Friday, 25 May 2018

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Abdomen

The abdomen is the part of the body between the chest and the hips.

Abdominal cavity

The part of the body between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the thighs, containing most of the digestive and urinary systems along with some reproductive organs

ABO blood groups

The system by which human blood is classified, based on proteins occurring on red blood cells; the four classification groups are A, AB, B, and O

Abortion

An abortion or termination is a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. The method used depends on the stage of pregnancy.

Abrasion

An abrasion is an injury that happens when the skin is scraped off after it rubs against another surface.

Abscess

An abscess is a lump containing pus, which is made by the body during infection.

ACE inhibitor

A drug typically used to treat high blood pressure (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibitor)

Ache

An ache is a constant dull pain in a part of the body.

Achilles tendon

The tendon at the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a condition that causes heartburn when acid from the stomach flows up into the throat.

Acid-base balance

The mechanisms that the body uses to keep its fluids close to neutral (neither basic nor acidic) so that the body can function properly

Acidosis

A condition marked by abnormally high acid levels in the blood, associated with some forms of diabetes, lung disease, and severe kidney disease

Acne

A skin condition characterised by inflamed, pus-filled areas that occur on the skin's surface, most commonly occurring during adolescence

Acquired

A word describing any condition that is not present at birth, but develops some time during life

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes a weakening of the immune system

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