cells that help protect you from germs
germs or "bugs"
micro-organism that can cause infection in humans: can also be protective which is known as normal flora
a mesh-like tube of thin wire used to open a blocked blood vessel in your heart
a cell that helps protect you from germs
how a person acts
changing what you do, stopping habits
good, good for, helpful, useful
someone who receives or is given something
help, aid, an advantage
harmless, not a danger
grief after a loss or death, sadness, mourning
A "snapshot" of all of your medication use. We do this by interviewing you or your family, because the medication you are taking may be different than what is in your medical record.
The systemic process of interviewing the patient/family and reviewing at least another reliable source of information to verify the patient's complete medication use.
medication to lower your blood pressure
medication that may help angina symptoms or slow down fast heart beats
a chemical in your blood
on both sides
green / bright yellow coloured liquid that is released by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. It is released on and off into the stomach
a mask you wear. It is attached to a machine that can help you breathe easier
A brownish yellow substance that is released from your old red blood cells when they are naturally broken down by your liver. Bilirubin is found in bile. It is removed from the body through your stool (feces). Too much bilirubin in your bloodstream can cause jaundice. Jaundice will show as yellow coloring in your skin.
disease, poison, germ, virus, fungus
take tissue, usually to test
a medical test commonly performed by a surgeon, interventional radiologist, or an interventional cardiologist involving the removal of cells or tissues for testing. This is done to help determine the presence or extent of a disease. The tissue is generally examined under a microscope by a pathologist.
where urine is stored in your body
expandable sack which collects and holds urine
blood test to look for infection in your blood
sugar in your blood
a blood test to find out the amount of sugar that is in the blood.
the force of blood pushing out on your artery walls
the pressure of the blood within the arteries. A blood pressure cuff is used to measure this pressure which is produced primarily by the contraction of the heart muscle. Its measurement is recorded by two numbers - the first (systolic pressure) is measured after the heart contracts and is highest and the second (diastolic pressure) is measured before the heart contracts and is the lowest. High blood pressure is called "hypertension".
how much fat someone has
a calculation using a simple formula based on a someone's height and weight. This can be used to find out if someone is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight
bone strength test, a test done in the x-ray department of how solid and how strong your bones are
Imaging of the mineral content of bone using low density x-rays, primarily to assess patients with suspected low calcium/phosphorus content or osteoporosis.
the space inside your bones where blood cells are made
a needle (shot) you get months or years after your vaccination, to keep you safe from disease
swelling of the nerves in your arms
Irregular or "practice" contractions starting around the eighth month that prepare your uterus for labour. Unlike true labour, Braxton Hicks contractions aren't painful and don't get stronger and closer over time.
machine designed to remove milk from a woman's breasts.
air that goes in and out of your body through your nose and mouth
to take air in and out of your body
a baby born feet or rear-end first
small breathing tubes in your lungs
swelling of the breathing tubes in your lungs
when the breathing tubes in your lungs get narrow
medication, drug, that helps you breathe easier
premature infant's chronic lung disease usually caused by mechanical ventilation and lung infections.
technique used to see inside your airways to either diagnose or treat a condition. An instrument (bronchoscope) is inserted into your nose or mouth to allow the doctor to examine your airways for abnormalities such as foreign bodies, bleeding, tumors, or inflammation. A specimen may also be taken from inside your lungs for testing.
tightening of the small breathing tubes in your lungs
swooshing sound in a blood vessel
you can hear the bruit or swooshing sound in you dialysis fistula or graft by putting your arm up to your ear or by using a stethoscope
clinching or grinding your teeth
side of your mouth, inside of your cheek
when your hearts electrical system doesn't work the way it should
a condition in which there's a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make your heart beat
tiny pillow-like sac filled with fluid in your joints
thin, lubricated cushion located at points of friction between a bone and the surrounding soft tissue, such as skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons
swollen, painful joints, condition that causes joint pain
backside, rear end, bottom