Word Key

Chelation • To remove a heavy compound, like a heavy metal

Collagen vascular disease • Disorder that affects primarily the joints and mobility

Dyspnea • Shortness of breath

Gastrectomy • Removal of a portion of the stomach

Jaundice • Increase in bilirubin leading to a yellow discoloration in the mucous membranes of the eyes and a yellow tone to the skin

Menorrhagia • Excessive menstrual bleeding Vertigo • Dizziness

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