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Spasm of the anal or urinary outlet with pain and the almost constant feeling of the need to empty out the bowel or bladder.


Is a diagnostic method that measures the radiation of infrared heat from the body and translates this information into anatomical images.  Because there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal human body, abnormal temperature assymetry can be used to identify disease in the vascular, muscluar, neural, and skeletal systems.


Pert. to the chest or thorax.

Trager Approach

Developed by Dr. Milton Trager, is a form of massage that uses gental, natural movements to facilitate deep relaxation, physical mobility, and mental clarity.


An enzyme that catallyzes transamination.  (See appendix, under laboratory studies)


Pert.  to an opperation performed throught the urethra.


1.  A swelling. 2.  Act of swelling or the state of being swollen. 3.  A tumor.  (The word tumefaction is used frequently in place of the word cancer or malignant tumefaction.)