Finger Dislocation Glossary of Terms

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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

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

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

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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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Jammed finger: Lay terminology that refers to an injury of the finger joints. The most com...

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Joint: The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to m...

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Knuckle: The top of the flexed finger joint.

Mallet: The malleus.

Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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

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

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

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

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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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