A fever producing substance. Endotoxin is a pyrogen. Also known as a pyrogenic lipopolysaccharide. SEE endotoxin.

Eliciting a fever.

A device connected to a digit (finger or toe or ear lobe) which measures the oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin passing through the capillaries beneath the device.

A chronic, non-contagious, hereditary disease characterized by inflamed lesions covered with silvery-white scabs of dead skin affecting over 4 million Americans. Plaques often colonized by bacteria.

Administration method in which formula is infused using an enteral pump, which assures accurate volume delivery.

Pressure Support Ventilation


In a pandemic or quarantine situation refers to those inner feelings of guilt, ethical conflict, frustration and anger that can occur due to long hours, an overwhelming number of patients, high mortality, quarantine conditions, family responsibilities, fear of infection, etc.

Hemorrhage into the skin, mucous membranes, internal organs, and other tissues; one type is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) (spontaneous bleeding under the skin due to low numbers of platelets; unknown cause, often self-correcting).

A syndrome characterized by a systemic bacterial infection and septicemia suffered by a mother in the period immediately after childbirth (childbirth fever). Ignaz Semmelweis discovered washing hands with chlorine water dramatically reduced the infection. 1840s.