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Gastrectomy   Gastric resection  
Osteitis   Inflammation of the bone  
Hepatoma   Tumor of the Liver  
Iatrogenic: Hint,...doctors cause this   Pertaing to produced by treatment  
Diagnosis:   A treatment of the patient  
Microscopic examination of living tissue   Biopsy  
Removalof the gland   Adenectomy  
Pathologist is one who:   Performs autopsies and reads biopsies  
Pain in the joint:   Arthralgia  
Abnormal condition of the mind:   Psychosis  
Study of cells:   Cytology  
Pertaining to through the liver: (hep makes reference to the liver)   Transhepatic  
High level of suger in the blood:   Hyperglycemia  
Pertaining to the brain:(study spelling)   cerebral  
Cancerous tumor:(study spelling)   carcinoma  
High blood sugar: (study spelling)   hyperglycemia  
Internal organs: (study spelling)   viscera  
Pertaining to the chest; (study spelling)   thoracic  
Lying on the back;(study spelling)   supine  
Pertaining to the abdomen;(study spelling)   abdominal  
Picture of the chromosomes in the nucleus;(study spelling)   Karyotype  
Membrane surrounding the lungs; (study spelling)   pleura  
Space between the lungs; (study spelling)   mediastinum  
Endocrine gland at the base of the brain;(study spelling)   pituitary  
Pertaining to the (surface)skin;(study spelling)   epithelial  
The process by which food is burned to release energy;   Catabolism  
Part of the cell where formation of proteins occurs;   Endoplasmic reticulum rough  
Sum of the chemical processes in a cell;   Metabolism  
Picture of neclear structures arranged in numerical order;   Karyotype  
Part of a cell where catabolism primarily occurs;   Mitochondria  
Allows materials to pass into and out of the cell;   Cell membrane  
Genes are composed of;   Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)  
Muscular wall separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities;   Diaphragm  
The space in the chest between the lungs is the:   Mediastinum  
Adipose means pertaining to;   Fat  
An epithelial cell is a(an);   Skin cell  
The pleural cavity is the;   Space between the membranes around the lungs  
Viscera;   Internal organs  
The pituitary gland is in which body cavity? It is under the brain[hint]   Cranial  
Supine means;   Lying on the back  
The upper lateral regions of the abdomen, beneath the ribs, are the;   Hypochondriac regions  
The RUQ contains the;   Liver  
Pertaining to a plane that divides the body into right and left portions;   Sagittal  
The proper plural form of necleus is;   nuclei  
Tightly coiled DNA is known as   Chromatid  
Pertaining to the groin;   Inguinal  
Pertaining to internal organs;   Visceral  
Study of tissues;   Histology  
Cytoplasmic structures where catabolism takes place;   Mitochondria  
Divides the body laterally into right and left planes;   Sagittal plane  
Amniocentesis   Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdomen  
Death;   necr/o  
Small artery;   Arteriole  
Hernia of the urinary bladder;   Cystocele  
Neutrophil;   Polymorphonuclear leukocyte  
Instrument to record;   -graph  
Removal of the voice box;   Laryngectomy  
The opposite of -malacia is;   -sclerosis  
Excessive development;   Hypertrophy  
Treatment;   -therapy  
Condition (disease) of the lung; (study spelling)   pneumonia  
Hernia of the urinary bladder;(study spelling)   cystocele  
Deficiency in white blood cells;(study spelling)   leukopenia  
Pertaining to the groin;(study spelling)   inguinal  
Incision of the vein; (study spelling)   phlebotomy  
Without oxygen;(study spelling)   anoxia  
Not breathing;(study spelling)   apnea  
Through the skin; (study spelling)   percutaneous  
Pertaining to between the ribs;   Intercostal  
Pertaining to the opposite side;   contralateral  
A congential anomaly;   Syndactyly  
Symptoms precede an illness;   Prodrome  
Symphysis;   Bones grow together, as in the pelvis  
Ultrasonography;   Sound waves and echoes are used to create an image  
Hypertrophy;   Increase in cell size; increased development  
Dia-:   Complete, through  
Dyspnea;   Difficult breathing  
Brady;   slow  
Recombinant DNA;   Gene from one organism is inserted into another organism  
Epithelial;   Surface cells that line internal organs and are found in the skin  
Pertaining to below the rib;   infracostal  
New growth(tumor);   neoplasm  
Membrane surrounding a bone:   periosteum  
Condition of slow heartbeat   bradycardia  
Pertaining to under the skin   hypodermic  
Condition of deficiency of all (blood cells)   pancyopenia  
Carrying away from (the body)   Abduction  
Two endocrine glands, each above a kidney   adrenal  
Condition of "no" oxygen (deficiency)   anoxia  
