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Aches, Back

   Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the trunk, including the thoracic, lumbar, sacral, or adjacent regions.

RELATED TERMS
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Acute
1. Of short course. 2. Severe, but of a short duration. Not chronic.

Chronic
Ongoing or recurring. Chronic medical conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Pain
An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience primarily associated with tissue damage, or described in terms of tissue damage, or both.

Posterior
At or toward the back.

Thoracic
Pertaining to or affecting the chest.

Lumbar
Having to do with the lower back, the loins.

Adjacent
Lying nearby. Related terms include superjacent, subjacent, and circumjacent. From ad-, near + the Latin jacere, to lie = to lie near.



SIMILAR TERMS
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AChE (acetylcholinesterase)
Abbreviation for acetylcholinesterase. See: Acetylcholinesterase.

Aches
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli and generally received by specialized nerve endings.

Aches, Low Back
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.

Aches, Neck
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.

Aches-n-pain
Aches-n-pain is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ibuprofen.



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Acetyltransferase, Phosphate
An enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of acetylphosphate from acetyl-CoA and inorganic phosphate. Acetylphosphate serves as a high-energy phosphate compound. EC 2.3.1.8.

Acetyltransferase, Chloramphenicol
An enzyme that catalyzes the acetylation of chloramphenicol to yield chloramphenicol 3-acetate. Since chloramphenicol 3-acetate does not bind to bacterial ribosomes and is not an inhibitor of peptidyltransferase, the enzyme is responsible for the naturally occurring chloramphenicol resistance in bacteria. The enzyme, for which variants are known, is found in both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. EC 2.3.1.28.

Acetyltransferase, Carnitine
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of O-acetylcarnitine from acetyl-CoA plus carnitine. EC 2.3.1.7.

Acetylthiocholine
An agent used as a substrate in assays for cholinesterases, especially to discriminate among enzyme types.

Achievement
Success in bringing an effort to the desired end; the degree or level of success attained in some specified area (esp. scholastic) or in general.

Aches, Back

Aches, Neck
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.

Aches, Low Back
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.

Aches
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli and generally received by specialized nerve endings.

Achalasias, Esophageal
Disorder of lower esophagogastric motility due to failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax with swallowing. It is sometimes caused by degeneration of the ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus or of the vagal motor nuclei.

Achromatium
A large group of aerobic bacteria which show up as pink (negative) when treated by the gram-staining method.

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