Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Glossary of Terms

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

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

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Carbon monoxide poisoning: A potentially deadly condition caused by breathing carbon monox...

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Chest: The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains t...

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Chest pain: Pain in the chest that can be a result of many things, including angina, heart...

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Depression: An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way...

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

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Fatigue: A condition characterized by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency ...

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Flu: Short for influenza. The flu is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract w...

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Formaldehyde: A pungent gas, with the chemical formula HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinf...

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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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Hyperbaric: Pertaining to gas pressures greater than 1 atmosphere* of pressure. Also perta...

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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

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

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Organic: 1. A chemical compound that contains carbon.
2. Related to a...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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

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Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in...

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Poisoning: Taking a substance that is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning i...

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

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Psychiatric: Pertaining to or within the purview of psychiatry, the medical specialty conc...

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Seizure: Uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain, which may produce a physical conv...

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Shortness of breath: Difficulty in breathing. Medically referred to as dyspnea. Shortness ...

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Taste: A perception that results from stimulation of a gustatory nerve. Taste belongs to t...

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

Ventilation: The exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere so that oxygen can ...

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