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Glossary Terms

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A

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Definition Provided by: NCCS Singapore

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Definition Provided by: A2 URL Title

ASD

See Autism ; Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder) TEST

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment. ASD ranges in severity from a handicap that somewhat limits an otherwise normal life to a devastating disability that may require institutional care. Children with autism have trouble communicating. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it very hard for them to express themselves either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch.

Definition Provided by: WedMD

B

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Definition Provided by: NCCS Singapore

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Definition Provided by: B2 URL Title

C

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Definition Provided by: NCSS Singapore

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Definition Provided by: NCSS Singapore

Dysphagia (TEST)

Dysphagia refers to a swallowing disorder characterised by problems in moving food, liquid or saliva from the mouth to the stomach. If any of the following events during the normal feeding process is affected, a person is considered to have dysphagia: 1. Food is taken into the mouth 2. Food is chewed 3. Swallow is initiated 4. The airway closes to prevent food for entering windpipe 5. The muscles in the throat move the food down 6. Food passes through the food pipe 7. Food reaches the stomach

Definition Provided by: HealthHub

H

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is defined as being partially or completely unable to hear sounds in one or both ears.

Definition Provided by: The Singapore Association For The Deaf

W

WWW (TEST)

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Definition Provided by: See also Dysphagia

X

X-ray (TEST)

X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation. Most X-rays have a wavelength ranging from 0.01 to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz (3×1016 Hz to 3×1019 Hz) and energies in the range 100 eV to 100 keV. X-ray wavelengths are shorter than those of UV rays and typically longer than those of gamma rays. In many languages, X-radiation is referred to with terms meaning Röntgen radiation, after the German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen who discovered these on November 8, 1895,[1] who usually is credited as its discoverer, and who named it X-radiation to signify an unknown type of radiation.[2] Spelling of X-ray(s) in the English language includes the variants x-ray(s), xray(s), and X ray(s).[3]

Definition Provided by: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray

Z

Zika Virus (TEST)

Key facts Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day. Symptoms are generally mild and include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. Symptoms typically last for 2–7 days. Most people with Zika virus infection do not develop symptoms. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause infants to be born with microcephaly and other congenital malformations, known as congenital Zika syndrome. Infection with Zika virus is also associated with other complications of pregnancy including preterm birth and miscarriage. An increased risk of neurologic complications is associated with Zika virus infection in adults and children, including Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuropathy and myelitis. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. It was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Definition Provided by: WHO