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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:

  1. Hypoxia Hypoxia
    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....
  2. Hypoxia-ischemia Hypoxia-ischemia
    Hypoxia-ischemia: See hypoxia. Ischemia refers to blood flow to cells and organs that is not sufficient to maintain their normal function. ...
  3. Hypoxic Hypoxic
    Hypoxic: Pertaining to hypoxia, a subnormal concentration of oxygen....
  4. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
    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...
  5. Hysterectomy Hysterectomy
    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. History: James Blundell, ...
  6. Hysterectomy, abdominal Hysterectomy, abdominal
    Hysterectomy, abdominal: Surgical removal of the uterus through an incision made in the abdominal wall. As opposed to a vaginal hysterectomy....
  7. Hysterectomy, complete Hysterectomy, complete
    Hysterectomy, complete: Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Also called a total hysterectomy....
  8. Hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal 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...
  9. Hysterectomy, partial Hysterectomy, partial
    Hysterectomy, partial: The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is left is left in place. Also called a subtotal hysterectomy....
  10. Hysterectomy, subtotal Hysterectomy, subtotal
    Hysterectomy, subtotal: The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is left is left in place. Also called a partial hysterectomy ....
  11. Hysterectomy, total Hysterectomy, total
    Hysterectomy, total: Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Also called a complete hysterectomy....
  12. Hysterectomy, vaginal Hysterectomy, vaginal
    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 hysterectomy....
  13. Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
    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 ...
  14. Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy
    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....