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What is the term for a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterine cavity?
ectopic
What is the term that refers to shrinkage of muscle tissue due to decrease in activity?
atrophy
What term refers to the normal formation and development of blood cells in the bone marrow?
hematopoiesis
Symptoms that are experienced and described by the patient but not
observed by others are referred to as what?
subjective
What are symptoms that are perceptible to others called?
objective
What is a prefix meaning "without or not"?
a
What do the initials COPD stand for?
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
What is the term pertaining to an agent that destroys or damages tissue cells?
cytotoxic
What is the medical term for double vision?
diplopia
What is the medical term for incontinence of urine, especially at night, or bed-wetting?
enuresis
What is the medical term for excessive gas in the digestive system?
flatulence
What term describes a disease or condition without a known cause?
idiopathic
What do the initials REM stand for?
rapid eye movement
What term describes the process in which two organs, substances, or
agents work simultaneously to enhance the function and effect of one another?
synergy
What medical term describes ringing in the ears?
tinnitus
What is an organic substance that initiates and accelerates a chemical reaction?
enzyme
What is a muscle which draws a part away from the median plane of the body called?
abductor
What is the medical term that means fatty or pertaining to fat?
adipose
What is the chemical symbol or abbreviation for silver?
Ag (the A must be capitalized)
What is the medical term meaning absence or loss of hair?
alopecia
What term refers to the cessation of breathing?
apnea
What term refers to the accumulation of serous fluid (edema) in the peritoneal cavity?
ascites
What term refers to a sensation preceding a seizure?
aura
What is the term by which any substance that produces or incites cancer is known?
carcinogen
What is a substance which speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction
without itself being permanently altered in the reaction called?
catalyst
What is the medical term for a bluish, grayish, or slatelike discoloration
of the skin due to oxygen deficiency called?
cyanosis
What is the medical term meaning evacuation of the bowels?
defecation
What term refers to the division of sex cells?
meiosis
What term means closed, plugged, or obstructed?
occluded
What term refers to a foreign substance or thrombus that circulates in the blood stream until it becomes lodged in a vessel?
embolus (must be exact)