Motion Sickness Glossary of Terms

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Acupressure: A traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the principles of ...

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Alprazolam: A benzodiazepine sedative that causes dose-related depression of the central n...

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Alternative medicine: Alternative medicine is the term for medical products and practices ...

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Anterior: The front, as opposed to the posterior. The anterior surface of the heart is tow...

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Anticipation: The progressively earlier appearance and increased severity of a disease fro...

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Antihistamines: Drugs that combat the histamine released during an allergic reaction by bl...

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Benzodiazepines: A class of drugs that act as tranquilizers and are commonly used in the t...

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Blurred vision: Lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine d...

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

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Caffeine: A stimulant compound found naturally in coffee, tea, cocoa (chocolate), and kola...

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Cardiac: Having to do with the heart.

Clinical trials: Trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical...

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Dehydration: Excessive loss of body water. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that cau...

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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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Dry mouth: The condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. This is due to...

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

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Electrolyte: A substance that dissociates into ions in solution and acquires the capacity ...

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Gastric: Having to do with the stomach.

Ginger: Ginger, the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, has been used as medicine in...

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Glaucoma: A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye rises to a lev...

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Hypotension: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individual in a ...

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Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Inner ear: A highly complex structure whose essential component for hearing is the membran...

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Involuntary: Done other than in accordance with the conscious will of the individual. The ...

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Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the labyrinth of the ear, which can be accompanied by verti...

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Low blood pressure: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individua...

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Malaise: A vague feeling of discomfort, one that cannot be pinned down but is often sensed...

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Migraine: Usually, periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. These ...

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Motion sickness: A disorder of the sense of balance and equilibrium and, hence, the sense ...

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

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

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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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Physical therapy: A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises...

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Pregnant: The state of carrying a developing fetus within the body.

Proximal: Toward the beginning, the nearer of two (or more) items. For example, the proxim...

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Recurrent: Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that ha...

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Scopolamine: A naturally occurring member of a large chemical class of compounds called a...

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Sensory: Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus, to the voyage made by inc...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Sweating: The act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. The...

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

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Syncope: Partial or complete loss of consciousness with interruption of awareness of one...

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

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Tongue: A strong muscle that is anchored to the floor of the mouth. The tongue is covered ...

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Torticollis: The most common of the focal dystonias, a state of excessive or inadequate mu...

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Urinary: Having to do with the function or anatomy of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or ur...

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Vestibular: 1) Having to do with a structure that is a vestibule (entrance), such as the...

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Vestibular system: A system that is composed
of the vestibular apparatus, the vestibu...

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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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Xanax: See: Alprazolam.

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