A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia by British Medical Association

By British Medical Association

This is often an A-Z BMA visible advisor to over 7,000 scientific phrases together with signs, ailments, medicines and coverings. This new, revised variation of the BMA's bestselling and definitive clinical reference consultant brings authoritative and updated clinical wisdom into your house. remain updated with clinical advances and recommendation; from new advancements in commute immunizations to the newest instructions for antenatal screening and most modern strategies for breast expertise. It comprises 3,000 ailments, problems, stipulations and indicators, info on prognosis and therapy, a variety of medications and exams, new and demonstrated surgeries and reasons of clinical phrases. utilizing jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A--Z structure, 7,000 entries and greater than 800 illustrations, this absolutely revised and up to date version continues to be the definitive clinical reference ebook for each relations.

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Amphetamine drugs COMMON DRUGS ampulla An enlarged, flask-shaped area at the end of a tubular structure or canal. There are several ampullae in the body, including those at the end of each fallopian tube, on each of the three semicircular canals of the inner ear, and at the opening of the bile duct leading into the intestine. • Dexamfetamine amputation A group of stimulant drugs used mainly in the treatment of narcolepsy (a rare disorder that is characterized by excessive sleepiness). The surgical removal of part or all of a limb.

For minor surgical procedures, such as stitching of small wounds, local anaesthesia is usually produced by direct injection into the area to be treated. To anaesthetize a large area, or when a local injection would not penetrate deeply enough into body tissues, a nerve block (in which the local anaesthetic is injected around nerves at a point remote from the area to be treated) may be used. Nerve impulses can also be blocked where they branch off from the spinal cord, as in epidural anaesthesia, which is used in childbirth or caudal block, and spinal anaesthesia, which is used for surgery on the lower limbs and abdomen.

Anaesthesia, local anaesthesia, epidural LOCAL ANAESTHETICS See epidural anaesthesia. g. g.

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