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AANA
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
AART
American Association of Rehabilitation Therapy
ACPMR
American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ADL
activities of daily living
AE
above the elbow
AK
above the knee
AOD
arterial occlusive disease
ANS
autonomic nervous system
APTA
American Physical Therapy Association
AS
ateriosclerosis, left ear
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
BE
below the elbow, barium enema
BK
below the knee
C1-C8
cervical spinal nerve pairs
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CNS
central nervous system
CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
C-section
cesarean section
EMG
electromyogram
HA
headache, hearing aid
HDL
high-density lipoproteins
IV
intravenous
L1-L5
lumbar spinal nerve pairs
MD
muscular dystrophy, medical doctor
MFT
muscle function test
MI
myocardial infarction
MS
multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate
NVS
neurologic vital signs
OCD
obsessive-compulsive disorder
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, postnasal drip
PNS
peripheral nervous system
pro time, pt
prothrombin time
PT
physical therapy (therapist)
RPh
Registered Pharmacist
ROM
range of motion
S1-S5
sacral spinal nerve pairs
SOB
shortness of breath
T1-T12 (D1-D12)
thoracic spinal nerve pairs same as dorsal spinal nerve pairs
TENS
transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
algesia
condition of pain sensitivity
algesic
pertaining to algesia
algesimeter
instrument for measuring level of pain
analgesia
condition without pain
anesthesia
condition of no sensation
anesthesiology
science of studying the administration of anesthetics
anesthetic
agent that produces loss of sensation
angiectasia
dilation of a vessel
angioblast
immature vessel cell
angiogram
x-ray of a vessel
angiolysis
vessel destruction
angioma
vessel tumor
angiopathy
vessel disease
angioplasty
surgical repair of a vessel
angiorrhexis
rupture of a blood vessel
angiosclerosis
hardening of a vessel
angioscopy
process of looking into a vessel using a scope
angiospasm
vessel spasm
arteriectasia
dilation of an artery
arteriofibrosis
condition of fibrous growth in the arteries
arteriomalacia
softening of the arteries
arteriorrhexis
rupture of an artery
arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
arteriospasm
spasm of an artery
atherectomy
excision of an atheroma
atheroma
fatty tissue tumor inside a large vessel
atherosclerosis
fatty deposits on medium to large vessels, causing hardening
autonomic
self-controlling, stress response center of the nervous system
cardiorrhexis
rupture of the heart
chondrodysplasia
defective development of cartilage
cystorrhexis
rupture of the bladder
cytolysis
cell destruction
dysesthesia
difficult or painful sensation
enterorrhexis
rupture of the small intestine
esthesiometer
instrument used to measure the amount of sensation
fibroma
fibrous tumor
gastromalacia
softening of the stomach
gastrospasm
stomach spasm
hemangioblast
immature blood vessel cell
hemarthrosis
blood in a joint
hematologist
physician specialist in blood disorders
hematology
specialty of studying the blood
hematolysis
destruction of blood (hemolysis)
hematophobia
abnormal fear of blood
hepatorrhexis
rupture of the liver
hyperesthesia
oversensitivity to touch (may be painful)
hyperplasia
abnormal over growth of cells
hypoesthesia
below normal ability to feel (touch)
hysterorrhexis
rupture of the uterus
infarction
necrosis of tissue due to ischemia
ischemia
condition of stopping blood supply
lipolysis
lipid destruction
metrorrhexis
rupture of uterine tissue
myelocele
spinal cord herniation
myelocyte
bone marrow or spinal cord cell
myoblast
immature muscle cell
myocardial
pertaining to the heart muscle (myocardium)
myocarditis
inflammation of the myocardium
myofibroma
fibrous muscle tumor
myograph
instrument used to make a picture of muscle function
myography
the process of using a myograph to make a myogram
myolysis
muscle tissue destruction
myoma
muscle tumor
myopathy
muscle disease
myosclerosis
hardening of a muscle
myospasm
muscle spasm
narcolepsy
seizures of uncontrolled sleep
narcosis
condition of being affected by narcotics
narcotic
analgesic and sleep-producing drug
neuroblast
immature nerve cell
neurologist
physician specialist in nervous system disorders
neurolysis
nerve destruction
neuroma
nerve tumor
neuropathy
nerve disease
neurosis
nerve condition characterized by anxiety and phobias
neurospasm
nerve spasm
neurosurgeon
physician specialist who performs surgery on the brain and nerves
neurotripsy
surgical crushing of a nerve
parahepatitis
inflammation near the liver
paralgesia
pain in the lower body
paralgia
abnormal pain
paralysis
loss of sensation and muscle function
paramedic
emergency medical technician with advanced training
paranephritis
inflammation near the kidney
paraosteoarthropathy
disease near the bone and joint
paraplegia
paralysis in the lower body
parasympathetic
nerves that return the body to normal following stress
paroxysmal
pertaining to the sudden onset of an attack, symptoms, or emotion
pharmacist
specialist in drug therapy and dispensing drugs
pharmacology
study of drug therapy
phlebectasia
dilation of a vein
phlebectomy
excision of a vein
phlebography
process of taking an x-ray of a vein
phlebopexy
fixation of a prolapsed vein
phleboplasty
surgical repair of a vein
phleborrhexis
rupture of a vein
phlebosclerosis
hardening of a vein
phlebotomy
venipuncture
psychiatrist
physician specialist in treatment of mental disorders
psychoanalysis
analysis of mental and emotional state for treatment
psychology
study of the mind and mental processes
psychomotor
mental processes that control movement
psychosexual
mental processes related to sexuality
psychotherapy
therapy for mental disorders
psychotropic
agent that affects mental processes
thrombectomy
excision of a clot
thrombangiitis
blood clot in a vessel causing inflammation
thrombocyte
blood clotting cell (platelet)
thrombocytopenia
lack of platelets
thrombogenic
pertaining to producing clots
thromboid
resembling a clot
thrombolymphangitis
inflammation of lymph vessel caused by a clot
thrombolysis
clot destruction
thrombophlebitis
inflammation of a vein caused by a clot (thrombus)
thrombosis
condition of forming clots
venipuncture
incision into a vein with a needle to remove a venous blood sample (syn. phlebotomy)
venous
pertaining to veins