fluorouracil (08-11-2016)

Class: Chemotherapy   Generic Name: fluorouracil (fler-oh-YOO-rah-sil), 5-FU, 5-fluorouracil Trade Name: Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex® and Fluoroplex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Fluorouracil is FDA approved for the treatment of the following... Continue Reading

Facet joint blocks (12-22-2015) refers to therapeutic injection of pain-relieving drugs to an area in or around facet joints ... Continue Reading

Facet joints (12-22-2015) The paired joints located in the back of the vertebral bodies connecting the spine ... Continue Reading

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (12-7-2015)

is another test used to detect the Philadelphia chromosome and the BCR-ABL fusion gene. This test may be used on a peripheral blood sample if a bone marrow sample can’t be collected. FISH uses color “probes” to find the BCR gene and the ABL gene... Continue Reading

FABERE (10-6-2015) Flexion, abduction, external rotation, extension. Range of motion to test for hip joint pathology ... Continue Reading

Facet/zygapophyseal joint (10-6-2015) Four small joints, the ligaments of which connect the backs of the vertebrae, serving as hinges that permit spinal movement; they are susceptible to age- and injury-related deterioration and osteoarthritis ... Continue Reading

Facetectomy (10-6-2015) A surgical procedure to remove a portion of the facet joint to relieve neural compression in the root canal ... Continue Reading

Foot drop gait (10-6-2015) The foot drop (steppage) gait is caused by weakness of dorsiflexion of the foot causing the foot to drop when the leg is raised and to slap down when walking. In the case of sciatica, this is a consequence of primarily L5 nerve root compression ... Continue Reading

Fusion (10-6-2015)

A surgical procedure that unites two or more vertebrae with bone graft, with or without metal supports, to immobilize a portion of the spine. (Anterior, posterior or posterior lateral interbody spinal fusion are procedures to replace a disk space with... Continue Reading

False-positive finding (08-20-2015) A test result that indicates that a person has a specific disease or condition when the person actually does not have the disease or condition. ... Continue Reading

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