developmental disorders that affect, among other things, the ability to communicate, report medical conditions, self-regulate behaviors, and interact with others.
automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator (AICD)
adevice implanted under the skin of the chest to detect any lifethreatening dysrhythmia and deliver a shock to defibrillate te heart.
the branch of medicine that deals with the causes of obesity, as well as its prevention and treatment.
central IV catheter
a catheter surgically inserted for long term delivery of medications or fluids into the central circulation.
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
a device worn by a patient that blows oxygen or air under constant low pressure through a tube and mask to keep airway passages from collapsing at the end of a breath.
the precoess of filtering the blood to remove toxic or unwanted wastes and fluids
a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive condition that interferes with a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks, such as working or caring for oneself
a tube used to provide delivery of nutrients to the stomach. A nasogastric feeding tube is inserted through the nose and into the stomach; a gastric feeding tube is surgically implanted through the abdominal wall and into the stomach.
left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
a battery-powered mechanical pump implanted in the body to assist a failing left ventricle in pumping blood to the body.
a condition of having too much body fat, defined as a baody mass index of 30 or greater.
an external pouch that collects fecal matter diverted from the colon or ileum through a surgical opening (colostomy or ileostomy) in the abdominal wall.
a device implanted under the skin with wires implanted intot he heart to modify the heart rate as needed to maintain an adequate heart rate.
a surgically created opening into the body, as with a racheostomy, colostomy, or ileostomy.
a surgical opening in the neck into the trachea.
a tube inserted into the baldder through the urethra to drain urine from the bladder.