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Medical Glossary Decoded

Gradual loss of weight, deterioration, emaciation. As in a wasting disease.
Stands for white blood cells also called leukocytes. These are blood cells that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders.
A red bump, ridge or swelling of unbroken skin raised by a stinging blow or by an allergic reaction to foods, drugs or insect bites, as in hives (urticaria).
A whistling noise that is produced in the chest during breathing. Wheezing occurs when the airways become narrowed or compressed due to blockage as in asthma.
Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents.
The womb (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped reproductive organ located in a woman's lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. During pregnancy, foetus grows inside the womb.
The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones and the associated soft tissues.