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Medical Definitions and Word Differences

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Having knowledge of the common medical terms is important to avoid confusion. There are cases when some medical terms are considered synonymous with another, when in fact there is a difference between them. An example of this is tumor and cancer.
A recent acute cause like severe bleeding and hypovolaemia or acute urinary tract obstruction usually point to an acute type of renal failure. Chronic diabetes or hypertension, poly-cystic kidney disease etc on the other hand makes the chronic renal failure more likely. An ultrasound can be helpful,...
There is no other word.
it's not dnc. it's d and c meaning dilation and curettage.
this means you're lacking blood flow in this area.
someone that is over their weight on the scale. the scale is for your age and height, then they read a graph then tell you if you are obese or skinny or just right. p.s. everyone is "obese" according to the chart. Obese is a word referring to being over the average weight of other people the same...
Donald A Smith, helped to build the Canada Pacific Railway.WilliamC van Horne started his career as superindent and at 28 he becamethe General Superindent of the railway. George Stephen also helpedto build the CPR. He signed a contract with CPR in 1880 and he wasthe first ever President of CPR till...
Water that is totally flavourless.
Wash your hands regurly with soap if you have touched the animal is the best way to stop infections. Avoid going near dead animals and dont touch road kill.
The adjective enterococcal applies to enterococci -- normal bacteria in the intestines.
Fellow American College of Chest Physicians. Some may say, Fellow American College of Clinical Pharmacology, butI have no idea for this one.
Bleeding from the lungs is called pneumorrhagia.
Its mean HEALTHthere's a 3 aspects of well-being.1.Physical Health refer to how well your body function. A healthy diet, regular execise, adequate sleep, and proper medical and dental care are all important for physical health.2.Mental Health refer too how good you feel about yourself and how well...
A person who had a stroke may be unable to urinate due to neurogenic bladder, in which the bladder doesn't contract properly. In addition, there may be difficulties due to problems with balance or movement.
This is a little tricky to explain, but in medical, nursing, anddental care, there is implied consent, informed consent, and "atort" which is technically assault. "Implied consent" refers to the implied permission a patient gives.For example, a patient visits a doctor; a physical examination is...
root words,prefixes and suffixes
Ostectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of a bone.
Its difficult. Lat amiotrph. Scl (or LAS). Some says it ALS. If itis to the gene or DNA of someone, no ways how to bypass it. Onlythe option is it doesn't appear asdominant gene factor. Khuda jaane..God knows..when the trigger orto whom it will be triggered. If some have Lou Gehrigs ...
Post-marketing surveillance is collection of data after a drug goes on the market to look for complications or interactions not previously noted in clinical trials. Sometimes this surveillance and analysis yields new information about the use and contraindications of a new medication.
The big toe is at the distal foot. It is the most medial toe.
I don't know-if I knew what caused them to form I would not do it
Infection in the maxillary sinuses present in the skull is called  maxillary sinuses. These sinuses are air filled cavities in the  substance of bone.
A90. Metallothionein as a useful marker in Hodgkin lymphomasubclassification. Following the latest CPR guidelines, the programof CPR teaches basic life support and addresses breathing andcardiac emergencies in caring for adults, children and infants.
Answer . Polydactyly is about extra numerary digits, say 6 fingers instead of the usual 5 . Syndactyly means fused fingers, say the index and middle fingers fail to separate. Syndactyly is a term that comes from two Greek words together andfinger. It refers to a condition whereby two or more...
An example of an occult hernia would be when a person has persistent inguinal (groin) pain with no obvious physical sign of the hernia.
Diuretics may be grouped as potassium-wasting and potassium-sparing. Some are referred to as loop diuretics, osmotic diuretics, and thiazides.
To wager is to make a bet and the amount gambled is also called the wager (or stake).
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Normocephalic is an adjective, not a noun; it has no plural form.
    That just means that there are different degrees of intensity in the signal. Look at it like the different degrees of contrast in a picture...
Obstruction or blockage in the ureter(s); the tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
ultra heat treated
5 pregnancies, 3 births, 2 abortions, 3 living children
Erythema means redness. Non-erythematous means "not red."
For information on a) meiosis (medical) and b) examples of rhetorical statements see the related link below.
