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Medical Terminology

Chapter 1 Terms

TermDefinition
adenoma benign tumor of glandular cells
anemia deficiency of red blood cells
biospy remaining living tissue for viewing under a microscope
cardiology study of the heart
cystoscope instrument used to view the urinary bladder
enteritis inflammation of the small intestine
erythrocyte red blood cell
gynecologist specialist in the treatment of female disorders
hematoma mass or collection of blood under the skin
hyperglycemia higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood
hypothyroidism lower than normal activity of the thyroid gland
leukocyte white blood cell
nephrectomy removal of a kidney
ophthalmoscope instrument used to examine the eye
osteoarthritis inflammation of bones and joints
platelet cell in the blood that aids clotting, a thrombocyte
rhinitis inflammation of the nose
sarcoma cancerous tumor of connective tissue, I.E. bone muscle, fat, cartilage
thrombocyte clotting cell, a platelet
transurethral pertaining to across the urethra
c with
s without
< less than
> greater than
Q or q every
ac (am) before meals
pc (pm) after meals
BID or bid twice a day
TID or tid three times a day
QID or qid four times a day
increase
decrease