Glossary

All | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Z

O

Term Definition
Obesity

A body weight of 20% or more above the accepted value for a person's age, sex, and body type. It is also defined as a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30. See Body mass index.

Observational Study

A study that tracks and observes a subject's medical condition and/or quality of life, but does not intervene.

Occluded artery

An artery in which the blood flow has been impaired by an occlusion (blockage).

Occlusion

Blockage.

Occupational therapy

A type of rehabilitation after stroke that helps you relearn the skills required for the activities of daily living (ADL)

Omega-3 fatty acids

A group of polyunsaturated fatty acids including the oils found in fish, particularly oily fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, and mackerel), and plant-based fatty acids from soybeans, canola oil, and walnuts. A diet rich in Omega-3 may help lower your risk of heart disease.

Oophorectomy

Surgical removal of one or both ovaries.

Open-heart surgery

A surgical procedure in which circulatory functions are temporarily taken over by a heart-lung machine.

Orthopnea

A type of shortness of breath that occurs when a person is lying down. It is often a symptom of heart failure.

Orthostatic hypotension

A sudden drop in blood pressure occurring when a person stands up. It can cause fainting.

Osteoporosis

A condition where bones loose their mass and become very brittle.

OTC

Over the counter (i.e., a non-prescription medication).

Overweight

Having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher. See Body mass index.

Glossary 2.64 is technology by Guru PHP

SEO by AceSEF
Banner
Banner