Tennis Elbow Glossary of Terms

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Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this a...

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Autologous: In blood transfusion and transplantation, a situation in which the donor and r...

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CT scan: Computerized tomography scan. Pictures of structures within the body created by a...

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

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

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Forearm: The portion of the upper limb from the elbow to the wrist. The forearm has two bo...

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Hammer: The malleus.

Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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

Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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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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Lateral: 1. In anatomy, the side of the body or a body part that is farther from th...

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Medical history: 1. In clinical medicine, the patient's past and present which may ...

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MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.

Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Operation: In medicine, a surgical procedure. Many operations are named after persons. The...

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Outpatient: A patient who is not hospitalized, but instead comes to a physician?s office, ...

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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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Physical therapist: A person who is trained and certified by a state or accrediting body t...

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

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

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Radial: A word with diverse meanings in medicine and the biomedical sciences:

  1. Pe...

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Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission. The reappearance ...

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Rehabilitation: The process of helping a person who has suffered an illness or injury rest...

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Rule out: Term used in medicine, meaning to eliminate or exclude something from considera...

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Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Sore: 1. (adjective) A popular term for painful, such as a sore throat. 2. (...

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

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Strain: 1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A heredita...

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

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Syndrome: A combination of symptoms and signs that together represent a disease process.

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

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Tennis elbow: Lateral epicondylitis caused by injured tendons from the muscles that attach...

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Tension: 1) The pressure within a vessel, such as blood pressure: the pressure within t...

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

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

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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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