Ventilator or respirator machine
cilia: thin hairs attached to the mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract
Veins are tubes carrying deoxygenated blood to the heart
the film is well spread and stained and suitable for reporting. The red blood cells are normochromic normocytic and have no parasites.The white cell count numbers are within reference range for age and and have normal morphology. There are no abnormal storage cell, foreign cells or parasites. The...
Direct Immunofluorescence: Staining cells with antibodies directly linked to fluorochromes is known as direct immunofluorescence (DIF). Multiple antibodies may be detected on one sample.
The treatment for hypochromia depends on the cause. Some treat vitiligo with phototherapy. Tinea versicolor can be treated with topical medications. Talk with your health care provider about your exact diagnosis and treatment alternatives.
The term in Otitis Media
Resuscitation is when you perform chest pumps and breaths intoanother person to bring them back to life. This is commonlyreferred to as CPR.
beside, near, along side of the spine.
Cyanosis is the bluish discoloration of the skin around the fingers and lips. It happens when the body undergoes shock and or hypothermia.Cyanosis is the condition of being blue. The related adjective is cyanotic.
Twisting of the spermatic cord is called testicular torsion.
Well aerohydrotherapy therapeutic uses both air and water
The tissue that holds the gland cells together giving a structure to the gland.
Amenorrhea means lack of menstruation or absence of menstrual flow.amenorrheaAmenorrhea is absence of menstruation for three months.Amenorrhea is the absence of a period in a woman after puberty and before menopause.
Sounds like you should ask a professional piercer and/or doctor. If you've got something scary going on, you should get it taken care of ASAP. Wikianswers is not the place to get a medical diagnosis or serious medical advice. It's POSSIBLe someone can give you a great answer, but why wouldn't you...
Entropion is the turning inward of the edge of an eyelid.
Disease caused by intervertebral discs
axetil and proxetils are attach to medications and have different degradation capabilities and later cause bioavailabilities.
Well to some people it could be.But in general. no. obese is not a bad word at all.It's better than calling someone 'fat'.Because it's not as offending.
Here is what you do: . roll in the bed . count to 100 . play video games . call a friend . think about a person u admire Well first you should turn of the computer and go read or watch tvfor a while then go try to sleep again. Try these methods: . Listen to some soothing music. Nothing...
lt oanel is low tension panel... its work is take power from the source and distribute it in a system
Nephrolithiasis is the condition of stones in the kidney.
Medicine of the blood vessels
The term "locoregional" in medicine means restricted to a specified location in the body, as with anesthesia, irradiation, or other treatment.
The plural form of diagnosis is diagnoses.
A zero eosinophil count by itself has no clinical significance. Talk with your health care provider to find out if there are findings in the history or physical that would make this finding a concern in your case.
Yes. Supine, S"up"ine. You are laying face "up". Horizontal is parallel to the floor (so you are laying flat). Recumbent means laying. Prone is also laying horizontally (face down), but Supine is the position that is one also called Horizontal Recumbent.
Unremarkable in medical terms means normal. An unremarkable spine for someone's age means that there may be some shrinkage of disks or other age related changes, but nothing that is unexpected.
Sulci is plural for a groove or fissure. A diaphragm is a muscle  under the lungs that helps with berating. The statement, the  diaphragm and sulci are intact, means that they are not damaged.
The chain of command in its simplest definition is the line ofauthority and responsibility along which orders are passed withinthe nursing department, the hospital, and between different units.Nurses who ignore the chain of command may lose their jobs, and insome cases their licenses.This also...
Thalamotomy is surgical incision into the thalamus. The thalamus is  part of the brain.
There are many words associated with the medical field. Some of  these words include, gallbladder, gallstone pancreatitis, Lyme  disease, lupus, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease,  scoliosis, and laceration. For a full list of medical terminology  and their meanings, consult a medical...
The answer depends on the purpose of the test. You need to contact the clinician who ordered it for advice specific to your situation.
To expidite is to speed something up. So if a test is expidited, they are going to do it more quickly than they normally would.
Yes, it uses Xrays.
Because we all have different caloric needs the exact "daily value" is different for each of us as well. Most labels estimate the daily value of a vitamin or mineral based on the average daily caloric intake of 2000 calories. Since caloric needs vary from person to person the amount of calories a...