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MCC Med Term Final

MCC Med Term Unit 8

Etiology study of the cause or origin of a disease or disorder
diagnosis establishing the cause & nature of a disease
prognosis prediction of the course of a disease and its probable outcome
idiopathic any disease whose cause is unknown
Crohn's disease inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, most commonly in the ileum
dyspepsia gastric indigestion or "upset stomach"
dysphagia inability or difficulty in swallowing
emesis vomiting
hematemesis vomiting blood
pyloric stenosis narrowing of the gastric pyloris
anoxia, hypoxia absence or deficiency of oxygen in tissues
asphyxia insufficient oxygen, literally means "without pulse"
atelectasis collapse of alveoli; incomplete expansion of the lung
pleural effusion accumulation of fluid in the intrapleural spaces of the lungs
pulmonary edema excessive fluid in the lungs
arrhythmia irregularity in heart action
edema condition where body tissues contain an excess of tissue fluid
hypertension on separate occasions, blood pressure is higher than normal
fibrillation quivering or spontaneous muscle contractions
infarct tissue that undergoes necrosis after loss of blood supply
ischemia local and temporary deficiency of blood supply
thrombus, thrombi blood clot that obstructs a vessel
claudication lameness, limping
uremia metabolic waste (urea, creatinine & uric acid) in the blood
fistula abnormal passage from hollow organ to the surface, or from one organ to another
lethargy abnormal activity or lack of response to normal stimuli
syncope fainting
transient ischemic attach (TIA) temporary interference with blood supply to the brain lasting from a few minutes to a few hours
dyspnea difficulty breathing
tachycardia rapid heart action
bradycardia slow heart action
tachypnea rapid breathing
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