swelling of your body tissues (usually your ankles or lungs) due to sodium and water build up
works well, good, strong
how well something works
is the a measurement that tells how well your heart is working. This number shows how much blood your heart is pumping out each time it beats
is the percentage of blood pumped out of the ventricle (lower chamber of the heart) each time it contracts
blood test that looks at the balance of sodium, potassium and chloride in your blood
lift, raise, raise higher
throw out, get rid of, do away with
gaunt, thin, wasted, starving
when a blood vessel is blocked by something, such as a blood clot (embolus)
therapeutic embolization is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure performed by interventional radiologist. It involves the selective blockage of blood vessels by purposely introducing something to block the vessel.
unborn baby (up to 12 weeks)
something that happens so you need help right away
rolling carts that contains supplies and medications needed to treat a child during a crisis.
in an emergency (such as a power failure) when you can't do dialysis, you must follow the emergency diet. This diet will help slow down the build-up of waste products in your body
make more important
a lung disease
a disease in which the lungs become stretched or enlarged and breathing gets harder
a disease that damages the brain
physical, emotional and spiritual care given at the end of your life. Also called comfort care.
when your kidneys have stopped working, you can't survive without dialysis or a transplant
stage 5 in chronic kidney disease when treatment such as dialysis or transplantation is necessary. "End stage" refers to the end of kidney function. Also called end-stage renal failure or end-stage kidney failure.
flexible plastic tube placed into a person's airway, through the nose or mouth to help him or her breathe.
add to, improve
all the things around you
cells that help protect you from germs
when you have a high number of eosinophils, it tells you that you could have an infection
needle filled with medication for allergic reactions
This medication is used in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods or drugs.
there are two types:
- temporary epicardial wires (sutures) sewn to the surface of the heart after cardiac surgery that allows for temporary pacemaking of the heart if needed
- permanent epicardial wires (sutures) which are inserted into the heart when a pacemaker or defibrillator is inserted
disease that most people get, widespread sickness
study of disease
painkilling drugs are put into the small of your back via a fine tube during labour
Anesthesia administered to a labouring mother into the epidural space at the base of the spine to numb the lower body. It reduces pain significantly by making the mother unable to feel contractions during labour and delivery.
a flap of skin at the back of your throat
a short time when symptoms are worse
red rash on your face
the rate at which red blood cells sediment in one hour, a test that looks for inflammation in your body
a hormone made by your kidneys
a hormone that stimulates your bone marrow to produce red blood cells. The hormone is naturally produced by your kidneys, and is also available as injectable medication
make worse, grow, increase
the cause of
plain to see, visible
when your symptoms get worse
this program helps make it easier for patients to get medications not funded on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Formulary, or when no other medication will do. (A drug formulary is a list of prescription medications)
under special circumstances, some drugs require a doctor or nurse practitioner to apply for coverage of a drug that is not on the formulary.
doing peritoneal dialysis
one complete cycler of peritoneal dialysis, consisting of inflow, equilibration (also called dwell), and outflow
cut out, cut off, remove
when the airways in your lungs get narrow while you exercise. It makes it harder to breathe
cough, spit out
knowledge, skill, training
how much air that you can still breathe out after a normal breath
come in contact with
removing breast milk from the breasts using a pump to store for a later feeding
speaking, saying words or sentences
machine that monitors the progress and vital signs of your fetus during pregnancy or when you are in labour. It records the fetal heartbeat and the mother's contractions.
arms, hands, legs and feet