Glossary and Definitions of Disability, Health and Medical Terms Document List

Summary: Our library below features 40 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Glossary and Definitions category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Glossary and Definitions Publications

List of Generation Names by Year and Definition
Dates and name definitions of Western cultural generations by years and description outline.
Publish Date: 2023/02/27 - Updated: 2023/03/17

Human Diseases and Disorders Acronyms
List of acronyms, abbreviations, and initials that relate to human diseases and includes both infectious and non-infectious diseases and medical disorders..
Publish Date: 2020/06/06 - Updated: 2021/08/01

Diversability: What Does the Word Mean?
Article examines the founding and meaning of the word Diversability and what the word represents to people with disabilities (Informative).
Publish Date: 2019/03/23 - Updated: 2023/09/21

List of Healthcare and Medical Acronyms/Abbreviations
List of commonly used acronyms, short-forms, or abbreviations, mainly used across the general health care system in North America (Glossaries / Definitions / Acronyms).
Publish Date: 2019/03/21 - Updated: 2023/07/15

Definitions of Human Brain Components
Glossary and explanation of words used to define various parts and actions relating to the human brain.
Publish Date: 2017/12/21 - Updated: 2023/02/21

Common Vocabulary Terms That May Seem The Same But Are Different
Confusion can extend from psychological terms that are commonly assumed to be similar, if not identical, but which in fact refer to very different concepts.
Publish Date: 2017/09/11 - Updated: 2020/02/19

Definitions and Glossary of Adaptive and Assistive Technology Terms
Definitions and glossary of terms used to describe adaptive and assistive technology products and aides for the elderly and disabled.
Publish Date: 2016/09/24 - Updated: 2023/02/22

Disability Pride: Definition, Awareness, Flag
Article looks at the concept of the Disability Pride movement and what it means to the general population and disabled community (Informative).
Publish Date: 2015/07/03 - Updated: 2023/07/06

List of Neurological Disorders and Their Descriptions
Alphabetical list of currently known Human Neurological Conditions, including short definitions for each type of disorder.
Publish Date: 2015/04/08 - Updated: 2023/02/14

Bioethics: Definition and Principles
Defines bioethics, the discipline dealing with ethical implications of biological research and applications in medicine including the four principles.
Publish Date: 2015/02/16 - Updated: 2021/09/04

Definitions of Telemedicine Fields
Glossary list and descriptions of various fields and terms used in Telemedicine electronic communication.
Publish Date: 2015/01/23 - Updated: 2023/02/23

Post-2015 Development Agenda - Brief Outline and Definition
A brief outline of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a process led by the United Nations.
Publish Date: 2014/09/23 - Updated: 2021/11/07

Sheltered Workshops: History and Definition
Information and history of the term sheltered workshop in relation to disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014/02/18 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Social Security Disability Terminology List
A list of disability terms used by US department of Social Security and what they mean.
Publish Date: 2013/06/06 - Updated: 2021/11/11

ADA Accessibility Terms and Definitions
Glossary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility terms and guidelines.
Publish Date: 2013/06/05 - Updated: 2023/02/23

Hospital Departments List and Section Definitions
Definitions and descriptions of the most common hospital departments and the services provided by each section.
Publish Date: 2013/03/06 - Updated: 2023/02/24

Hemiplegia Definition and Information
Hemiplegia is a condition which affects one side of the body only - hemi comes from the Greek word meaning half.
Publish Date: 2012/01/24 - Updated: 2021/10/24

What is Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY)
Disability adjusted life year (DALY) is a measure of overall disease burden expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health disability or early death.
Publish Date: 2011/11/07 - Updated: 2021/12/05

Disability or Disabled? Which Term is Right?
The words disability and disabled describe functional limitations that affect one or more major life activities such as walking, lifting, learning, breathing and everyday day tasks.
Publish Date: 2011/09/01 - Updated: 2023/06/02

What is Paraplegia: Paraplegic Facts and Definition
Facts and definition regarding Paraplegia a paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord (Informative).
Publish Date: 2010/10/09 - Updated: 2023/08/19

