict a trauma upon
  • sick   adj. deeply affected by a strong feeling;  shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;  having a strong distaste from surfeit;  affected with madness or insanity;  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;  affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function;  feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit;  noun people who are sick;  verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
  • sickle   noun an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
  • sickle cell disease
  • sickness   noun defectiveness or unsoundness;  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism;  the state that precedes vomiting
  • side   adj. located on a side;  noun an extended outer surface of an object;  either the left or right half of a body;  an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect);  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food;  a family line of descent;  one of two or more contesting groups;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure;  a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location;  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;  an elevated geological formation;  verb take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;  take the side of; be on the side of
  • sids   noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
  • sierra   noun a Spanish mackerel of western North America;  a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
  • sierra leone   noun a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
  • signs
  • silica   noun a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechartelierite
  • simiae
  • simplex   adj. allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time;  having only one part or element
  • single   adj. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective;  having uniform application;  existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual;  used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals;  being or characteristic of a single thing or person;  not married or related to the unmarried state;  characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base; verb hit a single
  • single gene disorders
  • sinus   noun any of various air filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull;  a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel;  an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
  • sinus infection
  • sinusitus
  • sinusitus sinus infection
  • site   noun physical position in relation to the surroundings;  the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located);  a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web;  verb assign a location to
  • sites
  • skin   noun an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  verb strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skin cancer   noun a malignant neoplasm of the skin
  • skin cancer and genetics
  • skin conditions
  • slaits
  • sle   noun an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
  • sleep   noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended;  a torpid state resembling deep sleep;  a period of time spent sleeping;  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);  verbbe asleep;  be able to accommodate for sleeping
  • sleep and sleep disorders
  • sleeping   adj. lying with head on paws as if sleeping;  noun the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate;  the state of being asleep;  quiet and inactive restfulness
  • sleeping sickness   noun an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
  • slev
  • small   adj. limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope;  have fine or very small constituent particles; made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);  limited in size or scope;  (of a voice) faint;  lowercase;  not large but sufficient in size or amount;  (of children and animals) young, immature;  low or inferior in station or quality;  adv. on a small scale;  noun a garment size for a small person;  the slender part of the back
  • small business
  • small business innovation research
  • smallpox   noun a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
  • smallpox vaccine safety monitoring
  • smart   adj. capable of independent and apparently intelligent action;  showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness;  quick and brisk;  painfully severe;  improperly forward or bold;  elegant and stylish;  characterized by quickness and ease in learning;  noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore;  verb be the source of pain
  • smart growth healthy places
  • smoke   noun the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; something with no concrete substance;  an indication of some hidden activity;  a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas;  a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity;  street names for marijuana;  tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder;  verbinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes;  emit a cloud of fine particles
  • smokeless   adj. emitting or containing little or no smoke
  • smoking   adj. emitting smoke in great volume;  noun the act of smoking tobacco or other substances;  a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
  • smoking and smoking and tobacco use
  • smoking and tobacco use
  • smoking and women
  • smoking policies
  • snakes
  • social   adj. marked by friendly companionship with others;  living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups;  tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability;  relating to human society and its members;  relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society;  noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  • social determinants of health
  • social media tools
  • social vulnerability index
  • sodium   noun a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
  • sodium azide
  • sodium cyanide cyanide
  • sodium hydroxide   noun a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds
  • sodium salt
  • software   noun (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  • soil   noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock;  the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state;  material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use);  the state of being covered with unclean things;  verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  • soil transmitted helminths
  • solicitations
  • solid   adj. uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; incapable of being seen through;  having three dimensions;  acting together as a single undiversified whole;  characterized by good substantial quality;  of one substance or character throughout;  of the same color throughout;  of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial;  of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous;  entirely of one substance with no holes inside;  financially sound;  of good quality and condition; solidly built;  morally admirable; not soft or yielding to pressure;  providing abundant nourishment; noun a three dimensional shape;  the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape;  a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • solid waste industry
  • solvents
  • somalia   noun a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
  • soman   noun a nerve agent easily absorbed into the body; a lethal cholinesterase inhibitor that is highly toxic when inhaled
