Aneurysm - Glossary

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Glossary

Atherosclerosis: This is a condition in which lipids and fats are deposited inside the arteries leading to thrombosis and other heart diseases.

Hypertension: Increase in blood pressure.

Trauma: An injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent.

Nausea: Vomiting sensation.

Seizures: Convulsions; sudden, involuntary movements of the muscles.

Headache: Pain or discomfort of the head, upper face, scalp, or neck region

MRI: A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.

CT: This is a X- ray procedure enhanced by computer the results are three dimensioned scan through a body part showing bone and body tissue.

Ultrasound - A test that bounces sound waves off tissues and internal organs and changes the echoes into pictures (sonograms).

X-ray: High energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-rays possess the properties of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy). In low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer. Formerly called a Roentgen ray.

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