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Medical Glossary Decoded

A lesion that has been eroding away the skin or mucous membrane which may be painful. Ulcers can have various causes, depending on their location.
The larger of the two long bones within the forearm. (The smaller one is the radius.) The ulna is on the same side of the arm as the little finger.
Cancer of the gums. It is often associated with the use of smokeless (chewing) tobacco.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women.
Upper respiratory infection. Infection of the air passages of the nose, the throat, and/or bronchial tubes.
The unintentional loss of urine. Inability to hold urine in the bladder due to loss of voluntary control over the urinary sphincters or bladder (where urine store).
Uvulitis is severe swelling of the uvula. The uvula is the small piece of tissue that hangs in the back of the throat. Uvulitis is usually caused by an infection, an injury to the back of the throat, or an allergic reaction.