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inflammation
tissue reaction to an injury
gynecology
a branch of medicine dealing with the female reproductive system
abdominal
pretaining to the abdommen
asepsis
free from infection and any form of life
pathogen
a disease causing microorganism
non-pathogen
a non-disease causing microorganism
sterilization
the act of making free of all microorganisms
scalpel
a cutting instuments
obstetrics
a branch of medicine that concerns management of women during pregnancy
hemostat
an instrument used to stop the flow of blood
cyanosis
a condition of blueness
subcutaneous
beneath the skin (in the fatty tissue)
contaminated
to render unclean
laceration
a jagged-edged cut
scissors
instrument used to cut
forceps
instrument used for holding, seizing, or, extracting
curette
a scraping instrument used to remove foreign matter from a cavity
bacteria
a disease causing microorganism
disinfectant
a chemical that kills bacteria
biopsy
to remove living tissue
business
commercial activity engaged in as a means of livelihood
personnel
persons employed
patient
person under medical care and treatment
anesthesiology
science of anesthesia
physician
person skilled in the art of healing
endocrinology
science of endocrine glands and their functions
ethical
dealing with what is good and bad with moral duty
confidential
to keep secret
gastroenterology
branch of medicine concerned with disease and disorders of the GI tract
geriatrics
study of all aspects of aging
etiology
the study of the cause of disease
oncology
science of medicine dealing with tumors, usually cancerous
pediatrics
medical science relating to the care of children
abscess
a localized collection of pus in any part of the body
aspiration
drawing in or out by suction
assessment
to determine the importance or value of a situation
insufficient
to lack what is necessary
susceptible
capable submitting to an action