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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Assisting in a Medical Emergency

Acute Referring to a condition with a rapid onset
Allergy High sensitivity to a certain substance
Anaphylaxis Extreme hypersensitivity reaction to a substance that can lead to shock and life-threatening respiratory collapse
Angina Chest pain caused by inadequate oxygen to the heart
Antibodies Immunoglobulins produced by lymphoid tissue in response to a foreign substance
Antigen A substance introduced into the body to stimulate the production of an antibody
Aspiration The act of inhaling or ingesting, as of a foreign object
Asthma A respiratory disease often associated with allergies and characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation A planned action for restoring consciousness or life
Convulsion An involuntary muscular contraction
Epilepsy Neurologic disorder with sudden recurring seizures of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction
Erythema Skin redness, often caused by inflammation or infection
Gait A particular way of walking, or ambulating
Hyperglycemia Abnormally high blood glucose level
Hypersensitivity Abnormally high blood glucose level
Hyperventilation Abnormally fast or deep breathing
Hypoglycemia Abnormally low blood glucose level
Hypotension Abnormally low blood pressure level
Myocardial infarction Condition in which damage to the muscular tissue of the heart is commonly caused by obstructed circulation; also referred to as a heart attack
Syncope Loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
Ventricular fiillbriation Abnormal cardiac rhythm that prevents the heart from pumping blood
Allergen A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy
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