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Terminology

Insurance Medical Terminology 1

TermDefinition
Cardioversion electrical shock to the heart to restore normal rhythm
Adenoidectomy Removal of the adenoids
Thyroid part of the endocrine system that produces hormones that regulate metabolism
Adrenals glands, located at the top of the kidneys, that produce steroid hormones
Cranium that part of the skeleton that encloses the brain
Ischemia deficient blood supply due to obstruction of the circulatory system
Nasopharyngoscopy use of a scope to visualize the nose and pharynx
Angioplasty procedure in a vessel to dilate the vessel opening
Cardiopulmonary refer to the heart and lungs
Paronychia infection around nail
Biliary refers to gallbladder, bile, or bile duct
Cystoplasty surgical reconstruction of the bladder
Tympanometry test of the inner ear using air pressure
Cholecystectomy surgical removal of the gallbladder
Exenteration removal of an organ all in one piece
Pyelography radiographic recording of the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, and bladder
Labyrinth inner connecting cavities, such as the internal ear
Cartilage connective tissue
Pericardium membranous sac enclosing heart and ends of great vessels
Hemolysis breakdown of red blood cells
Pneumonotomy incision of the lung
Intracardiac inside the heart
Electroencephalogram EEG, written record of the electrical action of the brain
Electrocardiogram ECG, written record of the electrical action of the heart
Keratoplasty surgical repair of the cornea
Otitis Media noninfectious inflammation of the middle ear
Colonoscopy fiberscopic examination of the entire colon
Gastrointestinal pertaining to the stomach and intestine
Lymphadenitis inflammation of a lymph node
Aneurysm Abnormal dilation of vessels, usually an artery
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