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abdomen
belly area, cavity below the thorax
abdomoinocentesis
surgical puncture of the abdomen to remove fluid
abduct
move away from the midline (verb)
aberrant
wandering from normal location, process or behavior
abnormal
deviating from the average or expected
addiction
habitual attraction, may include physical dependence
adhesions
tissues grown together that are normally separate
amniocentesis
surgical puncture of the amnion to obtain cells for testing
arthritis
inflammation of a joint
arthroplasty
surgical repair or reconstruction of a joint
arthroscope
instrument used to look into a joint
arthroscopy
process of using an arthroscope to examine a joint
bursa
serous sac between a tendon and bone (pl. bursae)
bursectomy
excision of a bursa
bursitis
inflammation of a bursa
cardiocentesis
surgical puncture of the heart to remove fluid
chondralgia, chondrodynia
cartilage pain
chondrectomy
excision of cartilage
chondrocostal, costochondral
pertaining to cartilage and rib
costectomy
excision of a rib
cystocele
herniation of the urinary bladder (into the vagina)
cystoplasty
surgical repair of the urinary bladder
cystoscopy
process of examining the bladder using a scope
cystostomy
incision into the urinary bladder
dentalgia
tooth pain
dentist
specialist in care of teeth
dentoid
resembling a tooth
dysplasia
poor or defective development
etiology
study of the origin of a disease
fascia
tissue that connects muscle to muscle
hydrocele
serous fluid accumulation in a saclike cavity (example: testicular hernia)
hydrocephalus
fluid in the skull causing deformity and brain damage
hydrocyst
fluid-filled sac
hydrophobia
abnormal fear of water, rabies
hydrotherapy
therapy using water
hyperplasia
abnormally increased development referring to quantity of cells
interchondral
pertaining to between the cartilage (intercartilaginous)
intercostal
pertaining to between the ribs
interdental
pertaining to between the teeth
ligament
tissue that connects bone to bone and supports visceral organs
lumbar
pertaining to the lower back, between the thorax and sacrum
meniscectomy
excision of the meniscus of the knee
myelocytes
bone marrow cells
myelodysplasia
defective development of the bone marrow
orthodontics
dental practice of straightening teeth
orthodontist
dentist specializing in straightening teeth
orthopedist
physician specialist in treatment of skeletal and joint disorders
orthotics
pertaining to appliances used to support muscoloskeletal system
orthotist
specialist who develops and assists patients with orthotics
osteitis
inflammation of the bone
osteoarthritis
inflammation of the bone and joint
osteoarthropathy
disease of bone and joint
osteochondritis
inflammation of the bone and cartilage
osteoma
bone tumor
osteomalacia
softening of the bone
osteomyelitis
inflammation of the bone and bone marrow
osteopathic
pertaining to the practice of osteopathic physicians or bone disease
osteopathy
disease of the bones
osteopenia
loss of bone
osteoporosis
porous condition of the bone due to deterioration of bone matrix
osteosarcoma
cancer of the bone
pelvis
the bony structure including the ilium, ischium, pubis, sacrum and coccyx
pericardium
around the heart (membrane)
perichondrium
around the cartilage (membrane)
periodontal
around the tooth
periodontist
dentist specializing in treatment of diseased tissue around the teeth
periosteum
around the bone (membrane)
prosthesis
artificial limb or other body part replacement
prosthetics
pertaining to prosthesis
prothetist
specialist who develops and assists patients with prostheses
pubic
pertaining to the pubis, bone in the lower anterior pelvis
supracostal
above the ribs
supracranial
above or on top of the skull
supralumbar
above the lumbar spine
suprapubic
above the pubis
tenalgia, tenodynia
tendon pain
tendinitis
inflammation of a tendon
tendon
tissue that connects muscle to bone
tendinoplasty, tenoplasty, tendoplasty
surgial repair of a tendon
thoracocentis, thoracentesis
surgical puncture of the thorax to remove fluid
thoracolumbar
pertaining to the chest and lower spine
thoracometer
instrument used to measure the chest
thoracopathy
disease of the chest
thoracotomy
incision into the thorax
thorax
chest, area of the back posterior to the chest (pl. thoraces)
DO
Doctor of Osteopathy
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
CXR
chest x-ray
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
Fx
fracture
myelodysplasia
defective or abnormal formation of the spinal cord
myeloblast
bone marrow germ cell
myelocele
hernation of the spinal cord
myelomeningocele
hernation of the spinal cord and meninges
pelvimetry
taking pelvic measurements
adduction
movement toward a midline
AOA
American Osteopathic Association