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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 (baldness)
Alzheimer (AD) commonly form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily loving, lasting at least six months and not present at birth.
Asphyxia condition caused by insufficient intake of O2
Asystole cardiac standstill; absence of electrical activity & contractions 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 circumscribed thickening & hypertrophy of the horny layer of skin
Catheter a tube passed within the body for evacuating fluids or injecting them into body cavities. It may be elastic, elastic web, rubber, glass, metal, or plastic.
Caucasian of or relating to the white race as defined by law specifically as composed of persons of European, North African, or southwest Asia ancestry
Chickenpox an acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by herpes virus- also known as varicella.
Cirrhosis widespread disruption of normal liver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any of various chronic progressive conditions affecting the liver (as long term alcohol abuse or hepatitis)
Curettage A surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a instrument called a curette.
Decubitus an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure- also known as a bed sore, or decubitus ulcer.
Diabetes mellitus a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors and usually characterized by inadequate secretion or utilization
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