stomach, stomach area, belly, tummy
bulging of the large artery that carries blood from your heart to your abdomen and lower parts of your body
when a needle is inserted into the skin below your belly button to remove extra fluid from your abdomen.
This is done too take out a small amount of fluid for lab testing or to take out a large amount of fluid that might be causing you pain
to move your arm or leg away from your body
ending a pregnancy with medicine or surgery, before the baby is born
cut, scratch, scrape
sore, wound, infection
a tender swollen lump caused by an infection
none, not here, not present
take in, soak up
don't, don't use, don't have, go without
Harm that is done to a person. This can be things like hitting, stealing or not taking care of a person
entry, way in
usable, available, on hand, understandable
muscles around your chest that help you breathe
something you didn't expect to happen, not planned
house, give shelter
go with, take with
our records show
add, gain, build up
add up, gather, collect
true, right, correct
too much acid in your blood
a skin disease that causes pimples
a plan to help you manage your health
a plan you write with your doctor or nurse practitioner
part of the first stage of labour
active labour happens when the cervix dilates from three to seven centimeters. Active labour lasts an average of two to four hours. The contractions during active labour are strong, long (40 to 60 seconds each), and frequent (three to four minutes apart)
things you do to take care of yourself such as bathing, dressing, eating etc.
things you do every day for your personal care
things you do for independent living such as shopping, cooking, driving etc.
new, sudden start, short term, quick
In medicine, an acute disease is a disease with a rapid onset, a short course, or both. Acute may be used to distinguish a disease from a chronic form, or to highlight the sudden onset of a disease. The word "acute" may also be used in the context of medicine to refer to the acute phase of injury, meaning the immediate post-injury healing processes.
chest pain or a heart attack
a place, such as a hospital, where someone gets care for a short period of time
when your kidneys stop working suddenly
rapid, sudden loss of kidney function, often reversible
strong habit that affects or controls your body and mind
extra, added, more
talk about, discuss
enough, the right amount
stick with, follow
beside, next to, near, touching
give, manage, take care of
getting in, being brought in
when your doctor is able to care for you in a certain hospital. (they can admit you to that hospital)
a hormone (chemical) made by your body when you're under stress or have certain medical conditions.
Adrenaline can increase blood pressure, heart rate and breathing
a summary of your wishes or instructions about the kind of care you want or don’t want. This plan is for a time when you can’t speak for yourself. An advance care plan can be written down or you can tell your wishes to someone, such as your substitute decision-maker. If a health care provider asks your substitute decision-maker to make treatment decisions for you, this plan can help them do that. It is different from making plans for your finances, property, estate, will or funeral arrangements.
thinking about and sharing your wishes for your health and personal care. It can help you to tell others what is important to you if you are sick and can't tell them.
a chance for you to reflect on your preferences about your current and future healthcare decisions. These decisions are usually shared with your family members and health-care providers. It ensures that your wishes are respected in the future if you are unable to communicate your preferences on your own.
papers that help you tell others your wishes and decisions ahead of time
papers that list your wishes about your end-of-life health care
a voluntary written document about your expressed wishes. It is to instruct and guide your Substitute Decision Maker about your wishes for the personal and health care you would like to receive (or not). This is not a legally binding document in Ontario.
when you talk with your family and friends (those with whom you have a relationship) about your wishes for future health care, while you are still able to make decisions for yourself. You talk about this with someone you trust and who knows you well. This person is called your substitute decision-maker, and he/she will make decisions for you when you are not able to (i.e., not capable) based on your wishes and the information you have provided them.
bad, dangerous, hurtful, harmful
a bad reaction, something that you didn't expect to happen
tell, warn, say
taking charge, support, support person
needs oxygen to live
slow and steady exercise, like walking, running, biking and swimming
changes, works on, modifies
the force that your heart must push against to get blood flowing through your body
others, other group, partner
altogether, added together, combined
gets worse fast, fast growing
anxiety, restlessness, nervousness
sickness, illness, health problem, complaint
carried through the air
air moving through your body
when your airways change shape because of injury
You may here different kinds of alarms in the hospital
Monitor alarms will sound when heart rate, respiratory rate or oxygen saturation fall outside an acceptable range
Medication pump alarms will sound to notify staff that a treatment or infusion is complete
Ventilator alarms will sound to notify staff of a disruption in the circuit or a change in the delivered support. Staff in the NICU/PICU set alarms to go off at the slightest change and before a serious problem arises. This may cause false alarms at times, but it allows us to observe your child closely. Alarms may also be observed from the nursing station.
