Glossary

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  • Ablation

    Removal of body tissue.

  • Ablation needle

    Special needle that can transport heat into tissue.

  • Ablation process

    Destruction of tissue using an electric current (heat) or cold.

  • Abscess

    Collection of pus in a sealed cavity inside the body.

  • Acetabular roof

    Upper part of the acetabulum (hip joint socket).

  • Acetabulum

    Hip joint socket.

  • Achalasia

    Narrowing of the oesophagus.

  • Acupuncture

    Technique from traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting needles along the meridians.

  • Adrenaline

    Hormone that is produced when a person is stressed, afraid, performing extremely strenuous physical activities, or during a ‘fight-or-flight’ response.

  • Aerosol

    Mixture of gas and fine liquid particles.