Glossary H

Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) refers to a monumental figure in the history of science who pioneered work in the areas of nerve conduction , sensation, perception, color vision, and audition.
Hermaphrodite is defined as an individual whose genitals do not match the usual development for his or her genetic sex. A person born with fully formed ovaries and fully formed testes
Heroic Medicine denotes an aggressive, daring procedure in a dangerously ill patient which in itself may endanger the patient but which also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.
Heroin refers to a drug produced by chemically processing morphine. It is more potent than morphine and has become the major opiate drug of abuse

Herpes is defined as a highly contagious viral infection that causes eruptions of the skin or mucous membranes.

Herpes encephalitis is defined as an infection that aggressively attacks the medial temporal and orbital frontal areas, resulting in the destruction of much of the limbic system , especially the hippocampus.

Herpes simplex I (HSV-I) refers to a viral infection that causes cold sores on the face or lips.

Herpes simplex II (HSV-2) refers to a viral infection that is sexually transmitted and causes genital ulcerations.

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