Medexicon

Are you a medical student or working in related fields? Or just a curious person by nature? Then our collection of common medical terms and concepts can help you better understand this fascinating side of science and art. The... necronomicon of medicine.

  • Diarrhea [ gastroenterology ]

    Defined as an uncontrolled bowel movement with a liquid stool. Can vary in severity from mild to life threatening and almost always requires extra hydration to compensate the loss of water.
  • Emesis [ gastroenterology ]

    Defined as the process of vomiting. An "anti emetic drug" for example, is medication used to treat nausea and vomiting.
  • Gastritis [ gastroenterology ]

    Defined as the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Usually manifests as an upper abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite and others. Can be seen as a more benign form of gastric ulcer.
  • Jaundice [ gastroenterology ]

    Represents the yellowish-greenish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes (sclera). Jaundice is caused by high levels of bilirubin in the organism which in turn can have multiple causes such as hemolytic anemia or liver failure among others.