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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 vessel's 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.
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 (baldness)
Alzheimer Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to itnerfere with normal activites of daily living, lasting at least six months, and not present from birth.
Asphyxia condition caused by insufficient intake of 02
Asystole Cardias standstill; absence of electrical activity & contractions of the heart evidenced on the surface ECG as a flat line during cardiac arrest.
Auscultation LIstening for sounds within the body, esp. from the chest, neck or abdomen; typically a stethoscope is used.
Callus Refers to callosity which is a circumscribed thickening & hypertrophy of the horny layer of skin; maybe oval or elongated, gray or brown, slightly elevated, with a smooth burnished surface.
Catheter A tube passed within the body for evacuating fluids or injecting them into body cavities.This may be made of elastic web, rubber, glass,metal, or plastic.
Caucasian 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 known as varicella
Cirrhosis Widespread distruption of normal sliver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any of various chronic progressive conditions affecting the liver.
Curettage A surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a instrument called a curette
Decubitus An ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure- also known as a bed sore, or decubitus ulcer
Diabetes mellitus A variable disorder carbohdrate metabolism caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors and usually characterized by inadequate secretion or utilization of insulin, by excessive urine production, by excessive amounts of sugar in the blo
Diaphoresis profuse perspiration
Diaphragm a body partition of muscle and connective tissue; specifically: the partition separating the chest and abdominal cavitites in mammals
Dilatation The condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a resilt 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.
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, sudh 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; the first part of the secretory duct of each testis
fascia a fibrous memebrane covering, supporting and separating muscles, the subcutaneous tissue that connects the skin to the muscles.
flaccid lacking firmness, resilience, or muscule tone. Soft and limp, not firm; flabby
gallbladder The gallbladder is a small pouch that sits just under the liver. Stores bile produced by the liver, After meals, the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated ballon. Before meals it may be full of bile about the size of a small pear.
gangrene Gangrene is the death of tissue in part of the body. Gangrene happens when a body part loses its blood supply.This may happen from injury, an infection, or other causes.
gauge normally refers to an instrument used for or a meansof measuring or testing
gonorrhea gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) or STD (sexually trasmitted diesase)
hemoptysis hemoptysis is the spitting of blood that originated in the lungs or the bronchial tubes.
hemorrhoid hemorroids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus, very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth: result from increased pressure in the veins od the anus.
humerus the humerus is the arm bone. It has action at the shoulder joint and at the elbow joints.
hygiene hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease
icterus AKA jaundice is a yellow color of the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow coloring comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice cna be a symptom of other health problems.
inoculate to introduce immunologically active material (as a antibody or antigen) into especially in order to treat or prevent a disease
intraocular implanted in,occuring within or administered by entering the eyeball.
intussusception the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction; the deposition of new particles of formatve material among those already embodied in a tissue or structure
ischemia deficient supply of blood to a body part (as hte heart or brain) that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood (as by narrowing of arteries by spasm or disease)
melanin any of various black, dark brown, reddish brown, or yellow pigments of animal or plant structures as skin, hair, the choroid, or a raw potato when exposed to air.
menstruation the cylic, hormonally generated sloughing of the uterine endometrium, between puberty and menopause; bloody vagina discharge
oophorectomy excision (surgical removal) of a ovary
ophthalmology study of the eyes and their diseases
orthopnea labored breathing with lying flat, relieved by sitting upright (symptom of heart failure)
pacemaker an artificial device for stimulating the heart muscle and regulating its contractions OR the part of the heart (the sinoatrial node) that normally performs thie role
palliative palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of the serious illness- whatever the diagnosis
palpate to palpate is to examine with the hands, by pressing. Your doctor might palpate your abdomen if you have a pain in your stomach
palpitation palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed skipped beats or accelerated heartrate
perineum the area between the anus and the scrotum in the male and between the anus AND the vulva (the labial opeing to the vagina) in the female
perisosteum dense fibrous membrane covering the surfaces of bones, consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner cellular layer
peruitoneum the peritoneal membrane is a semi-permeabale membrane that ines the abdominal wall and covers the abdominal organs
peroneal of or 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 congential conditions
prostate the prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis, just in front of the rectum. The urethra tuns through the center of hte prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body
protocol the rules of correct or appropriate behavior of a group, or profession AND a written record or preliminary draft of a treaty or other agreement
pruritus pruitus us a skin condition in which a person faces severe impulse to itch, all about anal
rhythm rhythm is the repetition or alternation of elements, often with defined intervals between them
sagittal Of or relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull AND a longitudinal plane that divides the body of a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left sections
sequela and aftereffect of disease, condition, or injury AND a secondary result
sieve a meshed or perforated device for separating fine particles from coarser ones
spleen the spleen is a lymphatic organ interposed inthe blood stream. the surface projection of the longitudinal axis of the spleen is the tenth rib
splenectomy removal of the spleen through several small incisions
supersede to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing
syncope the medical term for fainting or passing out
syphilis syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochete Trepone
tonsils your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose
tonsillectomy surgical removal of the tonsils
tricuspid Having three cusps or points, such as a tooth AND tricuspid valve located between the right atrium and right venticle of the heart
ventricle the tow lower chambers of the heart, there is a right and a left ventricle in the heart
sedentary a sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular phyiscal activity
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