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ABRASION
Scaping of the skin.
ACUTE
Having a sudden onset, sharp rise, and short course.
ALLERGY
Hypersensitivity to a foreign substance.
AMBULATORY
Walking or able to walk.
ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK
A serious, often life-threatening, allergic reaction.
ANEURISM
Dilation of an artery due to blood pressure on a weakened wall.
ANGINA PECTORIS
Chest pain caused by decreased blood (oxygen) supply to the heart muscle, e.g. narrowing of coronary arteries.
APNEA
Cessation of breathing.
APPENDICITIS
Inflammation of the appendix.
ARRHYTHMIA
Any variation from normal rhythm of the heartbeat.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
Hardening of the walls of the arteries.
ASPHYXIA
A condition caused by inadequate intake of oxygen.
ASPIRATION
1. Drawing in of vomitus or fluid into the respiratory tract.
2. Withdrawal of fluid by suction.
ASTHMA
Disease marked by increased mucous production and chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes resulting in difficulty in breathing.
BENIGN
Not malignant - has the ability to grow and be harmful but does not spread to adjacent tissue.
BLOOD PRESSURE
Pressure of the blood exerted against vessel walls. (systolic pressure/diastolic pressure)
BRONCHITIS
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
CARCINOMA
A form of cancer.
CARDIAC
Pertaining to the heart.
CARDIAC ARREST
Stoppage of effective heart action.