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can someone define these words tinea,urticaria,pyemia,palliative,coagulate, sterile

Nov 1st, 2014

Tinea

Tinea (often called ringworm) is any of a variety of skin mycoses.[1] Tinea is a very common fungal infection of the skin. Tinea is often called "ringworm" because it is circular, and has a "ring-like" appearance

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinea

urticaria

Urticaria (from the Latin urtica, "nettle" from urere, "to burn"),commonly referred to as hives, is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives may cause a burning or stinging sensation.[2] They are frequently caused by allergic reactions; however, there are many nonallergic causes. Most cases of hives lasting less than six weeks (acute urticaria) are the result of an allergic trigger. Chronic urticaria (hives lasting longer than six weeks) is rarely due to an allergy.

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

pyemia

Pyaemia (or pyemia) is a type of septicaemia that leads to widespread abscesses of a metastatic nature. It is usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria by pus-forming organisms in the blood. Apart from the distinctive abscesses, pyaemia exhibits the same symptoms as other forms of septicaemia. It was almost universally fatal before the introduction of antibiotics.

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyaemia

Palliative

Palliative care[1] is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that includes specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.[2][3] Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palliative_care

coagulate

Coagulation (clotting) is the process by which blood changes from a liquid to a gel. It potentially results in hemostasis, the cessation of blood loss from a damaged vessel, followed by repair. The mechanism of coagulation involves activation, adhesion, and aggregation of platelets along with deposition and maturation of fibrin. Disorders of coagulation are disease states which can result in bleeding (hemorrhage or bruising) or obstructive clotting (thrombosis).

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coagulation

sterile

Sterile or sterility may refer to:

Sterilization (microbiology), a term referring to any process that eliminates or kills all forms of life from an item or field

Sterility (physiology), an inability of a living organism to effect sexual reproduction

Infertility, the condition of a person being unable to bear children, especially through natural means

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterility


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