Last Updated on Oct 07, 2016

Glossary

Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.

Nausea: Vomiting sensation

Vomiting: The ejection of contents of the stomach through the mouth.

Diarrhea: Frequent discharge of faeces from the bowels

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

Diabetes: A condition in which the body cannot properly store or use glucose (sugar), the body's main source of energy.

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; the virus that is responsible for causing AIDS.

Cancer: A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

Constipation: The inability to pass bowel movements easily.

Fatigue: Feeling Weak

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.

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.

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