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Medical Glossary Decoded

The presence of potassium in the blood. It is the base term used to denote abnormally high blood potassium (hyperkalemia) and low blood potassium (hypokalemia).
Laser eye surgery procedures performed to correct a person's vision there by reducing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. In this process using a laser, a portion of the cornea which distracts the refraction is removed.
Keratitis is the medical term for inflammation of the cornea. The cornea is the outermost dome-shaped window in the front of the eye and covers the pupil and iris (the coloured ring around the pupil). The most common causes of keratitis are infection and injury.
Kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Kidney stones are known to be one of the most painful medical conditions and it is a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen or groin.
A group of bacteria that normally lives in the intestinal tract, but can cause infections especially urinary infections and pneumonia. Klebsiella are frequently the cause of infections acquired in hospitals.
Ligaments are strong, elastic bands of tissue present in the centre of the knee that connects the thigh bone to the bone of the leg. They provide strength and stability to the joint.
It is a also called patella it is a small bone located in front of a knee joint. It protects the knee and connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the legs.
A tumour of the ovary that is caused by the spread of metastatic cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, mostly from the stomach.