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Ambulancia

Ambulance
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A vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick.
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Anestesia

Anesthesia
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Loss of sensation resulting from pharmacologic depression of nerve function.
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Autopsia

Autopsy
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Gross and microscopic postmortem examination of the organs of the body to determine cause of death or pathological changes.
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Biopsia

Biopsy
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Excision of a small piece of living tissue for microscopic or biochemical examination; usually performed to establish a diagnosis.
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Consejo

Advice
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Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
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Donante

Donor
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A person from whom blood, tissue, or an organ is taken for transplantation.
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Efectividad

Effectiveness
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Therapeutic utility of a drug or treatment when used by the public at large under uncontrolled, real world conditions.
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Emergencia

Emergency
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A patient's condition requiring immediate treatment.
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Epidemia

Epidemic
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An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
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Especialista

Specialist
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A healthcare professional whose practice is limited to a particular class of patients, or of diseases, or of technique.
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Hemodiálisis

Hemodialysis
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A procedure that removes waste substances from the circulating blood; often performed on patients with kidney disease.
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Incidencia

Incidence
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The rate of occurrence of new cases of a particular disease in a population.
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Intervención

Intervention
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An activity or set of activities aimed at modifying a process, course of action or sequence of events, in order to change the expected outcome.
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Personal

Personnel
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The people who work for a particular company or organization.
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Presupuesto

Budget
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The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time, that is based on a plan for how it will be spent.
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Prevalencia

Prevalence
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The percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time.
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Procedimiento

Procedure
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Act or conduct of diagnosis, treatment, or operation.
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Residencia

Residency
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A structured, directed, salaried, postgraduate training program in a defined area of medicine or pharmacy practice.
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Resultado

Outcome
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A measure of the result of an intervention or treatment.
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Trasplante

Transplantation
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The removal of tissue from one part of the body or from one individual and its implantation or insertion in another, especially by surgery.
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Unidad de cuidados intensivos

Intensive care unit
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Hospital unit providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
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