Sinus Squeeze Glossary of Terms

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

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Barotrauma: Trauma caused by rapid or extreme changes in air pressure, especially affectin...

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Congestion: An abnormal or excessive accumulation of a body fluid. The term is used broadl...

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Deviated septum: Failure of the nasal septum to be in the center of the nose and divide th...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Ear: The hearing organ. There are three sections of the ear, according to the anatomy tex...

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Frontal: In anatomy, pertaining to the forehead. As, for example, the frontal bone, fronta...

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Hyperbaric: Pertaining to gas pressures greater than 1 atmosphere* of pressure. Also perta...

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

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Mucus: A thick fluid that is produced by the lining of some organs of the body.

Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

Nasal polyps: Benign growths that originate in the mucous membranes lining the nasal passa...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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

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Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.

Septum: A dividing wall or enclosure. For example, the septum of the nose is the thin cart...

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Sinus: 1. An air-filled cavity in a dense portion of a skull bone. The sinuses decr...

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Skull: The skull is a collection of bones which encase the brain and give form to the hea...

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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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Tooth: One of the structures within the mouth that allow for biting and chewing. Teeth hav...

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

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