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Abdominocentesis-
(ab-dom-ih-no-sen-TEE-sis): Surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity.
Abortion-
(ah-BOR-shun): Interruption or termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable.
Abrasion-
(ah-BRAY-zhun): An injury in which superficial layers of skin a scraped or rubbed away; treatment involving scraping or rubbed-away skin.
Abruption placentae
(ah-RUP-she-ohplah-SEN-tee): Abnormal condition in which the placenta separates from the uterine wall prematurely before the birth of the fetus.
Abscess
(AB-sess): Localized collection of pus within a circumscribed area.
Accommodation
(ah-kom-oh-DAY-shun): Process whereby the eyes make adjustments for seeing objects at various distances.
Achlorhydria
(ah-klor-HIGH-dree-ah): Absence of hydrochloric acid from gastric secretions.
Acidosis
(ass-ih-DOH-sis): Abnormal accumulation of acid in the blood and body tissues.
Acne vulgaris
(ACK-nee vul-GAY-ris): A chronic inflammatory disease characterized by pustular eruptions of the skin that usually occur in or near the sebaceous glands.
Acoustogram
(ah-KOOS-toh-gram): a record of sounds produced by the motion of a joint.
Acquire immune deficiency syndrome
(AIDS): The term applied to the advanced stages of HIV infection that is characterized by opportunistic infections, malignancies, and related disorders
Acomegaly
(ack-roh-MEG-ah-lee): Enlargement of the extremities caused by excessive secretion of the growth hormone after puberty.
Acronym
(ACK-roh-nim): A word formed from the initial letter or letters of the major parts of a compound term.
Acrophobia
(ack-roh-FOH-bee-ah): Excessive fear of being in high places
Actinic keratosis
(ack-TIN-ick kerr-ah-TOH-sis): A precancerous skin lesion caused by excessive exposure to the sun
Acute
A disease or symptom with a rapid onset, severe course, and a relatively short duration.
Addison’s disease
(AD-ih-sonz): A life-threatening autoimmune disorder this is caused by partial or complete failure of adrenal cortex function.
Adenectomy
(ad-eh-NECK-toh-me): Surgical removal of a gland.
Adenitis
(ad-eh-NIGH-tis): Inflammation of a gland.
Adenocarcinoma
(ad-eh-no-kar-sih-NO-mah): Any one of a large group of carcinomas derived from glandular tissue.
Adenoiditis
(ad-eh-noid-EYE-tis): Inflammation of the adenoids
Adenoma
(ah-eh-NO-mah): A benign tumor in which the cells form recognizable glandular structures
Adenmalacia
(ad-eh-no-mah-LAY-she-ah): Abnormal softening of a gland