Bed and chair alarms will sound to notify a healthcare provider of activity of a patient in their bed/chair
Patient safety alarms sound to notify healthcare providers that there is motion through the doorways.
having to do with food and how it moves through your body
when your blood doesn't have enough acid
things like pollen or mold that can cause your body to have a reaction, like sneezing or a rash
allergy doctor, a doctor that takes care of people with allergies
reaction to certain things such as some kinds of food or pollen, itch, rash, hives, breathing problems
ease, decrease, lessen
help you feel better
divide, give out, ration out
providing you with care and support that focus on quality of life and do not prolong suffering during the dying process.
disease that causes hair loss from some or all areas of the body
care that is given in a place other than a hospital
when a hospital patient is well enough to leave the hospital
tiny air bags/sacs in the lungs, these bags help bring oxygen to the blood
silver-coloured fillings in your teeth
put together, join, combine
walk, move around
can walk, mobile, able to move about
change, adjust, fix
memory loss, not being able to remember
A test for your baby's health that is done before it is born. Your doctor will take a small sample of amniotic fluid from around your baby
A diagnostic test to determine whether the fetus has any abnormalities. Performed anywhere between weeks 14 and 20 of pregnancy (though more commonly between weeks 16 and 18), amniocentesis tests the fluid inside the amniotic sac that surrounds the baby. The fluid, which contains the baby's skin cells, is drawn from the uterus through a hollow needle inserted through the expectant mother's abdominal wall and is tested for chromosomal abnormalities, genetic abnormalities, or other diseases.
water, fluid around your unborn baby in your uterus (womb)
a small glass or plastic container that holds a drug or other liquid
pain killer, pain reliever
a medication that reduces the feeling of pain without loss of consciousness.
look at, study, examine
serious allergic reaction, shock
about the anatomy of the human body
the make-up of the human body
low iron, low blood count
a medical condition in which the number of red blood cells (your blood count) is low
when you are not aware of pain, for example, when you have been given medication before an operation or procedure
a doctor trained in giving anesthetics during surgery and caring for those who have been given an anesthetic
a doctor who is dedicated to total care of a patient undergoing surgery and the relief of pain. Total care includes preparing you for surgery, being responsible for pain relief in the early recovery phase as well as treating complications that may result from the anesthetic
a medication or drug that puts you to sleep, or puts you "under"
a medication that produces a loss of sensation, either partially or completely
medication that makes a person unconscious and unable to feel pain. General anesthesia is sometimes used for emergency caesarean sections.
a medication or drug that numbs an area of your body
bulging of a blood vessel wall
chest pain, chest pressure or heaviness
a vascular closure device, also referred to as a plug, placed in the groin to seal the puncture site after an angiogram
swelling of your skin, or swelling inside your body usually because of an allergy
An x-ray test that uses a special dye and camera to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery or vein. An angiogram can look at the arteries or veins in your heart, head, arms, legs or belly.
A test that takes x-ray pictures of the coronary arteries and the vessels that supply blood to the heart. During an angiogram, a special dye is released into the coronary arteries from a catheter (special tube) inserted in a blood vessel. This dye makes the blood vessels visible when an X-ray is taken. Angiography allows doctors to clearly see how blood flows into the heart. This allows them to pinpoint problems with the coronary arteries.
Angiography may be recommended for patients with angina (chest pain) or those with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The test gives doctors valuable information on the condition of the coronary arteries, such as atherosclerosis, regurgitation (blood flowing backwards through the heart valves) or pooling of blood in a chamber because of a valve malfunction.
Angioplasty opens blocked arteries so that blood can flow to your heart. It is done by putting a thin tube (catheter) in through a small puncture in your arm or leg artery up to your heart. A balloon is inflated and then removed. This opens the artery.
Angioplasty is a procedure to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins. An empty, collapsed balloon, known as a balloon catheter, is passed over a wire into the narrowed locations and then inflated. The balloon forces expansion of the narrowed area within the vessel and the surrounding muscular wall, opening up the blood vessel for improved flow, and the balloon is then deflated and withdrawn.
medication for high blood pressure
a medication used for cardiovascular protection and to lower blood pressure
a quick way to test to see if the arteries in your legs are blocked. It compares the blood pressure in your ankle to the blood pressure in your arm
a measurement that looks at the blood flow in your leg. A blood pressure cuff is attached to your leg and a reading is made, then a blood pressure reading is obtained in the arm
defect, change, difference, unusual, exception
not hungry, eating disorder
when a part of your body isn't getting enough oxygen
something, often a medication that stops or reverses another action
happens before something
medications that are used to fight cancer
a medication that brings down swelling or pain
when a new organ is placed inside your body (transplanted) your body's immune system thinks the organ is foreign tissue and tries to reject it. Anti-rejection medications help to stop your body from rejecting the organ.
