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HCSS Medical Terms 2

Medical Terminology Terms 1-24 (Mrs.Aitchison)

ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the knee
Acquired Immunity Formation of antibodies and lymphocytes after exposure to an antigen
Addison Disease Hypo functioning of the adrenal cortex
Aden/O Gland
Algia Pain
Allergies Abnormal hypersensitivity acquired by exposure to an antigen
Anaphylaxis exaggerated or unusual hypersensitivity to a foreign protein or other substance
Aneurysm enlarged, weakened area in an arteral wall, which may rupture, leading to a hemorrhage and CVA (stroke)
Angi/o Vessel
Alveoli A collection of air sacs in the lungs
Angiography X-ray of the internal anatomy of the heart and blood vessel
Angiosarcoma A malignant tumor of the blood vessel tissue
Anoxia An abnormal condition characterized by a local or systemic lack of oxygen in the body
Antigen A substance usually a protein that the body recognized as foreign and that can invoke an immune response
Aorta The largest artery in the body. The main trunk of the systemic arterial circulation
Aplastic Anemia A deficiency of all the formed elements of blood. Specifically red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets
Arthroscopy Visual examination of the inside of a joint with an endoscope and television camera
Ascites Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
Ataxia Persistent unsteadiness on the feet, can be caused by a disorder involving the cerebellum; An impared ability to coordinate movements. A staggering gait and postural imbalance are caused by a lesion in the spinal cord or cerebellum
Atelectasis An abnormal condition characterized by a collapse of alveoli preventing the respiratory exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen in a part of the lungs
Ather/o Yellow plaque, fatty substance
Atrophy Wasting Away
Auscultation Listening to sounds in the blood vessels or other body structures, typically using a stethoscope
Azotemia Toxic condition is characteristics of uremia. An excess in the blood urea, creatinine and other nitrogenous end products of protein and amino acids
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