Chapter 16 Care of Patients during Special Procedures - Terms

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Claustrophobic

Suffering from claustrophobia, which is the fear of being in a confined place

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Dehydration

Deprivation of water

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Dorsiflex

To move the toes and forefoot upward

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Hypoglycemic

Pertaining to an abnormally small concentration of glucose in the circulating blood

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Hypotension

An abnormal condition in which the blood pressure is not adequate for normal perfusion and oxygenation of the tissues

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Radioisotope

Radioactive atoms having the same number of protons

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Restenosis

Recurrence of stenosis after corrective surgery on the heart valve; narrowing of a structure

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Sonographer

Ultrasonographer

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Toxicity

State of being poisonous

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Transducer

A hand-held device, used in sonography, that sends and receives sound wave signals

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Profession

A calling that requires specialized knowledge and intensive academic preparation