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Medical Terminology

Purple Module - LIO

acquired immune deficiency syndrome syndrome of opportunistic infections which depress the immune system; eventually fatal
adenocarcinoma cancerous tumor of a gland
adenoidectomy surgical removal of the adenoids
adenoids lymphatic tissue on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx
adenopathy disease of a gland
agammaglobulinemia the absence of gamma globulin in the blood causing the body to be unable to produce antibodies
alpha-fetoprotein serum blood test to detect liver cancer
asymptomatic without symptoms
attenuated weakened
autoimmunity a condition in which the body produces antibodies against itself
candidiasis fungal yeast infection
carcinolysis destruction of cancer
cytologic examination an examination to study the formation, structure, & function of cells
disseminated scattered over a considerable part of the body
dormant a period when cancer cells remain inactive
ELISA initial HIV antibody test to detect the presence of HIV infection
encapsulated tumor that does not infiltrate surrounding tissue
hepatosplenomegaly enlargement of the liver & spleen
Hodgkin's disease malignant, painless enlargement of the lymph nodes
hyperplasia excessive development
immune to be resistant to a disease
immunoglobulin blood proteins; antibodies
immunologist one who studies immunology
in situ cancer in a localized spot
infectious mononucleosis acute viral infection caused by the Epstein barr virus
leukemia malignant blood disorder where there is an over abundance of WBCs
lipoma a fatty tumor
lymph clear, watery fluid formed from interstitial fluid
lymphadenectomy surgical removal of a lymph gland
lymphangioma tumor of lymphatic vessels
lymphoidectomy surgical removal of lymphatic tissue
lymphoma tumor in the lymphatic tissue
lymphosarcoma malignant neoplastic disorder of the lymphatic tissue
mastectomy surgical removal of the breast
melanocarcinoma black, cancerous tumor
metastasis movement of cancer cells from one part of the body to another
oncogenesis formation of cancer cells
opportunistic infections diseases which take the opportunity to cause infection when the immune system is depressed
palliative treatment provided to relieve symptoms
papilloma nipple-like tumor
radiation therapy the use of radiation to destroy cancer cells
remission the lessening in severity or abatement of the symptoms of disease
sarcoma a type of skin cancer
scirrhus a hard, cancerous tumor
spleen organ which stores platelets & filters old RBCs
splenalgia pain in the spleen
splenectomy surgical removal of the spleen
splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen
splenopexy surgical fixation of the spleen
splenoptosis prolapse of the spleen
splenorrhaphy suturing of the spleen
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus an autoimmune disorder of connective tissue
thymopathy disease of the thymus gland
thymus gland gland located in the mediastinum which produces T cells
tonsil a mass of lymphatic tissue located on both sides of the back of the pharynx
tonsillectomy surgical removal of the tonsils
tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils
vaccine a live or killed suspension that will cause the body to build antibodies
western blot confirmatory test for he presence of HIV infection
splenorrhagia hemorrhage of the spleen
Created by: ginaliane