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.

  • Calor [ physiology ]

    "Calor" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as increased heat in the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "rubor", "dolor", "tumor","functio laesa".
  • Dolor [ physiology ]

    "Dolor" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as pain in the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "rubor", "calor", "tumor","functio laesa".
  • Functio Laesa [ physiology ]

    "Functio Laesa" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as loss of function of the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "rubor", "calor", "dolor", "tumor".
  • Inflammation [ physiology ]

    A complex cascade of biochemical and cellular processes that appear as a response to an unspecific aggression of the organism. Inflammation usually appears in case of an infection or mechanical trauma but not exclusively.
  • Rubor [ physiology ]

    "Rubor" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as redness of the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "calor", "dolor", "tumor","functio laesa".
  • Tumor [ physiology ]

    "Tumor" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as swelling in the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "rubor", "calor", "dolor","functio laesa".
  • Vasodilation [ physiology ]

    The process in which blood vessels (more commonly arteries) dilate and expand. Various biochemical processes can cause vasodilation as well as some medication.