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antiarthritic
agent that works against arthritis
antibiotic
agent that works against bacteria
anticonvulsant
agent that prevents seizures
antinarcotic
agent that works against the effects of narcotics
antipyretic
agent that works against fever
antirheumatic
agent that works against rheumatic disease
antiseptic
agent that protects against infection (external cleanser)
antispasmodic
agent that prevents muscle spasms
antitoxin
agent that works to destroy toxins
asepsis
without poisons or infection
bilateral
including both sides
catheterization
using a tube (catheter) inserted into the baldder or vessels to obtain specimens, to look, or to keep the vessel open
contraceptive
agent that prevents conception
contraindicated
not recommended under these circumstances
contravolitional
against one's will
disinfectants
chemical or physical agents that kill organisms; not used on the human body
epicystitis
inflammation upon the urinary bladder
epidural
pertaining to the layer upon the dura mater
epigastric
upon the stomach
epigastrorrhaphy
suturing of tissue in the region upon the stomach
epinephrectomy
excision of tissue upon the kidney
epinephritis
inflammation upon the kidney
episplenitis
inflammation upon the spleen
extra-articular
outside a joint
extracerebral
outside of the cerebrum
extracystic
ouside of the bladder
extradural
outside of the dura mater
extragenital
outside of the genital area
extranuclear
outside of the nucleus
heterogenous
different throughout
heteropia
different vision in each eye
heterosexual
attracted to the opposite sex
homogenous
the same throughout
homoglandular
same gland
homosexual
attracted to the same sex
infracostal
below the ribs
inframammary
below the breast
infrapatellar
below the patella (knee cap)
infrapubic
below the pubic bone
mammogram
breast x-ray film
mammography
process of taking a breast x-ray
metacarpals
bones of the hand beyond the wrist bones (carpals)
metastasis
disease that spreads beyond its origin
metatarsals
bones of the foot beyond the ankle (tarsals)
pyrotoxin
toxin produced by fever or heat
septicemia
infection in the blood
spetopyemia
infection and pus in the blood
sterilization
process that kills all organisms
subdural
below the dura mater
superciliary
pertaining to the eyebrow
superficial
on the surface
superinfection
an infection on top of another infection
supracostal
above the ribs
suprainguinal
above the groin
supralumber
above the lumbar spine
suprapubic
above the pubic bone
suprarenal
above the kidney
suprenopathy
disease of the suprarenal glands (adrenal)
symmetry
the same size and shape all around or on both sides
sympathetic
suffering along with, functional part of the autonomic nervous system
sympathoma
tumor of a sympathetic nerve
transcatheter
across a catheter
transfusion
transferring blood from one person to another
transillumination
use of light across a tub to view organs
transluminal
across the lumen of a vessel
transposition
placement of an organ on the opposite side
transsexual
a person who has changed sexes
transurethral
across the urethra
transvaginal
across the vagina
ultrasonography
use of ultrasound to make images from sound reflected through the body and computerized
ultrasound
high-frequency sound waves (inaudible)
ultraviolet
high-frequency light waves beyond the violet frequency
A, B, O, AB
blood types
AAMA
American Association of Medical Assistants
ARDMS
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
cath
catheter
cm
centimeter
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
C&S
culture and sensitivity
ftm
female to male
mets
metastasis
sub q
subcutaneous
trans
transverse
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
US
ultrasound
UV
ultraviolet
XM
cross match (blood types)
epididymis
small oblong body resting upon the testicle
symphysis
growing together of parts
belphar/o
eyelid