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Lymphatic/Immune

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Metastasis New cancer site resulting from spreading
Metastasize Process by which cancer spreads
Myosarcoma Malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue
Osteosarcoma Malignant tumor in the upper shaft of long bones
Sarcoma Malignant tumor derived from connective tissue
Anti- Against
Carcin/o Cancer
Immuno/o Protected
Lymph/o Lymph
Lymphaden/o Lymph Node
Lmphangi/o Lymph vessel
Neo- New or strange
-oma Tumor
Phag/o Eat, swallow
-Plasm Formation
Antigen-antibody Reaction involves binding antigens to antibodies
Immunosuppressant Is a medication that prevents or reduces the body's normal immune response
A systemic reaction Is a severe response to an allergen, also known as anaphylaxis
Carcinoma Is a malignant tumor that occurs in epithelial tissue
Allergen Is a substance that produces an allergic reaction in an individual
Antifungal Is an agent that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi
Antigen Is any substance that the body regards as being foreign
Opportunistic infection Is caused by a pathogen that normally does not cause disease unless the host is weakened by another condition
Malaria Is a disease caused by a parasite that lives in certain mosquitoes and is transferred to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito
Autoimmune disorder Is any of a large group of diseases characterized by a condition in which the immune system produces antibodies to work against its own tissues
Rubella Is a viral infection that is also known as German or three-day measles
Immunodeficiency disorder Occurs when the immune response is compromised
Streptococci Bacteria that form a chain
Ductal carcinoma in stin Is breast cancer at its earliest stage before the cancer has broken through the wall of the milk duct
Antibody Is a disease-fighting protein created by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen
Bacteria One-celled microscopic organisms, some of which causes diseases in humans
Immunotherapy The treatment of disease either by stimulating or repressing the immune response
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Is distinguished from other types of lymphoma by the presence of reed-sternberg cells
Human immunodeficiency virus Blood borne infection commonly known as HIV
Anaphylaxis Commonly known as anaphylactic shock, is a sever life-threatening response to an allergen
Antibiotic Is a medication that is capable of inhibiting the growth of or killing pathogenic bacterial microorganisms
Fx Fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
gt or gtt Drops
GSW Gun shot wound
ECG/EKG Electrocardiogram
ENT Ears, nose, and throat
ETT Endotracheal tube
ETOH Ethanol
F Fahrenheit or female
FU Follow-up
Created by: KayleemWhite