Scorpion Sting Glossary of Terms

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

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

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Blurred vision: Lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine d...

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Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, ...

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

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

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FDA: Food and Drug Administration.

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

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Immunoglobulin: A protein produced by plasma cells and lymphocytes and characteristic of t...

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Lethal: Deadly.

Neurotoxin: Any substance that is capable of causing damage to nerves or nerve tissue. For...

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

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Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in...

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Protein: One of the three nutrients used as energy sources (calories) by the body. Protein...

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Proteins: Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific orde...

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Recipient: In medicine, someone who is given something, such as a blood transfusion or an ...

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Scorpion venom: The potent poison of the scorpion, an insect that has an elongated body an...

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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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

Ticks: Small wingless bloodsucking insects that, along with the mite, belongs to the order...

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Tongue: A strong muscle that is anchored to the floor of the mouth. The tongue is covered ...

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Toxin: A poison produced by certain animals, plants, or bacteria.

Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Venom: A poison, particularly one secreted by an animal. Examples are bee venom, snake ven...

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Venomous: 1. Full of venom. 2. Having venom, like some snakes and insects. ...

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