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MedSafety-Tool Equip

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
laboratory medicine the analysis of samples, such as bodily fluids, tissues, or chemicals, for diagnostic or research purposes
drug a substance used to treat a symptom (complaint) or to treat or prevent a disease
sharps medical equipment, such as needles or scalpels, that can puncture or cut healthcare workers; used sharps may transmit biohazards
sharps container a rigid, well-labeled plastic container designed to safely hold sharp objects for disposal
CT scan a computed tomography scan; a scan that uses X-rays to create 2-D and 3-D images of parts of the body
radiation a form of energy characterized by the passage of particles or waves through a medium; e.g., light, heat, radio waves, and X-rays
X-ray a form of electromagnetic radiation that can be used for medical imaging and therapeutic purposes
Created by: rleroux