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Medical Glossary Decoded

The term 'obese' describes a person who's extremely overweight. A person is considered obese if bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be.
The medical speciality dedicated to managing pregnancy, Labour and the puerperium (the time after delivery).
A symptom often due to disease of the oesophagus characterized by pain on swallowing food and fluids.
The production of abnormally small amounts of urine. It is one of the clinical hallmarks of renal failure. It has been used as a criterion for diagnosing and staging acute kidney injury.
The omentum found in the lower abdominal area. It is a membranous double layer containing fatty tissues that cover and support intestines and other organs found in the lower abdomen. It stores fat deposits, it contains milky spots that contain white blood cells (boost immunity), and it isolates wounds and infections by wrapping around infected areas.
A physician who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Female gamete or sex cell in an ovary. An oocyte is capable of developing a new individual of the same species when fertilised by a sperm.
A practitioner who provides primary eye and vision care performs eye examinations to detect vision problems and prescribes corrective lenses to correct eye related problems.
Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine which deals with treatment and correction of problems related to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.