medications given after an organ transplant to lower the body's immune system so that the transplanted organ is not rejected
medication that fights bacteria or germs, medication that fights infection
cells in your body that fight infection
a protein produced in the body to fight an invasion by foreign material (antigen)
a medication that prevents and treats blood clots, an example is Warfarin (Coumadin)
medications used to stop seizures
medications or other therapy to help ease depression
medication that helps lower blood sugar, used to treat diabetes
medication that lowers the amount of urine your body makes
medication that can stop poison from doing harm to your body
medication that stops or eases the feeling of nausea and the chances of throwing up
medication used to stop seizures
germ, bacteria, virus, something in your body that helps it fight disease
medication used to stop allergies
medication used to help lower high blood pressure
something that helps the cells in your body to stay healthy
medication used to stop itching
medication used to treat some mental illnesses
something used to slow down the growth of germs on your skin
medicine that fights viruses
Your heart has four main valves - two on the left and two on the right. The aortic valve is one of the valves on the left side of your heart. It controls the flow of blood from your heart to the rest of your body
a heart valve problem that affects blood flow through your heart
when a valve does not close tightly enough or does not open wide enough. It causes blood to flow into your heart at times that it shouldn't
A newborn baby's first test. Given one minute after a baby is born, then again five minutes later. The Apgar assesses the newborn's appearance (skin color), pulse, grimace (reflex), activity (muscle tone), and respiration. A perfect Apgar score is ten; typical Apgar scores are seven, eight, or nine.
trouble talking or understanding words, sometimes includes trouble reading and writing
an illness that happens when your bone marrow doesn't make enough red blood cells
pauses in breathing when you sleep
pauses in breathing that last 20 seconds or longer, may be associated with colour change and low heart rate. Infants may be described as apneic
swelling and infection of your appendix
about, guess, around, near, bring together
condition where your brain and muscles don't "talk" to each other properly. This is caused by damage to the brain.
apraxia makes it hard to move or complete a task when asked, even though:
• You understand what's being asked
• You are willing to do the task
• Your muscles work properly
• You may already know how to do the task
when your heart rate isn't regular
irregular heart beat, when your heart doesn't have a steady beat
an abnormal heart beat or rhythm because of an electrical problem in the heart
blood test to see how much oxygen is in your blood
blood test that is done to determine the levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate that is in the blood. This helps determine how much help the infant may need to breathe. This test may be done via artery, vein or a capillary sample.
catheter (tube) that goes into the artery in your arm or leg to monitor your blood pressure and take blood samples
flexible catheter inserted into an artery of the arm or leg to allow the continuous monitoring of blood pressure and the sampling of arterial blood to ensure adequacy of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels
hardening of your arteries
a special tube that carries blood through your body
a blood vessel that takes blood from your heart to other parts of your body
pain in your joints
a disease of your joints that causes swelling, pain and stiffness
an operation where parts of your joint are repaired or replaced with artificial parts
an operation where a tiny camera is put into your joint to see inside it and repair it
find out, learn
free of germs or infections
suffocate, choke, smother
to breath in food or fluids into your lungs, fluid in your lungs
review of your general condition
evaluation of a baby's general condition
a place where people live when they need help with everyday activities such as eating, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom
when you or your child has a very hard time breathing because your air tubes have become swollen
when you are sick, but don't feel or look sick, without symptoms
clumsy movement of your arms, legs or body
hardening of your arteries, clogged blood vessels
about the part of your heart that blood flows into
when your heart beat is not regular, sometimes your heart may beat too fast.
an irregular heart rhythm in the upper chambers of your heart
a part of the heart that blood flows into
the upper chamber of each half of the heart. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood (blood with the oxygen removed) from the entire body (except lungs)
waste away, weaken, shrink
go to, show up, see to, manage, listen to
staff physician who oversees your medical care
a problem that makes it hard to pay attention and sit still. It can make learning harder
unusual, uncommon, out of the ordinary, not normal
someone who tests and treats people with hearing problems and other ear problems
the study of hearing and ear problems
if your labor isn't progressing very well, your doctor may try to help it along (or "augment" it) by doing something to stimulate your contractions
what is done to help labour that has begun naturally to progress more rapidly. Often, Pitocin (a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin) is used to make contractions stronger or to rupture the membranes.
a feeling you might have before a seizure or migraine headache--can be something you hear, see, taste or just sense
when someone listens to the sounds inside your body, lungs, stomach
brain disorder that can make it hard for someone to make sense of the world, talk to others, or to understand what others are thinking
this controls our how your internal organs work, such as how your heart beats and your lungs breathe
free, by itself, independent
free, by itself, independent
when a doctor examines a dead body to find the cause of death
temperature that is taken by placing thermometer under your arm