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Medical Glossary Decoded

A Chinese herb also called sweet wormwood. The antimalarial agent named artemisinin is extracted from this herb.
A large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh.
The weakness of all four limbs, both arms and both legs, happens due to muscular dystrophy.
Paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs i.e. both arms and both legs. It usually occurs due to a high spinal cord injury.
A period of isolation of the infected person to control the spread of the infectious disease. Before the era of antibiotics and other medications, quarantine was one of the few available means for halting the spread of infectious diseases.
The moment during pregnancy when the pregnant lady Feels the movement of the baby in the uterus. For the first time, 13-25 weeks is a broad range of when the first detection of movement can be felt.
The antimalarial agent used to treat malaria. It was first isolated from the bark of the cinchona plant.