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pediatrician


A doctor whose specialty is the growth and development of the child as well as the care, treatment, and prevention of the diseases and injuries that affect children. Once discharged from the hospital, it is often the pediatrician who will coordinate the total care required and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
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abscess


A cavity containing pus, deep under the skin.
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accessible


Easy to approach or enter, as in a building or classroom that is designed to accommodate students who are disabled (e.g., wheelchair accessible).
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acute care


Medical services provided after an accident or for a disease, usually for a short time.
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adapted


Changed, altered, or adjusted to meet a student’s unique needs (e.g., curriculum, materials, equipment, toys, activities, classroom environment).
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adapted physical education


Physical education that is designed to be safe and successful for students with disabilities; ideally taught by a certified adapted physical education teacher.
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advocate


A person knowledgeable about disability issues and procedures who takes action to help a child with disabilities; an advocate can be a parent of a child with disabilities or a professional.
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ambulatory


Capable of walking.
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ambulatory care


Care provided in an outpatient clinic.
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anaphylaxis


A severe, sometimes fatal allergic reaction involving breathing problems. The allergic reaction can be due to a substance, a drug, vaccine, food, venom, or chemical.
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