  • sore   adj. roused to anger;  hurting;  causing misery or pain or distress;  noun an open skin infection
  • sore mouth infection
  • sore sore throat
  • sore throat   noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
  • sorns
  • sortable
  • south   adj. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south;  adv. in a southern direction;  noun any region lying in or toward the south;  the region of the United States lying south of the Mason Dixon line;  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees;  the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  • south africa   noun a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
  • south korea   noun a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
  • south sudan
  • southern   adj. situated in or coming from regions of the south;  in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason Dixon line;  from the south; used especially of wind;  situated in or oriented toward the south
  • southern tick associated rash illness
  • speakers
  • speakers bureau
  • specific   adj. stated explicitly or in detail;  (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique;  being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides;  relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species;  noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease;  a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
  • specimen   noun a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes;  an example regarded as typical of its class
  • specimen submission
  • spectrum   noun broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities;  an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • spiders
  • spina
  • spina bifida   noun a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
  • spirometry   noun the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
  • spirometry training
  • spongiform
  • sporothrix
  • sporothrix schenckii infection
  • sporotrichosis   noun a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
  • spotted   adj. especially of reputation;  having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
  • spotted fever group rickettsia
  • sri lanka   noun a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
  • ssi
  • st
  • stacks   noun storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored;  a large number or amount
  • stages
  • standards
  • staph   noun spherical Gram positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
  • staph staphylococcus aureus infection
  • staphylococcus   noun spherical Gram positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
  • staphylococcus aureus infection
  • stari
  • state   noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;  a state of depression or agitation;  the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies;  the territory occupied by a nation;  (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container);  verb express in words;  put before;  indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • state and local integrated telephone survey
  • state injury surveillance programs
  • state preparedness
  • statements
  • states
  • statistical   adj. of or relating to statistics
  • statistical analysis battery for epidemiological research
  • statistical export and tabulation system
  • statistics   noun a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  • stats
  • status   noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  a state at a particular time
  • std
  • std prevention
  • stds
  • stds and hiv
  • steadi
  • stec
  • stephen   noun English writer (1832 1904)
  • stephen b
  • steps   noun the course along which a person has walked or is walking in;  a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
  • steps program
  • stewardship   noun the position of steward
  • stibine
  • stibine arsine
  • stillbirth   noun a natural loss of the products of conception
  • stimulus   noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
  • stimulus recovery act
  • stopping   noun the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
  • stopping elderly accidents deaths and injuries
  • storms
  • storms and floods
  • strategy   noun the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war;  an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  • strep   adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci;  nounspherical Gram positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
  • strep infection
  • strep throat   noun an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
  • streptobacillus   noun any of various rod shaped Gram negative bacteria
  • streptobacillus moniliformis infection
  • streptobacillus moniliformis infection rat bite fever
  • streptococcal   adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci
  • streptococcus   noun spherical Gram positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
  • streptococcus pneumoniae infection
  • stress   noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);  (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body;  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension;  special emphasis attached to something; (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;  verbput stress on; utter with an accent;  to stress, single out as important; test the limits of
  • stroke   noun a light touch with the hands;  a single complete movement;  (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand;  any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing;  a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing);  a light touch;  the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew;  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain;  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information;  the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam;  verb treat gingerly or carefully;  strike a ball with a smooth blow;  row at a particular rate;  touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
  • stroke and genetics
  • strongyloides
  • strongyloidiasis
  • strongyloidiasis strongyloides infection
  • strongyloidiasis strongyloidiasis strongyloides infection
  • structures
  • strychnine   noun an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant
  • students
  • studies
  • study   noun a room used for reading and writing and studying;  a state of deep mental absorption;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);  a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play);  a detailed critical inspection;  preliminary drawing for later elaboration;  attentive consideration and meditation;  a branch of knowledge;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  verb learn by reading books;  be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning;  think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;  give careful consideration to;  be a student of a certain subject;  consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • styrene   noun a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene
  • subjects
  • submission   noun the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;  (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing;  an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;  a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;  something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition);  the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else;  the feeling of patient submissive humbleness
