an area at the centre of your eye
uses magnets, radio waves, and a computer to take pictures of areas inside your body.
imaging of body regions in a variety of different planes using magnetic fields and radio-frequency pulses/radio waves.
size, how serious
severe and become worse, as in malignant hypertension
an x-ray of your breast to check cancer
take care of
a lump in the body
how much matter there is in something. Matter is anything you can touch physically
operation to remove your breast
a baby's first feces or bowel movement, poop
A greenish-brown substance that comes from a baby's digestive tract and is ordinarily passed after delivery as the baby's first stool. Sometimes, the meconium is passed before birth, in which case it stains the amniotic fluid, turning it greenish brown.
creating the most accurate list possible of all the medications you are taking, and comparing that list to your admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders
formal process in which health care providers work together with patients and families to ensure accurate medication information is communicated across transitions of care. For further information go to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada website
A medical directive is an order for a procedure or series of procedures that may be implemented for a patient when specific conditions are met and specific circumstances exist.
medical staff who do diagnostic imaging tests (such as x-rays and scans) and give radiation therapy treatments
current description of any medical radiation worker in Ontario licensed under the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario; encompasses all disciplines of medical radiation work including x-ray technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapy technologists, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists.
drug, pill, medicine
a very thin layer of tissue that covers a surface
the sac that surrounds the baby in the uterus and contains amniotic fluid in which the baby floats. Also called the bag of waters or amniotic sac, the membranes will rupture naturally or be ruptured artificially during labour
time in a woman's life when her period stops, also called the "change of life"
periodic blood that flows as a discharge from the uterus
illness that affects your mood, thinking and behaviour
frame of mind, outlook
how your body uses food to make energy
bacteria, bacteria that is hard to kill with antibiotics
bacteria that is spread by skin-to-skin contact or through contact with items contaminated by the bacteria
bacteria that causes infections in different parts of the body. It is harder to treat than normal Staphylococcus Aureus because it is resistant to many common antibiotics, including methicillin, penicillin, amoxicillin, and cephalosporins.
tiny germs that are too small to see
gentle, slight, small
a measure of mass
sometimes you will see a dose medication ordered in milligrams
Your body can't make minerals, so you need to get them from your food.You need to take in 16 different minerals each day. They help build strong bones and teeth, control the amount of fluid inside and outside of your cells, and turn the food you eat into energy your body can use. Calcium, iron and potassium are examples of minerals.
least, small, smallest
make smaller, lessen, decrease
to lose a baby
make less harmful, lessen, reduce
being able to move
walking, standing up, moving from one chair to another
neutral, middle-of-the road
form, pattern, impression
watch, check on, watch for changes
(cardiac) an electronic monitor which, when connected to the patient, signals each heart beat
sickness or illness
number of deaths
phlegm, nose fluid, mouth fluid, throat coating
fluid present in the nose and windpipe
a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the body
disease of your nerves
chronic autoimmune disorder affecting movement, sensation, and bodily functions. It is caused by destruction of the myelin insulation covering nerve fibers (neurons) in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
something that causes change
change over time
medication that is used to prevent rejection of your new kidney after you have a kidney transplant