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familial Mediterranean fever
transient, recurrent attacks of fever with or without abdominal or joint pain, found usually among persons of Armenian or Sephardic (Jewish) descent

fatty liver
accumulation of triglycerides in the liver

febrifuge
antipyretic, agent fighting fever

febrile
having to do with a fever

fenestrated
anatomical, window-like opening

fermentative dyspepsia, fermentative digestive disturbances
impaired digestion associated with fermented foods

fibrinolytic activity
clot removal

fili-
in botany, threadlike

first-degree burn
burn involving only the epidermis and causing irritation and edema without blisters

fistula
an abnormal passageway, allowing movement between organs

flatulence
abnormal amount of gas in the stomach and intestines

flavor corrigent
agent accenting the flavors of components in a mixture

flower
reproductive structure of flowering plants with or without protective envelopes, the calyx and corolla

fluidextract
concentrated hydroalcoholic extract in which 1 ml is equivalent to 1 g of the original botanical

fluor albus
see leukorrhea

flux
profuse discharge from a body cavity

Foehn Illness
syndrome including sleep and mood disturbances accompanying strong warm winds in the Alps

folium
in botany, leaf

frostbite
damage to local tissue from exposure to extreme cold

fruit
matured ovary of flowering plants, with or without accessory parts

fruticosus
in botany, bushy

fungistatic
inhibiting the growth of fungi

furunculosis
localized skin infection