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Abate
To lessen, decrease or cease
Abnormal
Pertaining to away from the normal or rule
Abscess
A localized collection of pus, which may occur in any part of the body
acute
Sudden, sharp, severe; a disease that has a sudden onset, severe symptom, and a short course
Adhesion
The process of being stuck together
Afferent
Carrying impulses toward a center
ambulatory
the condition of being able to walk, not confined to bed
antidote
A substance given to counteract poisons and their effects
Antipyretic
Pertaining to an agent that works against fever
Antiseptic
pertaining to an agent that works against sepsis: Putrefaction
Antitussive
Pertaining to an agent that works against coughing
apathy
Condition which one lacks feeling and emotions and is indifferent
Asepsis
without decay; sterile, free from all living microrganisms
Autoclave
apparatus used to sterilize articles by steam under pressure
Autonomy
condition of being selfgoverned; to function independently
Axillary
Pertaining to armpit
biopsy
Surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination
Cachexia
Condition of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting
centigrade
Having 100 steps or degrees, like celsius temp scale
centrifuge
device used in labs to separate solids from liquids
centimeter
Unit of measurement in the metric system
chemotherapy
treatment using chemical agents
chronic
pertaining to time; a disease that continues over a long time, showing little change in symptoms or course
Diagnosis
determination of the cause and nature of a disease
Diaphoresis
to carry through sweat glands; profuse sweating
disease
lack of ease;
disinfectant
chemical substance that destroys bacteria
Efferent
carrying impulses away from a center
empathy
state of projecting ones own personality into the personality of another to understand the feelings, emotions, and behavior
epidemic
pertaining to among the people; the widespread occurrence of an infectios disease
etiology
Study of cause of disease
excision
process of cutting out, surgical removal
febrile
petaining to fever
heterogeneous
pertaing to a different formation
illness
state of being sick
incision
process of being cutting into
macroscopic
pertaining to objects large enough to be examined by the naked eye
malaise
a bad feeling; condition of discomfort, uneasiness
malformation
process of being badly shaped, deformed
malignant
a bad wandering; pertaining to the spread of cancer
maximal
pertaining to the greatest possible quantity, number, or degree
multiform
Having many shapes
necrosis
condition of death of tissue
neopathy
a new disease
oncology
study of tumors
pallor
Paleness, lack of color
palmar
pertaining to the palm of the hand
paracentesis
surgical puncture of a body cavity for fluid removal
prognosis
condition of foreknowledge; the prediction of the course of a disease and the recovery rate
prophylactic
pertaining to preventing or protecting against disease
pyrogenic
pertaining to the production of heat; a fever
radiology
study of radioactive substances
rapport
relationship of understanding between two individuals, especially between the patient and the doctor
syndrome
combination of signs and symptoms occurring together that characterize a specific disease
topography
recording of a special place of the body
triage
sorting and classifying of injuries to determine priority of need and treatment