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Heart Disease:

What tests did you have to diagnose your heart disease? View 10 Comments • Submit » The term heart disease is very broad and includes a number of conditions, ranging from congenital (inborn) abnormalities of the heart to coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis. Read more about heart disease symptoms and signs »

Hangman’s fracture

A broken neck involving a fracture of an upper cervical vertebra similar to the injury suffered in death by hanging. The fracture affects the vertebra called the axis, the second cervical vertebra (C2), with or without subluxation (slippage) of C2 on the third cervical vertebra (C3).

Hypohidrosis

Subnormal sweating, less sweating than usual. Hidrosis meaning sweating, so hypohidrosis is literally undersweating.

Hypohidrotic

Pertaining to hypohidrosis, too little sweating.

Hysteroscopy

A procedure to see inside the uterus (the womb) using a viewing scope that is inserted into the vagina up through the cervix into the uterus.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

A hysterosalpingogram imaging test that is used to examine the cavity of the uterus and Fallopian tubes. In a hysterosalpingogram, dye (called contrast material) is injected through a tube inserted through the vaginal into the uterus. A series of x-ray pictures are taken as the dye moves through the uterine cavity and out through the […]

Hysterectomy, vaginal

Removal of the uterus through a surgical incision, not of the abdomen but, within the vagina. With a vaginal hysterectomy, the scar is not outwardly visible. A vaginal hysterectomy is in contrast to an abdominal hysterectomy.

Hysterectomy, total

Complete surgical removal of the uterus including the cervix. Also known as complete ‘hysterectomy.

Hysterectomy, subtotal

The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is left is left in place. Also called a partial hysterectomy or supracervical hysterectomy.