  • substance   noun that which has mass and occupies space;  the stuff of which an object consists;  the idea that is intended;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  what a communication that is about something is about; considerable capital (wealth or income)
  • substance abuse   noun excessive use of drugs
  • substances
  • sudan   noun a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea;  a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
  • sudden   adj. happening without warning or in a short space of time
  • sudden infant death syndrome   noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
  • sufide
  • suicide   noun the act of killing yourself;  a person who kills himself intentionally
  • sulfur   noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions);  verb treat with sulphur in order to preserve
  • sulfur dioxide   noun a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
  • sulfur mustard   noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
  • sulfur mustard mustard gas
  • super   adj. including more than a specified category;  extremely large;  of the highest quality;  adv. to an extreme degree;  noun a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
  • super warfarin
  • supply   noun offering goods and services for sale;  an amount of something available for use;  the activity of supplying or providing something;  verb provide or furnish with;  state or say further;  provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; circulate or distribute or equip with
  • support   noun a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;  the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;  aiding the cause or policy or interests of;  the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;  any device that bears the weight of another thing; supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest;  the financial means whereby one lives;  financial resources provided to make some project possible;  documentary validation;  a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts;  verb play a subordinate role to (another performer);  support materially or financially;  give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; put up with something or somebody unpleasant;  adopt as a belief; argue or speak in defense of;  be a regular customer or client of;  be the physical support of; carry the weight of;  be behind; approve of; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
  • surgeon   noun a physician who specializes in surgery
  • surgeon general's reports on tobacco
  • surgery   noun a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures;  a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body;  a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
  • surgical   adj. performed with great precision;  relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine;  of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
  • surgical site infection
  • suriname   noun a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
  • surveillance   noun close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
  • surveillance data
  • surveillance data platform
  • surveillance reports
  • surveillance resource center
  • survey   noun a detailed critical inspection;  the act of looking or seeing or observing;  short descriptive summary (of events);  verbconsider in a comprehensive way;  plot a map of (land);  make a survey of; for statistical purposes;  look over in a comprehensively, inspect;  hold a review (of troops);  keep under surveillance
  • surveys
  • survivorship
  • svi
  • swaziland   noun a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
  • sweden   noun a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
  • swimmer's
  • swimmer's itch   noun a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
  • swimming   adj. applied to a fish depicted horizontally;  filled or brimming with tears;  noun the act of swimming
  • swimming related
  • swimming related illness recreational water illnesses
  • swimming water
  • swine   noun stout bodied short legged omnivorous animals
  • swine influenza   noun an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
  • swiss   adj. of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture; noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
  • swiss confederation switzerland
  • switzerland   noun a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
  • sws
  • symptom   noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence;  (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • symptom relief for upper respiratory infections
  • syncope   noun (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle');  a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
  • syncope after vaccination fainting after vaccination
  • syncope fainting after vaccination
  • syncytial
  • syndrome   noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • syndromic
  • syndromic surveillance national syndromic surveillance program
  • syphilis   noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • system   noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • system of records notices
  • system of system of records notices
  • systemic   adj. affecting an entire system
  • systemic lupus erythematosus   noun an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
  • systemic lupus erythematosus lupus
  • systems
  • t   noun the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet;  hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells;  thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer;  a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes;  a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
  • table   noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs;  a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it;  a set of data arranged in rows and columns;  a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game;  food or meals in general;  flat tableland with steep edges;  verb hold back to a later time
  • tabulation   noun the act of putting into tabular form;  information set out in tabular form
  • tabun   noun the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
  • tac
  • taenia   noun tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host;  a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
  • taenia infection
  • taenia infection tapeworm infection
  • tajikistan   noun a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
  • tanzania   noun a republic in eastern Africa
  • tapeworm   noun ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
  • tapeworm infection   noun intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish
  • tb   noun a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes;  infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages);  a metallic element of the rare earth group; used in lasers; occurs in apatite and monazite and xenotime and ytterbite
  • tb and hiv coinfection
  • tb and the african american communtiy
  • tb data
  • tb education and training network
  • tb in african americans tb and the african american communtiy
  • tb surveillance reports tb data
  • tb testing
  • tbi
  • tbrf
  • te   noun the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization;  a brittle silver white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold
  • te d
  • team   noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something;  a cooperative unit;  verb form a team
