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Medical Dictionary: j

TermDefinitionCategory
Jjoule
jaundiceYellowing of the skin and eyes due to excessive bilirubin in bodydigestive
jawBony structure of the mouth consisting of the mandible and the maxilla. Skeletal
jealousFearful of the loss of affection or position.General
jejun/ojejunum (second part of the small intestines)digestive
jejunalPertaining to the jejunumDigestive
jejunumPart of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum to the ileum.Digestive
jerkA sudden involuntary movement.General
JODjuvenile onset diabetesendocrine
joint capsuleThe sac surrounding a joint. It is composed of an outer fibrous articular capsule and an inner synovial membrane. Skeletal
jointsThe points of connection between the ends of certain bones. Also known as articulationsGeneral
JRAjuvenile rheumatoid arthritis skeletal
jt.joint skeletal
jug-yokeGeneral
jugular veinsLarge veins in the neck which return blood from the brain, face, and neck to the heart. Each side of the neck has two jugular veins, external and internal.Cardiovascular
juxta-near, closedirectional
JVDjugular venous distentioncardiovascular
JVPjugular venous pulsecardiovascular

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