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Glossary for Retropharyngeal abscess

  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Epiglotitis: Inflamation of the epiglottis in the throat
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Mediastinitis: Inflammation of the area between the lungs called the mediastinum which contains the heart, thymus gland, windpipe, esophagus and large blood vessels. The condition may occur suddenly (acute) or slowly over a period of time (chronic). It is often a complication of open chest surgery or penetrating chest wounds.
  • Neck pain: Pain affecting the neck
  • Pain swallowing: Pain related to the action of swallowing
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Stridor: A harsh high pitched breath sound
  • Sulbactam -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Sulbactam during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Swallowing difficulty: Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Throat disorder:

 

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