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Veterinary Medical Terminology Chapter 15

TermDefinition
adenocarcinoma malignant growth of epithelial glandular tissue
blast/o immature cell
squamous cell carcinoma malignant tumor developed from squamous epithelial tissue
protocol course of treatment
surgical excision removal of the entire mass in addition to some normal tissue to ensure that the entire mass is removed
debilitated weakened
inhibit to slow or stop
resistant not susceptible
vaccination administration of antigen (vaccine) to stimulate a protective immune response against a specific infectious agent
opportunistic able to cause diseasewhen disease normally would not be produced
anaphylaxis severe response to a foreign substance; swelling, blocked airways, tachycardia, ptylism
carcinogen substance that produces cancer
necrotic containing dead tissue
ulcerating having depressed, open areas
cystic fluid filled
anaplastic reverting to a more immature form
diffuse evenly spreading
dysplastic abnormal cell development
hyperplastic excessive cell numbers
fine needle aspirate, FNA when cells are aspirated through a needle
allergen substance capable of inducing an allergic reaction
intact the skin does not have any cuts, abrasions, scrapes, opening or alterations
immunity the state of being resistant to a specific disease
cell-mediated immunity T cells are responsible; they directly attack the invading antigen; it is the most effective against viruses that infect body cells, cancer cells, and foreign tissue cells
humoral (antibody-mediated) immunity B cells are responsible; produce antibodies that react with the antigen or substances produced by the antigen; it is most effective against bacteria, viruses that outside body cells, and toxins; also involved in allergic reactions
thym/o thymus
immun/o protected
splen/o spleen
tonsill/o tonsils
lip/o fat
icteric serum yellow pigmented serum
hemolysis destruction of red blood cells
hemorrhage loss of blood
-philia increase
-cytosis increase
-penia decrease
-emia blood condition
leuk/o white
-phage eating
coagulation process of clotting
blood fluid that supplies body tissues with oxygen, nutrients (vitamins, mineral, glucose, and amino acids), and various chemicals such as hormones
serum liquid portion of blood with clotting proteins removed
plasma straw-colored fluid portion of blood that transports nutrients, hormones, and waste products; contains clotting proteins
hematology study of blood
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