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antineoplastic
agent that works against tumor growth
anuria
unable to produce urine
balanoplasty
surgical repair of the glans penis
balanorrhea
discharge from the glans penis
cervical
pertaining to the neck and cervix
cervicitis
inflammation of the cervix
cholelithiasis
infestation of gallstones
colpalgia
baginal pain
colpitis
inflammation of the vagina
colpopathy
any disease of the vagina (vaginopathy)
colpoptosis
prolapse of the vagina
colposcope
instrument used to examine the vagina and cervix
colposcopy
the process of using a colposcope to examine tissues of vagina and cervix
colpotomy
incision into the vaginal wall
conization
excision of a cone-shaped endocervical tissue
cryptorchidism
condition of an undescended testis
cystorrhagia
hemorrhage of the bladder
cystorrhaphy
suturing of the urinary bladder
dermatorrhphy
suturing of the skin
dysplasia
abnormal development that may be cancerous
dysuria
difficult, painful urination
endocervical
inside the cervix
endometriosis
condition of endometrial tissue growing outside of the endometrium
endometritis
inflammation of the endometrium
glycosuria
glucose (sugar) in the urine
gynecoid
resembling a woman or female structures
gynecologist
physician specialist in health issues related to female reproductive organs and the breasts.
gynecopathy
any disease peculiar to women
gyneophobia
abnormal fear of women
gynecology
the science of studying diseases of the female reproductive organs and the breasts.
hematuria
blood in urine
hemorrhapge
bleeding
hysterectomy
excision of the uterus
hysteropathy
any disease of the utuerus
hysteropexy
fixation of a prolapsed uterus
hysterosalpingogram
x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes (uses contrast media)
hysterosalpingooophorectomy
total abdominal hysterectomy
hysteroscope
instrument used to examine the inside of the uterus closely
hysteroscopy
the process of using a hysteroscope
menorrhagia
abnormally excessive menstruation
metrocele
herniation of uterine tissues (hysterocele)
metropathy
any disease of the uterine tissues (hysteropathy)
metrorrhea
discharge from the uterine tissues
nephritis
inflammation of the kidney
nephrolith
kidney stone
nephromalacia
softening of kidney tissue
nephromegaly
enlargement of a kidney
nephropexy
surgical fixation of a prolapsed kidney
nephroptosis
prolapsed or displaced kidney
nephrorrhaphy
suturing of kidney tissue
neurorrhaphy
suturing of a nerve
nocturia
excessive urination at night
oliguria
abnormally low amount of urine
oogenesis
formation of ova
oophorectomy
excision of an ovary
oophoritis
inflammation of an ovary
oophoroma
tumor of an ovary
oophoropexy
surgical fixation of a prolapsed ovary
oophoroptosis
prolapsed ovary
orchidalgia
testicular pain (orchidodynia)
orchidectomy
excision of a testis (orchiectomy, orchectomy)
orchidocele
herniation of the testes
orchidoptosis
prolapsed condition of a testis
orchiopexy
fixation of an undescended testis (orchidopexy)
orchioplasty
surgical repair of the testes
orchiotomy
incision into a testis
penile
pertaining to the penis
penoscrotal
pertaining to the penis and scrotum
polyarthritis
inflammation of many joints
penitis
inflammation of the penis
polycystic
having many cysts
polyneuralgia
pain in many nerves
polyneuritis
inflammation of many nerves
polyotia
having more than two ears
polyphagia
excessive hunger and eating
polyphobia
having many fears
polyuria
abnormally excessive urination
prostatalgia
prostate pain
prostatectomy
excision of the prostate
prostatitis
inflammation of the prostate gland
prostatorrhea
discharge from the prostate
pyelitis
inflammation of the renal pelvis
pyelogram
x-ray of the renal pelvis
pyelonephritis
inflammation of the renal pelvis and the kidney
pyeloplasty
surgical reapir of the renal pelvis
renal
pertaining to the kidney
renogastric
pertaining to the kidney and stomach
renogram
x-ray of the kidney (renograph)
renointestinal
pertaining to the kidney and intestine
renopathy
any disease of the kidney
salpingectomy
excision of a fallopian tube
salpingitis
inflammation of the fallopian tubes (or eustachian tubes)
salpingo-oophoritis
inflammation of the ovary and fallopian tube
salpingo-oophorocele
herniation of the ovary and fallopian tube
salpingostomy
forming a new opening in the fallopian tube
scrotum