What is Quadriplegia: Quadriplegic Facts and Definition
Facts and definition regarding Quadriplegia a four limb paralysis also known as Tetraplegia, persons having Quadriplegia are referred to as Quadriplegics (Informative).
Publish Date: 2010/09/26 - Updated: 2023/08/19

Models of Disability: Types and Definitions
Lists the scholarly defined different models of disability and also provides explanations on each of the various current models in society today (Informative).
Publish Date: 2010/09/10 - Updated: 2023/12/03

AAIDD Definition of Intellectual Disability - SSA Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders
The AAIDD definition of intellectual disability cited in SSA proposed revision of medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders.
Publish Date: 2010/09/07 - Updated: 2023/02/19

Stairlift Glossary of Terms
Stairlift jargon made more accessible, a complete guide to understanding stairlift terminology.
Publish Date: 2010/06/30 - Updated: 2023/02/24

Definitions of Disability
Definitions of Disability, a word used in daily conversations that holds different meanings for different people.
Publish Date: 2009/12/23 - Updated: 2021/08/08

Definition of Back Pain Terms
Alphabetical list of definition covering the various terms used to describe the many different types of back pain.
Publish Date: 2009/09/05 - Updated: 2022/02/09

Definition of Online Copyright Materials
The use of copyrighted materials available on the Internet requires a certain amount of understanding and awareness related to several things.
Publish Date: 2009/05/01 - Updated: 2023/02/19

Dental Definitions: Glossary of Terms
Dental vocabulary including a glossary of words, phrases, and descriptions that will help you understand the terms and definitions used in dentistry practices.
Publish Date: 2009/03/17 - Updated: 2023/02/24

Prostate Glossary of Definitions
Definitions and terminology used to describe male prostate problems and prostate surgery methods.
Publish Date: 2009/02/18 - Updated: 2023/02/27

Glossary of US Veteran Affairs Definitions
Glossary of U.S. department of veterans affairs (VA) terms and definitions.
Publish Date: 2009/02/17 - Updated: 2023/02/25

Glossary of Environmental Health Terms
Glossary of terms and definitions used in government reports, engineering studies, and health literature both online and off.
Publish Date: 2009/02/17 - Updated: 2023/02/25

Defining Disability Today
Two models used for deriving the definition of disability are known as the medical model and the social model.
Publish Date: 2009/01/15 - Updated: 2016/04/05

Definition of the ADA
The goal of the ADA is to ensure no person with a disability is turned down for a job or promotion or refused entry to a public access area.
Publish Date: 2009/01/14 - Updated: 2009/01/22

Definition of Sensory Integration
The field of Sensory Integration exists as both a theory of neurological function and the process of the human body and mind.
Publish Date: 2009/01/13 - Updated: 2019/03/22

Definitions and Pronunciation of Medical Terminology
A to Z list of definitions relating to primary medical, disability, and health condition terms includes English pronunciation of various medical conditions and medications (Glossaries / Definitions / Acronyms).
Publish Date: 2009/01/11 - Updated: 2023/07/15

List of Phobias: Definitions and Descriptions
List and definitions of both rare and common fears and phobias in children and adults.
Publish Date: 2009/01/11 - Updated: 2023/12/01

Glossary of Gerontology Terms and Definitions
Glossary of definitions and terms for Gerontology the study of social psychological and biological aspects of aging (Glossaries / Definitions / Acronyms).
Publish Date: 2009/01/11 - Updated: 2023/07/15

Special Education Acronyms and Their Meanings
Glossary of special education acronyms including short definitions or meaning of each listed abbreviation for parents, therapists, and schools.
Publish Date: 2008/12/31 - Updated: 2020/04/04

List of Types of Cancer and Tumors in Humans
Cancer, also called malignancy, is characterized by an abnormal growth of cells. Here is a list of names of nearly all types of cancers which can effect the human body.
Publish Date: 2008/12/30 - Updated: 2020/04/19

Caregiver/Carer Glossary of Terms
Many terms used in the caregiving or life care industry need to be clarified. This glossary explains some of the meanings of caregiver terms (Glossaries / Definitions / Acronyms).
Publish Date: 2008/12/10 - Updated: 2023/07/15

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