Aspergillosis: Infection with the fungus Aspergillus, seen especially in people with compromised immune systems in whom there may be invasive lung infection and sometimes spread to other tissues, including the brain, the skin, and bones. Aspergillosis also causes allergic sinusitis and allergic bronchopulmonary disease.
Aspergillus: A family of fungal organisms and molds, some of which can cause disease.
Aspirate: To draw in by suction. A patient may aspirate for example by accidentally drawing material from the stomach into the lungs. A doctor can aspirate a joint.
Aspiration: Removal by suction of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also refers to the accidental sucking in of food particles or fluids into the lungs.
- Aspiration, joint
Aspiration, joint: A procedure whereby a sterile needle and syringe are used to drain joint fluid from the joint. This is usually done as an office procedure or at the bedside in the hospital. The procedure is also known medically as arthrocentesis, For an arthrocentesis, the skin over the joint is sterilized with a liquid. […]
Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this anti-inflammatory pain reliever.