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What is the medical term for vomiting?
emesis
What is the medical term for nose bleeding?
epistaxis
What is the medical term referring to the causes of disease?
etiology
What is the term for any tiny entity capable of carrying on living which
may be pathogenic?
microorganism
What medical term describes an increase in the size of an organ or
body structure which does not involve tumor formation?
hypertrophy
What is the medical term for jaundice or pigmentation of the tissues with bile pigments?
icterus
What prefix means in the midst of or between?
inter
What prefix means within?
intra
What term refers to hidden, concealed or not active?
latent
What is the medical prefix for white?
leuko
What is the medical prefix for stone or calculus?
litho
What is the prefix for large?
macro
What is the prefix meaning small in size?
micro
What prefix means one or single?
mono
What prefix means many or much?
poly
What term refers to the ability to move spontaneously?
mobile
What is the medical term for mumps?
infectious parotitis
What prefix refers to muscle?
my
What medical term describes dead tissue surrounded by healthy parts?
necrosis
What prefix refers to a tumor or cancer?
onco
What prefix refers to the ovary?
oophor
What term refers to a surgically formed artificial opening?
ostomy
What suffix means removal of?
ectomy
What prefix indicates disease?
path
What is the medical term for whooping cough?
pertussis
What is a drug with no medicinal effect that is given to satisfy a patient's
demand for medication or is used in test situations where one group receives
the actual medication and the other group receives this?
placebo
What term refers to the prediction of the course and end of a disease
and the estimate of chance for recovery?
prognosis
What term means a tendency to relapse or to return to a former condition?
recidivism
What is an abnormal condition that follows and is the result of a disease?
sequela
What do the initials STD stand for?
sexually transmitted disease