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Choking (object in airway)
Choking (object in airway): Partial or complete obstruction of the airway can be due to a foreign body (e.g., food, a bead, toy, etc.)
The onset of respiratory distress may be sudden with cough. There is often agitation in the early stage of airway obstruction. The signs of respiratory distress in...
Choking in children
Choking in children: The compromise of a child's normal breathing by obstructing or compressing the trachea, a major health hazard for children.
Putting things in their mouths is one of the ways that babies and small children explore the world. Anything that fits in their mouths can be a danger. Cho...
Cholangi-: Relating to a bile duct. From the Greek chole meaning bile + a(n)geion meaning a vessel = a bile vessel....
Cholangiogram: A radiologic procedure used to look at the gallbladder and bile ducts. See also: Intravenous cholangiogram....
Cholangiogram, intravenous: See: Intravenous cholangiogram....
Cholangiogram, IV: See: Intravenous cholangiogram....
Cholangiography: Radiographic examination of the bile ducts with
contrast medium. The contrast medium may be administered orally or injected
intravenously or percutaneously (through the skin)....
Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic
Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic: Radiographic examination of the liver and bile ducts done by inserting a thin needle through the skin into the liver and injecting contrast medium in order to visualize blockage of the liver and bile ducts....
cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde
cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde: See Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography....
Cholangitis: Inflammation of the bile duct. From cholangi-, pertaining to a bile duct + -itis, inflammation. See also: Primary sclerosing cholangitis...
Cholangitis, primary sclerosing
Primary sclerosing cholangitis: See: Primary sclerosing cholangitis....
Cholangitis, sclerosing: See: Primary sclerosing cholangitis....
Cholecalciferol: Vitamin D3....
Cholecyst: The gallbladder. The word cholecyst is not much used today but it figures into a number of other terms to do with the gallbladder Cholecystectomy is removal of the gallbladder.
Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. Cholecystogram is an x-ray of the gallbladder. Cholecyst, lite...
Cholecystectomy: Surgical removal of the gallbladder. This procedure may be done by laparoscopy or by open surgery.
See: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Open cholecystectomy....