saclike structure containing the testes
seminal
pertaining to semen
seminoma
tumor containing sperm
spermatoblast
immature sperm cell (spermoblast)
spermatocele
a herniated sac-like structure in the scrotum containing sperm
spermatocyst
saclike structure containing sperm
spermatoid
resembling sperm
spermatolysis
destruction of sperm (spermolysis)
spermatopathy
any disease of the sperm
spermicide
agent that kills sperm
testicular
pertaining to the testes
ureters
tubes from kidneys to bladder
ureterocele
herniation of the ureter
ureterocystostomy
procedure to form a new opening between the ureter and the urinary bladder
ureterolith
stone in the ureter
ureteropathy
any disease involving the ureter
ureteropyelitis
inflammation of the ureter and the renal pelvis
ureteropyosis
condition of pus in the ureter
ureterorrhagia
hemorrhage of the ureter
ureterorrhaphy
suturing of the ureter
urethra
tube from bladder to urinary meatus
urethrocystitis
inflammation of the urethra and urinary bladder
urethrorrhagia
hemorrhage of the urethra
urethrorrhaphy
suturing of the urethra
urethrospasm
spasm of the muscles of the urethra
urethrotomy
incision into the urethra
urogenital
pertaining to the urinary tract and genitals
urologist
physician specialist in disorders of the urinary and male reproductive systems
urology
the medical specialty that studies the urinary system
uropathy
any disease of the urinary system
uterine
pertaining to the uterus
vasectomy
excision of the vas deferens (for sterilization)
vasoconstriction
decrease in vessel diameter
vasodilation
increase in vessel diameter
vasorrhaphy
suturing of vessel or vas deferens
vasotomy
procedure to make a new opening in the vas deferens
vasotomy
incision into the vas deferens
vasotripsy
surgical crushing of a vessel
absorption
movement of nutrients from one layer to another
anastomosis
connecting two tubular structures
amylase
enzyme that breaks down starch
appendicitis
inflammation of the appendix
atresia
closed ducts or tubes
bariatrics
speciality that treats obesity
cathartic
agent that relieves constipation (synonym, laxative)
cheiloplasty
surgical repair of the lips
cheilosis
condition of the lips
cheilostomatoplasty
repair of the lips and mouth
cheilotomy
incision into the lip
cholangiopancreatography
process of taking x-ray of the bilary and pancreatic ducts using contrast media
cholecystograph
(cholecystogram)
x-ray picture of the gallbladder
cirrhosis
chronic liver disease causing loss of liver function and resistance to blood flow through the liver. Etiology may include poor nutrition, alcoholism, previous hepatitis
colic
pertaining to the colon
(synonym; colonic)
colocentesis
surgical puncture of the colon to remove fluid
coloclysis
irrigation of the colon
colopexy
surgical fixation of the colon
coloptosis
prolapsed colon
colorectal
pertaining to the colon and rectum
colostomy
making a new opening (stoma) in the colon
constipation
hard stool, infrequent bowel movements
diverticulitis
inflammation of diverticula of the intestine
digestion
breakdown of food
defecation
expelling feces
diverticulosis
condition of having diverticula
dysentery
inflammation of the intestine, pain, diarrhea
enterectasia
stretching of the intestine
enteritis
inflammation of the intestine
enterocele
intestinal hernia
enterocentesis
surgical puncture of the intestine to remove fluid
enteroclysis
irrigation of the intestine
enteroplegia
paralysis of the intestine
enteroptosis
prolapse of the intestine
enterorrhagia
hemorrhage of the intestine
enteroscope
instrument for examining the intestine
epigastric
upon the stomach
esophageal
pertaining to the esophagus
esophagoduodenostomy
anastomosis between the esophagus and duodenum
esophagogastric
pertaining to the esophagus and stomach
esophagostenosis
narrowing of the esophagus
feces
stool, solid waste
adj. fecal
gastrectasia
dilation of the stomach
gastric
pertaining to the stomach
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
gastroclysis
irrigation of the stomach
gastroenteric
pertaining to the stomach and intestine
gastroenterology
the study of diseases of the stomach and intestine
gastroenteroptosis
prolapse of stomach and intestine
gastrorrhagia
hemorrhage of the stomach
gingival
pertaining to the gums
gingivalgia
gum pain
gingivectomy
excision of the gums
gingivoglossitis
