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Anatomical Terms

conjunctiva delicate membrane lining the eyelid and covering the eyeball
contusion a mechanical injury causing hemorrhages beneath unbroken skin; bruise
cornea transparent coat of the eyeball covering the iris and pupil, allowing light into the eye
crepitance a crackling or grating sound, usually of bones
cyanotic pertaining to a bluish or slate-like skin color
dehiscence a separation of layers, usually of a surgical incision
dentition the teeth in situ or in the dental arch
dermis true skin, beneath the epidermis
diaphoresis excessive or profuse sweating or perspiration
diarrhea an abnormal, frequent discharge of fluid fecal matter from the bowel
differential diagnosis a diagnosis of symptoms of two or more diseases by comparison
dorsiflexion backward flexion, as in bending backward either a hand or foot
dysmenorrhea painful menstruation
dyspareunia painful intercourse
dysphagia difficulty swallowing
dyspnea difficult and labored breathing, SOB
dysuria painful urination
ecchymosis hemorrhagic, non-elevated, irregularly-formed, discolored area of skin caused by the seepage of blood beneath the epidermis (a bruise)!
edema swelling of body tissues due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in connective tissue or a serous cavity
edentulous without teeth
emaciate to become extremely thin or lean; wasting
embolism obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot of blood or foreign substance
emesis vomit
epistaxis hemorrhage from the nose; nose bleeding
euthymic pertaining to a normal mood in which the range of emotions is neither depressed nor highly elevated
exudate a fluid with a high content of protein and cellular debris which has escaped from blood vessels and has been deposited in tissues or on tissue surfaces, usually as a result of inflammation
fascia fibrous membrane of connective tissue, supporting and separating muscles and body organs
febrile with fever
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