tube of soft rubber or plastic that is inserted through a nostril and into your stomach to give liquid foods or medications
flexible tube that is inserted through the patient's nose into the stomach to drain unwanted fluids that can build up
medication for asthma or COPD in a mist
nebulizer changes medication from a liquid to a mist so that it can be more easily breathed into your lungs
have to, must, cause
careless, not careful
very small, tiny, minor
the time from a baby's birth to four weeks (28 days) of age.
death in the first month of life
special care nursery for sick and premature newborns. NICUs are staffed with specialists trained to care for babies with special needs and use advanced technology in the care of those babies.
doctor who cares for newborn babies
study of kidneys and kidney problems
the part of your kidneys that actually makes urine in to remove waste from your blood
the functional unit of your kidney. It acts to maintain the body’s chemical balance
special x-ray of your kidney
imaging of your kidney by injecting a contrast agent (dye) through a nephrostomy tube. This will confirm the position of the catheter (tube) and assess the drainage of the kidney.
nephrostomy tube is a catheter (thin plastic tube) that is put through your skin and into your kidney
nephrostomy tube is necessary when there is a blockage in your ureter. This obstructs the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder
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.
The peripheral nervous system is the part of the nervous system outside your brain and spinal cord. It consists of nerves that carry information between the central nervous system and the extremities of your body (such as your arms and legs)
swelling of a nerve
about your brain and nervous system
study of your brain and nervous system
disease of your nervous system
damage to you nervous system
a baby between birth and one month old
small, not important
medication that you can by over the counter at the drug store
not ordered by a doctor
ways to stop illness without using medication
a way to check on how your baby is doing while inside your uterus. In a nonstress test, you are hooked up to a fetal monitor and the response of the fetal heart rate to fetal movements is observed
starting in the hospital
let you know, alert you
type of medical imaging
medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.
Imaging studies of body regions using the injection of radioisotopes or biochemicals that are taken up by specific body tissues, for studying function rather than structure.
a nurse with special training
nurse practitioners are advanced registered nurses educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic condition
food, meal, diet
food that is good for your body