Words for the week:
Neuroplasty: (NOO roh plas tee): Surgical repair of a nerve.
Amniocentesis: (am nee oh cen TEE sis): Removal and analysis of a sample of the amniotic fluid with the use of a guided needle through the abdomen of the mother into the amniotic sac to diagnose fetal abnormalities.
BuSpar: (generic for buspirone): A medication often used as a sedative or sedative-hypnotic to relieve symptoms of anxiety.
Edema: (Eh DEE muh): Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities of tissues. Essentially meaning swelling.
Choledocholithiasis: (Koh lee do koh lih THY ih sis): Presence of stones in the common bile duct.