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Week 5 Vocab

antibody a substance produced by B lymphocytes in response to a unique antigen
cardiomegaly Enlargement of the heart
cyanotic a blue, gray, slate, or dark purple discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by deoxygenated or reduced hemoglobin in the blood.
diploid Of somatic cells, possessing two sets of chromosomes (46 chromosomes in human) twice the haploid number of chromosomes in germ cells.
erythematous redness of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by hyperemia or superficial capillaries
hemothorax Blood or bloody fluid in the pleural cavity caused by rupture of blood vessels resulting from inflammation of the lungs in pneumonia or pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer, or trauma
hypertension Increased blood pressure
hypotension Decreased blood pressure
ischemia a temporary deficiency of blood flow to an organ or tissue
jaundice yellow staining of body tissues and fluids, due to excess levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream
leukoplakia formation of white spots or patches on the mucous membrane of the tongue or cheek
melanin the pigment produced by melanocytes that gives color to hair, skin, and substantia nigra of the brain
multicellular consisting of many cells
polymorphic occurring in more than one form
primary first in time or order
pulse deficit the absence of palpable waves in a peripheral artery for one or more heart beats, as is often seen in atrial fibrillation
quadriceps four-headed, as a quadriceps muscle
tetralogy the combination of four symptoms or elements
triad a group of three things having something in common
xanthoma a soft, yellow plaque or nodule on the skin containing deposits of lipo-proteins inside histiocytes
FROM; ROM Full range of motion
NAS No added salt
KVO; TKO Keep vein open
L Liter
lt Left
lb; # Pound
LLL Left lower lobe
LLE Left lower extremity
LLQ Left lower quadrant
LMP Last menstrual period
LOC Level of consciousness
LLE Left lower extremity
MD Medical doctor
Med Medical, medicine
Mod Moderate
Created by: mzephier