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1. Edema is a localized or generalized condition in which the body tissues contain an excessive amount of tissue fluid 2. Myalgia is tenderness or pain in the muscles 3. Eschar dead matter that is cast off from the surface of the skin, especially after a burn 4. Sepsis is a systematic inflammatory response to infection, in which there is fever or hypothermia, tachycardia, tachypnea, and evidence on inadequate blood flow to internal organs 5. Tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart beat, usually over 100bpm in adults. 6. Tachypnea is abnormally fast respiration 7. Stridor is a high‐pitched harsh sound occurring during inspiration (breathing in) and is often heard without the use of a stethoscope. It is a sign of upper airway obstruction (think choking). 8. Ricin is a white, amorphous, highly toxic protein present in the seed of the castor bean (eating 8 beans as an adult is considered toxic) 9. Mediastinum is the mass of organs and tissues separating the lungs the contains the heart and its
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