Kids' Medical Dictionary for Kids
Symptoms, inhaler, tonsillectomy - what do all those medical words mean? Check out our virtual glossary for lots of easy-to-read definitions.
Dictionary: Aorta for Parents
The aorta is the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body.
Sports Medicine Dictionary for Teens
This section has definitions and explanations of some key sports medicine terms.
A to Z Dictionary for Parents
Brief descriptions of key diseases and conditions.
Dictionary: Blood Pressure for Parents
Blood pressure is a measurement that tells how hard the heart is pumping to move blood through the blood vessels.
Dictionary: Right Ventricle for Parents
The right ventricle pumps blood low in oxygen to the lungs.
Dictionary: Left Atrium for Parents
The left atrium receives blood full of oxygen from the lungs and then empties the blood into the left ventricle.
Dictionary: Heart Transplant for Parents
A heart transplant is a surgery where doctors remove a person's sick heart and replace it with a healthy donor heart.
Dictionary: Left Ventricle for Parents
The left ventricle pumps blood full of oxygen out to the body.
Dictionary: Interstage Period for Parents
Babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) need three surgeries. The time between the first and second surgeries is called the interstage period.