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h.s.

hora somni, at bedtime.

HSA

human serum albumin.

HSCT

hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

H2SO3

Formula for sulfurous acid.

H2SO4

Formula for sulfuric acid.

HSV

herpes simplex virus.

HT

Equivalent dose; histotechnician.

ht

height.

5-HT

Serotonin.

HTL

histotechnologist.

HTLV-I

human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I.

HTLV-II

human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II.

HTLV-III

human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III.

HTN

Hypertension.

hub

(hŭb) A central structure into which other structures are anchored, attached, or stabilized.

Hubbard tank

(hŭb′ărd) A tank of suitable size and shape for use in active or passive underwater exercises. It is also used for débridement of burn and other wounds.

huddle

A regular, informal meeting of health care professionals, usually in the morning before work begins, to discuss their patients, institutional goals, policies, and procedures.

huff

(hŭf) 1. A forced expiration to clear the airways of mucus and other secretions. Taken after a deep breath, a huff clears the upper airways. After a smaller or normal breath, a huff clears secretions from the lower airways. 2. A slang term for inhaling the vapors of glue or solvents; glue-sniffing.

huffing

(hŭf′ing) A colloquial term for the intentional inhaling of volatile chemical vapors of certain drugs or substances of abuse.

Huhner test

(hoon′ĕr) [Max Huhner, U.S. urologist, 1873–1947] Postcoital examination of cervical mucus. Assessments include characteristics of the mucus as correlated with the phase of the woman's menstrual cycle, and the number, morphology, motility, and ability of the sperm to cross the cervical mucus. To maximize potential for coincidental conception, the test may be scheduled 1 to 2 days before the expected date of ovulation and within 2 to 3 hr after intercourse. SYN: postcoital test. SEE: infertility.

hum

A soft continuous sound.

venous h. SEE: venous hum.

human

[L. humanus, human] 1. Pert. to or characterizing human beings. 2. A human being.

human alveolar echinococcosis

Alveolar echinococcosis.

human astrovirus

ABBR: HAstV. astrovirus...

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