Selected words and phrases
ARV – a drug that works against a retrovirus, eg treatment for HIV. See: antiretroviral.
portal hypertension – increased blood pressure (hypertension) in the vein carrying blood to the liver.
C-section – Caesarean section, procedure to deliver a baby that involves making a cut through the abdominal wall to surgically remove the infant from the uterus.
qualitative (in a study) – where what is being measured either fits one of several categories, or includes descriptive results.
CSF – cerebral spinal fluid – the fluid that circulates around the brain and spinal column.