Electrical Injuries Glossary of Terms

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Cardiopulmonary: Having to do with both the heart and lungs.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A life-saving emergency procedure that involves breathing f...

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CPR: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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

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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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Medical school: A school with a curriculum leading to a medical degree. The mission of eve...

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

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Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. T...

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

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Resuscitation: The procedure of restoring to life, as in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CP...

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Second degree burn: See: Burn, second degree.

Shock: In medicine, a critical condition that is brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow...

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Third degree burn: See: Burn, third degree.

Trigger: Something that either sets off a disease in people who are genetically predispose...

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Unconscious: 1. Interruption of awareness of oneself and one's surroundings, lack ...

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