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Lesson 1

medical terminology

megal- enlargment
dermat- skin
plast- surgical repair
cereb- brain
path- disease
nephr- kidney
hepat- liver
arthr- joint
blephar- eyelids
rhin- nose
gingiv- gum
-malacia soft
spasm involuntary contraction
the anterior portion of the body between the thorax and the pelvis abdomen
destructive to bacteria bactericidal
also called the heel bone, is a large bone that forms the foundation of the rear part of the foot calcaneus
the first set of teeth in the growth development of humans and other diphyodont mammals deciduous teeth
in an abnormal place or position ectopic
a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus Fallopian tube
a structure containing a number of nerve cell bodies, typically linked by synapses, and often forming a swelling on a nerve fiber ganglion
a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues hematoma
the third portion of the small intestine, between the jejunum and the cecum ileum
the protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress that has potential to kill the cell keratin
a membranous partition between two body cavities or two parts of an organ, especially that between the lungs mediastinum
is the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female humans menarche
a eukaryotic cell formed by a fertilization event between two gametes zygote
Created by: taylorruth09