Flashcards in Medical Definitions Deck (101)
Conditions that inadvertently arise form medical treatment.
In an abnormal place or position.
Removal of tissue.
Antibody produced by immune system against host tissue.
Normal protein recognised by autoantibodies.
Physiological state of tiredness.
Abnormal skin sensation.
Loss of smell sense.
Solute concentration per kilogram.
Solute concentration per litre.
Define osmolar gap.
Difference between measured and calculated osmolality.
Desire to eat.
Absence of appetite.
Abnormal increase in appetite.
Need to eat.
Disappearance of appetite - feeling of fullness.
Sac-like structure filled with gas, fluid and/or semi-solid material.
A lesion due to necrosis leading to erosion of skin or mucous membrane.
Define narrow therapeutic range.
The dose range that optimises efficacy whilst minimises toxicity.
Define differential diagnosis.
Differentiating between two or more conditions with similar symptoms.
Define diagnosis of exclusion.
Diagnosis reached by the process of elimination.
Shortness of breath.
Noticeable rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeats.
Temporary loss of consciousness.
Detachment of nail from nail bed.
Eyes bulging out of the orbit.
Excessive hair growth where hair is usually absent or minimal.
Surgical procedure that allows access to inside of abdomen without large skin incisions.