inflammation of the gums and tongue
glossalgia
tongue pain
glossoplegia
tongue paralysis
(adj. glossoplegic)
glossoptosis
prolapse of the tongue
glossoscopy
examination of the tongue with a scope
hepatectomy
excision of the liver
glossal
pertaining to the tongue
hepatitis
inflammation of the liver
hepatocele
herniation of the liver
hepatodynia
liver pain
(hepatalgia)
hepatolith
liver stone
hepatopathy
any disease of the liver
hepatorrhagia
hemorrhage of the liver
hepatorrhaphy
suture of the liver
hepatoscope
instrument for examining the liver
hepatoscopy
process of using a hepatoscope
hypoglossal
pertaining to below the tongue
(synonym, sublingual)
ileocecal
between the ileum and the cecum
ingestion
swallowing, eating
linguogingival
pertaining to the gums and tongue
lactase
enzyme that breaks down lactose
lipase
enzyme that breaks down fat
mastication
chewing
nausea
feeling like one is going to vomit
obesity
quality of being overweight
occult
hidden
pancreatectomy
excision of the pancreas
pancreatic
pertaining to the pancreas
pancreatolith
stone in the pancreas
pancreatolysis
destruction of pancreatic tissue
pancreatopathy
any disease of the pancreas
paraesophageal
around the esophagus
proctoclysis
irrigation of the rectum and anus
proctologist
physician specialist in diseases of the anus and rectum
proctopexy
fixation of a prolapsed anus and rectum
(synonym, rectopexy)
proctoplegia
paralysis of the rectum and anus
proctorrhaphy
suture of the anus and rectum
proctoscope
instrument for examining the anus and rectum
proctoscopy
process of using a proctoscope
rectocele
herniation of the rectum
rectoclysis
irrigation of the rectum
rectocystotomy
incision into the urinary bladder through the rectum
rectoplasty
surgical repair of the rectum
rectorrhaphy
suturing of the rectum
rectoscope
instrument used to examine the rectum
rectoscopy
process of using a rectoscope
(adj., rectoscopic)
rectourethral
pertaining to the rectum and urethra
sigmoidoscope
instrument for examining the sigmoid and large colon
splenectomy
excision of the spleen
splenomegaly
enlarged spleen
splenopathy
any disease of the spleen
splenopexy
fixation of a prolapsed spleed
splenoptosis
prolapsed spleen
splenorrhagia
hemorrhage of the spleen
splenorrhaphy
suturing of the spleen
stomatalgia
mouth pain
stomatitis
inflammation of the mouth
stomatomycosis
fungal condition of the mouth
stomatopathy
any disease of the mouth
stomatoplasty
surgical repair of the mouth
stomatorrhagia
hemorrhage of the mouth
stomatoscopy
process of using a stomatoscope
stomatoscope
instrument used to examine the mouth
ulcer
craterlike sore
accept
include
affect
influence or affect change
afferent
inflowing
algesia
condition of pain sensitivity
algesic
pertaining to algesia
algesimeter
instrument for measuring level of pain
analgesia
condition without pain
anesthesia
condition of no sensation
anesthesiology
science of studying the administration of anesthetics
anesthetic
agent that produces loss of sensation
angiectasia
dilation of a vessel
angioblast
immature vessel cell
angiogram
x-ray of a vessel
angiolysis
vessel destruction
angioma
vessel tumor
angiopathy
vessel disease
angioplasty
surgical repair of a vessel
angiorrhexis
rupture of a blood vessel
angiosclerosis
hardening of a vessel
angioscopy
process of looking into a vessel using a scope
angiospasm
vessel spasm
arteriectasia
dilation of an artery
arteriofibrosis
condition of fibrous growth in the arteries
arteriomalacia
softening of the arteries
arteriorrhexis
rupture of an artery
arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
arteriospasm
spasm of an artery
atherectomy
excision of an atheroma or athermanous plaque from arteries
atheroma
fatty tissue tumor inside a large vessel
atherosclerosis
fatty deposits on medium to large vessels, causing hardening
autonomic
self-controlling, stress response center of the nervous system
cardiorrhexis
rupture of the heart
chondrodysplasia
defective development of cartilage
cystorrhexis
rupture of the bladder
cytolysis
cell destruction
dysesthesia
difficult or painful sensation
effect
result
efferent
outflowing
electroneuromyography
process of making an image of nerve and muscle funtion using electricity
enterorrhexis
rupture of the small intestine
esthesiometer
instrument used to measure the amount of sensation
except
exclude
fibroma
