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Medical Terminology

Chapters 7-13 Final Review

TermDefinition
What is a "sphygmomanometer"? an instrument used to measure blood pressure (BP)
Which major blood vesselis responsible for recieving blood from the upper body and returning it to the heart? Superior Vena Cava
What is the Greek for "to pour out" ? Ecchymosis
What is theroot of the word "Venospsm"? What does it mean? 1- Veno 2- Vein
What is the root of the word "Hypoparathyroidism"? What does it mean? 1- Thyroid 2- Thyroid
What is the difference between the terms: "Arteriosclerosis" and "Atherosclerosis"? Arteriosclerosis- is the hardening of an artery Atherosclerosis- is the hardening of an artery due to build-up of fatty plaque
What is the difference between the terms: "Enuresis" and "Incontinence"? Enuresis- is involuntary urination Incontinence- is the inability to control urination
Adenocarcinoma cancerous tumor of a gland
Cholelithotripsy Crushing of bile (gall) stones
cystorrhexis rupture of the bladder
Cystoptosis Downward displacement of the bladder
cholecystogram record of the bile (gall) bladder
Cardiomyopathy Disease of the heart muscle
Cardiomyotomy Incision into the heart muscle
Embolectomy Surgical removal of an embolus
Erythrocyte Red blood cell
Hematuria Bloody urination
Laryngectomy Removal of the larynx
Lymphadenitis Inflammation of a lymph gland (node)
Pneumothorax Air in the chest
Thoracentesis Puncture of the chest
Thyroidotomy Incision into the thyroid
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