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Claudius Galenus (a.d. 130–200). Celebrated Greek physician to Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Although he did not dissect the human cadaver, he made many valuable anatomic and physiologic observations on animals (applying many of them inaccurately to humans). His writings on these and other subjects were extensive, and his influence on medicine was profound for many centuries. His teleology “nature does nothing in vain” was particularly attractive to the medieval mind, although it was stultifying for advances in medical thought and practice.
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(GaleniusGalenos) (gā'lĕn),
Claudius, Greek physician and medical scientist in Rome, c. 130-201 ce. See: Galen anastomosis, Galen nerve, veins of Galen, great vein of Galen.
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(gā′lən) ad 130?-200?.
Greek anatomist, physician, and philosopher. His theories, which emphasized maintaining a balance of the four humors, formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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A European effort to create reusable terminological classification services using a concept-oriented approach. It supplements the development of nursing terminology, allowing comparisons among present nursing terminologies and making them available for describing day-to-day nursing care.
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And that's new information about bee cognition," Galen says.
In a 2012 paper on female hysteria, a team of researchers from the University of Cagliari wrote Galen embraced similar views to those of Hippocrates -- widely considered the father of medicine who was the first to coin the term "hysteria."
(8) classified VGAM into five different types, including parenchymatous AVM in 44%, choroidal AVM in 30%, mural AVM in 20%, vein of Galen varices in 7%, and dural AVM in 3% of cases, and reported that the pediatric population was particularly most sensitive to this shunt, regardless of the type (9).
Galen's pre-1911 Model C was already restored when he bought it at an auction.
Now that I'd seen Galen's cards, I had him in my sights.
Galen talks about tension, tonos, in a physiological sense, which seems to be related to either the innate heat of the living being, the good mixture of its humors, or the body's pneuma.
Galen formally served as global co-head of Corporate Services and Real Estate (CSRE) at Goldman Sachs where he led the development of 200 West Street, the firm's global headquarters, and the transformative redevelopment of the broader New York/New Jersey campus, including 30 Hudson Street and the Conrad New York hotel and retail complex.
And Galen? When he was a 19-year-old opera student, he met a young man, 14, at a friend's family party.
A recent BBC Panorama programme alleged the Portland-based coach had overseen the use of banned substances by Galen Rupp.
INTRODUCTION: Vein of Galen aneurysm is a very rare entity among all the intracranial anomalies.
Following the sale of its transactional business to GE Healthcare in May 2013, Consensys Imaging Service, a Galen Partners portfolio company, relocated its corporate headquarters to a new and improved service logistics center in Cary, Ill.
A Greek physician at the court of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, Galen (130-200 AD) was one of the most influential writers on medicine throughout the Middle Ages.