Abruptio (abruptio placentae): Premature separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus. Abruption is a potentially serious problem both for the mother and baby.
Abrasion: An abrasion or “excoriation” is a wearing away of the upper layer of skin as a result of applied friction force. In dentistry an “abrasion” is the wearing away of the tooth substance.
- Abscess, breast
Abscess, breast: See: Breast abscess. see also: Breast infection; Mastitis.
Abruption: A sudden breaking off or away. Abruption of the placenta (abruptio placentae) is the premature separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus, a potentially very serious situation for the mother and baby.
- Abscess, peritonsillar
Abscess, peritonsillar: An abscess behind the tonsils that pushes one of the tonsils toward the uvula (the prominent soft tissue dangling from the back of the palate in the back of the mouth). A peritonsillar abscess is generally very painful and associated with difficulty opening the mouth. If a peritonsillar abscess is untreated, the infection […]
Abscess: A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body. The following are some examples of abscesses: A skin abscess is better known as a common boil; A peritonsillar abscess is a persistent collection of pus behind the tonsils; and A perianal abscess is a pool of pus that forms next to the anus, often […]