1. misuse or excessive use of anything. 2. harmful or offensive treatment (physical or sexual) of an individual, eg. child abuse.

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    an agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.

    relating to the abdomen and pelvis

    an alkaloid found especially in cinchona bark; a bitter drug containing this is used for the treatment of malaria.

    a discolouration of the skin or mucous membrane.

    kill by cutting the throat.

    an unhealthy condition of the body or the mind .

    to remove, or to destroy the function of

    a purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin

    the science concerned with the behaviour of humans  and related physical and mental processes.

    a type of involuntary movement affecting the limbs, sometimes only affecting one side of the body

    a blood sugar level above normal (above 180mg/100ml) indicative of diabetes mellitus

    between the eyelids.

    an odourless, tasteless polysaccharide occuring widely in plants and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes, forming an important constituent of the human diet.

    self-regulation of one's behaviour in accordance with personal beliefs, goals, attitudes and expectations.

    the position of the patient in bed.