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Glossary for Acute Pain

  • Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
  • Acute Cholecystitis: Acute inflammation of the gall bladder, usually due to obstruction by a gall stone
  • Acute Pain: An acute condition which results in the sensation of distress, or agony due to stimulation of nerve endings
  • Dysmenorrhea: Pain, cramping, or discomfort due to menstruation
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Peritonitis: Inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity
  • Phacomorphic Glaucoma: Secondary glaucoma may be precipitated during the development of senile cataract has drawn little attention in the literature. This phenomenon, the so called "phacomorphic glaucoma" is an acute angle closure glaucoma and results from sudden hydration of an immature cataract which blocks the angle by a forward push of the iris.
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleural membrane
  • Pulmonary embolism: Blocked lung blood vessel often from a blood clot.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.


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