medication that stimulates the nervous system and is given to premature infants to reduce the amount of apnea spells.
a build up of calcium. This makes tissue in the body get hard
mineral that is important for bone growth
a button found around a hospital bed that you push or ring to let a nurse or other staff member that you need help. You should use the call bell if you need help to get out of bed or up from your chair.
long cable with an oblong plastic box at the end that contains a button to ring for the nurse
Canadian Triage Acuity Score is a tool that helps emergency departments (ED) to prioritize,or rank patient care needs. It helps to make sure that the sickest patients are seen first, especially when the ED is busy.
the size and place of cancer in the body
sore or blister in your mouth
can, able to
(in medical and legal terms): To be capable of making personal care choices means that you can understand the information you need to make an informed decision about your health care. It also means that you understand what could happen as a result of that decision (e.g., risks/benefits of agreeing or not agreeing to different treatment possibilities).
size, amount something holds, space
very small blood vessels
foods that have starch or sugar and give your body energy
natural gas made when you breathe, gas that you breathe out
about the heart, relating to the heart
medical department that treats heart problems
your heart is larger than it should be
any disease that affects and weakens your heart muscle
things that happen when trying to save your life in an emergency
an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
having to do with your heart and blood vessels
watching over or helping someone in some way
when parents can have their baby with them at all times until they go home. Parents do all the care their baby needs with help of the nursery staff.
big blood vessels in your neck, arteries in your neck
ultrasound of the arteries in your neck
someone who is sick and can make other people sick
the smooth covering on the end of your bones
clouding of your eye that makes it hard for you to see
hollow tube used to move fluids into or out of your body
to put a tube into part of your body
to burn a piece of skin or tissue (usually to help it stop bleeding)
any hole or open space
a skin infection
common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling often spread rapidly. Cellulitis is usually painful
a long, thin, flexible tube that is put into a large vein of your arm, neck, chest or groin. It can be used to give you fluids, medications, nutrition or blood.
brain and spinal cord
the central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerves. The central nervous system controls the way we think, guides how we move, and registers sensations (like pain) throughout our body.
a long, thin, flexible tube that may be put into your arm or chest under your skin. It is used to give medications, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time.
a catheter is often inserted in the arm or chest through the skin into a large vein. The catheter is threaded through this vein until it reaches a large vein near the heart.
a part of your brain that controls balance and coordination of muscle movements such as walking
about the brain
bruise to your brain
one side of your brain
stroke, bleeding into your brain
stroke, brain attack
the seven neck bones at the top of your spine
about the lower part of your uterus (cervix)
the process that gets your cervix ready for labour. It makes your cervix soft and thin. Cervical ripening either happens naturally or can be done artificially using medications.
a medication used to ripen or soften the cervix before labour is induced.
lower part of your uterus (womb)
baby born through surgery, cut in your abdomen to get your baby out
A surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through a cut in the abdomen and uterus. Used when a woman can't give birth vaginally
a registered nurse who is the head of a group of nurses or a unit in a hospital, emergency department or long term care home
a medical record of medical information about a person
chemical that causes swelling (inflammation)
liquids (such as water)
solids (such as bones)
or gases (such as oxygen)
cancer medication, cancer treatment, cancer drug
a sterile, flexible tubing put into your chest by a doctor. It allows unwanted fluids or air to drain out
a picture of the inside of your chest
chest x-ray produces pictures of the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest. An x-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions
a doctor who treats muscle or join problems with manipulation of your joints
something in your blood that helps keep the proper fluid levels in your body. A blood test will tell you what your chloride level is
one of the most important minerals in the blood, along with sodium, potassium, and calcium. Chloride helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of body fluids.
types of fat found in your body
problems with your bowels, digestive disease
an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition
constant, never ending, does not go away, long term
coughing that lasts for more than 3 months
constant health problem, a health problem that lasts for a long time
when your kidneys stop working slowly, over a long time
kidney function which is less than normal and will never get better. This condition might be mild and might only need to be watched by your doctor(usually stage 1 or stage 2). Or it might be slowly getting worse and will need to be watched more carefully to avoid symptoms and complications. Stage 5 CKD is also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), end stage kidney disease or end stage kidney failure. This is when you need dialysis or a transplant to continue to live.
blood flow through your body
the blood vessels and fluids in your body
when your foreskin is removed, the skin covering the tip of your penis
an artery in your heart
birth defect that affects the upper lip and the roof of your mouth
work or studies in a medical setting that involves patients
medical research study
a set amount that you pay for medical or dental services
clot, clump together
a snail-shaped organ in the inner ear that helps you hear
learning or thinking
a problem with your brain that makes it hard to think clearly
aware, know about, think of
sick, fussy baby
work together, help each other
part of your bowel
medical test for tumours or cancer in your colon or rectum
check of your colon, look inside your intestine
an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in your bowels (large intestine and rectum). During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube is inserted into your rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside.
an operation on your colon or rectum
The thin, sticky, yellow fluid secreted by a woman's breasts before the production of true breast milk. Colostrum is rich in fats, protein, and antibodies. Some women notice small amounts of colostrum during and toward the end of pregnancy.
when someone is unconscious (unable to wake up)
a state of unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions
in a coma
joining, mixing together
chair with the bottom cut out that is used as a portable toilet
catching, can be spread
a group of people who live in the same area, or who share the same beliefs or customs
programs that help people with many types of personal, health or other needs
doesn't cause a problem, reaction or rejection when put together
gets along together, mixes well together
make up for
health care that uses natural ways of treating disease, along with standard medical care; some examples are massage therapy and acupuncture
something that isn't simple or has many parts
follow, stick to
problem or problems
health problems that make the original condition worse
tooth coloured filling
complete, covers everything, thorough, all
squeeze, press down on
putting pressure on a part of your body
special socks that you wear to help stop swelling or blood clots. They improve blood flow by gently squeezing your legs. This helps to move the blood up your legs
to push down on something, putting pressure on something
chest compressions pump the heart, moving blood and oxygen already in your body
to be made up of, include
want, urge, desire
a special x-ray test. It can give clear pictures of the inside of your body.
