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abduction
movement away from the midline
aberrant
wandering away from the norm
ablactation
weaning a baby from the breast
ablation
takes away a layer or destroys a tissue layer
abnormal
unusual (not normal)
aboral
away from the mouth
abortion
termination of pregnancy
abrasion
scraping
adduction
movement toward the midline
aerophilia
attraction to air
anhidrosis
absence of sweating
anisocytosis
cells of unequal sizes
anisomastia
breasts of unequal size
autodermic
plastic surgery and grafting using one's own skin (dermatoplasty)
autodiagnosis
diagnosing one's self
autogenous
made by or from one's own tissues (adjective)
autograft
graft of tissue from one's own body
autohemotherapy
transfusion with one's own blood (autologous donor)
autoimmunity
reaction of immune response to oen's own tissues
autonomic
self-controlling part of the nervous system (adjective)
autophagia
biting one's self
autophilia
attraction to one's self
autophobia
abnormal fear of one's self, being alone
autopsy
necropsy, postmortem examination
centigram
one hundredth of a gram (0.01 g)
cholangiopancreatography
x-ray of bile ducts and pancreatic ducts using contrast medium
circumduction
moving as to describe a circle with a body part
circumocular
encircling the eye
circumscribed
encircling or in the shape of a circle
cytoplasm
substance within the cell (endoplasm)
decagram
ten grams
decalcification
calcium loss (from bone)
decaliter
ten liters
decidious
falls down (primary teeth that come out)
deciliter
one tenth of a liter (0.1 L)
dehydration
water loss
descending
moving downward
diaphoresis
profuse sweating
diuresis
increase in urine output
epilepsy
disorder characterized by seizures
excision
removing a body part
excretion
removal of waste (urination, defecation)
exhale
breathe out (expire)
extension
to straighten or lengthen a body part
extraction
removal or pulling out of a body part
flexion
to shorten or bend a body part
hematophilia
attraction to blood
hydrophilia
attraction to water
hydrophobia
fear of water (symption of rabies)
isocellular
equal size cells
isodactylism
digits the same length
isometric
measure the same on all sides
isotonic
osmotic pressure equal to the inside of a cell
mastectomy
excision of breast tissue
mastocarcinoma
breast cancer
millimeter
one thousandth of a meter (0.001 m)
monocyte
one cell (type of leukemia)
monocytosis
increase in the number of monocytes
monoma
a single tumor
monomyoplegia
paralysis of one muscle
mononeural
involving one nerve
mononucleosis
viral infection causing monocytosis
multicapsular
having more than one capsule (adjective)
multicellular
having or involving many clles (adjective)
multiglandular
having or involving many glands (adjective)
multinuclear
a cell having more than one nucleus (adjective)
multipara
having many live births (born in third trimester)
necrectomy
excision of dead tissue
necrocytosis
condition of cell death or decomposition
necroparasite
organism that lives off dead tissue
necrophobia
abnormal fear of dead bodies
necrotic
pertaining to necrosis (condition of dead tissue)
necrotomy
incision into dead tissue
nocturnal enuresis
bedwetting
nullipara
having no pregnancies carried to third trimester
percussion
striking or tapping
percutaneous
through the skin
perforation
puncturing
periarticular
area surrounding a joint
pericardiectomy
excision of the membrane around the heart
pericolic
area surrounding the colon
perihepatitis
inflammation around the liver
peritonsillar
area surrounding the tonsils
primigravida
first pregnancy
primpara
first live birth
pyrexia
fever (hyperthermia)
pryolysis
destruction of tissue caused by fever
pyromania
compulsion (madness) for setting fires
pyrometer
thermometer
pyrophilia
attraction to fire
pyrophobia
abnormal fear of fire
pyrosis
heartburn
pryotoxin
poisonous by product of metabolism created during fever
transluminal
across the lumen
+
death
2 h pc, 2 hr pc, 2
two hours postcibum (after meal)
µm
micrometer
2 h pg, 2 hr pg, 2º og
two hours postglucos (after drinking glucose)
2 h pp, 2 hr pp, 2º pp
two hours postprandial (after meal)
ab 1, 2, 3, AB
abortion (number of)
bid
twice a day
qid
four times a day
tid
three times a day
CST
certified surgical technologist
D/W
dextrose in water
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FME
full mouth extraction
grav 1, 2,3
pregnancy (number of)
GHB
glycated hemoglobin
GTT
glucose tolerance test (3 hr-5hr)
Hb A1c, Hgb A1c
Hemoglobin A1c (test)
HepB
hepatitis B vaccine
Hib
Haemophilus influenzae vaccine
hs
hour of sleep, bedtime
IPV
inactivated poliovius vaccine (injectable)
kg
kilogram
LAVH
laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
mcg
microgram
mg
milligram
ml
millileter
mm
millimeter
MMR
measles, mumps, rubella (vaccine)
para 1,2,3
live births past 20 weeks' gestation (numbers of)
PCV
pneumococcal vaccine
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
q 2 h, q2 hr, q 2º
every 2 hours
S/A, S&A
sugar and acetone
Td
Tetanus toxoid (vaccine)
Var
chickenpox vaccine
diathermy
treatment by heating through tissues
laparascopy
examination of abdominal wall using endoscope
hyperpyrexia
high fever
hyperhidrosis
profuse sweating
hyperglycemia
too much sugar in the blood
glycolipid
sugar and fat
hemi- / semi-
half
mono- / uni-
one
prot- / prim-
first
di(plo)- / bi-
two
tri-
three
tetra- / quadr-
four
penta- / quint-
five
hexa- / sex/ta-
six
hepta- / septa-
seven
octa- / oct-
eight
enne(a)- / non(i)-
nine
deca-(10) / dec(i)-(0.1)
ten, tenth
hecto-(100)/ cent(i)-(0.01)
one hundred, one hundredth
kilo-(1,000) / mill(i)-(0.001)
one thousand, one thousandth
isothermal
equal temperature
periadenitis
inflammation around a gland
pericolpitis
inflammation around the vagina
perichondral
around cartilage
circumscribed
limited in space (as though a line were drawn around it)
papule
solid, elevated lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter (warts)
wheal
localized edema in the epidermis causing irregular elevation that may be red or pale
boil
skin infection originating in gland or hair follicle
pustule
vesicles or dullae that become filled with pus
macule
localized changes in skin color less than 1 cm in diameter (freckle)
crust
dried serum, blood, or pus on the surface of the skin
bullae
same as vesicle only greater than 0.5 cm
cyst
encapsulated fluid-filled or a semi-solid mass in the subcutaneous tissue or dermis