Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Glossary of Terms

The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning article.

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

See the entire definition of Abdominal

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

See the entire definition of Abdominal pain

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

See the entire definition of Brain

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

See the entire definition of Carbon monoxide poisoning

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

See the entire definition of Chest

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

See the entire definition of Chest pain

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

See the entire definition of Depression

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

See the entire definition of Diagnosis

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

See the entire definition of Dizziness

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

See the entire definition of Emergency department

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

See the entire definition of Fatigue

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

See the entire definition of Flu

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

See the entire definition of Formaldehyde

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

See the entire definition of Headache

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

See the entire definition of Hyperbaric back to top

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

See the entire definition of Memory

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

See the entire definition of Motor

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

See the entire definition of Nausea

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

See the entire definition of Organic

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

See the entire definition of Oxygen

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

See the entire definition of Pain

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

See the entire definition of Poison

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

See the entire definition of Poisoning

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

See the entire definition of Prognosis

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

See the entire definition of Psychiatric

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

See the entire definition of Seizure

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

See the entire definition of Shortness of breath

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

See the entire definition of Taste

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 ...

See the entire definition of Ventilation back to top




NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD


Medical Dictionary