Broken Nose Glossary of Terms

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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Anesthesia: Loss of feeling or awareness, as when an anesthetic is administered before sur...

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

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

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Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Crepitus: A clinical sign in medicine that is characterized by a peculiar crackling, crink...

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CT scan: Computed tomography scan. Detailed images of internal organs are obtained by this...

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Decongestant: A drug that shrinks the swollen membranes in the nose, making it easier for ...

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Deviated septum: Failure of the nasal septum to be in the center of the nose and divide th...

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

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Ear: The hearing organ. There are three sections of the ear, according to the anatomy tex...

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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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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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

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Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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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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Laceration: A cut.

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

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Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

Nasal decongestant: A drug that shrinks the swollen membranes in the nose, making it easie...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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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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Nosebleed: Bleeding from the blood vessels of the nose. The nose is rich in blood vessels ...

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Nostril: The external opening of the nose. The nostrils are also called the nares.

Operating room: A facility that is equipped for performing surgery. Abbreviated OR.

Otolaryngologist: A physician specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases of the head ...

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

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Pharmacist: A professional who fills prescriptions and, in the case of a compounding pharm...

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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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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Septum: A dividing wall or enclosure. For example, the septum of the nose is the thin cart...

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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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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

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

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

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

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