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artery

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart. All arteries except the pulmonary artery carry oxygenated blood. The walls of an artery consist of three layers: an inner layer (tunica...

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astringent

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ă-strin-jĕnt)

a drug that causes cells to shrink by precipitating proteins from their surfaces. Astringents are used in lotions to harden and protect the skin and to reduce...

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fainting

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Is a transient, reversible loss of consciousness due to an acute reduction in blood supply to the brain. Lack of cerebral perfusion for 2–3 sec can cause premonitory symptoms (such ...

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Fickling's forceps

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[B. Fickling (1909–2007), English dentist] are used to grasp teeth and roots during minor oral surgical procedures; they are angled and have either toothed or non-toothed serrated jaws....

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haemorrhagic

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adj. associated with or resulting from blood loss (see haemorrhage). For example, haemorrhagic anaemia is due to blood loss (see anaemia).

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heart attack

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A lay expression, often meaning an acute, perhaps fatal, episode of myocardial infarction, with severe chest pain and/or erratic heart action (fast, irregular pulse).

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hypotension

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n. a condition in which the arterial blood pressure is abnormally low, which is most commonly experienced when rising from a sitting or lying position (postural or orthostatic...

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injury

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Damage caused by an external force applied to the body resulting from intentional or unintentional means. The “force” may be physical, (e.g., direct penetrating or blunt trauma, heat, a...

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kidney

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

An organ that may have arisen in freshwater animals for the purpose of voiding excess water and that is concerned in modern forms with excretion and/or the retention of water.

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labour

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n. the sequence of actions by which a baby and the afterbirth (placenta) are expelled from the uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days...

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