  • tear   noun the act of tearing;  a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands;  an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;  verb fill with tears or shed tears;  to separate or be separated by force;  separate or cause to separate abruptly;  move quickly and violently;  strip of feathers
  • tear gases riot control agents
  • technologies
  • technology   noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry;  the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
  • technology transfer
  • teen   adj. being of the age 13 through 19;  noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  • teen health adolescent health
  • teen teen pregnancy
  • teens   noun all the numbers that end in teen;  the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
  • telebriefing
  • telebriefing transcripts
  • teleconferences
  • telephone   noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds;  transmitting speech at a distance;  verb get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
  • tenth   adj. coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position;  noun position ten in a countable series of things;  a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
  • tenth revision
  • territorial   adj. belonging to the territory of any state or ruler; displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders;  of or relating to a territory;  noun a territorial military unit;  nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  • territorial public health professionals gateway
  • terrorism   noun the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
  • test   noun the act of testing something;  the act of undergoing testing;  any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc;  a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins;  trying something to find out about it;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  verb undergo a test;  determine the presence or properties of (a substance);  achieve a certain score or rating on a test;  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; show a certain characteristic when tested;  examine someone's knowledge of something;  test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
  • testicular   adj. of or involving the testes
  • testicular cancer   noun malignant tumor of the testis; usually occurring in older men
  • testing   noun the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works;  an examination of the characteristics of something;  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  • testing and monitoring vaccines
  • tests
  • tetani
  • tetanus   noun a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses;  an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
  • tetanus disease
  • tetrachloroethylene   noun anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
  • tetroxide   noun an oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • text   noun the words of something written;  the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.);  a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon;  a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
  • text messaging mobile
  • thacker
  • thacker cdc library
  • thailand   noun a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula
  • thalassemia   noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
  • thalassemia cooley's anemia
  • theexternal
  • theexternal icon
  • therapeutic   adj. relating to or involved in therapy;  tending to cure or restore to health;  noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  • therapeutic drug use statistics
  • thimerosal   noun a light colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
  • thoracic   adj. of or relating to the chest or thorax
  • thoracic aortic aneurysm aortic aneurysm
  • throat   noun a passage resembling a throat in shape or function;  an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep;  the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
  • thromboembolism   noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombophilia clotting disorders
  • thrombosis   noun the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
  • thrombosis clotting disorders
  • tick borne
  • tick borne relapsing fever
  • tick borne relapsing fever relapsing fever
  • tickborne
  • tickborne diseases ticks
  • ticknet
  • ticks
  • tinea   noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tinea ringworm
  • to
  • tobacco   noun leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion;  aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
  • tobacco and women smoking and women
  • tobacco policies smoking policies
  • tobacco use
  • tobago   noun island in West Indies
  • toddler   noun a young child
  • toddlers
  • toddlers infants
  • togo   noun a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
  • toluene   noun a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high octane fuels
  • tonga   noun the language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia);  a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
  • tools
  • topics
  • tornadoes
  • total   adj. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;  complete in extent or degree and in every particular;  without conditions or limitations;  including everything;  noun the whole amount;  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers;  verb damage beyond the point of repair;  determine the sum of;  add up in number or quantity
  • total worker health
  • tourette   noun French neurologist (1857 1904)
  • tourette syndrome
  • town   noun the people living in a municipality smaller than a city;  an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city;  an administrative division of a county
  • town hall teleconferences vital signs town hall conferences
  • toxic   adj. of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
  • toxic substances incidents program
  • toxin producing
  • toxins
  • toxocara
  • toxocara infection
  • toxocara infection toxocariasis
  • toxocariasis
  • toxoplasma
  • toxoplasma infection
  • toxoplasma infection toxoplasmosis
  • toxoplasmosis   noun infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus
  • trachoma   noun a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
  • trachoma infection
  • trachomatis
  • tracking   noun the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
  • tract   noun a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose;  a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet;  an extended area of land;  a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  • trade   noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation;  the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services;  the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;  an equal exchange;  a particular instance of buying or selling;  people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;  steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator;  verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for;  turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;  engage in the trade of;  be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;  do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • trailer   noun a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy;  a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor;  an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future;  someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  • training   noun activity leading to skilled behavior;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
