Category: O

Oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy

Supplying a person with oxygenen riched air to relieve severe hypoxia (inadequate oxygen in the tissues). In hospitals, oxygen is usually piped to a terminal at the patient’s bedside and is administered as necessary through a face mask or...

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer

Malignant growth of the ovary. Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women. Cancer of the ovary can occur at any age but is most common after 50. It is three times more common in...

overy woman

Ovary

One of a pair of almond-shaped glands situated on either side of the uterus immediately below the opening of the fallopian tube. Each ovary is about 1.25 inch (30 mm) long and 0.75 inch...

Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis

A disorder of the middle ear that causes progressive deafness. Otosclerosis is often inherited. CAUSES AND INCIDENCE Otosclerosis occurs when, for unknown reasons, an overgrowth of bone immobilizes the stapes (the innermost bone of...