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LABOUR
Process of fetus being expelled from the uterus at full term.
LEUKEMIA
Abnormal increase of white blood cells in the body.
MALIGNANT
Tends to become worse and result in death.
MENINGES
Three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
MENINGITIS
Inflammation of fthe meninges.
MISCARRIAGE
Interruption of pregnancy prior to the fifth month.
MYOCARDIUM
Heart muscle.
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Damage to the heart muscle resulting from blocked or restricted coronary arteries (a.k.a. - MI)
ORTHOPNEA
Inability to breathe in a supine position.
PALLOR
A pale appearance to the skin.
PARALYSIS
Loss or impairment of the ability to move body parts.
PARAPLEGIA
Paralysis of the lower body and legs.
PHLEBITIS
Inflammation of a vein.
PLACENTA
Structure attached to the wall of the uterus that provides oxygen and nourishment to the unborn child, and is expelled shortly after birth.
PNEUMONIA
Infection that occurs when fluid and cells collect in the lungs.
PNEUMOTHORAX
Presence of air or gas in the thorax cavity.
PROSTRATION
Extreme exhaustion.
PULSE
The beat of the heart as felt through the walls of the arteries.
QUADRIPLEGIA
Paralysis affecting all four limbs.
RIGOR MORTIS
Stiffening of the muscles after death.