  • training cdc learning connection
  • training development and public health education public health education and training development
  • transcripts
  • transcripts telebriefing transcripts
  • transfer   noun the act of transfering something from one form to another;  transferring ownership;  application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation;  a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances;  someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another;  the act of moving something from one location to another;  verb transfer from one place or period to another;  move around;  change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;  cause to change ownership;  move from one place to another;  transfer somebody to a different position or location of work;  send from one person or place to another;  lift and reset in another soil or situation;  shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
  • transgender   adj. involving a partial or full reversal of gender
  • transgender health
  • transmissible   adj. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection;  inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathies prion diseases
  • transmission   noun the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted;  the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle;  communication by means of transmitted signals;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
  • transmitted   adj. sent electronically as by wire or radio;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • transparent   adj. easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety);  transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;  free of deceit;  so thin as to transmit light
  • transportation   noun the act of moving something from one location to another;  the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials;  the act of expelling a person from their native land;  a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods;  the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966;  the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
  • traumatic   adj. psychologically painful; "few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child";  of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body
  • traumatic brain injury
  • traumatic incident stress
  • traumatic occupational injuries
  • travel   noun the act of going from one place to another;  self propelled movement;  a movement through space that changes the location of something;  verb change location; move, travel, or proceed;  undergo transportation as in a vehicle;  make a trip for pleasure;  undertake a journey or trip;  travel upon or across;  travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
  • travelers
  • travelers' health
  • travelers' required immunizations
  • traveling   adj. working for a short time in different places;  noun the act of going from one place to another
  • traveling with
  • traveling with children
  • traveling with pets pets
  • treating
  • treating for two
  • treatment   noun care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury;  the management of someone or something;  a manner of dealing with something artistically;  an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  • trench   noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth;  any long ditch cut in the ground;  a long steep sided depression in the ocean floor;  verb dig a trench or trenches;  cut a trench in, as for drainage;  set, plant, or bury in a trench;  cut or carve deeply into;  fortify by surrounding with trenches;  impinge or infringe upon
  • trench fever   noun marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice
  • trench fever bartonella quintana infection
  • trenching
  • trenching and excavation
  • trend   noun the popular taste at a given time;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  general line of orientation;  a general direction in which something tends to move;  verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • treponema   noun spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws)
  • treponema pallidum infection
  • tribal   adj. relating to or characteristic of a tribe
  • tribal advisory committee
  • tribal consultation policy
  • tribal health
  • trichinellosis
  • trichinosis   noun infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted
  • trichloroethylene   noun a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
  • trichomonas
  • trichomonas infection
  • trichomonas infection trichomoniasis
  • trichomoniasis   noun infection of the vagina
  • trichuriasis   noun infestation by a roundworm; common in tropical areas with poor sanitation
  • trichuriasis whipworm infection
  • trinidad   noun island in West Indies
  • trinidad and tobago   noun an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • trisomy   noun chrosomal abnormality in which there is one more than the normal number of chromosomes in a cell
  • tropical   adj. of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense;  relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator);  of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
  • trypanosoma
  • trypanosoma cruzi infection
  • trypanosomiasis
  • ts
  • tses
  • tsunami   noun a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
  • tub   noun a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids;  the amount that a tub will hold;  a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  • tuberculosis   noun infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
  • tuberculosis and hiv coinfection tb and hiv coinfection
  • tuberculosis skin test tb testing
  • tuberculosis training tb education and training network
  • tuberculosis vaccine
  • tularemia   noun a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
  • tularensis
  • tunnel   noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars);  a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter;  verb force a way through;  move through by or as by digging
  • turkey   noun large gallinaceous bird with fan shaped tail; widely domesticated for food;  an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;  flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted;  a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923;  a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • turkmenistan   noun a republic in Asia east of the Caspian Sea and south of Kazakhstan and north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
  • tuskegee   noun a town in eastern Alabama
  • tuskegee health benefit program
  • tutorial   adj. of or relating to tutors or tutoring;  noun a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students
  • tv   noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen;  broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
  • two   adj. being one more than one;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • typhi
  • typhoid   noun serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
  • typhoid fever   noun serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
  • typhoid fever vaccination
  • typhus   noun rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
  • typhus fevers
  • u   adj. (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use;  noun the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet;  a heavy toxic silvery white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons;  a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
