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The process of reinfusing a patient's own blood.
autotransfusion
A red blood cell.
erythrocyte
A hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells.
erythropoeitin
The process whereby fluids and/or medications (IVs) escape into the surrounding tissue.
extravasation
Excessive bleeding.
hemorrhage
A blood protein capable of acting like an antibody. Five major types, IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM
immunoglobulin
A disease condition in which iron is not metabolized properly and accumulates in body tissues.
hemochromatosis
A method of determining the concentration of protein-bound hormones in the blood plasma.
radioimmunoassay
A red blood cell containing a network of granules.
reticulocyte
Surgical excision of a blood clot.
thrombectomy
An air cavity within certain bones.
Sinus
A shallow depression in or on a bone.
Fossa
A pointed, sharp, slender process.
Spine
A large, rounded process.
Tuberosity
A groove, furrow, depression, or fissure.
Sulcus
A very large process of the femur.
Trochanter
The rounded end of a bone.
Head
A tube-like passage or canal.
Meatus
An enlargement or protrusion of a bone.
Process
A rounded process that enters into the formation of a joint, articulation.
Condyle
A small, rounded process.
Tubercle
A ridge on a bone.
Crest
An opening in the bone for blood vessels, ligaments, and nerves.
Foramen
Inflammation of the muscles and the skin.
Dermatomyositis
A condition with widespread muscular pain and debilitating fatigue.
Fibromyalgia
A chronic, progressive wasting and weakening of muscles.
Muscular Dystrophy
Lacking muscle tone.
Flaccid
An artificial defice, organ or part.
Prosthesis
A term used to describe the muscles immediately surrounding the shoulder joint.
rotator cuff
Excessive, forcible stretching of a muscle or the musculotendinous unit.
Strain
Pain in a tendon.
Tenodynia
The process of being twisted.
Torsion
Pertaining to under the control of one's will.
Voluntary
Pain in a joint.
Rheumatism
A mineralocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that helps regulate metabolism of sodium, chloride, and potassium.
Aldosterone
Hormones that produce or stimulate the development of male characteristics. Testosterone and Androsterone.
Androgen
Biochemical substances, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
Catecholamines
A glucocorticoid hormone that is isolated from the adrenal cortex; used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Cortisone
An intermediate substance in the synthesis of norepinephrine; used in the treatment of shock as it acts to elevate blood pressure and increase urinary output.
Dopamine
A hormone produced by the adrenal medulla; used as a vasoconstrictor, as a cardiac stimulant, to relax bronchospasm, and to relieve allergic symptoms.
Epinephrine
A hormone produced by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas; essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
Insulin
A trace mineral that aids in the development and functioning of the thyroid gland.
Iodine
A hormone produced by the thyroid gland; important in growth and development and regulaiton of the body's metabolic rate and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Thyroxine
A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; also called antidiuretic hormone (ADH).
Vasopressin
A form of lymphoma that occurs in young adults.
Hodgkin's Disease
The process of increasing the severity of symptoms; a time when the symptoms of a disease are most prevalent.
Exacerbation
The process by which normal cells have a distinct appearance and specialized functions.
Differentiation
To stay within a site; refers to tumor cells that remain at a site and have not invaded adjacent tissue.
In situ
An antineoplastic agent; it is a biological response modifier that stimulates the growth of certain blood cells in the immune system that can fight cancer and other diseases.

 
Interleukin-2
Treatment with a red laser to kill cancer cells.
Photodynamic therapy
An antineoplastic agent.
Recombinant Interferon
A lymphokine produced by macrophages.
Tumor Necrosis Factor
A malignant neoplasm that causes violaceous vascular lesions and general lymphadenopathy.
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Pertaining to a bad wandering; refers to the spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another.
Malignant
Any agent that causes a change in the genetic structure of an organism.
Mutagen