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Abscess A collection of pus in any part of the body that, in most cases, causes swelling and inflammation around it.
Adolescence The period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult, commonly referred to as between the ages of 13 and 19.
Alimentation Giving or receiving of nourishment, by IV, oral, rectally, and/or injection.
Alopecia Hair loss or baldness.
Alzheimer The most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss o mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting at least 6 months, and not present from birth.
Asphyxia Condition caused by insufficient intake of O2.
Asystole Cardiac standstill; absence of electrical activity and contraction of the heart evidenced on the surface ECG as a flat line during cardiac arrest.
Auscultation Listening for sounds within the body, esp. from the chest, neck or abdomen; typically a stethoscope is used.
Callus A thickened and hardened part of the skin or soft tissue, especially in an area that has been subjected to friction.
Catheter A tube passed within the body for evacuating fluids or injecting them into body cavities.
Caucasian OF or relating to the white race as defined by law specifically as composed of persons of European, North Africa, or southwest Asian ancestry.
Chickenpox An acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by a herpes virus- also known as varicella.
Cirrhosis a chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue. It is typically a result of alcoholism or hepatitis.
Curettage A surgical scraping or cleaning by means of an instrument called curette.
Decubitus An ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure.
Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
Diaphoresis Profuse perspiration.
Diaphragm A body partition of muscle and connective tissue.
Dilatation The condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork or disease or of abnormal relaxation.
Diphtheria an acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood.
Eczema A rash that oozes or weeps and may become crusted, thickened or scaly.
Effusion Escape of fluid into a part, as the pleural cavity, such as pus, serum, lymph, air, or a combination.
Elicit To draw forth, or bring out.
Epididymitis Swelling (inflammation) of the epididymis, the tube that connects the testicle with the vas deferens.
Fascia A thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ
Flaccid Lacking firmness, resilience or muscle tone.
Gallbladder The small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver, in which bile is stored after secretion by the liver and before release into the intestine.
Gangrene Localized death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection.
Gauge Normally refers to an instrument used for or a means of measuring or testing.
Gonorrhea Common STI or STD