All You Need to Know About Foodborne Illnesses - Glossary

Himabindu Venkatakrishnan
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 04, 2015
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Glossary

Abdominal Cramps: Severe sudden pain in middle or upper abdominal area.

Pasteurization: The process of heating a liquid to just below boiling point to destroy the microorganisms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Recurrent abdominal pain accompanied with diarrhea or constipation, due to disturbances in the large intestine. Most often it is associated with stress, depression and anxiety.

Reactive Arthritis: An autoimmune arthritic condition that develops in response to an infection in another part of the body.

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A condition that results from abnormal premature destruction of red blood cells.

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