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Mt Sac Med Term #2

Medical Terminology #2

Pulmonary Edema A condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. this fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Thoracentesis A procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space.
Endotracheal Intubation Placement of a flexible plastic tube in the trachea to maintain an open airway
right atrium one of the four chambers of the heart
anaphylaxis Exaggerated or unusual hypersensitivity to a foreign protein or other substance
Myocardial Infarction occurs when blood flow stops to part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle.
dialysis process of separating nitrogenous waste materials from the blood stream when the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw.
angina condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms, and neck, caused by an inadequate blood supply to the heart.
Lymphatic system a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials
prostate gland surround the neck of the urinary bladder and urethra.
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Clavicle long bone that serves as strut between the shoulder blade and the sternum or breastbone
arthroplasty surgical reconstrudction or replacement of a joint
patella kneecap
cardi/o heart
cyt/o cell
-ctomy surgical removal
cutane/o skin
-lysis destruction, separtation
-tomy to cut, incision
-plasty surgical repair, reconstruction
hypo- under, below normal
-edema swelling
angi/o vessel
encephala/o brain
Created by: rbarba