Sea Snake Bite Glossary of Terms

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

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Distal: The more (or most) distant of two (or more) things. For example, the distal end of...

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Extremity: An uttermost part of the body, such as a hand or a foot.

Joint: The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to m...

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Limb: An arm or a leg.

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

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Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...

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Ptosis: Downward displacement. For example, ptosis of the eyelids is drooping of the eyeli...

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Saliva: a watery secretion in the mouth produced by the salivary glands that aids in the d...

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Snake bites: A bite of a venomous snake, such as a rattlesnake, copperhead, cottonmouth wa...

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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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