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Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology CH3-5

TermDefinition
ALOPECIA Loss of Hair
ANEURYSM Artery wall weakness
ANHIDROSIS No sweat
ARRHYTHMIA Irregular heart beat
ARTHRALGIA Joint Pain
ARTHR/O Joint
ARTHRITIS Joint Inflammation
ARTHRODESIS Surgical fusion of a joint
ARTHROSCOPY Examination of Joint Interior
AUSCULTATION Listening to sounds in the body with a stethoscope
BIOPSY Removal of a piece of tissure to aid in diagnosis
BX Biopsy
BRADYCARDIA Abnormally low heart rate - below 60bpm
CARDIOMEGALY Enlarged Heart
CARDIOMYOPATHY Disease of the myocardium
COST/O Rib
CYANOSIS Slightly bluish color of the skin, due to lack of oxygen
DERMATOME Instrument of cutting skin or thin transplants of skin
DERM/O Skin
-DYNIA Pain
ERYTHEMA Redness or flushing of the skin
ERYTHRODERMA Red Skin
FIBRILLATION Abnormal quivering/contractions of heart fiber
FIBROMYALGIA Aching and pain in muscules & tissue
HTN Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
JAUNDICE Yellow cast to skin, mucous membranes and whites of the eyes
KELOID Raised, thickened red scar
MALANIN Black color pigment in skin
MYEL/O Bone Marrow, Spinal Cord
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION Partial of Complete closing of one or more coronary arteries
NECROSIS Dead tissue
ONYCH/O Nail
ORTH/O Straight
ORTHOPEDIST Musculoskeletal System Specialist
PERICARDIUM Outer sac around heart
PHYSIATRIST Rehabilitation Specialist
PIL/O Hair
PODIATRIST Feet & Leg Specialist
PULSE Expansion and contraction produced by blood moving through artery
RICKETS Dificiency in calcium & Vitamin D; results in bone deformities
-RRHAPHY Suture
STENOSIS Narrowing of spinal cord
TACHYCARDIA State of fast heart
VENIPUNCTURE Incision into a vein
Created by: sgates