• Epistaxis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Hemorrhage: It is bleeding from the body which may be external or internal.
  • Anterior: Front portion of a part of the body
  • Posterior: Back portion of a part of the body.
  • Coagulopathy: It is commonly used for bleeding or clotting disorders.
  • Arteriosclerosis: Disease of arteries which involve thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with loss of elasticity.
  • Malignancy: A cancerous condition.
  • Polyp: An abnormal growth or tissue coming from a mucosal lining.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: It is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.