Imaging of body regions and parts in a variety of different planes using x-rays.
imagine, think up, create
about, for, on
end, finish, judge
definite, final, last
agree with, feel the same way
a brain injury that happens when a hit to your head or body causes your head and brain to move quickly back and forth
a test to figure out if there was any damage to your brain after you've had a concussion
state, how someone is
physical training, training your body, fitness
do, carry on, run, lead
private, not to be told to others
being unclear in your mind about something
lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
born with, there at birth
when your heart isn't pumping hard enough
when your heart isn't able to pump blood normally. When you have CHF there isn't enough blood flow to supply your body's organs with oxygen and nutrients. "Heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart stops beating, but that your heart isn't working properly.
eye infection, pink eye, swelling and redness around your eyes
your instruction to block or allow access to your personal health information
a consent directive allows you to control the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information
for more information go to www.ehealthontario.on.ca
a form you sign that says you agree to have a certain health care service or treatment (for example a test or an operation)
treatment that does not include any operation or treatments
a treatment option which provides comfort care, both physical and emotional, if you decide to let a disease run its natural course. If you choose the conservative care treatment option, you and your family will work with your doctor and other members of the healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that honours your wishes, and helps you and your family obtain the support and comfort you need.
stays the same
combine, join, put together
plain to see, easy to see
unable to have a bowel movement
made of, form, make up
talk with, ask, discuss
eat, drink, use up
talk to, get in touch, call
illness that spreads to others, disease that you can give to other people
have, keep together, hold
harmful ingredient, pollution, poison, harmful chemical
when you can control your bladder or bowels
a face mask attached to a machine that blows air into your airway
also called a sleep apnea machine, breathing machine
a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open to help a person with apnea sleep better
therapy that involves putting a small device into your heart, to manage heart failure symptoms. It helps your heart work by sending tiny electrical impulses to your heart muscle. This may help your heart pump blood through your body.
all of the care and services a person needs; may include health care, emotional support, social services, etc.
tightening, flexing, tensing
The strong, rhythmic tightening of your uterus during labour. Regular strong and painful contractions dilate the cervix and push the baby through the birth canal.
a condition where your muscles, tendons, or other tissues get short and hard. This causes your joints to be stiff and twisted.
not recommended, can cause a bad reaction, not allowed
dye, x-ray dye
A type of fluid which is injected or swallowed during x-ray procedures to outline structures and/or function of a body organ or blood vessels. Note: Contrast media can also be used in MRI examinations, but consist of different chemistry than x-ray contrast media.
cause, add to
manage, be in charge of
a medication or chemical that is watched over, restricted (regulated) by the government
medications that contain morphine are controlled substances
a study that compares one treatment to another treatment
a time of rest to heal after an illness, injury or operation
usual way of doing things
health care given by doctors, nurses and other health professionals who treat patients using drugs, radiation and operations
when your body shakes, muscles tighten and jerk
about the blood vessels that bring blood to your heart
open heart surgery
heart disease, disease of the blood vessels that bring blood to your heart
a build-up of plaque in your coronary arteries that occurs over time
blood clot in a blood vessel in your heart
a baby's age based on his/her due date. For example, if a baby is 6 months old but was born 2 months early, his corrected age is 4 months
The number of weeks since the baby was born minus the number of weeks the baby was born prior to term. Used to determine developmental levels in preterm infants.
asthma medication, mediation used to lower swelling of your airways
to force air from your lungs with a sudden short sound
how to cough or sneeze without spreading germs
sounds in your lungs that aren't normal
the bones that make up your head and hold your brain
waste product from your muscles being active
blood test to see how well your kidneys are working
blood test to measure your level of creatinine, which is a waste product of muscle activity. As kidney function decreases, the serum creatinine level increases.
certificate, diploma or license that allows a person to do a certain type of job, such as a lawyer, doctor, nurse or therapist
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old
something that calls for action right away; an emergency
a disease that causes inflammation (swelling) in the lining of your small intestine and/or your colon.
when your upper teeth are biting inside your lower teeth
blood test to see if your blood matches with blood that has been donated. It is done if you might need a blood transfusion
blood test to measure the compatibility of a blood transfusion, of a transplant donor and recipient
cap that covers a tooth
the area at the upper back of the skull
beliefs or customs of a group of people
test commonly used to see if you have an infection
something gets bigger or worse as more is added to it
something that can cure, heal or make better
heal, fix, make better
a condition that happens when your body is making too much of the hormone called cortisol
care, safe keeping, protection
about your skin, on the surface of your skin
blue colour to your skin when you don't get enough oxygen
pus under your skin, boil
a disease passed down from your parents that causes a thick liquid to build up in parts of the body, including your lungs. It usually starts by age 2 years
when a tiny camera is used to look into your bladder and urine tubes.
it is to check for stones or tumours in your bladder. It is also used to look for infection or a urinary tract disorder
what we can test for to see if your body would reject a kidney transplant
substance in your blood (antibody) designed to kill the antigen. This usually means that your body would reject a transplanted kidney