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Well-baby examination

    Regular appointments with a medical professional to monitor a baby's health and development. Information covered includes the baby's height, weight, immunizations, developmental guidelines, screening tests, safety, and nutrition.

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Medical
Pertaining to Medicine.

Health
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.

Development
The process of growth and differentiation.

Guidelines
A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES is available.

Screening
Testing for disease in people without symptoms.

Safety
relative freedom from harm; in clinical trials, this refers to an absence of harmful side effects resulting from use of the product and may be assessed by laboratory testing of biological samples, special tests and procedures, psychiatric evaluation, and/or physical examination of subjects.



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

Wellbutrin
Wellbutrin or Bupropion is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness or guilt, loss of interest in daily activities, changes in appetite, tiredness, sleeping too much, insomnia, and thoughts of death or suicide. Wellbutrin belongs the aminoketone class, chemically unrelated to tricyclics or SSRIs. It is similar in structure to the stimulant cathinone, and to phenethylamines in general. Bupropion is also used to help people stop smoking by reducing withdrawal effects.

Wellbutrin sr
Wellbutrin sr is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): bupropion hydrochloride.

Wellbutrin xl
Wellbutrin xl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): bupropion hydrochloride.

Wellcovorin
Wellcovorin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): leucovorin calcium.

Wellington doctors
All doctors near Wellington, New Zealand. Doctors who can assist a patient in Wellington.

Wellington Hospital
The Wellington Hospital is a hospital in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington Regional Medical Center
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a hospital in Wellington, Florida (USA).

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital
The Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital is a hospital in Virginia, United States.

Wellspan Health
Wellspan Health is a hospital in York, Pennsylvania (USA).

WellStar Health System
WellStar Health System is a hospital in Georgia (USA).



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Women's health
The specific set of health matters pertaining to women.

Watchful waiting
Close monitoring of prostate cancer by a physician instead of immediate treatment. Also called expectant management.

Watermelon stomach
Parallel red sores in the stomach that look like the stripes on a watermelon. Frequently seen with cirrhosis.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
An extra electrical pathway that connects the atria and ventricles and causes rapid heartbeat.

Whole-genome amplification (WGA)
A technique that allows production of enough DNA from a single cell to do multiple genetic analyses; involves nonspecific Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of an entire genome, providing templates for later PCR to produce more copies of the genome.

Well-baby examination

Witch's milk
Milk produced by a newborn's breasts sometimes at birth. A hormonal condition that disappears after a few days.

Westheimer phenomenon
Experiment of spacial summation at detection threshold that reveals the center-surround antagonism of individual neurons. A tiny test spot presented against background disks of varying diameter. The threshold for the test spot is first seen to rise then fall as the diameter of the background field increases.

Wernicke's aphasia
Loss of the ability to comprehend language coupled with production of inappropriate language.

Windigo
A culture specific syndrome of Canadians involving delusions of being possessed by a cannibal-istic monster (windigo), attacks of agitated depression, oral sadistic fears and impulses.

Word salad
A mixture of words and phrases that lack comprehensive meaning or logical coherence; commonly seen in schizophrenic states.

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