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Med Terms nur 1

nursing 1 final

Abduction to move away from the body's midline
achalasia failure of a ring of muscle. ex sphincter, to relax
adduction to move toward the body's midline
alopecia loss of hair
anhidrosis abnormal deficiency of absence of sweating
anoxia absence of O2 supply to an organ or tissue
anuria absense of urine
aphasia partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally of using the written word
apnea cessation of breathing
ascites abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
ataxia failure of muscle coordination
atelectasis collapse of lung tissure affecting part of all of one lung
atrophy wasting away, a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or part
blanching to become white or pale from vasoconstriction
bruits abnormal sound or murmur heard while auscultating
cachexia wasting of muscle, weight loss, general ill health and malnutrition
cerumen earwax
cystitis bladder infection
debridement removing dead tissue from wound
dehiscence opening of sutured surgical wound
dysarthria difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the CNS
dysphasia loss in the power to use or understand language
dyspepsia indigestion
dysphagia difficulty swallowing
dyspnea difficult or labored breathing
enteritis inflammation of the intestines
epistaxis nosebleed
hematemesis vomiting blood
hemoptysis coughing up blood
hyperemia increased blood flow due to vasodialation
hypoxemia decreased O2 in the blood
hypoxia not enough O2 reaching the tissues
ischemia deficient supply of blood to a body part due to obstruction of flow of arterial blood
kyphosis exagerated outward curvature of the thoracic spine (rounded upper back)
leukocytosis increased WBC
leukorrhea decreased WBC
lithotomy surgical incision of the bladder to remove calculus
lordosis curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine
macule patch of skin that is altered in color like small pox
micturate urinate
myoma tumor of muscle tissue
neuralgia nerve pain
oliguria decreased urine
orthopnea difficulty breathing when lying down
orthostatic r/t erect posture
petechiae minute red/purple spot containing blood
phlebitis vein inflammation
presbycusis hearing loss due to aging
presbyopia vision loss due to again
pruitus itching
ptosis sagging or prolapsed organ or part
thrombophlebitis inflammation of the vein w/ thrombus present
thrombus attatched clot
urticaria hives
wheal welt
xerostomia dry mouth
Created by: leakim10