Last Updated on Jan 22, 2015

Glossary

Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria, which invade the blood through broken tissue linings in the sex organs, rectum, or mouth. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Pregnancy: Growth of an embryo/fetus in the uterus.

Edema: The accumulation of fluid in part of the body.

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.

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

Ultrasound: A diagnostic imaging technique, which uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.

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