Weeverfish Sting Glossary of Terms

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Ammonia: A colorless gas with a very sharp odor. Made both by humans and by nature, ammoni...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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

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Antivenin: Antibodies created in the blood of a horse or sheep when the animal is injected...

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Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm.

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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

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Cardiac: Having to do with the heart.

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

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Gangrene: Tissue death due to loss of adequate blood supply. Sometimes bacteria invade suc...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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

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Leg: In popular usage, the part of the body from the top of the thigh down to the foot, an...

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Limb: An arm or a leg.

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Low blood pressure: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individua...

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

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Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Nerve block: A procedure in which an anesthetic agent is injected directly near a nerve to...

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Numb: Numb, or numbness is a loss of the sensation of feeling in an area of the body. Numb...

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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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Spasm: A brief, automatic jerking movement. A muscle spasm can be quite painful, with the ...

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Spine: 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects ...

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Sweating: The act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. The...

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Syncope: Partial or complete loss of consciousness with interruption of awareness of one...

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Systemic: Affecting the entire body. A systemic disease such as diabetes can affect the wh...

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

Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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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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