  • uganda   noun a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • uk   noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • ukraine   noun a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
  • ulcerative   adj. of or relating to or characterized by ulceration
  • ulcerative colitis inflammatory bowel disease
  • ultraviolet   adj. having or employing wavelengths shorter than light but longer than X rays; lying outside the visible spectrum at its violet end;  noun radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
  • unaccompanied   adj. (of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time;  without accompaniment or companions;  adv. without anybody else
  • unaccompanied children at the border
  • underage   adj. dependent by virtue of youth;  not of legal age
  • underage drinking
  • underage drinking alcohol
  • undulant   adj. resembling waves in form or outline or motion
  • undulant fever brucella infection
  • unexplained   adj. having the reason or cause not made clear;  not explained
  • unexplained respiratory disease outbreaks
  • unidentified   adj. not yet identified;  being or having an unknown or unnamed source
  • unidentified chemical
  • unintended   adj. not deliberate
  • unintended pregnancy prevention birth control
  • united   adj. characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity;  of or relating to two people who are married to each other; involving the joint activity of two or more
  • united kingdom   noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • united states   noun North American republic containing 50 states 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776;  the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  • united states cancer statistics
  • universal   adj. adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations;  applicable to or common to all members of a group or set;  of worldwide scope or applicability;  noun a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings;  (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class;  (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages;  coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
  • universal data collection updates
  • universal newborn hearing screening hearing
  • unpasteurized   adj. not having undergone pasteurization
  • unpasteurized milk
  • unpasteurized milk raw milk
  • upper   adj. higher in place or position;  superior in rank or accomplishment;  the topmost one of two;  noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot;  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;  the higher of two berths
  • upper respiratory infection symptom relief symptom relief for upper respiratory infections
  • urdo
  • urinary   adj. of or relating to the function or production or secretion of urine;  of or relating to the urinary system of the body
  • use   noun the act of using;  a particular service;  (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property;  exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;  a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition;  what something is used for;  (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing;  verb use up, consume fully;  put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  take or consume (regularly or habitually);  habitually do something (use only in the past tense);  seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; avail oneself to
  • users
  • uterine   adj. of or involving the uterus
  • uterine cancer
  • uv   noun radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
  • uzbekistan   noun a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
  • v   noun the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it;  a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
  • vaccination   noun the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine; taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
  • vaccination and pregnancy pregnancy and vaccination
  • vaccination immunization
  • vaccinations
  • vaccine   noun immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
  • vaccine adverse event reporting system
  • vaccine information statements
  • vaccine ingredients
  • vaccine management system
  • vaccine preventable diseases and specific vaccines
  • vaccine recalls
  • vaccine safety
  • vaccine safety concerns
  • vaccine safety for measles
  • vaccine tracking system
  • vaccines
  • vaccines and sudden infant death syndrome
  • vaccines and thimerosal
  • vaccines for children program
  • vaccines for children program vfc program
  • vaccines immunization
  • vacman
  • vads
  • vaers
  • vaginal   adj. of or relating to the vagina
  • vaginal and vulvar cancers
  • vaginosis
  • valley   noun a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
  • valley fever   noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
  • vancomycin intermediate
  • vancomycin resistant
  • vancomycin resistant enterococci infection
  • vap
  • vape
  • vape e cigarettes
  • vaping
  • vaping e cigarettes
  • variant   adj. differing from a norm or standard;  exhibiting or tending to variation and change;  noun something a little different from others of the same type;  a variable quantity that is random;  an event that departs from expectations;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  • variant creutzfeldt jakob disease
  • variant viruses influenza
  • varicella   noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • varicella disease
  • varicella disease chickenpox
  • varicella zoster
  • varicella zoster virus   noun the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
  • varicella zoster virus infection
  • variola minor virus infection smallpox
  • vascular   adj. of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
  • vcjd
  • vector borne
  • vector borne diseases
  • vehicle   noun a conveyance that transports people or objects;  a medium for the expression or achievement of something;  a substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it;  any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another
  • vehicle safety
  • vein   noun one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect;  a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart;  a distinctive style or manner;  a layer of ore between layers of rock;  any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ;  verb make a veinlike pattern
  • venezuela   noun a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
  • venomous   adj. marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful;  harsh or corrosive in tone;  extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  • venomous snakes
  • venomous spiders
  • venous   adj. of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
  • venous thromboembolism
  • ventilator associated
  • ventilator associated pneumonia
  • vermicularis
  • vermiculite   noun any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure
  • versus
  • vessel   noun a craft designed for water transportation;  an object used as a container (especially for liquids);  a tube in which a body fluid circulates
  • vessel sanitation and health cruise ship sanitation
  • veterinary   adj. of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine;  noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
  • veterinary safety and health
  • vfc
  • vfc program
  • vhf   noun 30 to 300 megahertz;  a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
  • vhs
  • vi   noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
