an area at the centre of your eye
MRI uses magnets, radio waves, and a computer to take pictures of areas inside your body.
imaging of body regions in a variety of different planes using magnetic fields and radio-frequency pulses/radio waves.
size, how serious
severe and become worse, as in malignant hypertension
not eating enough food or not eating enough of the foods your body needs
an x-ray of your breast to check cancer
take care of
a lump in the body
how much matter there is in something. Matter is anything you can touch physically
operation to remove your breast
a large, bony area on the base of the skull behind your ear, it connects with your middle ear
an infection of the mastoid bone in your skull.
the mastoid is found just behind your ear. This infection is most often caused by a middle ear infection
a blotchy, red rash that starts on your head and moves down your body. Measles is caused by a virus
a baby's first feces or bowel movement, poop
A greenish-brown substance that comes from a baby's digestive tract and is ordinarily passed after delivery as the baby's first stool. Sometimes, the meconium is passed before birth, in which case it stains the amniotic fluid, turning it greenish brown.
creating the most accurate list possible of all the medications you are taking, and comparing that list to your admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders
formal process in which health care providers work together with patients and families to ensure accurate medication information is communicated across transitions of care. For further information go to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada website
an indirect doctors order
an order for a procedure or series of procedures that may be implemented for a patient when specific conditions are met and specific circumstances exist.
medical staff who do diagnostic imaging tests (such as x-rays and scans) and give radiation therapy treatments
current description of any medical radiation worker in Ontario licensed under the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario; encompasses all disciplines of medical radiation work including x-ray technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapy technologists, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists.
drug, pill, medicine
black, thick stool (bowel movement) that has blood in it
a very thin layer of tissue that covers a surface
the sac that surrounds the baby in the uterus and contains amniotic fluid in which the baby floats. Also called the bag of waters or amniotic sac, the membranes will rupture naturally or be ruptured artificially during labour
a rubbery piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber for your knee
time in a woman's life when her period stops, also called the "change of life"
periodic blood that flows as a discharge from the uterus
illness that affects your mood, thinking and behaviour
frame of mind, outlook
how your body uses food to make energy
when cancer grows and spreads to other parts of your body
bacteria, bacteria that is hard to kill with antibiotics
bacteria that is spread by skin-to-skin contact or through contact with items contaminated by the bacteria
bacteria that causes infections in different parts of the body. It is harder to treat than normal Staphylococcus Aureus because it is resistant to many common antibiotics, including methicillin, penicillin, amoxicillin, and cephalosporins.
tiny germs that are too small to see
a person who is trained to help with child birth
gentle, slight, small
least, small, smallest
make smaller, lessen, decrease
to lose a baby
make less harmful, lessen, reduce
a valve in your heart
a 2-part valve in the left side of your heart that controls blood flow between the top (atrium) and the bottom (ventricle)
being able to move
walking, standing up, moving from one chair to another
neutral, middle-of-the road
form, pattern, impression
sickness or illness
number of deaths
when special nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord called motor neurons stop working properly
phlegm, nose fluid, mouth fluid, throat coating
fluid present in the nose and windpipe
a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the body
disease of your nerves
chronic autoimmune disorder affecting movement, sensation, and bodily functions. It is caused by destruction of the myelin insulation covering nerve fibers (neurons) in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
an illness that causes swelling of the glands that make your saliva
when your muscles get smaller and weaker
something that causes change
change over time
a disease that causes weakness in your muscles and makes it hard to control them
medication that is used to prevent rejection of your new kidney after you have a kidney transplant
disease of your spinal cord
a condition where there is a loss of neurological function related to your spinal cord
it's easy for you to see things close up, but harder to see things that far away