Pertaining to through the tube leading from the bladder to the outside of the body   transurethral  
A substance that acts against a poison   antitoxin  
Pertaining to within the windpipe   endotracheal  
Rapid breathing;   tachypnea  
Pertaining to the opposite side   contralateral  
Four endocrine glands in the neck region   parathyroid  
Feeling of well-being   euphoria  
Removal of half of the tongue   hemiglossectomy  
Pertaining to the ribs   intercostal  
Harmless, non-cancerous   benign  
Pertaining to behind the membrane surrounding the abdominal organs   retroperitoneal  
Muscular wave like movement to transport food through the digestive system;   Peristalsis  
Part of the tooth that contains a rich supply of nerves and blood vessels;   Pulp  
Gingiv/o means;   Gums  
Buccal means;   Pertaining to the cheek  
Enzyme to digest starch;   Amylase  
Ring of muscles;   Sphincter  
Fats are improperly digested and appear in the feces;   Steatorrhea  
Lack of appetite;   Anorexia  
Esophageal varices are;   Swollen twisted veins  
Difficulting in swallowing;   Dysphagia  
White plaques on the mucosa of the mouth;   Oral leukoplakia  
Twisting of the intestine;(spelling)   volvulus  
Yellow coloration of the skin; (spelling)   jaundice  
Salivary gland near the ear; (spelling)   parotid gland  
Nutrition is given other than through the intestine; (Spelling)   parenteral  
Destruction of blood;   hemolysis  
Swelling, fluid in tissues;   edema  
Visual examination of the bladder;   cystoscopy  
Stone;   calculus  
Collecting area in the kidney;   calyx  
Inability to hold urine in bladder;   incontinence  
Surgical punture to remove fluid from the abdomen;   Paracentesis  
Periodontal procedure;   Gingivectomy  
Portion of the urinary bladder;   trigone  
Glomerular;   Pertaining to small balls of capillaries in the kidney  
A term that means no urine production is;   Anuria  
Artificial kidney machine;   Hemodialysis  
Protein in the urine;   Albuminuria  
Alkaline;   Basic  
Central collecting region in the kidney;   renal pelvis  
Chemical element carrying an electrical charge when dissolved in water, sodium, and potassium are examples;   Electrolyte  
Tube foe injecting or removing fluids;   Catheter  
Hormone secreted by the kidney to stimulate production of red blood cells by bone marrow;   Erythopoietin  
Inner region of an organ;   Medulla  
Outer region of an organ;   Cortex  
Tiny ball of the capillaries in outer area of kidney;   Glomerulus  
Urination, micturition;   voiding  
Nitrogenous waste product of muscle metabolism excreted in urine;   creatinine  
Hollow, muscular sac that holds and stores urine;   urinary bladder  
High blood levels of a pigment released by the liver with bile;   Hyperbilirubinemia  
Specialist in gums;   Periodontist  
Abnormal side pockets in a hollow organ, such as the intestine;   Diverticula  
Chronic intestinal inflammation;   Crohn disease  
Excessive thrist;   polydipsia  
Nephrolithotomy;   Incision to remove a renal calculus  
Renal abscess may lead to;   Pyuria  
Pregnancy;   Gestation  
Area between the uterus and the rectum;   Cul-de-sac  
Part of the vulva;   Labia majora  
Adnexa uteri;   Ovaries and fallopian tubes  
Respiratory disorder in the neonate;   Hyaline membrane disease  
Incision of the perineum during childbirth;   Episiotomy  
Fingerlike ends of the fallopian tubes are called;   Fimbriae  
The study and treatment of newborns is called;   Neonatology  
Sac containing the egg is the;   Ovarian follicle  
Hormone produced by an endocrine gland located below the brain;   Follicle-stimulating hormone  
Removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries;   Bilateral salpingo-oophrectomy  
Premature separation of placenta;   Abruptio placentae  
A woman who has had three miscarriages and 2 live births;   Grav 5 para 2  
Endometrial carcinoma may be detected by;   D & C  
Removal of internal and reproductive organs in the region of the hip;   Pelvic exenteration  
Physician's effort to turn the fetus during delivery;   Cephalic version  
Gynecomastia;   Abnormal development of breast tissue in males  
Excessive flow of blood from the uterus between menstrual periods;   Metrorrhagia  
Painful labor and delivery;   Dystocia  
Menarche;   First menstrual period  
ms. Sally Ping has vaginal discharge, pain in the LLQ and RLQ, dysmenorrhea, and a gonococcal infection. A likely diagnosis;   Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)  
Pieces of the inner lining of the uterus are ectopic;   Endometriosis  
Leukorrhea is associated with which of the following conditions?   Cervicitis  


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