Ganglion Cyst Glossary of Terms

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Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness th...

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Ankle: The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and ...

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Artery: A vessel that carries blood high in oxygen content away from the heart to the far...

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Arthroscope: A thin flexible fiberoptic scope which is introduced into a joint space throu...

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Arthroscopic: Related to arthroscopy.

Aspiration: Removal by suction of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also refer...

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Bumps: The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking from these injured b...

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Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following:

  1. In medici...

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Cyst: A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material.

Cysts: Cysts are abnormal, closed sac-like structures within a tissue that contain a liqui...

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

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Elective: In medicine, something chosen (elected). An elective procedure is one that is ch...

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

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Ganglion: The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130-201 A.D.) who lived a...

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Incision: A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional.

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

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Knee: The knee is a joint which has three parts. The thigh bone (the femur) meets the lar...

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Magnetic resonance imaging: A procedure that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer t...

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MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.

Mucous: Pertaining to mucus, a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the b...

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Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. T...

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Orthopedist: An orthopedic surgeon, a physician who corrects congenital or functional abno...

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

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Palm: The grasping side of the hand; the flexor surface of the hand. In contrast to the ba...

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

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Referral: The recommendation of a medical or paramedical professional. If you get a refer...

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Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon struc...

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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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Syringe: A medical device that is used to inject fluid into, or withdraw fluid from, the b...

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Tendon: The soft tissue by which muscle attaches to bone. Tendons are somewhat flexible, b...

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

Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied ...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tumor: An abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and can be ...

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Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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Vessel: A tube in the body that carries fluids. Examples of vessels are blood vessels and ...

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Wrist: The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones a...

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