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Unformatted text preview: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Edema
is
a
localized
or
generalized
condition
in
which
the
body
tissues
contain
an
excessive
amount
 of
tissue
fluid
 Myalgia
is
tenderness
or
pain
in
the
muscles
 Eschar
dead
matter
that
is
cast
off
from
the
surface
of
the
skin,
especially
after
a
 burn
 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
 Tachycardia
is
an
abnormally
fast
heart
beat,
usually
over
100bpm
in
adults.
 Tachypnea
is
abnormally
fast
respiration
 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).
 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)
 Mediastinum
is
the
mass
of
organs
and
tissues
separating
the
lungs
the
contains
the
heart
and
its
 large
vessels,
trachea,
esophagus,
thymus,
lymph
nodes,
and
connective
tissue
 Dyspnea
is
air
hunger
resulting
labored
or
difficulty
breathing,
sometimes
accompanied
by
pain
 Diaphoresis
is
profuse
sweating
 Cyanosis
is
a
blue,
grey,
slate,
or
dark
purple
discoloration
of
the
skin
or
mucous
membranes
caused
 by
deoxygenated
or
reduced
hemoglobin
in
the
blood
 Pleura
is
the
serous
membrane
that
enfolds
both
lungs
and
is
reflected
upon
the
walls
of
the
thorax
 and
diaphragm
 Effusion
is
the
escape
of
fluid
into
a
part.
 a. reddening
of
the
skin
 Malaise
is
a
subjective
sense
of
discomfort,
weakness,
fatigue,
or
feeling
rundown
 Vesicle
a
small
blister
like
elevation
on
the
skin
containing
serous
fluid
 Anthrax
is
an
acute,
infectious
disease
caused
by
inhaling
the
spores
of
Bacillus
anthrax,
a
large
gram
 spore
forming
bacterial
rod;
by
eating
contaminated
meat;
or
coming
into
contact
with
 contaminated
animal
product
 Plague
is
a
highly
fatal
disease
caused
by
Yersuua
pestis
infection
characterized
by
high
fever,
 restlessness,
confusion,
prostration,
delirium,
shock,
and
coma
 Botulism
is
a
paralytic
and
fatal
illness
caused
by
exposure
to
toxins
released
from
Clostridium
 botulinum,
an
anaerobic,
gram
positive
bacillus.
The
nervous
system
is
damaged
by
blocking
the
 release
of
acetylcholine
at
the
neuromuscular
junction
(causes
paralysis)
 Smallpox
is
an
acute,
contagious
systemic
viral
disease
characterized
by
prodromal
stage
during
 which
the
constitutional
symptoms
usually
are
sever
followed
by
an
eruption
that
passes
through
the
 successive
stages
of
macules,
papules,
vesicles,
pustules,
and
crusts
 ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CHS 3501 taught by Professor Perr during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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