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Module F-8

Assisting with Medical Specialties

Acidosis excessive acidity of bodily fluids due to the accumulation of acids, as in diabetic acidosis.
Adenosclerosis a condition of hardening of a gland
Adrenopathy any disease of the adrenal gland
Cretinism a congenital deficiency in secretion of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4
Dwarfism a condition of being abnormally small
Endocrinology the study of the endocrine glands
Endocrinopathy a disease of an endocrine gland or glands
Gynecology the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
Malaise discomfort, uneasiness which is often indicative of an infection
Metastasize cancerous cells or tumors that spread to another location or organ
Cardiology study of cardiovascular or circulatory system
Endocrinology study of the endocrine system
islets of Langerhans another name for pancreas
Gastrointestinal or Digestive System includes mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and accesory orgrans (liver, gallbladder, pancreas)
Sigmoidoscopy proctoscopic or proctosignoidoscopic examination - is an examination of the interior of the sigmoid colon for diagnostic purposes
Flatus another name for gas
Lymphatic system consist of lymph glands, ducts, and nodes, tonsils, thymus gland and spleen. The body's defense system.
Orthopedics the study of the muscoskeletal system of bones and muscles
Neurology study of the nervous system
Obstetrics branch of medicine concerned with the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time immediately after childbirth (puerperium)
Papanicolau (PAP) test test performed for early detection of precancerous or early cancer of the cervix and edometirum of the uterus
Axilla Armpit
exophthalmic pertaining to an abnormal protrusion of the eye
FBS fasting blood sugar
galatorrhea excessive secretion of milk after cessation of nursing
glandular a condition of being abnormally large
GTT glucose tolerance test
hirsutsm an abnormal condition characterized by excessive growth of hair, especially in women
hypergonadism a condition of excessive secretion of the sex glands
hyperkalemia a condition of excessive amounts of potassium in the blood
hyperthyroidism a condition caused by excessive secretion of the thyroid gland
hypoparathyroidism deficient internal secretion of the parathyroid glands
insulin a hormone produced by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas; essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats; used in the mangement of diabetes mellitus
lethargic pertaining to drowsiness; sluggish
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
testosterone a hormone produced by the testes; male sex hormone important in the development of secondary sex characteristics and masculinization
thyroidectomy surgical excision of the thyroid gland
thyrotoxicosis a poisonous condition of the thyroid gland caused by hyperactivity
virillism the condition of masculinity developed in a woman
A&P anterior and posterior
abortion the termination of pregnancy before the fetus reaches a viable point in development
amniocentesis puncturing of the amniotic sac using a needle and syringe for the purpose of withdrawing amniotic fluid for testing
antenatal pertaining to before birth
BPH Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
cleidorrhexis ruptue of the clavicle of the fetus to facilitate delivery
Created by: sgaston712