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abnormal
pertaining to away from the normal or rule
abcess
a localized collection of pus, which my occur in any part of the body
acute
sudden, sharp, severe; a disease that has a sudden onset, severe symptoms, and a short course
Adhesion
the process of being stuck together
ambulatory
the condition of being able to walk, not confined to bed
antidote
substance given to counteract poisons and their effects
antipyrectic
an agent that works against fever
antispetic
an agent that works against sepsis; putrefaction
antitussive
agent that works against coughing
asepsis
without decay, free from all living microorganisms
biopsy
A biopsy is obtained by a physician and then the specimen that was obtained by biopsy is sent to a pathologist for diagnosis & interpretation. Bx is the abbreviation.
cachexia
condition of il health, malnutrition, wasting (AIDS)
Chemotherapy
treatment using chemical agents, cancer
chronic
disease that lasts long time that has symptoms that dont change
Diagnosis
determination and cause of disease, Dx
diaphoresis
Profuse sweating from areas of body that usually doesn’t sweat.
disease
abnormal condition of the body that presents a series of symptoms that sets it apart from normal or other abnormal body states
Etiology
the study of the causes of disease
illness
state of being sick
incision
Cutting into to open and/or remove a body part
malaise
condition of discomfort, often felt by a patient with chronic disease
malignant
spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another, a bad wandering
necrosis
condition of death of tissue
oncology
study of tumors
pallor
pale
Paracentesis
A long needle (attached to a large syringe) is inserted into a cavity (usually the abdomen). Fluid is aspirated (pull out) from the cavity. Example: used to treat ascites (abnormal fluid in the abdomen) seen with some liver conditions.
Prognosis
condition of foreknowledge
prophylactic
preventing/pertaining/protecting against disease
pyrogenic
Pertains to a fever
Radiology
study of radioactive substances
Syndrome
combination of signs and symptoms occuring together that characterize a specific disease
thermometer
instrument used to measure degree of heat
Triage
sorting and classifying injuries to determine priority of need and treatment