Starting with A for "ACE inhibitor" and continuing through to Y for "Yolk Sac Tumour", we give you succinct explanations for scientific and medical terms in clear and simple words.
- EpidemicVery frequent occurrence of a disease, particularly an infectious disease, in a restricted area and time. Explosive epidemics exhibit a rapid increase and decrease in the number of patients (water and milk epidemics); with tardive epidemics, the number of patients rise and fall slowly (contact epidemics). Cf. endemic disease, pandemic.
Glossary entries: Roche and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin