Black Eye Glossary of Terms

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Angioedema: Like hives but affects deeper skin layer.

Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this a...

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Basilar: Located at or near the base of a structure, especially the base of the skull.

Bee sting: An area of skin affected by piercing from the stinger of a bee. A bee sting can...

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Black eye: Bruising of the eyelid and/or the area around the eye as a result of trauma to ...

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Blood in the eye: Medically known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. A very common cause of ...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Bruise: Injury of the soft tissues that results in breakage of the local capillaries and l...

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Cardiologist: A physician who specializes in treating heart disorders.

Cellulitis: A spreading bacterial infection underneath the skin surface characterized by r...

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Cold injury: An injury caused by exposure to extreme cold that can lead to loss of body pa...

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Contusion: Another name for a bruise. What is a bruise ? A bruise, or contusion, is caused...

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CT scan: Computerized tomography scan. Pictures of structures within the body created by a...

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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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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Dizziness: Painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of ...

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Ecchymosis: Nonraised skin discoloration caused by the escape of blood into the tissues fr...

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

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ENT: 1. Abbreviation for ears, nose and throat. A field of medicine also called ot...

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Facelift: A surgical procedure that is designed to make the face appear younger by pulling...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Fracture: A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually a result of trauma, a fracture ca...

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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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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Hemophilia: An inherited disorder in which the ability of blood to clot normally is impair...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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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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Jaw: The movable junction of the bones below the mouth (the mandible) and the bone just ab...

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Lethargy: Abnormal drowsiness, stupor.

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Membrane: A very thin layer of tissue that covers a 'surface.

Mucous: Pertaining to mucus, a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the b...

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Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Neurosurgeon: A physician who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the n...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Orbit: In medicine, the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Plastic surgeon: A surgeon who specializes in reducing scarring or disfigurement that may ...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Skull: The skull is a collection of bones which encase the brain and give form to the hea...

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Surgeon: A physician who treats disease, injury, or deformity via operative or manual meth...

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

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Throat: The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of th...

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Warfarin: An anticoagulant drug (brand names: Coumarin, Panwarfin, Sofarin) taken to prev...

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X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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