Terminology

APNOEA

Spelt apnea in some countries. Generally considered to be a period of cessation of breathing of 20 seconds or more. http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=apnoea&action=look+it+up

AR FORMULA

AR stands for anti-reflux. A thickened formula.

CARDIO

Heart.

COELIAC DISEASE

Spelt celiac in some other countries. http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=coeliac+disease&action=look+it+up

CPR

Stands for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

EOSINOPHILLIC OESOPHAGITIS

GASTRIC

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=gastric&action=look+it+up

GORD

Also known as : GERD, Reflux, Oesophageal Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Acid Reflux…

GI

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=gastro+intestinal&action=look+it+up Gastro-intestinal

HAEMATEMESIS

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=haematemesis&action=look+it+up

HISTAMINE H2-RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST
See this page on www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz in the treatment section – Medications

LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX

This has previously been termed as Silent Reflux on this website, but this is apparently not a medical term (healthinfo.org.nz).  The correct term is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

MERBENTYL

This medication is used to treat colic rather than gastric reflux. It is an antispasmodic.

MOTILITY

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=motility&action=look+it+up. See this page on www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz in the treatment section – Medications

NALCROM

This medication is used as a preventer for food allergy symptoms and for the treatment of some digestive diseases e.g. ulcerative colitis. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/n/Nalcromcap.pdf

NEXIUM

A PPI ?not available in NZ. Generic name is Esomeprazole Magnesium.

OESOPHAGUS

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=oesophagus&action=look+it+up Spelt esophagus in some countries.

OESOPHAGITIS

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=oesophagitis&action=look+it+up

PAEDIATRICIAN

Doctor specialising in the area of children’s medicine. Spelt pediatrician in some countries. http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=paediatrician&action=look+it+up

pH Acidity level.

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=pH&action=look+it+up

PPI

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=proton+pump+inhibitor&action=look+it+up Proton Pump Inhibitor, See this page on www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz in the treatment section – Medications

PREVACID

Generic name is Lansoprazole and it is another PPI. It is commonly known by the name of Zoton in NZ, and is not generally used for the treatment of children here.

PULMONARY

Relating to the lungs.

RESUSCITATION

Also known as mouth-to-mouth or CPR.

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=resuscitation&action=look+it+up

SILENT REFLUX

A non-medical term for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

TAGAMET

A histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Same family as Zantac. ?Not used in the treatment of gastric reflux in children in NZ. Tagamet as a trade name has been discontinued here, but Cimetidine (generic) is available.

http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?query=TAGAMET+&action=look+it+up

VISIBLE REFLUX

See this page: on www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz – Gastric Reflux – What is Gastric Reflux?

Compiled by Roslyn Ballantyne (RN), National Coordinator for © Crying Over Spilt Milk Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust 2004.  Updated October 2013.

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