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Haney MedTerm c24-24

Haney Med Term c24-24

Skin tag; a benign growth that hangs from a short stalk, commonly occurring on the neck, eyelids, axilla, or groin. acrochordron
Partial or complete loss of hair. May result from normal aging, a reaction to a medication such as anticancer medications, an endocrine disorders, or a skin disease.€ alopecia
A form of arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries) characterized by fatty deposit buildup within the inner layers of the walls of larger arteries. atherosclerosis
Surgical removal of a bunion; removing the bony overgrowth and the bursa. bunionectomy
Cramplike pains in the calves of the legs caused by poor circulation to the muscles of the legs; commonly associated with atherosclerosis. claudication
Clicking or crackling sounds heard upon joint movement. crepitation
A physician who has specialized postgraduate education and experience in the medical care of the older person. geriatrician
The branch of medicine that deals with physiological characteristics of aging and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the aged. geriatrics
The study of all aspects of the aging process, including clinical, psychological, economic, and sociologic issues encountered by older persons and their consequences for both the individual and society. gerontology
Substances that increase in the blood as a result of improper carbohydrate metabolism. ketones
An abnormal outward curvature of a portion of the spine, commonly known as humpback or hunchback. kyphosis
Thickening and hardening of the skin. lichenification
A term used to describe an individual between the ages of 75 and 84 years. middle-old
Urination at night. nocturia
A term used to describe an individual 85 years of age and older. The fastest number of older adults is in this age group. old-old
Loss of hearing due to the natural aging process. presbycusis
Loss of accommodation for near vision; poor vision due to the natural aging process. presbyopia
The process of growing old. senescence
Age spots; brown macules found on areas of the skin that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, or back of the hands of many older people. senile lentigines
A reflection of the skin's elasticity. turgor
Inability to control urination; the inability to retain urine in the bladder. urinary incontinence
A term used to describe an individual between the ages of 65 and 74 years. young-old
An abnormal fear of growing old; fear of aging. gerontophobia
An abnormal sound or murmur heard when listening to a carotid artery, organ, or gland with a stethoscope bruit
Inversion (turning inward) of the edge of the eyelid. entropion
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