CRIME

DEFINITION OF CRIME

Crime is the willful act of seriously injuring or murdering someone. The person who carries out this type of action is known as a criminal. For example: “There are two detainees for the crime of the textile businessman”, “A horrendous crime shocked the city of Rio de Janeiro”, “The police redouble their efforts to find […]

CIVIL DEFENSE

DEFINITION OF CIVIL DEFENSE

Civil defense is an organization whose function is to provide support to the population in the framework of emergencies generated by natural catastrophes or other phenomena. These entities have the support of governments for their operation. Those who make up the civil defense, also called civil protection, work to guarantee the safety and survival of […]

DEBUT

DEFINITION OF DEBUT

The French word début came to our language as debut. The term refers to the first participation or performance of a person in a certain activity. In other words: the debut is the first time of carrying out an action. For example: “The debut of the Uruguayan striker will take place next Tuesday”, “The young […]

WEDGE

DEFINITION OF WEDGE

A wedge is a piece that ends at a very acute dihedral angle. It can be made of metal, wood or other material and is used to adjust or tighten one solid body with another, to wedge them or to divide them. The wedge also allows you to fill a hole or a crack. For […]

Copay

Copay Meanings

Copay is a concept used in private medicine to define the difference between the price of a service and its value covered by a health plan. It is, therefore, the amount that the member has to pay to access said service. For example: “Home care requires a copayment of 10 euros per visit”, “The treatment […]

POEMS Syndrome

POEMS Syndrome Meanings

POEMS syndrome is a rare variation of multiple myeloma with associated paraneoplasia. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) can be detected in almost all patients. What is POEMS Syndrome? POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disease. The acronym POEMS stands for the English names of the symptoms polyneuropathy, endocrinopathy, M gradient, skin changes and […]

PLS

PLS Meanings

PLS stands for Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome. Papillon -Lefèvre syndrome is a particularly rare form of ectodermal dysplasia. As part of the disease, there is severe keratinization of the skin. In addition, the affected patients suffer from periodontitis, which sets in unusually early. Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome is often referred to by the abbreviation PLS. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Meanings

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a serious and very rare lung disease that almost exclusively affects women. Due to the non-specific symptoms, the disease is usually recognized late or misdiagnosed, so that it is not always treated correctly. What is Lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Lymphangioleimyomatosis is one of the rare lung diseases. The cause is a spontaneously acquired or inherited genetic […]

Milkman Syndrome

Milkman Syndrome Meanings

Pseudo- fractures caused by osteomalacia are referred to as Milkman’s syndrome. Pseudo-fractures are features that appear in radiological examinations and appear white and band-like in the X-ray images. What is Milkman Syndrome? The pseudo-fractures of Milkman’s syndrome are not real fractures, but pathological remodeling processes in the bones, which are mostly due to osteomalacia or […]

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Intrauterine Growth Retardation Meanings

A prenatal developmental disorder is called intrauterine growth retardation. Synonyms for intrauterine growth restriction are prenatal dystrophy and fetal hypertrophy. What is intrauterine growth restriction? Intrauterine growth retardation is usually detected during prenatal care in the second or third trimester during an ultrasound scan. A so-called fetometry is carried out with the help of ultrasound. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]