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ball

 [bawl]
a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart, and kidneys. The most common type is the aspergilloma.

Ball

(bawl),
Charles B., Irish surgeon, 1851-1916. See: Ball operation.

ball

(bawl),
1. A round mass.
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.

ball

(bawl) a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball  a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus, usually Aspergillus, in a body cavity.

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.

ball

Etymology: ME, bal
spherical object, such as one of the collagen balls embedded in hyaline cartilage.
A sphere or spherical structure
Drug slang A regional term for a rounded gob of crack, crack cocaine, or Mexican black tar heroin
Obstetrics See Birthing ball
Vox populi noun A slang term for a testicle, often used in the plural

ball

Vox populi
1. A sphere. See Birthing ball, Retraction ball.
2. A testicle. See Blue ball syndrome.

ball

(bawl)
1. A round mass.
See also: bezoar
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.
3. Thenar eminence on sole of the foot.

ball

a more or less spherical mass. See also bolus.

fungus ball
aspergilloma.

Patient discussion about ball

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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