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Glossary - Q

Displaying all 5 glossary term beginning with the letter Q
quadriplegia
Paralysis of all limbs, often caused by a severe neck injury.
quantitative computed tomography (QCT)
A modification of computed tomography that provides measurements of bone mass as well as an image.
quarantine
A period of time in which a sick person is kept away from others to prevent the spread of disease.
quick relievers
Medications that quickly open the bronchial tubes by relaxing the muscles surrounding these airways.
quiet sleep
Any sleep other than REM sleep, in which thinking and most physiological activities slow, but movement still occurs. Also called non-REM sleep.