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Health&Disease terms

Medical HUC

abdomen part of the body between the thorax and pelvis
abdominal part of the abdomen
abdominopelvic division between abdmonial and pelvic cavity
adenectomy surgical removal of a gland
adenitis inflammation of a gland
adenoma tumor in which cells form glandular structures
adenomalacia abnormal softening of a gland
adenosclerosis abnormaling hardening of the gland
adenosis any condition disease of the gland
adipose fat
anaplasia Change in the structure of cells
anatomy studies of human structure- branch in biology
anomaly a deviation of what is considered "normal"
anterior front of the body
aplasia lack of development of an organ or tissue
ascites abnormal accumulation of clear or milky serous (watery) fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
caudal toward lower part of the body
cephalic toward the head
chromosomes a thread like structure of nucleic acid and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells
communicable Any disease transmitted from one person to another by either direct or indirect contact.
congential conditions that are present at birth
coronal a vertical plane from head to foot and parallel to the shoulders
cytology the study of cells
cytoplasm the material or protoplasm within a living cell , excluding the nucleus
dexyribonucleic DNA
distal farthest from midline (extending arm)
dorsal back of the body
dysplasia abnormal development of cells
endemic refers to the ongoing presence of a disease within a population
endocrine secreting internally, most commonly into the systemic circulation. The secretion of an endocrine.
epidemic widespread outbreak of a disease within a popular group or area
epidemiologist study of outbreaks of a disease within a population group
epigastric area above the stomach
epithelial involving outer layer of the skin
etiology study of the cause of diseases
exocrine sweat glands secrete their chemicals substances into ducts that lead either to other organs or out of the body
geneticist study of hereditary characteristics
hemophilia hereditary bleeding disorder
histologist study in the structure of organ tissues
histology study of microscopic stuture of tissue
homeostasis to control bleeding
hyperplasia enlargement of an organ/tissue
hypochondriac below the ribs
hypogastric below the stomach
hypoplasia underdevelopment of tissue/organ
iatrogenic unfavorable response to medical treatment for a different disorder.
Created by: Nataliee