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  Back pain



Back pain

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

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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.



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Back Mountain Medical Center
The Back Mountain Medical Center is a hospital in Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States.

Back pain, low
Pain in the lower back area that can relate to problems with the lumbar spine, the discs between the vertebrae, the ligaments around the spine and discs, the spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, or the skin covering the lumbar area.

Backbone
The spine. A flexible row of bones stretching from the base of the skull to the tailbone.

Background Retinopathy
Early stage of diabetic retinopathy; usually does not impair vision. Also called "nonproliferative retinopathy."



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Barbital
A hypnotic substance.

Benzyl
The hydrocarbon radical of benzyl alcohol and various other compounds.

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Bedwetting
Involuntary discharge of urine after the age at which urinary control should have been achieved; often used alone with specific reference to involuntary discharge of urine occurring during sleep at night (bed-wetting; nocturnal enuresis).

Benign prostatic hypertrophy
Enlargement or overgrowth of the prostate gland as a result of an increase in the number of its constituent cells.

Blepharospasm
Excessive winking; tonic or clonic spasm of the orbicularis oculi muscle.

Baldness
Baldness (formally alopecia) is the state of lacking hair where it usually would grow, especially on the head. The most common form of baldness is a progressive hair-thinning condition that occurs in adult humans and many other ape species. Stress factors such as a regular lack of sufficient sleep may be able to accelerate the onset of hair loss in genetically prone individuals.

B lymphocyte
The precursors of antibody-forming plasma cells; these cells carry immunoglobulin and class II MHC (major histocompatibility complex) antigens on their surfaces.

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