Category: F

  • Fibrosa osteitis

    The presence of cysts and tumor-like growths in bones resulting from an imbalance in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. This condition is also known as hyperparathyroidism or von Recklinghausen’s disease.  

  • Fleshy mole

    A mole that has turned firmer and taken on a flesh-like texture. The barely recognizable remnants of a deceased fetus still inside the womb. A colored mole on the skin with hairs sprouting from it.  

  • Fortified milk

    Milk fortified with additives like albumin, cream, or vitamins.  

  • Fur

    An unhealthy accumulation of material on the tongue, which can be linked to stomach issues, breathing through the mouth, or excessive tobacco smoking.  

  • Frenum linguae

    A skin fold that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, restricting the tongue’s range of motion. This structure is also referred to as the lingual frenulum.  

  • Follicular tonsilitis

    Inflammation of the tonsil crypts or follicles.  

  • Fluid ounce

    A pharmaceutical measurement equivalent to 8 fluid drams.  

  • Fluid dram

    A pharmaceutical unit for liquids, equivalent to one-eighth of an ounce or 3.55 cubic centimeters.  

  • Fixation abscess

    An abscess that develops due to the injection of an irritant beneath the skin.  

  • Finsen light

    This type of light, known as Finsen light, results from the absorption of heat rays through filters, leaving behind only violet and ultraviolet rays. It is named after the Danish physician who promoted sun-ray therapy. In the past, Finsen light was focused on specific small areas using lenses and was utilized in the treatment of…