Epiglottitis - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Mar 09, 2017
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Glossary

Immunomodulators: weaken or modulate the activity of the immune system.

Hypoxia: Decreased concentration of oxygen in the blood.

Tracheostomy: Surgery to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe. The opening itself may also be called a tracheostomy.

Iatrogenic: Unintended and unwanted result of treatment.

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