fibrous tumor
gastromalacia
softening of the stomach
gastrospasm
stomach spasm
hemangioblast
immature blood vessel cell
hemarthrosis
blood in a joint
hematocrit
measurement of percent blood formed elements
hematologist
physician specialist in blood disorders
hematology
specialty of studying the blood
hematolysis
destruction of blood
(hemolysis)
hematophobia
abnormal fear of blood
hepatorrhexis
rupture of the liver
hyperesthesia
oversensitivity to touch
(may be painful)
hyperplasia
abnormal over growth of cells
hypoesthesia
below normal ability to feel touch
hysterorrhexis
rupture of the uterus
infarction
necrosis of tissue due to ischemia
ischemia
condition in which blood flow to tissues is temporarily slowed or stopped
lipolysis
lipid destruction
metrorrhexis
rupture of uterine tissues
myelocele
spinal cord herniation
myelocyte
bone marrow or spinal cord cell
myoclast
immature muscle cell
myocardial
pertaining to the heart muscle
(myocardium)
myocarditis
inflammation of the myocardium
myofibroma
fibrous muscle tumor
myograph
instrument used to make a picture of muscle function
myography
the process of using a myograph to make a myogram
myolysis
muscle tissue destruction
myoma
muscle tumor
myopathy
muscle disease
myosclerosis
hardening of a muscle
myospasm
muscle spasm
narcolepsy
seizures of uncontrolled sleep
narcosis
condition of being affected by narcotics
narcotic
analgesic and sleep-producing drug
neuroblast
immature nerve cell
neurologist
physician specialist in nervous system disorders
neurolysis
nerve destruction
neuroma
nerve tumor
neuropathy
nerve disease
neurosis
nerve condition characterized by anxiety and phobias
neurospasm
nerve spasm
neurosurgeon
physician specialist who performs surgery on the brain and nerves
neurotripsy
surgical crushing of a nerve
parahepatitis
inflammation near the liver
paralgesia
pain in the lower body
paralgia
abnormal pain
paralysis
loss of muscle function and sensation
maramedic
emergency medical technician with advanced training
paranephritis
inflammation near the kidney
paraosteoarthropathy
disease near the bone and joint
paraplegia
paralysis in the lower body
parasympathetic
nerves that return the body to normal following stress
paroxysmal
pertaining to the sudden onset of an attack, symptoms, or emotion
pharmacist
specialist in drug therapy and dispensing drugs
pharmacology
study of drug therapy
phlebectasia
dilation of a vein
phlebectomy
excision of a vein
phlebography
process of taking an x-ray of a vein
phlebopexy
fixation of a prolapsed vein
phleboplasty
surgical repair of a vein
phleborrhexis
rupture of a vein
phlebosclerosis
hardening of a vein
phlebotomy
venipuncture
psychiatrist
physician specialist in treatment of mental disorders
psychonanalysis
analysis of mental and emotional state for treatment
psychology
study of the mind and mental processes
psychomotor
mental processes that control movement
psychosexual
mental processes related to sexuality
psychotherapy
therapy for mental disorders
psychotropic
agent that affects mental processes
thrombectomy
excision of a clot
thromboangiitis
blood clot in a vessel causing inflammation
thrombocyte
blood clotting cell (platelet)
thrombocytopenia
lack of platelets
thrombogenic
pertaining to producing clots
thromboid
resembling a clot
thrombolymphangitis
inflammation of a lymph vessel caused by a clot
thrombolysis
clot destruction
thrombophlebitis
inflammation of a vein caused by a clot (thrombus)
thrombosis
condition of forming clots
venipuncture
incision into a vein with a needle to remove a venous blood smaple
(synonym, phlebotomy)
venous
pertaining to veins
achromophilic
resisting color (stain)
aerobic
requiring air to live
aerocele
herniation containing air
aerophobia
abnormal fear of air
aerotherapy
treatment using air (respiratory therapy)
amenorrhea
cessation of menstruation
anaerobic
able to live without air
anterolateral
front and side
anteromedial
front and middle
anteroposterior
from front to back
anterosuperior
front and top
arteriostasis
control of flow through arteries
axillary
underarm, armpit
bioethics
study of what is good and bad for living things
biology
science studying living things
blastoderm
embryonic disk that gives rise to the enoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm
caudad
toward the tail (sacrum)
cephalad
toward the head
cephalocaudal
