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CT, CAT
computed tomography, computed axial
CXR
chest x-ray
Dx
diagnosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardigram
GI
gastrointestinal
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
Sx
symptoms
WNL
within normal limits
surgical removal of a gland
adenectomy
the sticking together of parts to one another, which may occur abnormally; remaining in proximity; a fibrous tissue by which parts abnormally stick together.
adhesion
percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the amnion for the purpose of removing amniotic fluid
amniocentesis
the thin membrane that lines the chorion and contains the fetus and the amniotic fluid around it
amnion
pertaining to or developing an amnion
amniotic
surgical repair of the blood vessel
angioplasty
suture of a vessel or vessels
angiorrhaphy
surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
appendectomy
swelling of the eyelids
blepharedema
plastic surgery of the eyelid
blepharoplasty
spasm of the eyelid
blepharospasm
a deficiency of calcium
calcipenia
enlargement of the heart
cardiomegaly
incision of the brain
cerebrotomy
surgical repair of the hand
chiroplasty
removal of part of the large intestine
colectomy
a flexible endoscope that permits visual examination of the colon;
colonoscope
surgical fixation or suspension of the colon
colopexy
suture of the colon
colorrhaphy
a special noninvasive roentgenographic technique that involves reconstruction of the body in cross section from x-ray transmission measurements through the patient.
computed axial tomography (CT, CAT)
the condition of being dilated or stretched beyond normal dimensions
dilatation
a disease caused by a parasitic infestation and characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatics and increased size of nearby tissue
elephantiasis
a morbid softness or softening of a tissue or part
malacia
surgical crushing of a nerve
neurotripsy
resembling bone
osteoid
pain in the ear, earache
otodynia
the process of using sound waves bouncing off body tissue to form a picture of an internal organ
sonography
any minute pore, orifice, or opening on a free surface; the opening established in the abdominal wall by colostomy, ileostomy, etc.
stoma
subjective evidence of disease or of a patient's condition
symptom
mechanical radiant energy with a frequency greater than 20,000 cycles per second
ultrasonography
Abnormal softening of the eyeball.
ophthalmomalacia
a double-beveled chisellike instrument for cutting or dividing bone.
osteotome
pain in the eye
ophthalmodynia
Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a predetermined plane section of a solid object while blurring out the images of other planes.
tomogram
The application of ound with a freq. > 20,000 Hz, approx the upper limit of human hearing for therapy or diagnostics (deep-heat treatment of a joint or imaging of internal structures.
ultrasound