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adenectomy
excision of a gland
adenitis
inflammation of a gland
adenoma
tumor of a gland or glandular tissue
adenopathy
disease condition of a gland or glandular tissue
antineoplastic
agent that works against tumor growth
atheroma
fatty (porridgelike) tissue tumor found in blood vessels
atherosclerosis
hardening of blood vessels caused by fatty growths
carcinoma
cancer of epithelial tissue
cephalalgia
head pain (synonym for cephalodynia)
cephalic
pertaining to the head
cerebral
pertaining to the cerebrum (adjective)
cerebritis
inflammation of the cerebrum
cerebroma
tumor of the cerebrum
cerebrospinal
pertaining to the cerebrum and spine
cerebrovascular
pertaining to the cerebrum and blood vessels
cerebrum
largest part of the brain includes frontal, temporal and occipital lobes
craniectomy
excision of part of the skull
craniomalacia
softening of the skull
craniometer
instrument used to measure the size of the skull
cranioplasty
surgical repair of the skull
craniotomy
incision into the skull
cranium
skull
electroencephalogram
tracing (picture) showing brain wave activity
electroencephalograph
instrument used to turn brain waves into electrical patterns showing a picture of changes in activity
encephalitis
inflammation of the brain
encephalomalacia
softening of brain tissue
encephalomeningitis
inflammation of the brain and meninges
encephalomyelopathy
disease condition of the brain and spinal cord
electroneurodiagnostic
electrical diagnostic testing (imaging) of nervous system function
glandular
pertaining to a gland
histology
study of tissues
hypertension
high blood pressure
hypertrophy
overdevelopment, increase in size
hypotension
low blood pressure
lipoid
resembling fat
lipoma
fatty tissue tumor
lymphadenopathy
disease condition of the lymph glands
lymphoma
lymph tissue tumor
melanocarcinoma
malignant (cancerous) melanoma
melanoma
tumor involving growth of melanocytes (dark cells)
meninges
three-layerd membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord
meningitis
inflammation of the meninges
meningocele
herniation of the meninges
metastasis
tumor that spreads beyond its origin (noun) (plural - metastases)
metastasize
to spread beyond its origin (verb)
mucosa
mucous membrane (noun)
mucus
watery substance secreted by mucous membranes
neonatal
pertaining to newborn
neoplasm
new growth (tumor)
neurodiagnostic
pertaining to diagnostic studies performed to examine the nervous system by detecting electrical changes
oncologist
physician specialist in diseases involving tumors
oncology
the science that studies tumors
sarcoma
cancer of connective tissue
serosa
serous membrane
tumor
abnormal growth of tissue
AIDS
Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome
ASCP
American Society of Clinical Pathology
CA
Calcium OR Cancer
CIS
Carcinoma in situ
END
ElectroNeuroDiagnostic
HA
Headache
HCVD
Hypertensive CardioVascular Disease
MLT
Medical Laboratory Technician
TIA
Transient Ischemic Attack
Encephal
Head
Hyper
Prefix that means above or more than normal
Hypo
Prefix that means below or less than normal
trophy
Suffix meaning Development / growth
adeno
glands
ulcer
open sores on the skin or mucous membranes
lesion
one of many possible types of abnormal tissue conditions
neo
new
histoblast
embryonic tissue cell
histocyte
tissue cell
histoid
resembling tissue
serous membranes
line closed body cavities (organs)
mucous membranes
line open body cavities (i.e. stomach lining)
-dynia
pain (dynic - adjectival form)
-cele
herniation
-malacia
softening of tissue