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(rĕ-zor′sĭn) Resorcinol.


(rĕ-zor′sĭ-nŏl) An agent with keratolytic, fungicidal, and bactericidal actions, used in treating certain skin diseases. SYN: resorcin.


(rē-sorp′shŏn) [L. resorbere, to suck in] 1. Removal by absorption, as of an exudate or pus. 2. The removal of enamel from a tooth or calcium compounds from bone. It often results from pressure or vascular changes as in root resorption of deciduous teeth prior to shedding, or bone resorption on the pressure side during tooth movement.

bone r. The removal of bone by osteoclasts.


(rē′sors″, rē-sors′) [Fr. ressourse, relief, resource] 1. An asset, valuable commodity, or service. 2. Anything, e.g., medical supplies, held in reserve.

community r. Social capital.

renewable r. Any material that replenishes itself, grows naturally in the environment, or is constant, e.g., vegetable matter and wood, solar radiation, wave action, or wind.

Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act

ABBR: RCRA. An act passed in 1976 that gave the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to control hazardous waste disposal, including the disposal of infectious and radioactive medical waste products.

resource allocation

1. The management of economic and administrative reserves by choosing from among competing claims for assets and services. 2. Health care rationing.

resource depletion

In health care and the environment, the exhaustion of assets or reserves that affect public health.


(rē-spīr′ă-bl, rĕs′pĕr-ă-bl) [L. respirare, breathe again] Fit or adapted for respiration.


(res″pĭ-rā′shŏn) [L. respiratio, breathing] 1. The interchange of gases between an organism and the medium in which it lives. In humans this involves breathing (inhaling and exhaling) primarily to take in oxygen and deliver it through pulmonary capillaries to the blood, and excreting carbon dioxide. 2. The act of breathing (inhaling and exhaling) during which the lungs are provided with air through inhaling and the carbon dioxide is removed through exhaling. Normal respiratory exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs is impossible unless the pulmonary tissue is adequately perfused with blood. SEE: lung; ventilation; illus.





abdominal r. Respiration in which chiefly the diaphragm exerts itself while the chest wall muscles are nearly at rest; used in normal, quiet breathing, and in pathological conditions such as pleurisy, pericarditis, and rib fracture. SYN: belly breathing; diaphragmatic r.

absent r. Respiration in which respiratory sounds are suppressed or absent.

aerobic r. Cellular ...

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