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RDA:
Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamins or other nutrients as determined by the FDA.  U.S.  RDAs are more widely used than RDAs, and focus on 3 age groups: Infants of 0-12 months; Children of 1-4 years; Adults and children of more than 4 years.
RDAs:
See RDA.
Reaction Time:
The time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it.
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Retinal Edema:
Accumulation of fluid in the retina.
Rhagades:
Chaps, cracks, or fissures.
Rheological:
Deformative flow of materials, usually blood.
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Rheumatologist:
A doctor who has received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with joints, muscles and bones.
Rheumatologists:
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Right Lumbar:
The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips.  Divided into a 3-by-3 grid, the middle-right abdomen lies below the bottom of the right rib cage.  This is also known as the right lumbar region.  It contains the gallbladder, liver tip, right colon, ascending colon, and small intestines.
RNA:
A ribonucleic acid found in plant and animal cells; a complex protein chemical.  Important in the coding of genetic information with DNA carrying information from the nucleus of the cell into the cytoplasm.
Roborant:
Strengthening agent, tonic.
ROS:
Reactive Oxygen Species.  Molecules including free radicals and other oxygen species.
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