a condition where you suddenly fall asleep during times you would normally be awake
tube of soft rubber or plastic that is inserted through a nostril and into your stomach to give liquid foods or medications
flexible tube that is inserted through the patient's nose into the stomach to drain unwanted fluids that can build up
uneasiness or discomfort in your stomach
queasy feeling in your stomach that can, but does not always, lead to vomiting
nausea is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy
a person who helps you understand and use health care services
have to, must, cause
very small, tiny, minor
the time from a baby's birth to four weeks (28 days) of age.
death in the first month of life
special care nursery for sick and premature newborns. NICUs are staffed with specialists trained to care for babies with special needs and use advanced technology in the care of those babies.
doctor who cares for newborn babies
study of kidneys and kidney problems
the part of your kidneys that actually makes urine in to remove waste from your blood
the functional unit of your kidney. It acts to maintain the body’s chemical balance
special x-ray of your kidney
imaging of your kidney by injecting a contrast agent (dye) through a nephrostomy tube. This will confirm the position of the catheter (tube) and assess the drainage of the kidney.
nephrostomy tube is a catheter (thin plastic tube) that is put through your skin and into your kidney to drain urine
nephrostomy tube is necessary when there is a blockage in your ureter. This obstructs the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder
The peripheral nervous system is the part of the nervous system outside your brain and spinal cord. It consists of nerves that carry information between the central nervous system and the extremities of your body (such as your arms and legs)
swelling of a nerve
when your motor nerves slowly stop working
a progressive loss of the structure and function of your motor nerves. Neurodegenerative processes may affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing and heart function.
about your nervous system
about your brain and nervous system
a baby between birth and one month old
small, not important
healthcare needs that can be looked after by your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
care that doesn't need to happen in the emergency department
a medication that isn't on the hospital's approved drug list, or isn't on your drug plan's approved list
ways to stop illness without using medication
a way to check on how your baby is doing while inside your uterus. In a nonstress test, you are hooked up to a fetal monitor and the response of the fetal heart rate to fetal movements is observed
a disorder where extra fluid in your brain causes problems with walking, bladder control, thinking, and memory
starting in the hospital
let you know, alert you
nothing to eat or drink
nothing by mouth
type of medical imaging
medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.
Imaging studies of body regions using the injection of radioisotopes or biochemicals that are taken up by specific body tissues, for studying function rather than structure.
a nurse with special training
nurse practitioners are advanced registered nurses educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic condition
food, meal, diet
food that is good for your body