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geographic site Definition: header term for any geographic location; for D43 grants, and R03 TW grants (Fogarty International Center awards), index specific country when possible.
Geographic Locations Definition: All of the continents and every country situated within, the UNITED STATES and each of the constituent states arranged by region, CANADA and each of its provinces, AUSTRALIA and each of its states, the major bodies of water and major islands on both hemispheres, and selected major cities. Although the geographic locations are not printed in INDEX MEDICUS as main headings, in indexing they are significant in epidemiologic studies and historical articles and for locating administrative units in education and the delivery of health care.
Geographic Area Definition: Any demarcated area of the Earth; may be determined by both natural and human boundaries.
Glossitis, Benign Migratory Definition: An idiopathic disorder characterized by the loss of filiform papillae leaving reddened areas of circinate macules bound by a white band. The lesions heal, then others erupt.
Guernsey Definition: The second largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It covers about 30 square miles and is where the Guernsey breed of cattle originated. The name is Scandinavian, Grani's island (ey means island). (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p474 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p222)
Guernsey Definition: A British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
GGY Definition: The island of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK. (NCI)
Idaho Definition: A state in the northern Rocky Mountains of western United States. Its capital is Boise.
Illinois Definition: A state in the central midwest United States. Its capital is Springfield.
Kansas Definition: A state in the central midwest United States. Its capital is Topeka.
Kentucky Definition: A state in the north central United States. Its capital is Frankfort.
Louisiana Definition: A state in the southern midwest United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge.
Maine Definition: A state in the northeastern United States. Its capital is Augusta.
Maryland Definition: A state in the mid-atlantic United States. Its capital is Annapolis.
Massachusetts Definition: A state in the northeast United States. Its capital is Boston.
Michigan Definition: A state in the north central United States. Its capital is Lansing.
Mississippi Definition: A state in the southeastern United States. Its capital is Jackson.
Montana Definition: A state in the northern midwest United States. Its capital is Helena.
Nebraska Definition: A state in the central midwest United States. Its capital is Lincoln.
New York Definition: A state in the northeastern United States. Its capital is Albany.
Newfoundland Definition: An island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of Canada, constituting with Labrador on the mainland, a province of Canada. The name describing a land just discovered was recorded by John Cabot in 1497. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p831 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p376)
North Dakota Definition: A state in the northern midwest United States. Its capital is Bismarck.
Oklahoma Definition: A state in the southern midwest United States. Its capital is Oklahoma City.
Oregon Definition: A state in the northwestern United States. Its capital is Salem.
Population Definition: The total number of individuals inhabiting a particular region or area.
Tonga Definition: An archipelago in Polynesia in the southwest Pacific Ocean, comprising about 150 islands. It is a kingdom whose capital is Nukualofa. It was discovered by the Dutch in 1616, visited by Tasman in 1643, and by Captain Cook in 1773 and 1777. The modern kingdom was established during the reign of King George Tupou I, 1845-93. It became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence in 1970. The name Tonga may be of local origin, meaning either island or holy. Its other name, Friendly Islands, was given by Captain Cook from the welcome given him by the natives. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1219 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p549)
TON Definition: An archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. (NCI)
Tonga Definition: An archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.
YEM Definition: A country in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. (NCI)
Yemen Definition: A country in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Historical Geographic Locations Definition: Countries known in remote history (as BYZANTIUM) or former names of countries reflecting political changes in the 20th century (as GERMANY, EAST).
Jersey Definition: A British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
JEY Definition: Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. Jersey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK. (NCI)
Geographic Information Systems Definition: Computer systems capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations.
Geographic Information System Definition: A GIS is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information. NCI's plan is to use geographic information systems for the assessment of environmental risk factors, identification of places and/or subpopulations where cancer surveillance and control programs are needed.
geographic difference Definition: comparison of populations living in different geographic areas, such as urban and rural areas, one country, state or city versus another, where the difference is not racial or ethnic but simply a locality difference.
State Definition: One of the fifty states which is a member of the federation known as the United States of America. Other US geographic areas, such as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, are essentially equivalent to State when used in an address.
Reservation Definition: Land set apart by the Federal government for use by American Indians or tribes. (WEBS98)
Epidemiology, Geographic Location Definition: The consideration of geographic location as a variable in disease incident, transmission, and control.
Geographic Definition: Of or relating to the science of geography; determined by geography.
Geographic Atrophy Definition: A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.
Post Office Box Definition: A numbered box in a post office where letters for a patron are kept until called for.