– Defining words – 

Hyperglycemia (Hye per glye SEE mee ah) – Excessive sugar in the blood (or high blood sugar).

Hypovolemia (Hye poh voh LEE mee ah)  – Deficient volume of circulating blood (or low blood volume).

Antiemetics (An tye ee MEH tics) – Drugs that prevent or alleviate nausea and vomiting.  Some examples include:  Zofran (odansetron) and Phenergan (promethazine).

Total bilirubin (BILL lee roo bin) – Blood test to detect possible jaundice (yellowing of the skin), cirrhosis or hepatitis.

Cirrhosis (Sur OH sis) – Chronic degenerative disease of the liver, most commonly associated with alcohol abuse.

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