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PIMA ch. 8-10

Chapters 8-10 Spelling List

Anorexia Lack or loss of appetite for food
Chyme The pulpy acidic fluid that passes from the stomach to the small intestine, consisting of gastric juices and partly digested food.
Cirrhosis A chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue.
Cystic Duct The cystic duct is the short duct that joins the gall bladder to the common bile duct.
Cystotomy A surgical incision into the urinary bladder.
Diverticulitis Inflammation in the colon.
Ductus Deferens A duct that carries sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
Duodenum The first part of the small intestine immediately beyond the stomach, leading to the jejunum.
Dysmenorrhea Painful menstruation, typically involving abdominal cramps.
Dysuria Painful or difficult urination.
Gynecologist A person who studies females.
Hepatitis A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.
Incontinence Involuntary urination or defecation.
Inguinal Hernia A hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males.
Jaundice A medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from excess of the pigment bilirubin.
Jejunum The part of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.
Multigravida A woman (or female animal) who is or has been pregnant for at least a second time.
Nephrology The study of the kidneys.
Nephron Each of the functional units in the kidney.
Ovum A mature female reproductive cell that can divide to give rise to an embryo usually only after fertilization by a male cell.
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas.
Parotid Glands Large salivary glands situated just in front of each ear.
Perineum The area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva.
Renal Cortex The renal cortex is the outer portion of the kidney between the renal capsule and the renal medulla.
Sphincter A ring of muscle surrounding and serving to guard or close an opening or tube, such as the anus or the openings of the stomach.
Urinalysis Analysis of urine by physical, chemical, and microscopical means to test for the presence of disease and/or drugs.
Urologist A person who studies urology.
Uvula A fleshy extension at the back of the soft palate that hangs above the throat.
Vermiform Appendix An organ consisting of a blind tube projecting from the caecum, without known function.
Vulva The female external genitals.
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