Saftey in healthcare vocabulary.txt

  1. Anaphylaxis
    Exaggerated hypersensitivity reaction that in severe cases leads to vascular collapse, bronchospasm, and shock
  2. Antibody
    Immunoglobulins produced by the immune system in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic substances
  3. Antigen
    Foreign substance that causes the production of a specific antibody.
  4. Antiseptics
    Substance, such as alcohol and povdone-iodine solution (Betadine), that inhibits the growth of microorganisms on living tissue
  5. Autoimmune
    Pertaining to a disturbance in the immune system in which the body reacts against its own tissue.
  6. Contaminated
    Soiled with pathogens or infected material; nonsterile
  7. Disinfectant
    Substance such as alcohol or povidone-iodine solution (Betadine) that inhibits the growth of microorganisms on inanimate sufaces or objects
  8. Germicides
    Agents that destroy pathogenic organisms
  9. Nosocomial infections
    Infections acquired during hospitalization or in a healthcare setting; often caused by Escherichia coli, hepatitis viruses, Psendomanas, and Staphyloccus microorganisms
  10. Palliative
    Relieving or alleving symptoms without curing the disease
  11. Apnea
    absence of breathing
  12. Arrhythmia
    Irregular heart rhythm
  13. Bradycardia
    A slow heartbeat; a pulse below 60 bpm
  14. Cerumen
    A waxy secrection in the ear canal; commonly called ear wax
  15. Diurnal rhythm
    patterns of activity or behavior that follow day-night cycles
  16. Homeostasis
    internal adaptation and change in response to environmental factors
  17. Hyperventilation
    Abnormal prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
  18. Intermittent pulse
    Pulse in which beats are occasionlly skipped
  19. Orthopnea
    Condition in which an individual must sit or stand to breath comfortably
  20. Peripheral
    Pertaining to an area that is outside or away from an organ or structure
  21. Orthostatic hypotension
    Temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position
  22. Otitis externa
    Inflamation or infection of the external auditory canal
  23. Pulse deficit
    Condition in which the radial pulse is less than the apical pulse; may indicate peripheral vascular abnormality
  24. Pulse Pressure
    Difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure
  25. Rales
    Abnormal or crackling breath sounds during inspriration
  26. rhonchi
    Abnormal rumbling sounds on experation that indicate airway obstruction by thick secretion or spasms
  27. Secondary Hypertension
    Elevated blood pressure reuslting from another condition
  28. Sinus Arrhythmia
    Irregular heratbeat originating in the sinoatrial node (pace maker)
  29. Syncope
    Fainting; a breif lapse in consciousness
  30. Vertigo
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Saftey in healthcare vocabulary.txt