Bicycle Safety Glossary of Terms

The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Bicycle Safety article.

American Medical Association: The AMA. The AMA's mission statement proclaims:

Arms: An appendage in anatomy and in clinical trials. See: Arm.

Bicycle helmet: A well-known but often neglected device designed to protect the head of a ...

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CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US agency charged with tracking a...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The US agency charged with tracking and invest...

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Consultant: An individual to whom one refers for expert advice or services. The use of con...

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Critical care: The specialized care of patients whose conditions are life-threatening and ...

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Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and d...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Head injury: Damage to any of the structures of the head as a result of trauma. While the ...

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Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA began publication in 1883. It ...

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Motor: Something that produces or refers to motion. For example, a motor neuron is a nerve...

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MPH: Master of public health, a degree designating successful training in analyzing past, ...

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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Risk factor: Something that increases a person's chances of developing a disease. For exam...

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Shock: In medicine, a critical condition that is brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Trauma center: A specialized hospital facility that is designed to provide diagnostic and ...

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Vital: Necessary to maintain life. For example, breathing is a vital function.

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