hand over


a drug or other substance tending to promote the formation and excretion of urine


a separation of or movements of objects away from each other, as in the simultaneous turning of the eyes outward


inflammation of one or more of the diverticula. The penetration or collection of faecal matter through the thin-walled diverticula which causes inflammation and abscess formation in the tissues surrounding the colon


semisynthetic narcotic analgesia used to treat moderate to severe pain

Endotracheal Intubation

the management of the patient with an airway catheter inserted through the mouth or nose into the trachea


a type of anaesthesia block in which a local anaesthetic is injected into the epidural space surrounding the dural membrane which contains cerebrospinal fluid and spinal nerves


an endoscopic test that provides radiographic visualisation of the bile and pancreatic ducts

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)

use of vibrations of powerful sound waves to break up calculi in the urinary tract or gall bladder


an injury to a surface of the body caused by trauma, such as scratching, abrasion, or a chemical or thermal burn


an abnormal passage from an internal organ to the body surface or between two internal organs

Hartmann�s curette

a curette used for the removal of adenoids

Hartmann�s procedure

resection of a diseased portion of the colon, with the proximal end of the colon brought out as a colostomy and the distal stump or rectum sutured closed


excision of approximately half of the colon


anti-inflammatory adrenocortical steroid


any of a large group of drugs prescribed to decrease the amount of glucose circulating in the blood


passage of a tube into a body aperture - specifically the insertion of a breathing tube through the mouth or nose into the trachea to ensure a patent airway for the delivery of anaesthetic gases

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

a laparoscopic operation to remove the spleen


laser in-situ keratomileusis is a common form of refractive surgery that corrects refractive errors to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses


a tubular space or the channel within any organ or structure of the body . The term lumen is often used in regard to the number of access ports available in intravenous therapy systems


surgical incision of a tumour without removing large amounts of surrounding tissue