a common form of dementia of unknown cause, usually beginning in late middle age, characterized by memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability, and progressive loss of mental ability.
the loss of a previously held ability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain
acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury
wasting away of the body or of an organ orpart, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
Any of a large group of one celled organisms that lack a cell nucleus, reproduce by fission or by forming spores, and in some cases cause disease.
medical treatment involving a period of consistent (day and night) recumbence in bed. It is used as a treatment for an illness or medical condition, especially when prescribed or chosen rather than resulting from severe prostration or imminent death.
the pressure of the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels, varying in different parts of the body during different phases of contraction of the heart and under different conditions of health, exertion, etc.
bodily system consisting of the heart, blood vessels, and blood that circulates blood throughout the body, delivers nutrients and other essential materials to cells, and removes waste products
a clouding of the lens of the eye or its surrounding transparent membrane that obstructs vision.
the system of nerves and nerve centers in human, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Congestive heart failure
a condition in which the heart fails to pump adequate amounts of blood to the tissues, resulting in accumulation of blood returning to the heart from the veins, and often accompanied by distension of the ventricles, edema, and shortness of breath.
An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
a pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time. Also called a bedsore.
A person with any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
the process by which uric acid and urea are removed from circulating blood by means of a dialyzer.
Referring to the time when the heart is in a period of relaxation and dilatation (expansion).
a chronic, irreversible disease of the lungs characterized by abnormal enlargement of air spaces in the lungs accompanied by destruction of the tissue lining the walls of the air spaces.
an indwelling catheter used for draining urine from the bladder and having an inflatable part at the bladder end that allows the tube to be kept in place for variable time periods.
An inclined position in which the head of the bed is raised to promote dependent drainage after an abdominal operation
the construction of an artificial opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall, permitting drainage of the contents of the small intestine
a hollow tube left implanted in a body canal or organ, esp. the bladder, to promote drainage.
a disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete paralysis and jerking muscle tremor
the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
a device used to deliver supplemental oxygen or airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help.
a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university, or a patient and his care provider
a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination
Self-actualization, self-esteem, love/belonging, safety, and physiological needs
a contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew.
the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine