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abdominocentesis
surgical puncture of abnormal cavity to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes
appendectomy
surgical removal of the appendix
appendictis
inflammation of the appendix
arteriogram
record produced by arteriography
artierionecrosis
tissue death of an artery or artery
arteriosclerosis
abnormal hardening of the walls of an artery or arteries
arthralgia
pain in a joint or joints
atheroma
fatty deposit within within wall of artery
colostomy
surgical creation of of an opening between the colon and body surface
colotomy
surgical incision into the colon
diarrhea
abnormal frequency of loose or watery stools
edema
excess fluid in body tissues, causing swelling
subcoastal
below a rib or ribs
supination
the act of rotating the arm so that the palm of hand is forward or longer
suppuration
formation of discharge or pus
supracostal
above or outside the ribs
suturing
act of closing a wound or incision by stitching or a similar means
symptom
such as pain or a headache, can only be observed by the patient
syndrome
set of signs and symptoms that occur together as a part of a specific disease process
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
tonsillitis
inflammation of the tonsils
trauma
wound or injury
triage
medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and proper place of treatment
viral
pertaining to a virus
virile
possessing masculine traits
acronym
a word formed from the intitial letter or letters of the major parts of a compound term
arteriography
process of recording a picture of an artery or arteries
cardiac
pertaining to heart
diagnosis
the identification of the disease
endarterial
pertaining to the interior or lining of an artery
endoscopy
the visualexamination of the interior of body cavity or organ by means of an endoscope
eponym
a disease, structure, operation, or procedure, named for the person who discoveredor described it first.
erythrocytes
mature red blood cells
gastralgia
pain in the stomach
gastroenteritis
is an inflammation of the stomach and small intestine
gastrosis
any disease of the stomach
gerontologist
a specialist in diagnosing, and treating disorders, diseases and problems associated with aging
hemmorhage
loss of large amount of blood in short time
hepatomegaly
is abnormal enlargment of liver
hypertension
higher than normal blood pressure
acronym
a word formed from the intitial letter or letters of the major parts of a compound term
arteriography
process of recording a picture of an artery or arteries
cardiac
pertaining to heart
diagnosis
the identification of the disease
endarterial
pertaining to the interior or lining of an artery
endoscopy
the visualexamination of the interior of body cavity or organ by means of an endoscope
eponym
a disease, structure, operation, or procedure, named for the person who discoveredor described it first.
erythrocytes
mature red blood cells
gastralgia
pain in the stomach
gastroenteritis
is an inflammation of the stomach and small intestine
gastrosis
any disease of the stomach
gerontologist
a specialist in diagnosing, and treating disorders, diseases and problems associated with aging
hemmorhage
loss of large amount of blood in short time
hepatomegaly
is abnormal enlargment of liver
hypertension
higher than normal blood pressure
hypotension
lower than normal blood pressure
ileum
part of the small intestine
ilium
part of the hip bone
infection
the invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism
inflammation
is a localized response to injury or destruction of tissues
interstital
between but not within the parts of a tissue
intramuscular
within the muscle
laceration
torn, ragged wound
lesion
pathologic change of tissues due to disease or injury
leukocytes
white blood cells
ligation
the act of binding or tying off blood vessels or ducts
lithotomy
surgical incision for the removal of a stone
melanosis
any condition of unusaual deposits of black pigment in different parts of the body
mycosis
means any disease caused by a fungas
myelopathy
any pathologic change or disease of muscle tissue
myopathy
any pathologic change or disease of muscle tissue
myorrhaphy
suture a muscle wound
myorrhexis
rupture of a muscle
neonatology
study of disorders of a newborn
neuritis
an inflammation of a nerve of nerves
neuroplasty
surgical repair of s nerve
otolaryngology
short name for ENT or otorhinolaryngology
otorhinolaryngology
study of ears, nose and throat
palpation
is an examination technique in which the examiners hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency and location of certain body parts
palpitation
pounding or racing heart
perinatal
time and events surrounding birth
poliomyelitis
viral infection of the gray matter of the spinal cord that may result in paralysis
postnatal
time and events after birth
prenatal
time and events before birth
prognosis
a forecast, or prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disorder
prostate
male gland that lies under urinary bladder and surrounds urethra
prognosis
a forcast or prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disorder
prostrate
to collapse and be lying flat or be overcome by exhaustion
pyelitis
inflammation of renal pelvis
pyoderma
any pus forming skin disease
pyrosis
regurgitation of stomach acid upward into esophagus, also known as heartburn