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Medical Definition of Avoidant

Avoidant characterized by turning away or by withdrawal or defensive behavior The avoidant detached schizophrenic patient —Norman Cameron     We picked linked items based on the quality of products, and list the pros and cons of each to help you determine which will work best for you. We partner with some of the companies… Read More »

Medical Definition of Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder A personality disorder that is characterized by excessive sensitivity to social criticism and rejection, low self-esteem, and social withdrawal despite a desire for acceptance and affection Like individuals with social phobia, patients with avoidant personality disorder are sensitive to criticism and the possibility of disapproval. However, because of discomfort with others, they… Read More »

Medical Definition of Azacitidine

Azacitidine An antineoplastic cytidine analog C8H12N4O5 that is administered by subcutaneous injection in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome Azacitidine improves symptoms, decreases the rate of transformation to leukemia and the need for transfusions, and probably improves survival. —Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 18th edition,  2006  

Medical Definition of Axo-Axonic

Axo-Axonic relating to or being a nerve synapse between an axon of one neuron and an axon of another  axo-axonic synaptic actions can increase the amount of transmitter released by the postsynaptic cell … -Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition,  2000 We conclude that exposure to cocaine in utero disrupts… Read More »

Medical Definition of Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid  A crystalline dicarboxylic acid C9H16O4 that has antimicrobial properties and is applied topically in the treatment of acne and rosacea Medical Definition of Acne A disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles; specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on… Read More »

Medical Definition of Azelastine

Azelastine an antihistamine drug administered in the form of its hydrochloride C22H24ClN3O·HCl as a nasal spray to treat rhinitis and as eye drops to treat itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis Azelastine may cause a transient bitter or metallic taste even when administered intranasally. —F. Estelle R. Simons and Keith J. Simons, The New England Journal… Read More »