(redirected from Alabama)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (Al) [ah-loo´mĭ-num]
a chemical element, atomic number 13, atomic weight 26.982. (See Appendix 6.) It occurs naturally in many foods in low concentrations and is also present in many pharmaceuticals and drinking water. High levels in the body can be toxic; see aluminum poisoning.
aluminum acetate solution Burow's solution.
basic aluminum carbonate gel an aluminum hydroxide–aluminum carbonate gel, used as an antacid, for treatment of hyperphosphatemia in renal insufficiency, and to prevent phosphate urinary calculi.
aluminum chloride a topical astringent solution and antiperspirant.
aluminum chlorohydrate an antiperspirant; called also aluminum hydroxychloride.
aluminum hydroxide the hydroxide of aluminum, used as an antacid and phosphate binder; the official preparation is aluminum hydroxide gel.
aluminum hydroxide gel a preparation of aluminum hydroxide in suspension or dried form, used as an antacid in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastric hyperacidity and as a phosphate binder in treatment of phosphate nephrolithiasis.
aluminum hydroxychloride aluminum chlorohydrate.
aluminum oxide Al2O3, occurring naturally as various minerals; used in the production of abrasives, refractories, ceramics, catalysts, to strengthen dental ceramics, and in chromatography.
aluminum phosphate gel a water suspension of aluminum phosphate and some flavoring agents; used as a gastric antacid, astringent, and soothing agent.
aluminum poisoning the toxic effects of high levels of aluminum or its compounds in the body. In the gastrointestinal tract aluminum inhibits absorption of electrolytes; inhalation of aluminum fumes may cause pulmonary fibrosis; and aluminum in the bloodstream may lead to serious neurological symptoms, such as in dialysis encephalopathy.
aluminum silicate the silicate salt of aluminum, found in nature in several different hydrated forms that have pharmaceutical or dental uses; see attapulgite, fuller's earth, and kaolin.
aluminum subacetate a compound used as an astringent, diluted with water.
aluminum sulfate a compound used as an astringent solution and antiperspirant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Symbol for aluminum.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Abbreviation for:
absolute latency
accessory ligament
acute leukaemia
ad lib
adductor longus
after loading
amyloid light chain
angiotropic lymphoma
annual leave
anterior lateral
anterior lobe
anterior leaflet
argon laser
arterial line
artificial limb
artificial lung
assisted living
atherosclerotic lesion
atypical lymphocyte
left year
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Symbol for aluminum
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about Al

Q. What are the presenting signs of ALS? Are the upper or lower extremeties affected initialilly?

A. The most common presenting sign of ALS is asymmetric limb weakness, usually starting with the hands (problems with pinching, writing, holding things etc.) shoulders (lifting arms above head etc.) or legs (problems walking).

Other presenting signs may be problems with speaking or swallowing, although these are less common.

You may read more here:

Q. hola amigos como estan yo estranando al amor de mi via que es monica la amo mchoy la estrano bastante hola soy un tipo muy feliz ya encontre el amor de mi vida nos casamos en diciembre tenemos muchos suenos ,un camino muy largo que recorrer pienso entregarme por completo al amor y dedicarnos el uno para el hotro ,yon amo ami baby estoy muy enamorado ella lo sabe es mi baby te amo mi gatita bebe

A. ¿Cuál es la pregunta?

More discussions about Al
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The New York gallery was created to complement the original Insurance Hall of Fame located at the University of Alabama's College of Business campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The law had been applied to hotels and motels to collect a tax from transients, vacationers, and travelers, who stay overnight in Alabama. The money was used principally to promote travel and tourism in the state.
By July 1937, Alabama was tiring of the bad press and high cost of the Scottsboro case.
(The shrimpers complained, and in 1987 the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources worked with the U.S.
Finally, because the program required that each instructor hold a valid Method of Instruction certificate from a recognized training institute, DPS worked with the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POSTC), the state's licensing commission for law enforcement officers, to develop and implement a formal method of instruction training course.
Taxpayers should clearly designate any Alabama franchise tax payment as being paid under protest.
Council Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery, Alabama.
Writing for the Court, Justice Breyer began by saying "the basic question is whether the franchise tax Alabama asserts on foreign corporations violates the Commerce Clause." The justices concluded the tax was in violation and therefore unconstitutional.
Alabama Code Section 40-2A7(c)(1) provides that "[a]ny taxpayer may file a petition for refund with the department for any overpayment or other amount erroneously paid." It is difficult to contend that an unconstitutional tax paid is neither overpaid nor paid in error.
True freshman Trevor Lawrence got the job over incumbent starter Kelly Bryant (who played poorly against Alabama last year) and turned in a stellar season, throwing for 2,933 yards, 27 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 16, 2018-BankFirst Capital to Acquire FNB Bancshares of Central Alabama