A surgical procedure for the treatment of raised pressure inside the brain from fluid, blood or swelling. A piece of skull is removed to allow the brain to swell.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
A blood clot that develops in the large veins, usually in the legs.
Diabetes, diabetes mellitus
A metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar.
The degree to which a diagnostic (or screening) tool or procedure is able to distinguish between cases and non-cases. See also ‘sensitivity’ or ‘specificity’.
An imaging technique that measures blood flow and velocity through blood vessels.
Difficulty producing clear speech, caused by muscle weakness.
Difficulty in swallowing.