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Wart

   A small, hard, abnormal growth of the skin or mucous membranes caused by a virus.

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Abnormal
Not normal. Deviating from the usual structure, position, condition, or behavior. In referring to a growth, abnormal may mean that it is cancerous or premalignant (likely to become cancer).

Skin
Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).

Mucous
Adj. Relating to or resembling mucus.

Membranes
Also know as the bag of waters, this thin sac contains the amniotic fluid and the fetus. The membranes will either rupture spontaneously during labor or be ruptured to speed up labor.

Virus
Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein.



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A vernacular term for urophilia.

Wet dream
A dream with erotosexual content that ends in sexual orgasm. It occurs with greatest frequency in pubertal and adolescent boys. In some instances, the content of the dream is lost or fails to exist, and the ejaculate is the sole sign of the occurrence. When recalled, the topical content of the erotic dream reveals the content of one's idiosyncratic lovemap.

Wolffian duct structures
The embryonic structures that develop into the internal reproductive anatomy of the male, attached to the testicles; named for Kaspar F. Wolff, German embryologist (1733-1794).

Womb
In female mammals, the organ in which the young live and grow before birth.

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Wheal
A pimple or small itchy elevation of the skin caused by an allergen.

Wheeze
A whistling or squeaky breathing sound caused by the narrowing (constriction) or blocking of the airway.

Withdrawal
The act or process of giving up the use of a drug to which one has become addicted or dependent.

Wrist
The joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm.

Well-being (of trial subjects)
The physical and mental integrity of the subjects participating in a clinical trial.

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