Ear Squeeze Glossary of Terms

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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Allergy: A misguided reaction to foreign substances by the immune system, the body system ...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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

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Congestion: An abnormal or excessive accumulation of a body fluid. The term is used broadl...

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

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Earache: Pain in the ear. This can occur because of conditions within the ear itself, the ...

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External ear: There are three sections of the ear. They are the external ear, the middle ...

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

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High blood pressure: A repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg. Chro...

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

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

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Middle ear: A part of the ear that consists of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and, beyond...

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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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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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Sunscreen: A substance that blocks the effect of the sun's harmful rays. Using lotions tha...

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Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Vertigo: Aside from being the name of a classic 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film (with Jimmy St...

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