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terminology 4

Medical Terminology Office Management and Emergency Procedures

TermDefinition
anaphylactic shock a life-threatening reaction of the body to a substance to which an individual is highly allergic
cardiac arrest a sudden, sometimes temporary, cessation of function of the heart
cerebrovascular accident (CVA) also know as stroke; when an artery to the brain is blocked or ruptures, causing an interruption of blood flow to the brain
dislocation condition where one end of a bone making up a joint separates from its normal position
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) network of community resources, equipment, and personnel that provides care to victims of injury or sudden illness
emphysema progressive lung disorder in which the terminal bronchioles that lead into the alveoli
EMT-P qualified individual who can provide advanced life support care, including advance airway maintenance, IV drips, administration of medications, cardiac monitoring and interpretation, and cardiac defibrillation
heat cramps heat related condition that causes painful muscle spasms and hot, sweaty skin
heatstroke body becomes overheated that the heat-regulating mechanism breaks down and is unable to cool the body
hyperventilation rapid and deep respirations, causing the person to exhale too much carbon dioxide
hypovolemic shock caused by the loss of blood or other body fluids resulting in a life-threatening condition
insulin shock a condition where a person needs sugar immediately
lacerations tissues are torn apart,leaving ragged and irregular edges
neurogenic shock a life-threatening condition where the nervous system is unable to control the diameter of the blood vessels and may occur with brain and spinal injuries
oblique fracture a break in the bone that occurs diagonally across the bone
partial seizures abnormal electrical activity is localized into specific areas of the brain; only the brain functions in those area are affected
poison substance that causes illness, injury, or death if it enters the body
profuse perspiration excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
puncture wound made by a sharp, pointed object piercing the skin layers and sometimes the underlying structures
shock the failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver enough blood to all of the vital organs of the body
status asthmaticus a severe prolonged asthmatic attack that is life-threatening
strain a stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons
superficial burn injury to the epidermis and is the most common burn
tonic -clonic seizure best known type of generalized seizure and was formerly known as a "grand mal seizure"
wound a break in the continuity of an external or internal surface, caused by physical means
Created by: gserrano2508