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a group of symptoms marked by memory loss and other cognitive functions
dementia
chemical substances produced in the brain that act as natural analgesics
endorphins
a stroke
apoplexy
a severe form of senile dementia
Alzheimer's disease
a disorder of cerbral function resulting from abnormal electrical activity or malfunctioning of the chemical substances in the brain
epilepsy
used for back pain relief
epiduroscopy
a cholinergic neurotransmitter that occurs in various tissues and organs of the body
acetylcholine
a loss of sensation or an impairment of motor function
palsy
a surgical procedure that can be done on an outpatient basis for a slipped disk
percutaneous diskectomy
severe pain along the course of the sciatic nerve
sciatia
a state of balance
equilibrium
small bone
ossicle
surgical repair of the tympanic membrane
tympanoplasty
pertaining to both ears
biarual
a feeling of dizziness
vertigo
surgical operation in which a new opening is made in the labryinth
fenestration
surgical incision of the tympanic membrane
myringotomy
the external portion of the ear
auricle
earwax
cerumen
the inner ear
labyrinth
anomaloscope
an instrument used for detecting color blindness
entropion
turning inward of the margin of the lower eyelid
epiphora
abnormal downpouring of tears
hemianopia
blindness (inability to see half a field of vision)
phacoemulsification
using ultrasound to disintigrate a cataract
photocoagulation
the use of a laser beam to treat retinal detachment and or retinal bleeding
radial keratotomy
surgical procedure used to correct myopia
retrolental fibroplasia
disease of the retinal vessels present in premature infants
strabisimus
squint
sty(e)
hordeolum
gamete intrafollopian transfer
process that places the sperm and eggs directly in the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube
laser ablation
procedure that uses a laser to destroy the uterine lining
lumpectomy
surgical removal of a tumor from the breast
menarche
beginning of a monthly flow, menses
mittelschmerz
abdominal pain that occurs midway between the menstrual periods at ovulation
morula
solid mass of cells resulting from cell division after fertilization of an ovum
ovulation
process in which an ovum is discharged from the cortex of the ovary
parturition
act of giving birth
pudendal
pertaining to the female external genitalia
quickening
first movement of the fetus felt in utero, during the 16-20 month mark
circumcision
surgical process of removing the foreskin of the penis
coitus
sexual intercourse
condom
thin, flexible sheath worn over the penis during copulation
gamete
mature reproductive cell of the male or female
genital warts
caused by HPV
gonorrhea
causes purulent urethral discharge in male; vaginal discharge in female
infertility
inability to produce viable offspring
prepuce
foreskin over glans penis in male
syphilis
caused by bacterium Treponema pallidum
trichomoniasis
caused by parasitic protozoa