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  • 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.