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mastitis
Inflammation of the breast
-megaly
“irregular enlargement” of the organ of the body
None
melanoma
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
None
meningitis
Inflammation of the membranes of the brain
metastasis
Spreading of disease from one area to another, within the body
microcephaly
Abnormally small head.
mucolytic
Capable of digesting mucus
myalgia
Muscle pain
myasthenia
Weak muscle
mycosis
Caused by a fungus
myelitis
Inflammation of the bone marrow
myeloid
Deriving from, or pertaining to the bone marrow
myocarditis
Inflammation of the walls of the heart
myopathy
Any abnormal condition of the muscle
myopia
A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness
None
narcolepsy
Frequent, abnormal sleep, acompanied by other symptoms
neonatology
Dealing with the baby
nephro-
Kidney
nephritis
Inflammation of the kidney
neuralgia
Nerve pain
neuritis
Inflammation of the nerve
neurosis
a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
None
nocturia
Waking up and pissing at night, since you make too much while you're asleep
oliguria
Not making urine
oophorectomy
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy
None
osteo-
Bone
osteoarthritis
Erosion of cartilage, causing pain, and loss of function. Common in old people, and in weight-bearing joints.
osteomalacia
Gradual softening and bending of bones, with varying pain. Due to lack of Calcium, due to lack of Vitamin D.
osteomyelitis
Inflammation of bone and bone marrow
osteoporosis
Less bone
otitis
Inflammation of the ear
otomycosis
Ear infection in which fungus is seen in the ear- usually unilateral, with symptoms… fungus plays little role in pathogenicity.
otosclerosis
Loss of conductive hearing because of formation of soft vascular bone, due to involvement of cochlear duct.
ototoxicity
Toxic to the ear
parenteral
Getting into the body other than via GI
pathogenesis
How something hurts someone
-penia
Lack; deficiency:
None
percutaneous
Getting through unbroken skin
pericarditis
Inflammation of the pericardium
pericystitis
Inflammation of the tissues around the bladder
perinatal
Dealing with before, during, after birth… certain amount of time.
periodontium
Tissue connecting tooth root to its socket
phagia
The eating of a specified substance or eating in a specified manner: dysphagia.
None
pharyngolaryngitis
Inflammation of the larynx and pharynx
phlebitis
Inflammation of the vein
polyopia
Seeing several of the same thing
polyuria
Pissing a lot
prenatal
Before birth
proctalgia
Ass hurts
proctitis
Inflammation of the rectum
prodrug
Class of drugs turned ON by metabolic processes
pruritis
itching
None
ptosis
A sinking down or prolapse of an organ.
None
pyrexia
A fever or a febrile condition, abnormal elevation of the body temperature.
None
pyrogen
A Fever inducing substance
None
rhinitis
Inflammation of the nose
rhinorrhea
commonly known as a runny nose
None
sarcoma
Malignant tumor formed from mesodermal cells
sclerosis
A induration or hardening, especially hardening of a part from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance. The term is used chiefly for such a hardening of the nervous system due to hyperplasia of the connective tissue or to designate hardening of the blood vessels.
None
sepsis
Presence of things in the body
splenitis
Inflammation of the spleen
stasis
not moving blood or other fluid
stenosis
Narrowing or stricture of a duct or canal.
None
stomatitis
Inflammation of the mouth
sublingual
Under the tongue
superficial
Outside, no damage, not deep
syncope
Passing out
tachycardia
Fast heartbeat
thrombosis
Formation of a clot
thrombolytic
Dissolving a clot
thrombophlebitis
Vein inflammation with clot formation
thrombus
Clot
toxemia
Syndrome caused by toxins in blood
transdermal
trituration
Making drug into fine powder
uremia
Lots of waste in blood
urolithiasis
Presence of calculi in the urinary system.
None
urticaria
A transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterised by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching, hives.
None
viremia
Virus in the blood
xerostomia
Dry mouth