from head to tail
chondrodysplasia
defective development of cartilage
chromogenesis
formation of color
chromolysis
destruction of color
chromometer
measuring color
chromophilic
attracting color (stain)
coronal
pertaining to the crown or encircling
distal
away from a point of origin or designated point
coronary
pertaining to the crown or encircling (reference to around the heart)
diagnosis
identifying a disease
dialysis
separating of substances in a solution (filtration)
diarrhea
abnormally loose watery bowel movement
dorsal
back (posterior)
dorsocephalad
toward the back of the head
dysentery
inflammation of the intestine
dysmenorrhea
difficult or painful mentruation
dyspepsia
poor digestion
dyspnea
difficulty breathing
dystocia
difficulty in labor
ectocytic
outside the cell (extracellular, adjective)
ectoderm
outer embryonic (germ) layer
ectogenous
formed outside the body (from another source, adjective)
ectopic
outside of the normal location
ectoplasm
outermembrane of the cell
endocardium
inner membrane layer of the heart
endochondral
within the cartilage
endocolitis
inflammation of the lining of the colon
endocystic
inside the urinary bladder or inside a cyst
endoderm
inner embryonic (germ) layer
endoenteritis
inflammation of the lining of the small intestine
endogenous
made by one's own body
endoscopy
process of using a scope to look into the body
eugenics
choosing good genetic traits to propagate
eupepsia
good digestion
eupnea
easy breathing
euthanasia
easy death
eutocia
easy labor
hemostasis
control blood flow
hyperplasia
overdevelopment (too many cells)
hypoplasia
underdevelopment (too few cells)
inferior
below
lateral
side
lithotripsy
surgical crushing of a stone
lymphostasis
control or stoppage of lymph flow
medial
middle
menopause
cessation of menstruation, ovulation, and atrophy of female reproductive system
menorrhagia
hemorrhage during menstruation
menses
menstruation (menorrhea), menses: pl and singular
mesoderm
middle germ layer
midaxillary
middle of the armpit
midsagittal
the plane dividing the body into equal right and left halves
neurotripsy
surgical crushing of a nerve
omphalectomy
excision of the umbilicus
omphalic
pertaining to the umbilicus
omphalocele
umbilical hernia (umbilicocele)
omphalorrhagia
hemorrhage of the umbilicus
omphalorrhea
discharge from the umbilicus
omphalorrhexis
rupture of the umbilicus
osteochondrodysplasia
defective development of bone and cartilage
para-appendicitis
inflammation of near the appendix
paracentral
pertaining to near the center
omphalitis
inflammation of the umbilicus
paracolpitis
inflammation near the vagina
paracystitis
inflammation near the urinary bladder
parahepatitis
inflammation near the liver
paranephritis
inflammation near the kidney
parietal
pertaining to the wall
peritoneum
membrane of the abdomen
phelbostasis
control of flow through a vein (venostasis)
pleura
membrane of the lungs
posteroanterior
from back to front
posteroexternal
back and outside
posterointernal
back and inside
posterolateral
back and side
procephalic
in front of the head
prognosis
predicting the outcome of a disease
prognostic
pertaining to a prognosis
proximal
near the point of origin or a designated point
pseudocyesis
false pregnancy (pseudopregnancy)
pseudocyst
false cyst
pseudoedema
false swelling
pseudoesthesia
false sensation (i.e. phatom limb)
retrocolic
behind the colon
retroflexion
bending (flexing) backward
retroperitoneum
behind the peritoneum
retroperitonitis
inflammation of the area behind the peritoneum
retrosternal
behind the sternum
retroversion
twisting (turning) backward
sagittal
vertical plane or slice, divides into left and right
signs
objective observable information
superior
above
symptoms
subjective self-reported information
syphilophobia
abnormal fear of syphili
syphilopsychosis
severe mental condition caused by untreated syphilis
syphilotherapy
treatment for syphilis
ventral
front (anterior)
viscera
organs
visceropleura
membrane surrounding and attached to the lung
abduction
movement away from the midline
aberrant
wandering away from the norm
ablactation
weaning a baby from the breast
ablation
takes away a layer or destroys a tissue layer
abnormal
unusual (not normal)
aboral
away from the mouth
abortion
termination of pregnancy
abrasion
scraping
adduction
movement toward the midline
aerophilia
