Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail) Glossary of Terms

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Antibacterial: Anything that destroys bacteria or suppresses their growth or their ability...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viral...

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Complication: In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result...

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Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and d...

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

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Digit: A finger or toe.

Drain: A device for removing fluid from a cavity or wound. A drain is typically a tube or ...

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

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Fingernail: A fingernail is produced by living skin cells in the finger. A fingernail cons...

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Fracture: A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually a result of trauma, a fracture ca...

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Hammer: The malleus.

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

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Hematoma: A localized swelling that is filled with blood caused by a break in the wall of ...

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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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Laceration: A cut.

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Leg: In popular usage, the part of the body from the top of the thigh down to the foot, an...

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Nail: In medicine, there are two types of nails. One is just a plain old metal nail used t...

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Numb: Numb, or numbness is a loss of the sensation of feeling in an area of the body. Numb...

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Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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

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

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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