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General Medicine Terms

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  • Jejunum

  • Middle section of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.

  • Joint

  • Where the ends of two or more bones meet.

  • Joint locking

  • Extremely painful condition usually caused by entrapment of a loose body within the joint, between the joint surfaces.

  • Jordan frame

  • Specialized stretcher developed for transport of patients with a suspected spinal injury.

  • Jugular veins

  • Veins that carry blood from the head back to the heart.

  • Jumper's knee

  • Associated with a small area of degeneration of the tendon attachment at the lower pole of the patella (knee-cap), characterized by pain and extreme local tenderness.

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