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2/2 med term list

APLASIA Failure of an organ or tissue to develop normally
DYSPLASIA Abnormal development of tissue
HYPOPLASIA Underdevelopment of tissue
HYPERPLASIA Overdevelopment of tissue
ATROPHY A wasting, a decrease in size of a n organ or tissue
DYSTROPHY Disorder caused by defective nutrition or metabolism
HYPERTROPHY An increase in size or an organ or structure that does not involve a tumor
THROMBUS Blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel or cavity of the heart
THROMBOSIS The formation, development or existence of a blood clot within the vascular system
EMBOLUS A mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel brought there by the current
EMBOLISM Obstruction of a blood vessel by foreign substance or a blood clot
PATHOGEN A microorganism or substance capable of producing disease
SEPTICEMIA Presence of pathogenic bacteria in the blood. If allowed to progress may become overwhelming and cause death
TOXEMIA Distribution throughout the body of poisonous products of bacteria growing in focal or local sites, producing generalized symptoms
ASEPSIS Sterile, a condition free of germs
COMMUNICABLE A disease that is transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another
ACQUIRED Not hereditary, occurring after birth
CONGENITAL Present at birth
TRAUMA A physical injury or wound; an emotional or psychological shock
ANASTOMOSIS Connection of two tubular structures
ATRESIA Absence of a normal body opening
ASPIRATION Drawing in or out by suction
Created by: healthjuniors



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