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Medical Terms

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Abrasion Scrape of the skin due to something abrasive
Abscess Collection of pus underneath the skin
Antipyretic Medication used to reduce a fever
Acute New, rapid onset
Afebrile Without a fever (temp below 100.4)
Benign Normal, of no danger to health
Bradycardia Slow heart-rate (HR< 60 bpm)
Bronchitis Infection of the bronchi
Bronchiolitis Infection of the bronchioles
Catheter Tube inserted into vessels or body cavities to permit injection/ withdrawal of fluids or keep a passage open
Chronic Long-standing, constant
Cellulitis Infection of the skin cells
Conjunctivitis Infection of the outer layer of the eye
Dialysis Process for removing waste from the blood from people with renal failure
Diaphoresis Sweating
Diffuse Spread out
Distal Farther from the trunk of the body
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Dysuria Painful urination
Ecchymosis A bruise
-ectomy Surgical removal
Edema Swelling
Emesis Vomiting
Epilepsy Seizure disorder
Epistaxis Nose bleed
Erythema/ Erythematous Redness/Red
Exudates (tonsillar) Pus-pockets on the tonsils
Febrile The state of having a fever
Grossly Obviously, a lot
Hematemesis Gross amounts of blood in the vomit
Hematuria Blood in the urine
Hemoptysis Coughing up gross amounts of blood
Hepatomegaly Enlarged liver
Hernia Protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it
Hyperlipidemia High Cholesterol
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypotension Low blood pressure
Hemorrhage Excessive bleeding
Hypoxia Not enough oxygen in the blood
ICD-10 A system to classify and code diagnose, symptoms, and procedures
Infarct Area of dead tissue after a lack of blood supply
Inferior Lower on the body/ farther from the head
Ischemia Lack of blood supply
-itis Inflammation
Laceration Splitting of the skin due to trauma
Lateral Farther from the midline
Lethargic Septic, very sick, about to die
Medial Nearer to the midline
Meningitis Dangerous infection of the outer lining of the brain
Otitis Externa Infection of the outer ear
Otitis Media Infection of the inner ear
Melena Black tarry stool
Myalgia Muscular pain
Pallor Pale Skin
Palpation Examine by touch
Palpitation To beat rapidly, irregularly, or forcibly
Peritoneal signs Guarding/ Rebounding/ Rigidity
Pharyngitis Throat Infection
Pneumonia Bacterial Infection of the lungs
Posterior/ Dorsal Rear or backside of the body
Prone Body position lying flat, face down
Proximal Nearer to the trunk of the body
Pulmonary Relating to the lungs
Purulence/ Purulent Pus/ Pus-like
Rales Crackles; wet crackling noise in lungs
Rhinorrhea Clear nasal discharge (runny nose)
Rhonchi Rattling noise of mucous in the lungs
-scopy Viewing with a scope
Sepsis Dangerous infection of the blood
Sinusitis Infection/ Inflammation of the nasal sinuses
Small Bowel Obstruction Physical blockage of the small intestines
Streptococcal Pharyngitis Strep throat
Superior Higher on the body, closer to the head
Supine Body position lying face up
Syncope "Passing out," loss of consciousness or fainting
Tachycardia Fast heart rate (HR>100bpm)
Trismus Inability to open the jaw due to pain
Tachypnea Increased breathing rate
Ulcerations Blisters/ open-sores
Vertigo Room- spinning dizziness
Wheezing High pitched sound heard in the lungs with asthmatics or lung disease
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