  • vibration   noun the act of vibrating;  a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively;  (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean;  a shaky motion;  a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively
  • vibrio   noun curved rodlike motile bacterium
  • vibrio cholerae infection
  • vibrio cholerae infection cholera
  • vibrio illness
  • vibriosis
  • vibriosis vibrio illness
  • video   noun the visible part of a television transmission;  a recording of both the video and audio components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program);  broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
  • video cdc tv
  • vietnam   noun a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945;  a prolonged war (1954 1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
  • violence   noun an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);  a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.; the property of being wild or turbulent
  • viral   adj. relating to or caused by a virus
  • viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • viral hepatitis   noun hepatitis caused by a virus
  • viral meningitis
  • viral viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • virtual   adj. existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact; being actually such in almost every respect
  • virtual healthy schools
  • virtual platform initiative
  • virus   noun (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein;  a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer;  a harmful or corrupting agency
  • virus related
  • viruses
  • vis
  • visa   noun an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it;  verb approve officially;  provide (a passport) with a visa
  • vision   noun the perceptual experience of seeing;  a vivid mental image;  a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance;  the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses;  the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • vision and mission
  • vision health initiative eye and vision health
  • vision impairment
  • visitors
  • visitors center
  • vital   adj. manifesting or characteristic of life;  performing an essential function in the living body;  full of spirit;  urgently needed; absolutely necessary
  • vital and health statistics reports
  • vital records
  • vital signs
  • vital signs town hall conferences
  • vitro
  • vocabulary   noun a language user's knowledge of words;  the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts);  a listing of the words used in some enterprise
  • volcanoes
  • von
  • von willebrand disease
  • von willebrand disease vwd
  • vpd surveillance manual manual for the surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases
  • vpi
  • vre
  • vrsa
  • vrsa vancomycin intermediate
  • vte
  • vtrcks
  • vulnerability   noun susceptibility to injury or attack;  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
  • vulnerable   adj. capable of being wounded or hurt;  susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation;  susceptible to attack
  • vulnerable social vulnerability index
  • vulvar   adj. of or relating to the vulva
  • vulvovaginal
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis genital candidiasis
  • vvc
  • vwd
  • vx
  • vzv
  • w   noun the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm;  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees;  a heavy grey white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
  • waived
  • waived testing
  • wallis
  • wallis and futuna
  • warfarin   noun an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
  • warts
  • waste   adj. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;  nounuseless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly;  (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect;  any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted;  the trait of wasting resources;  an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation;  verb waste away;  cause to grow thin or weak;  use inefficiently or inappropriately;  run off as waste;  get rid of;  spend thoughtlessly; throw away;  devastate or ravage;  lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief;  spend extravagantly;  get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • wasting   noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse;  any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  • water   noun a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants;  binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  a facility that provides a source of water;  the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean);  liquid excretory product;  verb secrete or form water, as tears or saliva;  supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams;  fill with tears;  provide with water
  • water related
  • water related topics
  • water treatment
  • weapons
  • weather   adj. towards the side exposed to wind;  noun the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation;  verb change under the action or influence of the weather;  sail to the windward of;  cause to slope;  face or endure with courage
  • web based
  • web based injury statistics query and reporting system
  • web based injury statistics query and reporting system wisqars
  • week   noun a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday; any period of seven consecutive days;  hours or days of work in a calendar week
  • weekly   adj. occurring or payable every week;  adv. without missing a week;  noun a periodical that is published every week (or 52 issues per year)
  • weight   noun an artifact that is heavy;  sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms;  the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity;  the relative importance granted to something;  an oppressive feeling of heavy force;  (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance;  a unit used to measure weight;  a system of units used to express the weight of something;  verb present with a bias;  weight down with a load
  • welding   noun fastening two pieces of metal together by softening with heat and applying pressure
  • welding fumes
  • welfare   noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need;  something that aids or promotes well being;  a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
  • wells   noun prolific English writer best known for his science fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866 1946)
  • west   adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the west;  adv. to, toward, or in the west;  noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America;  the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River;  English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738 1820);  United States film actress (1892 1980);  British writer (born in Ireland) (1892 1983);  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  • west nile virus infection
  • whipworm
  • whipworm infection
