Personal care items used during MENSTRUATION.
Personal care items for women.
A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. Members contain TRITERPENES.
A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Members contain stevioside and other sweet diterpene glycosides. The leaf is used for sweetening (SWEETENING AGENTS).
Substances used on humans and other animals that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. They are distinguished from DISINFECTANTS, which are used on inanimate objects.
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)
Practices involved in preventing the transmission of diseases by hand.
The development and establishment of environmental conditions favorable to the health of the public.
The management and maintenance of colonies of honeybees.
Discharge of URINE, liquid waste processed by the KIDNEY, from the body.
Fabric or other material used to cover the body.
Abnormalities in the process of URINE voiding, including bladder control, frequency of URINATION, as well as the volume and composition of URINE.
The climate of a very small area.
Conditioning to defecate and urinate in culturally acceptable places.
The principle that after an organism learns to respond in a particular manner to a stimulus, that stimulus is effective in eliciting similar responses.
Absorbent pads used for URINARY INCONTINENCE and usually worn as underpants or pants liners by the ELDERLY.
Inflammation of the VULVA. It is characterized by PRURITUS and painful urination.
A type of irritant dermatitis localized to the area in contact with a diaper and occurring most often as a reaction to prolonged contact with urine, feces, or retained soap or detergent.
Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.
Biological activities and functions of the SKIN.
The portion of the leg in humans and other animals found between the HIP and KNEE.
Painful menstruation.
C22-unsaturated fatty acids found predominantly in FISH OILS.
Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration, reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation, and inhibits arachidonic acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.
Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. Fatty acids are saturated and unsaturated (FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
A compound obtained from the bark of the white willow and wintergreen leaves. It has bacteriostatic, fungicidal, and keratolytic actions.
The periodic shedding of the ENDOMETRIUM and associated menstrual bleeding in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE of humans and primates. Menstruation is due to the decline in circulating PROGESTERONE, and occurs at the late LUTEAL PHASE when LUTEOLYSIS of the CORPUS LUTEUM takes place.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
A combination of the debris index and the dental calculus index to determine the status of oral hygiene.
Salts that melt below 100 C. Their low VOLATILIZATION can be an advantage over volatile organic solvents.
The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.
Lenses designed to be worn on the front surface of the eyeball. (UMDNS, 1999)
Pathological processes of the VULVA.
The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.
Soft, supple contact lenses made of plastic polymers which interact readily with water molecules. Many types are available, including continuous and extended-wear versions, which are gas-permeable and easily sterilized.
Excessive uterine bleeding during MENSTRUATION.
Family of MITES, in the superfamily Acaroidea, order Astigmata. They are frequently found in cereal-based foodstuffs including GRAIN and FLOUR.
Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.