a test that you have done in a laboratory (lab)
urine and blood tests done in a lab
a place with special medical equipment where health tests are done
when your body causes your baby to be born
process of childbirth, beginning with the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles, which open the cervix to allow a baby to be born, and ending with the expulsion of the placenta.
ragged cut or tear in your skin
a doctor makes small cuts in your body to put in a small camera to look at the area or they can put in instruments to operate
a type of minimally invasive surgery or procedure
swelling of your voice box (larynx) that can cause a hoarse voice and trouble speaking
part of the body that contains vocal cords which are used for speaking
when you begin to sense contractions
first and longest phase of labour during which the cervix effaces and dilates to three centimetres.
amount of time you spend in the hospital
cut, injury, wound, sore
cancer of your blood or bone marrow
the amount of medical care you need, and where you get this care
any interventions aimed at prolonging your life.
Interventions may include medications, procedures (things that are done) and devices. These measures may be different for each person and situation. You will make decisions while talking with the physician(s) or nurse practitioner. These decisions will depend on the severity of your illness and your values and beliefs
a bad illness that is expected to get worse and to end the life of the patient
tissue that connects bones together
an operation to close off a blood vessel or other tube in the body
your arms and hands, and your legs and feet
things you can't do
special code that is needed for some medications to be paid for by Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB)
code required for certain drugs to indicate that a patient meets specific criteria for coverage.
on your tongue
a vaccine that has a weakened form of the virus in it
an organ in your body that helps you digest food, store energy, and remove poisons
a section of an internal organ (for example brain, lungs, liver and kidneys)
in a small area only, only in one place
after your baby is born you may have bleeding and discharge from your vagina, called lochia
vaginal discharge and bleeding that resembles a heavy period and continues after delivery for about six weeks before tapering off.
for a long time, over a long period
a small device inserted under the skin by the collar bone to record the hearts electrical activity.
clear, thinking clearly
measure of how strong your lungs are
organs to breathe with
nodes or glands spread throughout your body
Your lymph nodes, also called lymph glands, play a big role in how your body fights infections. They work as filters, trapping viruses, bacteria and other causes of illnesses before they can infect other parts of your body. Common areas where you might notice swollen lymph nodes include your neck, under your chin, in your armpits and in your groin.
tissues and organs that help your body get rid of waste
cancer of the lymph system