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Access
A means of approaching something
Assess
Determine the status or value of something
Axis
Line about which a revolving body turns or a structure would turn (ekg)
Affect
Usually a verb
As in the affected hand
Effect
Usually a noun
as in the medication took effect or the patient had no side effects
affect
external expression of emotion
as in flat affect
C&S
Culture and Sensitivity
CNS
central nevous system
Disk
pertaining to circular or rounded flat plates
dysphagia
difficulty in swallowing
dysphasia
impairment of speech
elicit
to draw out or forth; evoke
illicit
not permitted; unlawful
graft
any tissue or organ for implantation or transplantation
graph
a diagram or curve representing varying relationships between sets of data
heel
the hindmost part of the foot
heal
to make healthy
installation
act of setting in position or connecting for use
instillation
administration of a liquid drop by drop
mortis
rigor, stiffening of a dead body
mortise
ankle, hallowed out space
mucous
adjective, pertaining to or relating to mucus
mucus
noun, the free slime of a mucous membrane
nares
the external orifices of the nose, plural
naris
one of the opening of the nasal cavity
palpation
the act of feeling with the hand
palpitations
a subjective sensation of an unduly rapid or irregular heatbeat.
perfusion
passage of fluids through vessels of a specific organ
profusion
copious, overflowing, aboundant
perineal
pertaining to the perineum, region between the thighs.
peroneal
pertaining to the outer side of the leg, fibula
peritoneal
pertaining to the peritoneum, serous membrane lining the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities
pleuritic
pertaining to pleurisy, which is inflammation of the serous membrane of the lung.
pruritic
pertaining to pruritus, which is an itching sensation
prosthetic
pertaining to an artifial substitute for a missing body part.
prostatic
pertaining to the prostate
sight
vision
site
place or position
cite
to quote as an authority
than
used comparatively to introduce a second element.
then
at that time in the past
tic
an involuntary compulsive repetitive movement usually of the face or shoulders
tick
blood-sucking acarid parasite
verses
lines of poetry or subdivisions in the bible
versus
an alternative to or contrast with, i.e. URI versus pneumonia
vesical
pertaining to the urinary bladder
vesicle
blisters or other finy fluid-filled sacs
fascicle
bundles of fibers as in the heart
waist
the portion of the body between the thorax and hips
waste
gradual loss, decay, or diminuation of bulk
afferent
contripetal, conveying toward a center
efferent
centrifugal, conveying away from a center
allusion
refer indirectly or by suggestion
elusion
escaping the notice of, an eluding event
illusion
a misleading sensory issue
aide
a person who acts as an assistant
aid
assistance or assisting device
anuresis
retention of urine in the bladder
enuresis
involuntary discharge of urine after age at which control should occur
cor
the muscular organ that maintains circulation of the blood (heart)
core
central part of anything
neural
pertainign to a nerve or to the nerves
neuro
combining form denoting relationship to a nerve or the nervous system
para
beside
peri
around
pre
before
discrete
made up of separate parts or characterized by lesions which do not become blended
discreet
repectful of propriety, modest
plural
more than one
pleural
relating to the pleura
suppuration
formation or discharge of pus
separation
divison, keeping apart
advise
to recommend or suggest
advice
opinion
avulsion
ripping or tearing away of a part either accidently or surgically
evulsion
forcible extraction
arteriosclerosis
thickening and loss of elasticity of arterial walls
atherosclerosis
form of arteriosclerosis where deposits of plaque are formed in the arteries
arthrosclerosis
stiffening or hardening of the joints
BNP
brain natriuretic peptide
BMP
Basic metabolic panel
dominant
unmistakenly outstanding exercises the most influence or control
dominate
to control or govern or rule
ensure
make sure, certain, safe, or secure
insure
guarantee with a policy against loss of life, property, etc
intra
prefix meaning within, into, or during
inter
prefix meaning between or among
infra
prefix meaning inferior to, below or beneath
inner
opposite of outer
lose
unable to find, mislay
loose
not fastened, or confined; unattached, not tight
ilium
portion of the hip bone
ileum
distal portion of the small intestine
pallet
wooden skid to stack boxes on
palate
roof of the mouth
pelvis
pertaining to the bony structure of the pelvis
pelvic
ususally an interanl examination of a female
scatoma
large accumulation of fecal matter forming a mass
scotoma
an area of lost or depressed vision with in a visiual field
wheels
on a car
wheals
raised area on the skin
aural
pertaining to or perceived by the ear
oral
pertaining to the mouth
callus
localized hyperplasia of the horny layer of the epidermis due to pressure or friction
callous
of, relating to, or characteristic of a callus
fecal
pertainig to or the nature of feces
cecal
pertaining to the cecum
thecal
pertaining to the theca (an enclosing case or sheath, usually the sac of the spine)
plain
free of extraneous matter; simple, uncomplicated
plane
a surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.