Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:
Hypoxia: A subnormal concentration of oxygen. By contrast with normoxia (normal oxygen) and anoxia (the absence or near absence of oxygen). From hyp- (below) + -ox- (oxygen) + -ia....
Hypoxia-ischemia: See hypoxia. Ischemia refers to blood flow to
cells and organs that is not sufficient to maintain their normal function. ...
Hypoxic: Pertaining to hypoxia, a subnormal concentration of oxygen....
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: Damage to cells in the central
nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) from inadequate oxygen. Hypoxic-ischemic
encephalopathy allegedly may cause in death in the newborn period or result in what is
later recognized as developmental delay, mental retardation, or c...
Hysterectomy: A surgical operation to remove the uterus and,
sometimes, the cervix. Removal of the entire uterus and the cervix is referred to as a total hysterectomy. Removal of the body of the uterus without removing the cervix is referred to as a subtotal hysterectomy.
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Hysterectomy, abdominal: Surgical removal of the uterus through an
incision made in the abdominal wall. As opposed to a vaginal hysterectomy....
Hysterectomy, complete: Complete surgical removal of the uterus and
cervix. Also called a total hysterectomy....
Hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal
Hysterectomy, laparoscopic assisted vaginal: A procedure
using laparoscopic techniques to remove the uterus (womb) and/or
tubes and ovaries through the vagina (birth canal). Laparoscopically
assisted vaginal hysterectomy is often referred to, more concisely,
by its abbreviation: LAVH.
In LAVH, s...
Hysterectomy, partial: The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix
is left is left in place. Also called a subtotal hysterectomy....
Hysterectomy, subtotal: The
uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is left is left in place. Also
called a partial hysterectomy
Hysterectomy, total: Complete surgical removal of the uterus and
cervix. Also called a complete hysterectomy....
Hysterectomy, vaginal: Removal of the uterus through a surgical
incision, not of the abdomen but, within the vagina. With a vaginal hysterectomy, the scar
is not outwardly visible. A vaginal hysterectomy is in contrast to an abdominal
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): A hysterosalpingogram imaging test that is used to examine the cavity of the uterus and Fallopian
tubes. In a hysterosalpingogram, dye (called contrast material) is injected through a tube inserted through the vaginal into the uterus. A series of x-ray pictures are taken ...
Hysteroscopy: A procedure to see inside the uterus (the womb) using a viewing tube that is inserted into the vagina up through the cervix into the uterus....