By Gordon Macpherson
The forty-first version supplies over 5000 definitions and outlines of clinical phrases and ideas observed by way of appendices on very important matters comparable to overall healthiness Economics, Complementary and replacement medication, universal scientific assessments and an deal with checklist of aid businesses. All fabric has been checked and up-to-date with new and considerably revised entries on: abortion, anaesthetics, assisted notion, breast screening, persistent fatigue syndrome (ME), medical instructions, medical trials, evidence-based drugs, normal perform, Gulf conflict syndrome, menopause, psychosomatic medication.
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In its simplest form it occurs in normal people on rising suddenly from the sitting or recumbent position, when it is due to the eﬀects of gravity. It also occurs in migraine. A not uncommon cause, particularly in elderly people, is transient ocular ISCHAEMIA, resulting from blockage of the circulation to the retina (see EYE) by emboli (see EMBOLISM) from the common carotid artery or the heart. Treatment in this last group of cases consists of control of the blood pressure if this is raised, as it often is in such cases; and the administration of drugs that reduce the stickiness of blood platelets, such as aspirin.
Amphetamines Ampoule A small glass container having one end drawn out into a point capable of being sealed so as to preserve its contents sterile. It is used for containing solutions for hypodermic injection. Ampulla of Vater The dilated section of the common BILE DUCT when it is joined by the duct from the PANCREAS. Amputation Severance of a limb, or part of a limb, from the rest of the body. The leg is the most common site of amputation. It is usually performed as a controlled operation and may be required for a variety of reasons.
Alveolitis Inﬂammation of the alveoli (see ALVEOLUS) of the lungs caused by an allergic reaction. When the inﬂammation is caused by infection it is called PNEUMONIA, and when by a chemical or physical agent it is called pneumonitis. It may be associated with systemic sclerosis or RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is the condition induced by the lungs becoming allergic (see ALLERGY) to various factors or substances. It includes BAGASSOSIS, FARMER’S LUNG and BUDGERIGAR-FANCIER’S LUNG, and is characterised by the onset of shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, cough and fever.
Black's Medical Dictionary (Writing Handbook) by Gordon Macpherson