Friday, August 26, 2005

Learning the lingo...

Some investigative dictionary searching (it's fun to look up new words when you're feeling feverish!) found the word, Lorem; it's actually "lysed", as in "lysis":

Main Entry: ly·sis
Pronunciation: 'lI-s&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ly·ses /-"sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, act of loosening, dissolution, remission of fever, from lyein to loosen -- more at LOSE
1 : the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)
2 : a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)

Or in my case, specifically, as in "hysteroscopic lysis". (Of "uterine synechiae", the other term she used that I couldn't understand. Figured it out later -- Google is wonderful.)

Main Entry: as·say
Pronunciation: 'a-"sA, a-'sA
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French essai, assai test, effort -- more at ESSAY
1 archaic : TRIAL, ATTEMPT
2 : examination and determination as to characteristics (as weight, measure, or quality)
3 : analysis (as of an ore or drug) to determine the presence, absence, or quantity of one or more components
4 : a substance to be assayed; also : the tabulated result of assaying

Used in context: "The range for a normal FSH level varies from lab to lab depending on the type of assay used in that lab to measure FSH. This is of critical importance, since in one lab an FSH level of 12 may be considered normal, and in another lab it would fall into the abnormal range."

Talked to G just now (he's in Louisville visiting his brother) and he actually suggested making an appointment with Dr. K to hear what she proposes for treatment, to use to compare with my new doctor's opinion.

But I have the weekend to think about that option, I suppose.


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