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Medical Dictionary: w

w/v.weight in volume
wartBenign epidermal growth.Integumentary
WBCwhite blood cell; white blood count Lymphatic
wealA bump raised on the skin caused by a lash or blow.Integumentary
weaningThe replacement of mother's milk in the diet of a young child with other food.Digestive
whealA small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itchesintegumentary
wheezeAdventitious lung sounds that are continuous with a musical quality. They can be high or low pitched.Respiratory
wheyThe liquid components of milk that remain after the casein, fat, and fat soluble components have been removed. Digestive
white coat hypertensionPhenomenon where blood pressure readings are elevated only when taken in clinical settings. Cardiovascular
white matterThe region of central nervous system that appears lighter in color than the other type, gray matter. it mainly consists of myelinated nerve fibers and contains few neuronal cell bodies or dendrites. Nervous
WHOWorld Health OrganizationGeneral
whooping coughA respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis and characterized by paroxysmal coughing ending in a prolonged crowing intake of breath. Respiratory
WNLwithin normal limits general
WOPwithout paingeneral
WPWWolff-Parkinson-White syndromecardiovascular

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