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F (coefficient of inbreeding)
F (coefficient of inbreeding): F is the symbol for
the coefficient of inbreeding, a way of gauging how close two people
are genetically to one another. The coefficient of inbreeding, F, is
the probability that a person with two identical genes received both
genes from one
Take, for ex...
F (symbol): A much used symbol, F stands for fractional concentration; free energy; Fahrenheit; visual field; fluorine; force; filial generation, followed by subscript numerals indicating specified matings such as F1); the amino acid phenylalanine; the coefficient of inbreeding , etc....
Fabricated illness by proxy
Fabricated illness by proxy: See: Munchhausen syndrome by proxy....
Fabry disease: A genetic disease due to deficiency of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A. This enzyme is essential to the metabolism of molecules known as glycosphingolipids. Without the enzyme, glycosphingolipids accumulate in the kidneys, heart, nerves and throughout the body.
Males with Fabry disea...
Face, masklike: An expressionless face with little or no sense of animation, a face more like a mask than a normal face.
A masklike face is seen in a number of disorders including Parkinson's disease and myotonic dystrophy.
Also called masklike facies....
Facelift: A surgical procedure designed to make the face appear younger by pulling loose facial skin taut. With age or excessive sun exposure, wrinkled creased skin can develop on the face, neck or forehead along with fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. While a facelift cannot stop th...
Facelift surgery risks
Facelift surgery risks: Although infrequent, the risks
and complications of facelift surgery include: bleeding, hematoma, bruising; infection;
neurological dysfunction (loss of muscle function or sensation), which is usually
temporary; widened or thickened scar; loss of hair (around the incision sit...
Facial canal introitus
Facial canal introitus: In anatomy, an introitus is an entrance, one that goes into a canal or hollow organ.
The introitus of the facial canal is the entrance to the facial canal, a passage in the temporal bone of the skull through which the facial nerve (the 7th cranial nerve) travels.
The Latin w...
Facial muscle: One of the 43 muscles in the human face. The facial muscles convey basic human emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and happiness by very clear facial signals....
Facial nerve: The facial nerve is the seventh cranial
nerve. It is a mixed nerve that has fibers both going out and coming
in (both efferent and afferent fibers). It supplies the muscles of
Paralysis of the facial nerve causes a characteristic picture with
drooping of one side...
Facial nerve paralysis
Facial nerve paralysis: Loss of voluntary
movement of the muscles on one side of the face due to abnormal
function of the facial nerve (also known as the 7th
cranial nerve) which supplies those muscles. Facial nerve paralysis is also called Bell's palsy.
The cause of facial nerve paralysis is of...
Facies: A direct borrowing from the Latin, facies means face.
Facio-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: See: Goldenhar syndrome....
Facioauriculovertebral sequence: See: Goldenhar syndrome....
Faciodigitogenital dysplasia: See: Aarskog-Scott syndrome....