Sea Sponge Irritation Glossary of Terms

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Acetic acid: The acid most commonly associated with vinegar. Acetic acid is a two-carbon c...

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Allergic reaction: The hypersensitive response of the immune system of an allergic indiv...

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Chills: feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering. Chills may develop after exposure t...

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Dizziness: Painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of ...

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Erythema: Redness of the skin that results from capillary congestion. Erythema can occur w...

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Erythema multiforme: See: Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

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

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

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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Insertion: A chromosome abnormality that is due to insertion of a segment from one chromos...

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Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on ...

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

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Microscopic: So small it cannot be seen without the aid of microscope. As opposed to macro...

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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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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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

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Pus: A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells...

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

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

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Skeleton: The skeleton is composed of bones and is the framework of the body.

SPF (sun protection factor): A number on a scale for rating the degree of protection prov...

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

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Wrist: The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones a...

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