an area at the centre of your eye
MRI 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
not eating enough food or not eating enough of the foods your body needs
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 large, bony area on the base of the skull behind your ear, it connects with your middle ear
about having a baby
a blotchy, red rash that starts on your head and moves down your body. Measles is caused by a virus
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
an indirect doctors order
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
black, thick stool (bowel movement) that has blood in it
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
a rubbery piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber for your knee
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
when cancer grows and spreads to other parts of your body
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
a person who is trained to help with child birth
gentle, slight, small
a measure of mass
sometimes you will see a medication dose 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
wall motion study gives information about your heart's ability to pump blood. It uses pictures to show how blood travels through your heart
when special nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord called motor neurons stop working properly
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
an illness that causes swelling of the glands that make your saliva
when your muscles get smaller and weaker
the stretchiness of a muscle
muscle tone is needed to maintain an upright posture when awake. This includes holding your head up. Muscle tone normally decreases during deep sleep.
muscle tone is controlled by signals that travel from your brain to your nerves and tell the muscles to contract.
something that causes change
change over time
a disease that causes weakness in your muscles and makes it hard to control them
medication that is used to prevent rejection of your new kidney after you have a kidney transplant
disease of your spinal cord
a condition where there is a loss of neurological function related to your spinal cord
it's easy for you to see things close up, but harder to see things that far away