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abductor
lifting away from body
adductor
bringing limb to body
adrenal glands
glands that sit on kidneys
anabolism
process of building up
analysis
to examine
anoxia
without air - not breathing
ante cibum
before meals
anteflexion
a forward flexion
antepartum
before birth
antibiotic
to fight a living organism
antibody
to fight antigens
antigen
fights against antibodies to produce illness
antisepsis
fight infection
antitoxin
to fight off a poison
apnea
without air or breathing
autoimmune
self make antibodies
benign
non-cancerous
bifurcation
splitting in two
bilateral
two sides
bradycardia
low heart rate
congenital anomaly
birth defect
connective tissue
supports and binds other body tissue and parts; bone, catilage, fibrous tissue
contraindication
against or opposed
contralateral
opposite side
dehydration
lacking water
dialysis
complete separation of blood cells
diameter
complete measurement through to other side
diarrhea
complete flow
dysplasia
abnormal development of growth
dyspnea
difficulty breathing
extopic pregnancy
outside of uterus
endocardium
within the heart
endoscope
instrument used to view inside
endotracheal
within the trachea
epithelium
above or upon outer surface
euphoria
exaggerated feeling of well-being
euthyroid
normal thyroid function
exophthalmos
protrusion of the eyeballs
hemiglossectomy
removal of half the tongue
hyperglycemic
excessive blood sugar
hyperplasia
excessive growth of cells
hypertrophy
increase in size of individual cells
hupodermic injection
injection under the skin
hypoglycemia
low blood sugar
infracostal
pertaining to beneath the ribs
insomnia
not sleeping
intercostal
pertaining to between the ribs
intravenous
into the vein
macrocephaly
a large head
malaise
body discomfort
malignant
cancerous tumor
metacarpal bones
bones below the wrist
metamorphosis
change in development
metastasis
cancerous tumor that has spread
microscope
small instrument for viewing small tissue
neonatal
new birth
neoplasm
new formation
pancytopenia
deficiency of all blood cells
paralysis
abnormal connection between nerve and muscle
parathyroid glands
four glands located on the dorsal side of the thyroid gland
percutaneous
pertaining to through the skin
periosteum
the membrane surrounding bone
polymorphonuclear
nucleus that takes many shapes
polyneuritis
inflammation of many nerve cells
postmortem
after death
postpartum
after birth
precancerous
before cancer
prenatal
before birth
prodrome
symptoms before illness
prolapse
sagging
pseudocyesis
false pregnancy
recombinant DNA
process of combining two organisms
relapse
symptoms reappear
remission
result of treatment - symptoms lessen
retroflexion
abnormal position of an organ
retroperitoneal
behind the peritoneal
subcutaneous
pertaining to under the skin
suprapubic
above the pubic bone
symbiosis
2 organisms living together to mutually benefit or not
symmetry
equality of parts on opposite sides of the body
symphysis
joining together with cartilage
syndactyly
webbed fingers or toes
syndrome
group of signs or symptoms
synthesis
formation together
tachypnea
rapid breathing
transfusion
transfer of blood from one person to another
transurethral
across or throug the urethra
ultrasonography
process of recording sound waves
unilateral
one side