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Definition of Dysphagia

Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is due to abnormal nerve or muscle control. It is common, for example, after a stroke. Dysphagia can compromise nutrition and hydration and may lead to aspiration pneumonia and dehydration....

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Definition of Ecstasy

Ecstasy: 1. A state of rapture and trancelike elation. 2. A street name for 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), best known on the street as "Ecstacy." An illicit drug, considered a recreational or party drug. It acts as both a stimula...

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Definition of EnExecutemetrioma

Endometrioma: : Part of the condition known as endometriosis. Endometrioma is a type of cyst formed when endometrial tissue (the mucous membrane that makes up the inner layer of the uterine wall) grows in the ovaries. It affects women durin...

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Definition of ERCP

ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, a diagnostic procedure used to examine diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. ERCP is usually performed under intravenous sedation rather than general anesthesia. ERCP provide...

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Definition of Microbe

Microbe: A minute organism typically visible under a microscope. Microbes include bacteria, fungi, and protozoan parasites....

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Definition of Milzbrand

Milzbrand: Known also as anthrax, milzbrand is aserious bacterial infection. It is not primarily a human disease but rather an infectionof animals. Cattle, sheep, horses, mules, and some wild animals are highly susceptible.Humans (and swine...

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Definition of Mucositis

Mucositis: Inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Mucositis is a common side effect of chemotherapy and of radiotherapy that involves any part of the digestive tract. Mucositis affects th...

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Definition of Nasal passage

Nasal passage: A channel for airflow through the nose. The walls of the nasal passages are coated with respiratory mucous membranes, which contain innumerable tiny hair-like cells that move waves of mucus toward the throat. Dust, bacteria,...

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