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Jaund/o
Yellow  
Jaundice
An accumulation of bile pigments in the blood producing a yellow color of the skin; yellow skin or sclera that is caused by liver disease or dysfunction.
Jaw-thrust maneuver
Technique to open the airway by placing the fingers behind the angle of the jaw and bringing the jaw forward; used for patients who may have a cervical spine injury; maneuver for opening the airway in unconscious patients; enables cervical spine stabilization and is often used with trauma patients.
Jejun/o
Jejunum  
Jejunum
The part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure™
This technique combines gentle yet deep finger pressure on acupoints with simple body focusing techniques, to help release physical and emotional tension. It promotes a pleasurable trance state during which the recipient can get in touch with the body and access feelings or emotions related to the physical condition.  
Joint
The junction of two or more bones; an articulation; the place where two bones come into contact.
Joint capsule
A connective tissue structure that indirectly connects the bony components of a joint; the fibrous sac that encloses a joint.
Joint information center
An area designated by the incident commander, or a designee, in which public information officers from multiple agencies disseminate information about the incident.
Joint play
The involuntary movement that occurs between articular surfaces are separate from the range of motion of a joint produced by muscles. Joint play is an essential component of joint motion and must occur for normal functioning of the joint.
Jugular vein distention
A visual bulging of the jugular veins in the neck that can be caused by fluid overload, pressure in the chest, cardiac tamponade, or tension pneumothorax.
Jump kit
A portable kit containing items that are used in the initial care of the patient.
JumpSTART triage
A sorting system for pediatric patients younger than 8 years or weighing less than 100 lb. There is a minor adaptation for infants since they cannot ambulate on their own.
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