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Biopsy
The removal of a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope to check for cancer cells or other abnormalities

Bed sore
A painful reddish area of degenerating, ulcerated skin caused by pressure and lack of movement, and worsened by exposure to urine or other irritants on skin

Blister
Also called bleb or bulla , it is a collection of fluid underneath the top layer of skin . There are many causes of blisters, including burns, friction forces, and diseases of the skin.

BMI
Stands for Body Mass Index. A person's weight in kilograms (kg) divided by their height in meters (m) squared.

Bone marrow
The spongy blood-manufacturing tissue that fills the cavities of bones and contains immature and mature blood cells, such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

Bradycardia
A slow heart rate, usually defined as less than 60 beats per minute.

Bypass
An operation in which a new pathway is created literally bypassing a passage that may be blocked or diseased.

Bronchus
The large tube that begins at the end of the trachea and branches into the lungs.

Bacillophobia
An abnormal and persistent fear of bacilli (bacteria). A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic.Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder.

Bariatrics
Medical speciality that provides treatment for obesity including diet and nutrition,exercise, behavior modification, lifestyle changes and surgery.

Belching
A process of releasing through the mouth, air that accumulates in the stomach, thereby relieving distention which is a normal action.

 

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