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U.S. Attorney

A lawyer appointed by the President in each judicial district to prosecute and defend cases for the federal government... Read More

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

An independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine... Read More


A type of Visa for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity... Read More


Acronym for Uniform Crime Report... Read More


An open lesion or sore of the cutaneous or mucosal surface characterized by inflammation and loss of surface tissue... Read More


The condition of being affected by an ulcer... Read More

ulipristal acetate (Ella)

A prescription-only emergency contraception that prevents pregnancy by delaying or prohibiting ovulation... Read More


Descriptive term for anything relating to or situated near the ulna (lateral bone of the forearm)... Read More


Street name, slang, or code word for synthetic cannabinoids... Read More

ultraviolet photography

A photographic process of recording images by using light from the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum only, generally less than 400 nanometers... Read More

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