Appendicitis in Children - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jul 26, 2017
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Glossary

Perforation: A process of making a hole, or the hole itself.

Sepsis: Infection with disease-causing microorganisms or other toxins in the bloodstream.

Cystic Fibrosis: A common hereditary disease in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in digestion, breathing, and body cooling.

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