If a term begins with ‘haem’, this usually means that it is something to do with blood.
The passing of blood in urine.
This is what makes red blood cells red. It’s a kind of pigment that carries the oxygen to all parts of the body. Each red blood cell contains about 350 million haemoglobin molecules!
Coughing up Blood.
Another word for bad breath.
These are large muscles that run down the back of the leg.
A partial or total inability to perform an activity that the affected person wants to do.
An injury resulting from an impact to the head.
A pain within the skull. The most common cause of headaches is fatigue or stress.
Health Needs Assessment
A process that assesses the health needs of a person or population. Its main aim is to lead policy on how healthcare resources are used in the most efficient way possible.
This pump made of muscle inside the ribcage. The heart pumps all the time to push blood around the body.
This is a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel. One of the most common forms of hematoma is bruising on the skin.
A disease that makes the liver swollen and inflamed. There are different types of hepatitis – A, B and C are the most common. Each type is passed on in a different way, through blood or bodily fluids, or polluted water.
This is a condition where a muscle has a weak spot which lets the insides bulge out through it. It's fixed in an operation.
This is a registered name for a soft plastic tube (also known as a central line) which is inserted under the skin and used to deliver medicines directly into a patient’s bloodstream.
Your hip is the joint between the pelvis and thighbone. It’s a ‘ball and socket’ joint that allows rotational movement.
A surgical procedure developed to replace a diseased hip joint with a prosthetic.
A code of behaviour still followed by doctors today, created by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.
Holter monitor (24 hour)
A Holter monitor is a portable device that monitors the electrical activity of the heart over a 24-hour period.
These are chemical messengers that switch on and off processes in the body. For instance, starting puberty or producing more urine.