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Glossary for Anaesthesia complications

  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Hepatotoxicity: Damage or injury to the liver caused by a drug, chemical or other agent. Symptoms vary depending on the degree of exposure and hence extent of the liver damage or injury. Mild liver damage may cause few if any symptoms whereas severe damage can ultimately result in liver failure.
  • Hospital or surgery-related conditions: Medical conditions related to hospital stays or caused by surgery.
  • Respiratory depression: Also known as bradyapnea is the decreased rate of breathing.
  • Tachycardia: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Urine retention: Partial or total inability to excrete urine
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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