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abscess an abcess is a collection of pus in any part of the body that in most cases causes swelling and inflammation around it
adolescence the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult commonly referred to as between the ages of 13 and 19
alimentation giving or receiving of nourishment by IV, oral, rectally, and or injection
alopecia alopecia simply means hair loss
alzheimer alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living lasting at least six months and not present from birth. AD usually occurs
analyze to examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations
aneurysm a localized pathological blood filled dilatation of a blood vessel caused by a disease or weakening of the vessels wall
anorexia loss of appetite especially as a result of disease
arrhythmia any abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat also referred to as dysrhythmia
ascites an abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity
asphyxia condition caused by insufficient intake of 02
asystole cardiac standstill absence of electrical activity and contractions of the heart evidence on the surface ECG as a flat line during cardiac arrest
auscultation listening for sounds within the body especially from the chest neck or abdomen typically a stethoscope is used
callus refers to callosity which is a circumscribed thickening and hypertrophy of the horny layer of skin maybe oval or elongated gray or brown slightly elevated with a smooth burnished surface appears on the flexor surfaces of hand feet caued by friction pressu
catheter a tube passed within the body for evacuating fluids or injecting them into body cavities it may be elastic elastic web rubber glass metal or plastic
caucasin of or relating to the white race as defined by law specifically as composed of persons of European north African or southwest Asian ancestry
chickenpox an acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by a herpes virus also know as varicella
cirrhosis disruption of liver structure by fibrosis
curettage a surgical scrapping or cleaning by means of a instrument called a curette
decubitus an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure also know as bed sore or decubitus ulcer
diabetes mellitus a variable disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors and usually characterized by inadequate secretion or utilization of insulin
diaphoresis profuse perspiration
diaphragm a body portion of muscle and connective tissue specifically the portion separating the chest and abdominal cavities in mammals
dilatation the condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork or disease or of abnormal relaxation
diphtheria an acute febrile contagious disease typically marked by the formation of a false membrane especially in the throat and caused by a bacterium of the genus.
eczema a general term for an itchy red rash that initially weeps or oozes serum and may become crusted thickened or scaly
effusion escape of fluid into a part as the pleural cavity such as pus serum lymph air or a combination
elicit to draw forth or bring out
epididymitis inflammation of the epididymis a small oblong organ resting on and beside the posterior surface of a testis
fascia a fibrous membrane covering supporting and separating muscles the subcutaneous tissue that connects the skin to the muscles
flaccid lacking firmness resilience or muscle tone soft and limp
gallbladder a small pouch that sits under the liver it stores bile produced by the liver
gangrene the death tissue in part of the body happens when part looses its blood supply
gauge normally refers to an instrument used for or a means of measuring or testing
gonorrhea common sexually transmitted infection
hemoptysis spitting of blood that orginated in the lungs or bronchial tubes
hemorrhoid painful,swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus very common
humerus is the arm bone it has action at the shoulder joint and at the elbow joints
hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases
icterus is a yellow color of the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes
inoculate to introduce immunologically active materials into especially in order to treat or prevent diseases
intraocular implanted in occurring within or administered by entering the eyeball
intussusception the slipping of a length of intestines into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction
ischemia deficient supply of blood to a body part that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood
melanin any of various black, dark brown, or yellow pigments of animals or plant structures
menstruation to discharge the menses
oophorectomy excision of an ovary
ophthalmology study of the eyes and their diseases
orthopnea labored breathing with lying flat, relieved by sitting upright
pacemaker the part of the heart muscle that normally performs this role
palliative specialzed medical treatment for people with serious illnesses
palpate to examine with the hands by pressing
palpitation abnormality of heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed skipped beats or accelerated heartbeat
perineum the area between the anus and scrotum in the male and between the anus
perisosteum dense fibrous membrane covering the surfaces of bones consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner cellular layer
peritoneum semi-permeable membrane that lines the abdominal wall and covers the abdominal organs
peroneal relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg
prosthesis providing realistic custom prosthetics for patients with anatomical loss due to trauma, disease or congenital conditions
prostate walnut sized gland located between the bladder and the penis just in front of the rectum
protocol the rules of correct or appropriate behavior of a group organization or profession
pruritus is a skin condition in which a person faces severe impulse to itch
rhythm repetition or alternation of elements often with defined intervals between them
sagittal relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull
sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity
sequela an aftereffect of disease, condition, injury
sieve a meshed or perforated device for separating fine particles from coarser ones
spleen lymphatic organ interposed in the blood stream
splenectomy removal of the spleen through several small incisions
supersede to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance use by another person or thing
syncope the medical term for fainting or passing out
syphilis sexually transmitted infection caused by the priochete bacterium trepone
tonsils your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system
tonsillectomy surgical removal of the tonsils
tricuspid having three cusps or points such as a tooth
ventricle the two lower chambers of the heart their id a right and left ventricle
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