attraction to air
anhidrosis
absence of sweating
anisocytosis
cells of unequal sizes
anisomastia
breasts of unequal size
autodermic
plastic surgery and grafting using one's own skin (dermatoplasty
autodiagnosis
disgnosing one's self
autogenous
made by or from one's own tissues
autograft
graft of tissue from one's own body
autohemotherapy
transusion with one's own blood (autologous donor)
autoimmunity
reaction immune response to one's own tissues
autologous
originating from one's self
autonomic
self-controlling part of the nervous system
autophagia
biting one's self
autophilia
attraction to one's self
autophobia
abnormal fear of one's self, being alone
autopsy
necropsy, postmortem examination, exam to confirm cause of death
centigram
one hundredth of a gram (.01 g)
centimeter
one hundredth of a meter (.01 m)
cholangio-pancreatography
X-ray of bile ducts and pancreatic ducts using contrast medium
circumduction
moving as to describe a circle with a body part
circumocular
encircling to eye
circumscribed
encircling or in the shape of a circle
cytoplasm
substance within the cell
decagram
ten grams
decalcification
calcium loss (from bone)
decaliter
ten liters
deciduous
falls down (primary teeth that come out)
decigram
one tenth of a gram (.1 g)
deciliter
one tenth of a liter (.1 L)
dehydration
water loss
descending
moving downward
diaphoresis
profuse sweating
disthermy
heat through tissues
diuresis
increase in urine output
diuretic
agent that causes diuresis
epilepsy
disorder characterized by seizures
excision
removing a body part
excretion
removal of waste (urination, defecation)
exhale
breathe out (expire)
extension
to straighten or lengthen a body part
extraction
removal or pulling out of a body part
flexion
to shorten or bend a body part
glycogenesis
formation of glycogen or sugar
glycohemoglobin
hemoglobin with attached glucose
hematophilia
attraction to blood
hidrosis
condition of sweating
hydrophilia
attraction to water
hydrophobia
fear of water (symptom of rabies)
hyperpyrexia
high fever
hyperglycemia
high blood glucose level
hypoglycemia
low blook glucose level
immunodeficiency
deficient (poor) immune system
immunotherapy
vaccination, immunization
isocellular
equal size cells
isodactylism
digits the same length
isometric
measures the same on all sides
isotonic
osmotic pressure equal to the inside of a cell
laparoscopy
examination of the abdomen with a scope
laparotomy
incision into the abdomen
mastectomy
excision of breast tissue
mastocarcinoma
breast cancer
milligram (mg)
one thousandth of a gram (.001g)
millimeter (mm)
one thousandth of a meter (.001mm)
monocyte
one cell (type of leukocyte)
monocytosis
increase in the number of monocytes
monoma
single tumor
monomyoplegia
paralysis of one muscle
mononeural
involving one nerve
mononuclear
having one nucleus
mononucleosis
viral infection causing monocytosis
multicapsular
having more than one capsule
multicellular
having or involving many cells
multiglandular
having or involving many glands
multinuclear
a cell having more than one nucleus
multipara
having many live births (born in third trimester)
necrectomy
excision of dead tissue
necrocytosis
condition of cell death or decomposition
necroparasie
organism that lives off dead tissue
necrophobia
abnormal fear of dead bodies
necrotic
pertaining to necrosis (condition of dead tissue)
necrotomy
incision into dead tissue
nocturnal enuresis
bedwetting
nullipara
having no pregnancies carried to the third trimester
omphalotomy
incision into the navel
percussion
striking or tapping
percutaneous
through the skin
perforation
punturing
perfusion
supplying blood to tissues
periarticular
area surrounding a joint
pericardiectomy
excision of the membrane around the heart
pericolic
area surrounding the colon
perihepatitis
inflammation around the liver
peritonsillar
area surrounding the tonsils
postmortem
after death
primigravida
first pregnancy
primipara
first live birth
pyrexia
fever (hyperthermia)
pyrolysis
destruction of tissue caused by fever
pyromania
compulsion (madness) for setting fires
pyrometer
thermometer
pyrophilia
attraction to fire
pyrophobia
abnormal fear of fire
pyrosis
heartburn
pyrotoxin
poisonous by-product of metabolism created during fever
transluminal
across the lumen
vaccination
immunization
vaccine
substance used to stimulate an immune response for immunization