terms

strabismus

Disorder in which the eyes don't look in exactly the same direction at the same time. Visual axis are not parallel so the brain receives two images. The child will have to close one eye to see a poster on the wall.

myelogram

Diagnostic imaging procedure done by a radiologist. It uses a contrast dye and X-rays or computed tomography (CT) to look for problems in the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other tissues.

polycythemia

Increased RBCs as compensation for decreased oxygenation. common with right sided HF.

phlebitis

inflammation and reddened areas around the IV site and up the length of the vein.

myxedema

Swelling of the skin and underlying tissues giving a waxy consistency, typical of patients with underactive thyroid glands. Slowing of all body functions will cause decreased pulse and decreased temperature.