Medical treatments

2017-07-27T19:55:13+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Stereotactic surgery, Hot water bottle, Calorie restriction, Cell therapy, Conversion therapy, Gene therapy, Hypnosis, Athletic taping, Immunotherapy, Compliance (medicine), Apheresis, Tamponade, Cyanoacrylate, History of malaria, Bloodletting, Laparoscopic surgery, Electrotherapy, Heliox, Low level laser therapy, Clinical uses of mesenchymal stem cells, Ebola virus disease treatment research, Poultice, Hormone therapy, Hepatitis B immune globulin, Patient safety, Cauterization, Photopheresis, Alglucosidase alfa, Hypnotherapy, Intrathecal administration, Management of Parkinson's disease, Malotilate, Anthrax immune globulin flashcards Medical treatments
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  • Stereotactic surgery
    Stereotactic surgery or stereotaxy is a minimally invasive form of surgical intervention which makes use of a three-dimensional coordinate system to locate small targets inside the body and to perform on them some action such as ablation, biopsy, lesion, injection, stimulation, implantation, radiosurgery (SRS), etc.
  • Hot water bottle
    A hot water bottle (or hottie) is a container filled with hot water and sealed with a stopper, used to provide warmth, typically while in bed, but also for the application of heat to a specific part of the body.
  • Calorie restriction
    Calorie restriction (CR), or caloric restriction, or energy restriction, is a dietary regimen that reduces calorie intake without incurring malnutrition or a reduction in essential nutrients.
  • Cell therapy
    Cell therapy (also called cellular therapy or cytotherapy) is therapy in which cellular material is injected into a patient; this generally means intact, living cells.
  • Conversion therapy
    Conversion therapy is psychological treatment or spiritual counseling designed to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual.
  • Gene therapy
    Gene therapy is the therapeutic delivery of nucleic acid polymers into a patient's cells as a drug to treat disease.
  • Hypnosis
    Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.
  • Athletic taping
    Athletic taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity.
  • Immunotherapy
    Immunotherapy is the "treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response".
  • Compliance (medicine)
    In medicine, compliance (also adherence, capacitance) describes the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical advice.
  • Apheresis
    Apheresis (ἀφαίρεσις (aphairesis, "a taking away")) is a medical technology in which the blood of a person is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation.
  • Tamponade
    Tamponade is the closure or blockage (as of a wound or body cavity) by or as if by a tampon, especially to stop bleeding.
  • Cyanoacrylate
    Cyanoacrylates are a family of strong fast-acting adhesives with industrial, medical, and household uses.
  • History of malaria
    The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century.
  • Bloodletting
    Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease.
  • Laparoscopic surgery
    Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.
  • Electrotherapy
    Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment.
  • Heliox
    Heliox is a breathing gas composed of a mixture of helium (He) and oxygen (O2).
  • Low level laser therapy
    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of alternative medicine that uses low-level (low-power) lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Clinical uses of mesenchymal stem cells
    Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are being used by researchers in the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, to artificially reconstruct human tissue which has been previously damaged.
  • Ebola virus disease treatment research
    Ebola virus disease, or simply Ebola, is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses.
  • Poultice
    A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body.
  • Hormone therapy
    Hormone therapy or hormonal therapy is the use of hormones in medical treatment.
  • Hepatitis B immune globulin
    Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) is a human immune globulin that is used to prevent the development of hepatitis B.
  • Patient safety
    Millennia ago, Hippocrates recognized the potential for injuries that arise from the well-intentioned actions of healers.
  • Cauterization
    The medical practice or technique of cauterization (or cauterisation, or cautery) is the burning of part of a body to remove or close off a part of it, which destroys some tissue in an attempt to mitigate bleeding and damage, remove an undesired growth, or minimize other potential medical harm, such as infections when antibiotics are unavailable.
  • Photopheresis
    In medicine, photopheresis (aka extracorporeal photopheresis or ECP) is a form of apheresis and photodynamic therapy in which blood is treated with a photosensitizing agent and subsequently irradiated with specified wavelengths of light to achieve an effect.
  • Alglucosidase alfa
    Alglucosidase alfa (Lumizyme, Myozyme, Genzyme) is an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) orphan drug for treatment of Pompe disease (Glycogen storage disease type II), a rare lysosomal storage disorder (LSD).
  • Hypnotherapy
    Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
  • Intrathecal administration
    Intrathecal administration is a route of administration for drugs via an injection into the spinal canal, or into the subarachnoid space so that it reaches the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and is useful in spinal anaesthesia, chemotherapy, or pain management applications.
  • Management of Parkinson's disease
    Management of Parkinson's disease (PD), due to its chronic nature, requires a broad-based program including patient and family education, support group services, general wellness maintenance, exercise, and nutrition.
  • Malotilate
    Malotilate (INN) is a drug used in the treatment of liver disease.
  • Anthrax immune globulin
    Anthrax immune globulin, tradename Anthrasil, is a human immune globulin that is used in combination with antibiotics to treat anthrax.