Dive Medicine: Sea Urchin Puncture Wound Glossary of Terms

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

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viral...

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

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Chest: The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains t...

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Chest pain: Pain in the chest that can be a result of many things, including angina, heart...

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Fatigue: A condition characterized by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency ...

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

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

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

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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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Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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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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Puncture wound: An injury that is caused by a pointed object that pierces or penetrates th...

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

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Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.

Respiratory failure: Inability of the lungs to perform their basic task of gas exchange, t...

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Scrub: 1. As a verb, to wash the hands and forearms very thoroughly, as before enga...

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

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

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Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied ...

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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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