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Pacemaker

Pacemaker: A device that supplies electrical impulses to the heart to maintain the heart beat at a regular rate. A pacemaker consists of a small electronic device and power source connected to the heart via an electrical wire. In...

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Dental overcrowding

Dental overcrowding

Excessive crowding of the teeth so that they are unable to assume their normal positions in the jaw. CAUSES Overcrowding frequently occurs through heredity when the teeth are relatively too large or there are too many for a person’s...

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Ovarian cancer

Malignant growth of the ovary. Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women. Cancer of the ovary can occur at any age but is most common after 50. It is three times more common in...

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Ovary

One of a pair of almond-shaped glands situated on either side of the uterus immediately below the opening of the fallopian tube. Each ovary is about 1.25 inch (30 mm) long and 0.75 inch...

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