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Anuria the absence of urine production
Amblyopia dull vision or "lazy eye"
Androgynous having characteristics of both sexes
Angioplasty reconstruction of blood vessels
Atelectasis imperfect expansion of the lungs
Autoimmune pertaining to an immune response to one's own tissues
Bacteremia bacteria in the blood
biology study of life
bradycardia slow heart rate
bradypnea slow breathing
congenital born with
cryotherapy treatment using cold as a destructive medium
cryptorchildism undescended hidden testicles
dyspnea difficult breathing
glycosuria presence of sugar in the urine
gynecomastia abnormal enlargement of the breasts
heterogeneous having a non-uniform composition
homogeny likeness in structure or form
hydrocephalus a condition where an abnormal amount of cerebrospinal fluid is present within the carnial vault
idiopathty any primary disease without an apparent cause
isopia equal vision in both eyes
isograft a surgical procedure done with tissues that are compatitble between genetically identical individuals
malaise a vague, uneasy feeling of body weakness
neoplasm an abnormal growth of new tissue
neonate baby no older than 28 days
noncompliance not adhering to a medical regimen
normoglycemic normal blood glucose level
hyperglycemic elevated blood glucose level
hyopglycemic low blood glucose level
orthodontist dentist who specializes in straighterning teeth
oxytocia rapid labor
pathology study of dieases
phagocytosis process by which certain celss engulf and destroy microorganisms
pseudocyesis a condition in which a woman believes she is preagent when she is not
sclerotic pertaining to the hardening of tissue
stereognosis the ability to perceive and understand the form and nature of objects by the sense of touch
tachycardia fast heart rate
tachypnea fast breathing
teratogenesis the development of physical defects in an embryo
therapist a person with special skills who assists people with disabilities or illness
thermometer a device to measure heat
thermostasis maintenance of a stable body temperature
toxicosis a diease caused by a poison
toxicologist one who specializes in poisons
xerodem dry skin
anabolism building up
antepartal care of a woman before the delivery of her infant
catabolic illness a disorder characterized by weight loss, diminished muscle mass and body fat
genetic pertaining to birth or orgin
metaphysis a regoing of a growing long bone in which siaphysis and epiphysis converge
nocturia excessive urination
postprandial after a meal
preload the stretch of ventricular muscle fibers at end diastole
primipara a woman pregnant for the first time
protozoon a unicellular protist that ingests food
synthesize to form by building
tertiary third in order
tertiary syphilis the most advanced stage syphilis
acrocyanosis bluish color of hands and feet
acromegaly chronic condition where jaw and face bones increase in size
antibotic classification of drugs used to destory or interfere with the development of bacteria
circumduction one of the four basic movements allowed by the various joints of the skeleton
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