Glossary of Terms
Please refer to the following explanation of terms. if you have questions about any of the information on this page, contact your nearest LiveOn Medical Center for more information.
The American Diabetes Association
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
A condition, occurring mainly in children, characterized by hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, and impulsive or inappropriate behavior.
An unusual sensitivity to a normally harmless substance that provides a strong reaction from a person's body.
A disease of the respiratory system, sometimes caused by allergies, with symptoms including coughing, sudden difficulty breathing and a tight feeling in the chest.
The removal of a sample of tissue from a living person for laboratory examination.
The force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries.
BMI (Body Mass Index)
A measurement of the relative percentages of fat and muscle mass in the human body. Weigh in KG divided by height in meters.
A physical exam of the breast done by a health professional.
A soft, waxy substance found among the lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and in all the body's cells. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein), AKA "Bad Cholesterol) can form heart plaque. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) AKA "Good Cholesterol" can prevent heart attacks by either moving LDL cholesterol our of the body or slowing placque buildup.
A closed, usually spherical, membraneous sac that develops in human tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material.
A procedure that uses ultrasonic wave directed over the chest wall to obtain a graphic record of the heart's position, motion of the walls, or internal parts such as the valves.
Electrocardiogram - A visual record of the heart's electrical activity made using an electrocardiograph.
A chronic medical disorder of the lungs in which the air sacs are dilated or enlarged and lack flexibility, so that breathing is impaired and infection sometimes occurs.
Glucose Levels (Blood Sugar Level)
The amount of glucose or sugar in the blood.
A deep cut or gash in the skin with jagged edges.
A X-ray of all or part of the breast.
The branch of medicine whish deals with the relationship of humans to their occupations, for the purpose of the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of optimal health, productivity, and social adjustment.
A test to detect cancerous or precancerous cells of the cervix, allowing the early diagnosis of cancer.
A physical examination of the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and rectum.
Small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles.
An exam that checks the testicles, genitals and scrotum for cancer.
The chemical form in which most fat exists in food and in the body. A naturally occurring ester of three fatty acids that is the chief constituent of fats and oils.
A slow healing sore on the surface of a mucous membrane, especially lining the stomach or other parts of the digestive tract.
A substance used to inoculate a person with a vaccine to produce immunity to a disease.
The provision for payment of benefits to workers for accidental injuries or death arising from and in the course of employment.