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Anesthesia definition: A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
anesthesia definition: state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation; depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
anesthesia definition: (an-es-THEE-zha) Drugs or substances that cause loss of feeling or awareness. Local anesthetics cause loss of feeling in a part of the body. General anesthetics put the person to sleep.
Anesthesia Procedure definition: Treatment with a pharmacological substance that produces a loss of feeling.
biofeedback definition: feedback loop consists of an organism, its response, and a method of detecting and displaying the response.
Biofeedback, Psychology definition: The therapy technique of providing the status of one's own AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM function (e.g., skin temperature, heartbeats, brain waves) as visual or auditory feedback in order to self-control related conditions (e.g., hypertension, migraine headaches).
Biofeedback definition: A training technique in which various bodily functions, such as heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension, and brain activity are monitored so that people can learn to control them voluntarily so as to improve their health and physical performance.
Dental Care definition: The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Dental Procedure definition: Any of the dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient.
dialysis definition: (dye-AL-ih-sis) The process of cleansing the blood when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood.
dialysis therapy definition: dialysis fluid being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity or kidneys as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.
Echocardiography definition: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
echocardiography definition: ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues; the standard approach is transthoracic.
echocardiography definition: A procedure that uses ultrasonic waves directed over the chest wall to obtain a graphic record of the heart's position, motion of the walls, or internal parts such as the valves.
heart sonography definition: graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of heart sounds.
Echocardiography definition: A test that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create an image of the heart.
hemodialysis definition: therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the blood by the kidneys based on dialysis.
Hemodialysis definition: Removal of certain elements from the blood based on the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable membrane.
Laboratory Procedure definition: Any procedure that involves testing or manipulating a sample of blood, urine, or other body substance in a laboratory setting.
laboratory test definition: A medical procedure that involves testing a sample of blood, urine, or other substance from the body. Tests can help determine a diagnosis, plan treatment, check to see if treatment is working, or monitor the disease over time.
mastectomy definition: (mas-TEK-toe-mee) Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
Mastectomy definition: Surgical removal of the breast.
Method, LOINC Axis 6 definition: The process by which an observation value was obtained. Example methods include: weighing, use of a mass spectrometer, use of an ion sensitive electrode, and examination using a microscope.
methods definition: Used with techniques, procedures, and programs for methods.
surgery definition: Used for operative procedures on organs, regions, or tissues in the treatment of diseases, including tissue section by lasers. It excludes transplantation, for which "transplantation" is used.
imaging definition: Tests that produce pictures of areas inside the body.
imaging definition: Methods of producing pictures of areas inside the body.
Imaging Technique definition: Any technology or method that aids in the visualization of any biological process, cell, tissue or organ for use in screening, diagnosis, surgical procedures or therapy.
Microbiology Test definition: A laboratory procedure to detect microorganisms in a sample.
feeding procedures definition: Provision of food or fluids using methods such as breast, formula, spoon, tube, and intravenous solutions.
immunologic assay/test definition: immunochemical assay or detection of a substance or immune response by serologic or immunologic methods.
neurosurgery definition: procedures performed on the nervous system, used in the treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities; includes excision of portions of the nervous system; see NTs for specifics.
Neurosurgical Procedures definition: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Orthopedic Procedures definition: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.
surgery definition: branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
surgery definition: (SERJ-uh-ree) A procedure to remove or repair a part of the body or to find out whether disease is present. An operation.
Surgical Procedures, Operative definition: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)
Surgical Procedure definition: A diagnostic or treatment procedure performed by manual and/or instrumental means, often involving an incision and the removal or replacement of a diseased organ or tissue; of or relating to or involving or used in surgery or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery.
Infusion definition: Infusion
infusion definition: A method of putting fluids, including drugs, into the bloodstream. Also called intravenous infusion.
INVESTIGATIONS definition: The act or process of a systematic and thorough examination; research, study; the process of inquiring into or following up, intended to develop facts. (NCI)
Investigation definition: The act or process of a systematic and thorough examination; research, study; the process of inquiring into or following up, intended to develop facts.
Orthokeratologic Procedures definition: An alternative to REFRACTIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES. A therapeutic procedure for correcting REFRACTIVE ERRORS. It involves wearing CONTACT LENSES designed to force corrective changes to the curvature of the CORNEA that remain after the lenses are removed. The effect is temporary but is maintained by wearing the therapeutic lenses daily, usually during sleep.