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Med Term RU

Supplemental vocabulary for RU test-takers

QuestionAnswer
Volvulus Twisting of the intestines that causes obstruction of the bowels
Tetany Intermittent muscular spasms, caused by deficiency of calcium and hypoparathyroidism
Subluxation Partial dislocation of joints
Steatoma A fatty cyst of a sebaceous gland
Pyometritis Inflammation of the uterine musculature associated with pus
pneumothorax Lung collapse due to air leaking into the chest cavity
Pediculosis Louse infestation
Neoplasm An abnormal growth in the body, most often associated with cancer
Myotonia Abnormally prolonged contraction of a muscle
Jaundice Malfunction of the liver causing the skin to turn yellow
Icterus Means the same as jaundice
Hypospadais When the urethra opens on the underside of the penis
Foramen magnum The hole in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord passes
Ectopic pregnancy A pregnancy in which the egg implants in a location other than the uterus
Diaphoresis Sweating, especially due to illness or as a side effect of a drug
Comminuted A fracture in which the bone is crushed
Aspiration Breathing food or other foreign material into the lungs
Agnosia Loss of the ability to understand the meaning or recognize the importance of sensory stimuli
Verrucae Plantar warts; these occur on the bottoms of the feet
Sulcus (pl. sulci) A groove or furrow, especially on the surface of the brain
Syncope Fainting
sphyngomanometer Blood pressure cuff with pressure gauge
Phagocytes Immune system cells that destroy invading cells
-penia A deficiency
Nephractasis Distension of the kidney
Lobotomy Surgically severing the connection between the two halves of the brain
Immunosuppressant Drugs that suppress the immune system
Glycogenolysis Conversion of glycogen to glucose
Fossa A shallow depression
Dyslexia An inability to comprehend written words in spite of intact vision
Cryptorchidism Undescended testicle in a male
Chiropractor A doctor who treats subluxation using spinal manipulation
Anticoagulant Substance that prevents blood from clotting
Created by: mmetzler