Foreign Body, Ear Glossary of Terms

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Anatomy: The study of human or animal form, by observation or examination of the living be...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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Catheter: A thin, flexible tube.

Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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

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Eardrum: The tympanic membrane of the ear, or tympanum. The eardrum separates the middle e...

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Elbow: The juncture of the long bones in the middle portion of the upper extremity. The bo...

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

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Forceps: An instrument that has two blades and a handle and is used for handling, grasping...

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

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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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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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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Pinna: The ear or, to be more precise, the part of the ear that projects like a little win...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Substance: 1. Material with particular features.
2. The material that...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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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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Vomit: Matter from the stomach that has come up into and may be ejected beyond the mouth, ...

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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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