Ganglions - Glossary

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Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Feb 06, 2016
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Ganglions - Glossary

Sprain: Injury in which ligaments are damaged or a muscle stretched or torn.

Protein: A molecule made up of amino acids that are needed for the body to function properly. Proteins are the basis of body structures such as skin and hair and of substances such as enzymes, cytokines, and antibodies.

Anti-inflammatory: Having to do with reducing inflammation.

Anaesthesia: Loss of feeling or sensation resulting from the administration of certain drugs or gases.

Aspiration: Removing the fluid out with suction.

Incision: A cut made in the body during surgery.

Suture: The process of joining two surfaces by stitching; or, the surgical stitch itself.

Radial artery: One of the main arteries of the arm, running down its full length into the hand. Arteries carry blood away from the heart.

Nerve: A nerve is a bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system.

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