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agenesis
lack of development
alcoholism
chronic physical and psychological addiction to alcohol
amenorrhea
absence of menstruation
apepsia
cessation of digestion
aphasia
unable to speak
aphonia
no voice, unable to make sounds
apnea
absence of breathing
audiogram
graphic record of hearing function
audiologist
hearing specialist
audiology
science that studies hearing
audiometer
instrument to test hearing
audiometry
process of testing hearing
bacillus
rod-shaped bacterium
bradycardia
slow heart rate
bradypepsia
slow digestion
bradyphagia
slow eating (swallowing)
bradypnea
slow breathing
calculi
small stones
carciongenesis
formation of cancer
cholangiogram
x-ray of the bile ducts
cholecyst
gallbladder
cholecystitis
inflammation of the gallbladder
cholecystogram
x-ray of the gallbladder
cholecystography
process of obtaining x-ray of the gallbladder
cholecystotomy
incision into the gallbladder
cholelith
gallstone
cholelithiasis
infestation with gallstones
coccus
sphere-shaped bacterium
dactylitis
inflammation of the fingers and/or toes
dactylogram
fingerprint
dactylospasm
spasm of a digit
diplococci
cocci growing in pairs
diplobacillus
double bacillus
dipsomania
abnormal compulsion to drink
dysmenorrhea
painful menstruation
dyspepsia
poor digestion
dysphasia
difficulty speaking, garbled speech
dysphonia
difficulty making sounds with the voice
dyspnea
difficulty breathing
hydrocephalus
enlarged head due to fluid accumulation (synonym fever)
hyperthermia
abnormally high body temperature (synonym fever)
hypothermia
abnormally low body temperature
lithometer
instrument to measure stones
lithotomy
incision for the removal of stones
macroblast
abnormally large immature cell
macrocephalus
large head size
macrocheilia
enlarged lips
macrococcus
large coccus
macrocyte
large cell
macrodactylia
abnormally large digits
macroglossia
enlarged tongue
macrorhinia
enlarged nose
microcardia
abnormally small-sized heart
microcephalus
abnormally small head
microcyst
a small cyst
microcyte
a small cell
microgram
one millionth of a gram
microsurgery
surgery performed using a microscope or other magnifying device
moniliasis
yeast infection
oncogenic
tumor forming
otic
pertaining to the ear
otodynia
earache (synonym otalgia)
otorrhea
discharge from the ear
otoscope
instrument used to look into the ear
paraphasia
abnormal speech
pathogenic
disease producing
peptic
pertaining to digestion
phasology
science that studies speech
phonic
pertaining to the voice
phonology
science that studies the voice sounds
polydactylism
condition of having more than five digits on hands or feet
polydipsia
condition of excessive thirst
prodrome
symptoms before the onset of a disease
pyogenic
pus forming
pyorrhea
flow or discharge of pus
pyothorax
pus in the chest cavity
rhinitis
inflammation of the nose
rhinolith
calculus (stone) in the nasal passages
rhinoplasty
surgical repair of the nose
rhinorrhea
runny nose
staphylectomy
excission of the uvula (synonym uvulectomy)
staphylitis
inflammation of the uvula (synonym uvulitis)
staphylococci
bacteria growing in bunches (like grapes)
staphyloplastiy
surgical repair of the uvula
streptobacillus
bacillus growing in twisted chains
streptococci
rounded bacteria growing in twisted chains
synarthrosis
joints that are fused and immovable
syndactylism
fingers or toes that are fused (congenital)
syndrome
symptoms that occur together to characterize a disease
synergistic
works together
tachycardia
fast heart rate
tachyphagia
fast eating
tachypnea
fath breathing
thermal
pertaining to heat (synonym thermic)
thermoestheisa
oversensitivity to heat (synonym thermoalgesia)
thermogenesis
generation of heat
thermophobia
abnormal fear of heat
thermoplegia
paralysis caused by a person being exposed to too high of a temperature (synonym heat stroke)
trichomoniasis
infestation with Trichomonas
tympanectomy
excision of the eardrum
tympanic
pertaining to the eardrum
tympanites
distended with gas (abdomen)
tympanometry
process of measuring eardrum function
tympanotomy
incision into the eardrum (synonym myringotomy)
AD
auris dextra - right ear
AS
auris sinistra - left ear
AU
auris uterque - both ears
MTD
right eardrum (membrana tympani dextra)
MTS
left eardrum (membrana tympani sinistra)
VS
Vital Signs (T, P, R, BP)