Chapter 09 Trauma and Mobile Radiographic Considerations - Terms

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Abrasion

A scraping or rubbing away of the surface skin by friction

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Cervical

Of or pertaining to the neck

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Contusion

An injury that does not break the skin; caused by a blow to the body; characterized by swelling, discoloration, and pain

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Ecchymosis

An oozing of blood from a vessel into tissues, forming a discolored area on the skin

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Ectopic pregnancy

An abnormal pregnancy in which the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity

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Gait

Manner of moving or walking

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Hemiparesis

Paralysis affecting one side of the body

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Hemothorax

Collection of blood in the pleural cavity

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Hypovolemia

Abnormally decreased volume of circulating fluid (plasma) in the body

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Lucidity

Clearness of mind

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Paresthesia

An abnormal sensation such as burning, itching, tickling, or tingling

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Pneumothorax

Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity resulting in collapse of the lung on the affected side

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Somatic

Pertaining to or characteristic of the body (soma)