  • white   adj. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration;  of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets;  being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; (of hair) having lost its color;  (of coffee) having cream or milk added; benevolent; without malicious intent;  glowing white with heat; restricted to whites only;  marked by the presence of snow;  free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied;  anemic looking from illness or emotion;  (of a surface) not written or printed on;  noun (board games) the lighter pieces;  the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black);  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri;  a member of the Caucasoid race;  United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832 1918);  United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899 1985);  United States architect (1853 1906);  United States political journalist (1915 1986);  Australian writer (1912 1990);  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845 1921);  (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth;  the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water;  verb turn white
  • whitmore's
  • whitmore's disease melioidosis
  • who   noun a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
  • whooping
  • whooping cough   noun a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
  • whooping cough pertussis
  • wide ranging   adj. including much;  widely different
  • wide ranging online data for epidemiologic research
  • wildfires
  • wildlife   noun all living things (except people) that are undomesticated
  • willebrand   noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870 1949)
  • winnable
  • winnable battles
  • winnable winnable battles
  • winter   noun the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox; verb spend the winter
  • winter storms extreme cold
  • wisqars
  • with
  • wnv
  • wnv infection
  • women
  • women's
  • women's bleeding disorders
  • women's safety and health issues at work
  • women who have sex with women
  • wonder   noun something that causes feelings of wonder;  the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising;  a state in which you want to learn more about something;  verb have a wish or desire to know something;  place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;  be amazed at
  • work   noun activity directed toward making or doing something;  a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing;  (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force;  the occupation for which you are paid;  the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it);  a place where work is done;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);  verb arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion;  move into or onto;  shape, form, or improve a material;  gratify and charm, usually in order to influence;  move in an agitated manner;  provoke or excite;  proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity;  cause to work; be employed;  exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity;  cause to operate or function;  operate in or through;  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected;  operate in a certain place, area, or specialty;  behave in a certain way when handled;  give a workout to;  go sour or spoil; cause to undergo fermentation;  find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of;  use or manipulate to one's advantage;  make uniform;  perform as expected when applied; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;  make something, usually for a specific function;  prepare for crops;  proceed along a path;  have and exert influence or effect
  • work schedules
  • work zones
  • worker   noun sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae;  a person who works at a specific occupation;  a person who acts and gets things done;  a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
  • worker health charts
  • worker work schedules
  • workers
  • workers compensation studies
  • workforce   noun the force of workers available
  • workforce genomics competencies
  • workplace   noun a place where work is done
  • workplace data
  • workplace health hazard evaluations
  • workplace health promotion
  • workplace safety and health
  • works   noun performance of moral or religious acts;  the internal mechanism of a device;  buildings for carrying on industrial labor; everything available; usually preceded by `the'
  • world   adj. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope;  noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth;  all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you;  people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest;  a part of the earth that can be considered separately;  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; people in general considered as a whole;  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  everything that exists anywhere
  • world trade center health program
  • world trade center response
  • xdr tb
  • xenotropic
  • xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus infection
  • xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus infection xmrv infection
  • xmrv
  • xmrv infection
  • xylene   noun a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
  • y   noun the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a silvery metallic element that is common in rare earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
  • yeast   noun any of various single celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division;  a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
  • yeast infection genital candidiasis
  • yellow   adj. of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk;  cowardly or treacherous;  changed to a yellowish color by age; easily frightened;  affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc;  typical of tabloids;  noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons; verb turn yellow
  • yellow book
  • yellow fever   noun caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
  • yellow fever vaccination
  • yemen   noun a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
  • yersinia
  • yersinia enterocolitica infection
  • yersinia enterocolitica infection yersiniosis
  • yersinia pestis infection
  • yersinia pestis infection plague
  • yersiniosis
  • young   adj. being in its early stage;  (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;  not tried or tested by experience;  suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh;  noun any immature animal;  young people collectively;  United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801 1877);  United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867 1955);  English poet (1683 1765);  United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909 1959); British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773 1829);  United States civil rights leader (1921 1971);  United States film and television actress (1913 2000)
  • young worker safety and health
  • your
  • youth   noun the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person;  early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced;  the time of life between childhood and maturity;  an early period of development;  young people collectively;  a young person (especially a young man or boy)
  • youth health adolescent health
  • youth risk behavior surveillance system
  • youth violence
  • yrbss
  • zambia   noun a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
  • zealand   noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
  • zika
  • zika virus infection
  • zika virus infection and pregnancy
  • zimbabwe   noun a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
  • zones
  • zoonotic   adj. of or relating to or constituting zoonosis.
  • zoonotic enteric diseases
  • zoonotic hookworm
  • zoonotic zoonotic hookworm
  • zygomycosis
  • zygomycosis mucormycosis

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