Category: F

  • Fusobacterium nucleatum

    This is a type of gram-negative, anaerobic bacterium that does not produce spores. It can be found in the normal oral, upper respiratory, genital, and gastrointestinal areas of the body, and it is associated with infections in the mouth, lungs, and brain. In cases of acute necrotizing gingivitis, it is frequently found alongside spirochetes, specifically…

  • Fusarium oxysporum

    This type of fungus belongs to the category of imperfect fungi. It is commonly linked to mycotic keratitis, a condition that can lead to severe damage to the eye. Additionally, this fungus is known to be a cause of banana wilt.  

  • Fluidextract

    A liquid formulation of a plant-based medication, created through percolation, which includes alcohol as either a solvent or a preservative, or both. Its concentration is such that every milliliter contains the essence of 1 gram of the specified medicinal plant it represents.  

  • Fungistatic substance

    A substance or product capable of impeding the growth and/or reproduction of certain types of fungi.  

  • Fecal vomiting

    Vomiting caused by intestinal obstruction typically begins with the expulsion of stomach contents that appear normal, but as the condition progresses without relief, the vomit may turn bilious, and in severe cases, it can even contain feces.  

  • Feeding tube

    A rubber tube that is inserted through the mouth or nose and into the stomach to facilitate the delivery of food directly into the stomach.  

  • Flexor surface

    The part of a limb’s surface that covers the muscles responsible for extending the limb.  

  • Fatty stools

    Stools containing fat, resulting from either pancreatic disease, sprue, or celiac disease.  

  • Foetal heart sounds

    The fetal heartbeats audible via the mother’s abdomen.  

  • Funic souffle

    A sibilant noise observed in the abdominal region of a pregnant woman, believed to result from the circulation of blood through the baby’s umbilical cord.