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acute
sudden, serve, having a short course
benign
not recurrent or malignant, favorable or recovery, describing tumors that do not spead
carcinoma (Kar-si-NO-ma)
a Malignant neoplasm composed of epithelial cells.
chronic (Kron-ik)
of long duration, progressing slowly
Cyst (sist)
a filled sac or pouch that is usually abnormal, used as a root meaning a normal bladder sac, such as a urinary bladder.
edema
accumulation of fluid in the tussues swelling. Adjective edematous
etiology (e-te-OL-o-je
the cause of a disease
gram stain
a laboratory staining procedure that divides bacteria into two groups, gram positive, which stain blue, and gram negative, which stain red.
hernia
protrusion of an organ through an abnormal opening: a rupture.
toxin
poison
ptosis
drooping, downward, displacement, porlapse.
Example: drooping of the eye.
bacteria
simple micropscopic organisms that are widespread throughout the world which can produce disease; singular bacterium.
cocci (KOK-si)
round bacteria; may be clusters, chains and other formations, singular coccus.
Example of disease caused: pneumonia, rheumatic fever, food poisoning, gonorrhea, urinary tract infection.
bacilli (ba-sil-i)
rod shaped bacteria, singular, bacullus.
Example of disease: typoid, tuberculosis, tetanus.
vibrios (VIB-re-oz)
short curved rods.
Examples of disease: gastroenteritis, cholera
viruses
submicroscopic infectious agents that can live and repoduce only within living cells.
Example of disease: colds, herpes, AIDS, measles