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Acute Show

An illness that comes on suddenly, lasts a short time and may require immediate treatment.

Adult-onset diabetes Show

A health condition that develops in adults in which they are unable to produce enough insulin to control the level of sugar in their blood

Aesthetic Show

Describes something to do with appearance and beauty, like a smile. Also spelled esthetic. The aesthetic zone is the area showing your teeth and gums when you smile.

Antibiotic prophylaxis Show

The use of antibiotics before an operation to prevent a bacterial infection.

Antibiotics Show

Medicines that kill those bacteria that can make you sick

Anticoagulant medications Show

Medicines that are used to keep blood clots from forming in the blood. They are taken to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack

Antiviral medications Show

Medicines used to fight serious viral infections.