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The medical term for expanding or opening wider is__________.
Dilate
The medical term for gropus of cells with the same function is _______.
Tissue
The medical term for the basic unit of body structure is _________.
Cell
The medcial term for the time when menstruation begins is ________.
Menarche
The medical term for paralysis from the waist down is ____________.
Paraplegia
The medical term for paralysis from the neck down is __________.
Quadriplegia
The abbreviation for dressing is _______.
dsg
The medical term for paralysis on one side of the body is ____________.
hemiplegia
The medical term for circular movement around a central point is __________.
rotation
The medical term for turning the palm forward, as applied to the hand is _____.
supination
The medical term for a decrease in size or wasting is __________.
Atrophy
The medical term for straightening of a body part is___________.
extension
The abbreviation for postprandial blood sugar is ____________.
PPBS
The medical term for moving a body part away from the body is ________.
Abduction
The medical term for bending a body part is___________.
flexion
The medical term for turning the palm backward is ____________.
pronation
The medical term for bending backward is____________.
dorsiflexion
The medical term for the abnormal shortening of a muscle is ___________.
contracture
The medical term for moving a body part toward the midline of the body is ________.
adduction
The abbreviation for electroencephalogram is __________.
EEG
The abbreviation for cancer is ________.
Ca
The medical term for loss of appetite is ______________.
anorexia
The medical term for tube feeding is_________.
gavage
The medical term for sugar in the urine is ___________.
glucosuria
The common term for a decubitus ulcer; a pressure sore is__________.
bedsore
The abbreviation for temperature, pulse,and respiration is __________.
TPR
The abbreviation for specimen is ___________.
Spec or spec
The abbreviation for glucose tolerance test is____________.
GTT
The word element hyster means_______.
uterus
The word element gastro means _______.
stomach
The word element myo means________.
muscle
The word element otomy means______.
incision, surgical cutting.
The word element oma means ________.
tumor
The word element adneo means___________.
gland
The word element algia, algesia means _________.
pain
The word element ectomy means ______.
surgical removal
The word element cise means_______.
cut
The word element renal meams ________.
kidney
The word element osis means _________.
condition of
The word element stomato means________.
mouth or the ostium uteri.
The abbreviation for toxic shock syndrome is__________.
TSS
The opposite of deep is__________.
superficial
Neoplasm refers to
new growth
Removal of synovial fluid from a joint is called ______________.
arthrocentesis
A condition seen in infancy due to a deficiency in vitamin D characterized by softening of the bone is called ____________.
rickets
Abnormal S- shaped lateral curvature of the spine is called ___________.
scoliosis
What is the name of the structure in the heart which distributes the electrical impulse to the ventricles ?
purkinje fibers
What is the break in a bone without penetration of the skin surface over the fracture site called?
closed fracture
Inflammation of the liver is called ________.
hepatitis
Inflammation of the eyelid is called _________.
blepharitis
An electronic thermometer measures a temperature in ___________.
2 ot 60 seconds.
Which of the following pulse pionts are usually used to take a pulse?
Radial pulse
What is considered a normal adult pulse rate?
60-100
What is considered a normal amount or respiration's for an adult minute?
14 to 20
Rapid breathing , the respiratory rate is usually greater than 24 respiration per minute is called __________.
tachypnea
Persistent measurements above the normal systolic an diastoliic pressures are considered ____________.
hypertension
Which is recorded as the systolic blood pressure?
The point where the first sound is heard.
Which of the following thermometer is used to take an infants temperature?
Security(rectal) thermometer
Never clean a glass thermometer with _________.
hot water
When a patient is breathing with only the upper part of the lungs this is referred to as __________.
shallow respiration
When the patient makes abnormal noises like snoring sounds when he is breathing , it is called ___________
Cheyne-Stokes respiration
When the heart is contracting, the pressure is the highest. This pressure is called the _________.
systolic pressure
When listening to the brachial pulse you will use a(an)_________.
stethoscope
The two types of sphygmomanomters are ___________.
mercury and aneriod types
When the pressure is lowest, this pressure is called ___________.
diastolic pressure
The process of inhaling and exhaling is called___________.
respiration
When the depth of breathing changes and the rate of the rise and fall of the chest is not steady,it is called_________.
irregular respiration
When taking the pulse, you must be able to report accurately the _________.
rhythm of pulse beats
rate(number of pulse beats per minute)
force of the beat
The balance between heat produced and heat lost is the ________________.
body temperature
The healthy adult excretes daily approximately ________ of urine.
1000 to 1500 ml
A patient with a cast or those patients in traction would use a __________.
fracture pan
A portable chair or wheelchair with a center opening for a bedpan or similar receptacleis called a __________.
commode
A rubber or plastic tube used to drain or inject fluid througha body opening is called ____________.
catheter
When you use an autoclave , fill the water reservior with ___________.
distilled water
The inhability to control the passage of urine in the bladder is called______.
urinary incontinence
The clean-catch urine specimen is also called ___________.
clean-voided specimen and mid-stream specimen.
The fresh-fractional urine specimen is used to test urine for _________.
sugar
A chronic disease in which the pancreas fails to secrete enough insulin is called _______________.
diabetes mellitus
Another term for acetone in the urine is ___________.
ketone bodies(ketones)
Some clinical signs for head injury could be______________.
vomiting,headache, confusion
Which test measures both sugar and acetone in urine?
keto-diastix
The passage of hard, dry stool is called___________.
constipation
An artificial opening between the colon and abdomen is called _________.
colostomy
Excessive formation of gas in the stomach and intestines is____________.
flatus
The alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles is called ____________.
peristalsis
A method of aseptic technique is called _______________.
disinfection,sterilization,sanitation.
The prolonged retention and accumulation of fecal material in the rectum is called_____________.
fecal impaction
The frequent passage of liquid stools is called_____________.
diarrhea