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Asymptomatic

Without symptoms

Clinical Diagnosis

Identification of a disease by history, lab studies and symptoms

Condenser

In a microscope, directs a beam of light from the source to the specimen

Cytology

Study of the formation, structure and function of cells

Diagnosis (DX)

Determination of disease or condition

Differential Diagnosis

Based on comparison of symptoms of similar disease

Histology

Study of tissue biopsy sample for determining disease

Hormone replacement

The replacement of hormones lacking in the patients system (HRT)

Mycology

Study of fungi

Microbiology

The study of microscopic forms of life

Peak

The point at which a drug is at it's highest level in the body

Pathogenic

Disease producing microorganisms

Symbiotic

Microorganisms that do not produce disease

Infection

Caused by multiple pathogenic microbes entering the body

Normal flora

Nonpathogenic microbes present on the body

Morphology

The shape of an organism

Nosocomial infections

Infections acquired in hospitals

Agar

A gelatin-like substance mixed with nutrients for bacterial growth

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheets which are a detailed record of all hazardous substances

HPV

Human papilloma virus

Panel

A series of tests related to a particular organ or body system

Ova

Eggs

Parasitology

Study of organisms that live within or on another organism

Objective

A patient's sign that is visible or reproduceable

Aer/o

Air

Febrile

With fever

-blast

Cell

Bio-

Life

-ic

Pertaining to

-ectomy

Surgical removal