Umbilical Cord Care Glossary of Terms

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Antiseptic: Something that discourages the growth microorganisms. By contrast, aseptic ref...

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Belly: That part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and t...

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Belly button: The navel or umbilicus; the former site of attachment of the umbilical cord....

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Bladder: A hollow organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. The kidneys filter waste f...

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Bowel: The small and large intestine.

Circulation: In medicine, the movement of fluid through the body in a regular or circuitou...

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

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

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Fetus: An unborn offspring, from the embryo stage (the end of the eighth week after concep...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Granuloma: A granuloma is one of a number of forms of localized nodular inflammation fou...

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Infant: A young baby, from birth to 12 months of age.

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

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Injure: To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emotional sense. Fr...

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Navel: The umbilicus, the former site of attachment of the umbilical cord, usually found i...

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

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Nodule: A small collection of tissue that is palpable (can be felt) at any level of the sk...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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Pediatric: Pertaining to children.

Pediatrics: The field of medicine that is concerned with the health of infants, children, ...

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

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Placenta: A temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus, transferring oxygen and nutri...

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Pregnancy: The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. Thi...

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Toxicology: The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons (toxins) and the tr...

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Umbilical cord: The cord that connects the developing fetus with the placenta while the fe...

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Umbilicus: The vestige left behind on a newborn's belly when the umbilical cord is cut. A...

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Urachus: A canal that connects the urinary bladder to the umbilicus (bellybutton) during f...

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Womb: The womb (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen ...

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