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  • haematology

    The study of the structure of the blood and blood forming tissues.

  • haemoglobin

    a substance contained within the red blood cells and responsible for their colour, a protein made from iron and responsible for carrying oxygen around the body

  • haemoglobinometer

    an instrument for determining the concentration of haemoglobin in a sample of blood, which is a measure of its ability to carry oxygen.

  • haemophilia

    A hereditary disease in which the blood clots very slowly, causing prolonged bleeding following any injury.

  • haemorrhage

    The medical or technical term for bleeding.

  • haemorrhoids

    A condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed.

  • haemostasis

    The stopping of bleeding, either naturally or artificially.

  • hair slide

    Decorative bar-shaped clasp to hold the hair in place, particularly for long hair to keep it away from the face. .

  • hairdryer

    An electrical device for drying the hair, by blowing warm air across it

  • half model

    Models, traditionally of wood, representing half of a structure, generally a building or a ship divided vertically along a central axis, such as the mid-ship line for a vessel half-model. Used for a design presentation or for decorative purposes.

  • hand

    The portion of the upper limb distal to the radiocarpal joint, comprised of the wrist, palm, and fingers.

  • handcuffs

    Shackles for the hand, generally consisting of a divided metal ring which is locked around the wrist; usually made in pairs of rings connected by a short chain or bar.

  • hanger

    An object used to suspend another object from above, most commonly a clothes hanger

  • hat

    Shaped coverings for the head having a brim and crown, or one of the two.

  • head

    The part of the body that contains the brain, organs of sight, hearing, smell and taste.

  • headdress

    Any element of clothing worn on one's head. especially an ornamental attire for the head worn by women.

  • Heaf test

    A skin test carried out before vaccination to determine whether or not an individual is immune to tuberculosis.

  • Heaf test gun

    used to carry out Heaf tests

  • health

    State of well-being of an organism or part of one, characterized by normal function and unattended by disease. IDMB.

  • hearing aid

    A small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing.

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