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krista elzey

abscess 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 13 and 19
alimentation giving or receiving of nourishment,by IV, oral, recally, and or injection
alopecia alopecia simply means hair loss baldness
alzheimer AD most common for of dementia, neurologic disease characterized by the mental ability server enough to interfere with normal activities
asphyxia condition caused by insufficient intake of O2
asystole cardiac standstill, absence of electrical activity and contractions of the heart evidenced on the surface ECG as a flat line during cardiac arrest
auscultation listening to the sounds of the body. typically with a stethoscope
callus refers to a callosity which is a circumcised thickening& hypertrophy of the horny layer of the skin, maybe oval or elongated, gray brown slightly elevated with a burnished surface
catheter a tube passed within the body for evacuation fluids o injecting them into body cavities. it may be elastic
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 walls
anorexia loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease
arrhythmia any abnormality int he rhythm of the heartbeat, also referred to as dysrhythmia
ascites an abnormal accumulation or serious fluid in the abdominal cavity
caucasian of or relating to the white race as defined by law specially a composed of persons of european, North Africa, or southeast Asian ancestry
chickenpox an acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by herpes virus- aka varicella
cirrhosis widespread disruption of normal liver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any various chronic progressive conditions
curettage a surgical scraping or cleaning by the means of a instrument called a curette
decubitus an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure aka bed sore, or decubitus ulcer
diabetes mellitus a variable of carbohydrates metabolism caused combination of hereditary and environmental factors and usually characterized by inadequate secretion or alteration of insulin
diaphoresis profused perspiration
diaphragm a body partition pf muscle and connective tissue;specifically: the pattern separating the sest and abdominal cavities in mammals
dilation 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 false membrane especially in the throat caused by a bacterium of the genus which produces a toxin causing a inflammation of the heart and nervous system
eczema a general term for an itchy red rash that initially weeps or oozes serum
effusion escape of fluid into part, as 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 besides the posterior surface of a testis; the first part of the secretory duct of each testis
fascia a fibrous membrane covering, supporting and separating muscles; the subcutaneous tissue that connects the skin to the muscle
flaccid lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone. soft and limp; not firm; flabby
gallbladder the gallbladder is a small pouch that sits just under the liver. the gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver
gangrene gangrene of the death of tissue in the part of the body. gangrene happens when the body parts loses its blood supply. the may happen from injury, an infection, or other causes. sometimes leads to amputation of a body part
gauge normally refers to an instrument used for or a means of measuring or testing
gonorrea gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI)- STD (sexually transmitted disease
hemoptysis hemoptysis is the spitting of blood that originated in the lungs or bronchial tube
hemorrhoid hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the retum or anus, very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth.
humerus the humerus is the arm bone. it has action at the shoulder joint and at the elbow joints
hygiene hygiene refers to the conditions and practices tat help to maintain health and prevent spread of disease
icterus AKA jaundice a yellowing of the skin. comes from bilirubin
inoculate introduces immunologically active materials into especially in order to treat or prevent disease
intraocular implanted in, occurring within, or administered by entering the eyeball
intussusception the slipping of a length of the intestines an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction
ischemia deficient supply of blood to a body part. due to obstruction of arteries
melanin any of various black, dark brown, reddish brown, or yellow pigment of animal or plant structures
sieve a meshed or perforated device for separating fine particles from coarser ones
spleen the spleen is a lymphatic organ interposed in the blood stream
splenectomy removal of the spleen through several small incisions
syncope the medical term for fainting or passing out
syphilis syphilis is a STI caused by the spirochete bacterium trepone
tonsils part of lymphatic system. back of the throat
tonsillectomy surgical removal of the tonsils
tricuspid having three cusps or points such as a tooth, or it is a valve
ventricle the two lower chambers or the heart
palliative specialized people to care for those that have a serious illness,
palpate to examine with the hands by pressing
palpitation is an abnormality of the heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed by skipping beats
perineum the area between the anus and the scrotum in males and in females the area between the anus and the vulva
periosteum dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones consisting of an outer layer and inner
peritoneum is a semi-permeable membrane that lines the abdominal wall and cover the abdominal organs
peroneal of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg
prosthesis providing a realistic part of the body after trauma
prostate walnut sized gland between the bladder and the penis just in front of the rectum
protocol the rules of correct or appropriate behavior of a group
pruritus a skin condition in which a person faces serve impulses to itch
rhythm a repetition or alternative or element often defines intervals
sagittal a suture on the skull or a longitude lne that separates the body
sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity
sequela a secondary result or the after affect of a disease
menstruation discharge or menses
oophorectomy excision of an ovary
ophthalmology study of the eyes and their diseases
orthopnea labored breathing when lying flat, relieved by sitting up
pacemaker an artificial device that replacec the SA node in the heart
supersede to replace in power, by another person or thing
Created by: kristaelzey