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Appendix A - Part 2

cerebrospinal Pertaining to the brain and the spinal cord.
cerebrovascular Pertaining to the brain and the blood vessels that supply it
epidural Pertaining to above the dura matter
epilepsy A disorder of the central nervous system characterized by recurrent seizures
meningitis Inflammation of the meninges of the brain
neuralgia Nerve pain
neurologist A physician who specializes in diseases of the neurological system
schizophrenia A type of psychosis in which the mind is said to be seperated from reality.
bradycardia Pertaining to a slow heart rate
cardiologist A physician who specializes in diseases of the heart
cardiomyopathy Disease of the heart muscle
endocardium Membrane lining the cavities of the heart
hypertension High blood pressure
hypoxemia Too little oxygen in the blood
myocarditis Inflammation of the heart muscle
myocardium heart muscle tissue
pericardium Lining around the outside of the heart
tachycardia Pertaining to a fast heart rate
bronchitis Inflammation of the bronchi
dyspnea Difficult, painful or faulty breathing
hypoxia A condition of deficient oxygen levels
pharyngitis Inflamation of the pharynx
pulmonologist Specialist in diseases of the lungs
rhinoplasty Surgical repair of the nose
rhinorrhea Discharge from the nose
spirometry Measurement of breathing
stethoscope Instrument used to listen to lung and heart sounds though the chest wall.
arthritis Inflammation of the joints
bursitis Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac around the joints
intramuscular Pertainging to within the muscle
myalgia Muscle pain
orthopedic literally, means pertaining to straight foot-pertaining to the study of diseases of the skeletal and muscular system
tendinitis Inflammation of the tendon
endocrinology Study of the secreting glands that compromise the endocrine system.
hyperglycemia Too much sugar in the blood
hyperthryroidism Condition of too much throid hormone
hypokalemia Low blood potassium
pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas
autoimmune The disorder characterized by abnormal function of the immunse system that causes the body to produce antibodies against itself.
immunocompromised A condition in which the immunse system has been compromised by disease or immunosuppressive agents
leukemia A malignant blood disease marked by abnormal white blood cells, or leukocytes
metastasis The spread of cancer cells beyond the original site of the tumor through the blood or lymph
anemia A blood condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red blood cells, hemoglobin, or the volume of packed red blood cells.
hematology Medical study of the blood
myeloma Tumor of the bone marrow
cholecystectomy Surgical removal of the gall bladder
cirrhosis Chronic liver condition that causes yellowing of the tissues
colonoscopy Process of viewing the colon
dyspepsia The condition of indigestion, or of painful digestion
dysphagia Pertaining to difficulty in eating or swallowing
esophagitis Inflammation of the esophagus
gastroenterologist Specialist in the study or treatment of the stomach and intestines
nasogastric Pertaing to the nose and the stomach
pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas
sublingual pertaining to under the tounge
nephrectomy Surgical removal of kidney
polyuria Condition in which one urinates incessantly
pyelonephritis INflammation of the renal pelvis area of the kidney
urologist Physician who specializes in conditions of the urinary system.
conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjuctiva
intraocular Pertaining to the inside of the eye
ophthalmologist Specialist in diseases of the eye
optometry Process of measuring the eye
photophobia Extreme sensitivity and discomfort from light
myringitis Inflammation of the tympanic membrane
otitis Inflammation of the ear
dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
dermatologist Specialist in the study of diseases of the skin
epidermal pertaining to on the skin
histology The study of tissues
percutaneous Through the skin
subcutaneous Pertaing to below the skin
gynecologist A physician who specializes in the reproductive system of women
hysterectomy A hernia of fluid in the testis or tubes leading from the testes
mammogram An x-ray of the breast
obstetrics The specialty pertaining to the care and treatment of mother and fetus throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate post partum period
vasectomy Excision of part of the bas deferens to produce male sterility
Created by: mstevenson