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Allied Health I

hemorrhage rapid escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
hoarseness rough quality of the voice
hospice place or philosophy of care for the terminally ill
hygiene the science of health and its preservation
hypoglycemia abnormally low blood sugar
incontinence inability to control bowel and bladder function
injedction forcing liquid into a part or organ
irradaition exposure to radiant energy for the therapeutic or diagnostic purposes
insomnia abnormal wakefulness
invasive puncture or incision of the skin or insertion of an instrument into the body
abdomen the anterior portion of the body between the thorax and the pelvis
abcess a localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by disintegration of tissue
acute acute; of sudden onset
afebrile without fever
alopecia loss of hair; baldness
amnesia a pathologic impairment of memory
amputation the removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body
analgesic relieving pain
anemia a reduction below normal in the number of erythrocytes (red blood cells) or in the quantity of hemoglobin in the blood
anorexia lack kor loss of appetite for food
antidote an agent the countaracts a poison
anus the opening of the rectum on the body surface
apathy reactive absence of emotions
apnea cessation of breathing
axilla the armpit
benign not malignant; the recurrent; favorable of recovery
biopsy removal and examination, usually microscopic, of tissue from a living body
colostomy an artificial opening (stoma) created in the large intestines and brought to the surface fo the abdomen for the purpose of evacuating the bowel
bruxism gnashing, grinding, or clenching the teeth, usually during sleep
bursa a small fluid filled sac or sac like cavity found in tissues where friction would otherwise occur
bypass an auxiliary flow around an obstruction
cachexia a proufound state of general ill health and malnutrition
coma a state of unconsciousness from which the patient cannot be aroused
caduceus symbol of the medical profession
carcinoma a malignant growth made up of epithelial cells
chatheter a flexible, hollow tube passed through body channels to remove or introduce fluids into the body
cerumen ear wax
chancre the primary lesionof syphilis
coagulation formation of a clot
anastomosis communication (joining) of two tubular organs
decubitus the position assumed in lying down
dehydration the condition that results from undue loss of water
diagnosis determination of the nature of disease
diarrhea rapid movement of fecal matter through the intestine resulting in poor nutrition producing watery stools
diplopia double vision
donor an organism that supplies living tissue to be used in another body
dysphasia difficulty in speaking
dysfunction disturbance, impairment, or abnormality of functioning of an organ
dysphagia diffuculty in swallowing
dyspnea labored or diffucult breating
dysuria painful or diffucult urination
dysplasia abnormal development
desiccation the act of drying
adema abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues
elimination discharge from the body of indigestible materials/ waste matter
emaciation wasted condition of the body; excessive leanness
emesis the act of vomiting
enucleate to remove whole and clean, as an eye from its socket
epistaxis hemorrhage from the nose
euphoria an exaggerated feeling of physical and mental well-being
excreta excretion products including feces, urine and sweat
enteritis inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine
expire to die; to breathe out
exarticulation amputation of a joint
fatigue a generalized feeling of tiredness
feces body waste discharged from the intestines
fetid a rank or disagreeable smell
flatus gas or air expelled through the anus
fundus the bottom or base of anything
gait the manner or style of walking
gangrene death of body tissue usually associated with loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion and putrefacation
ganod a sex gland
gravid pregnant
geriatrics branch of medicine dealing with the elderly
hallucination a sensory impression (sight, touch, sound, smell or taste) that has no basis in external stimulation
hematoma a localized collection of blood in an organ, space or tissue
hemiplegia paralysis of the side of the body
hematuria blood in the urine
Created by: Terriana Jones