Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system. This is much like a heart-lung machine that takes over the work of the heart and lungs during open heart surgery.
The surgical removal of something. For example, a lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a lump, a tonsillectomy is the removal of the tonsils, and an appendectomy is removal of the appendix.
A pregnancy that is not situated in the uterus. The fertilized egg settles and grows in any location other than in the inner lining of the uterus.
The swelling of soft tissues as a result of excess fluid accumulation. Edema is often most prominent in the lower legs and feet toward the end of the day.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, a rapid immunochemical test that involves an enzyme used for measuring a wide variety of tests of body fluids
A blood related disease characterized by elliptically shaped red blood cells with possible breakup of red cells (hemolysis) and anemia.
The obstruction of a blood vessel by a foreign substance or a blood clot that travels through the bloodstream, lodging in a blood vessel, clogging up the vessel.
An organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation, from fertilization to the beginning of the third month of pregnancy.