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Luli 120 med term

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TermDefinition
Ab- Away from
Abdominocentesis Surgical puncture of the abdomen by a needle to withdraw fluid
Arteriosclerosis Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries.
Cervic/o Neck, uterine cervix
Conditions (disease) if the lung A state of being
Craniotomy Incision of the skull
Cystoscopy Visual examination of the urinary bladder
Cytology Study of cells
Dehydration Excessive loss of water
Distal Far from the beginning of a structure
Dyspnea difficult breathing
Endo- in; within
Endocrinology Study of endocrine glands
Epithelium Layer of cells covering the external surface of the body and lining the hollow tubes within the body
Euphoria Exaggerated felling of wellbeing; elevated mood. "high"
-genesis producing; forming
Half Partly
Hematoma Collection or mass of blood
Hepatomegaly Enlargement of the liver
Hyperglycemia High levels of sugar in the bloodstream; often associated with diabetes mellitus
Hypo- Deficient; below; under, less than
Hypochondriac A person who has hypochondriasis, a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the interpretation of normal body sensations
Iatrogenic Pertaining to produced by a treatment or a procedure.
Inflammation of the nose Rhinitis
Joint The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to move. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage.
Karyotype Classification of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell determined by a photograph taken during cell division.
Laparoscopy Process of visually examining the content of the abdomen (using an endoscope.
Largest part of the brain Cerebral (cerebrum)
-Megaly Enlargement
Meta- Change; beyond
My/o Muscle
Neonatal Pertaining to a new birth
Neur/o Nerve
Neutrophil A granular leukocyte; important disease-fighting cell
Osteomalacia Softening of bones
Pathogenic Pertaining to producing disease
-pathy Disease; emotion
Pleura Double-folded membrane surrounding each lung
Proximal Near the point of attachment or beginning of an organ
Radi/o X-rays; radioactivity; radius (lateral lower arm bone)
Recombinant DNA Insertion of a gene (region of DNA) from an organism into the DNA of another organism.
-scopy Visual examination
-stomy New opening (to form a mouth)
Study of cells Cytology
supine lying on the back.
symbiosis close association between organisms of different species or a state in which two people are emotionally dependent on each other.
-tomy process of cutting
-trophy nourishment; development
urine tract Urinary tract: The organs of the body that produce, store, and discharge urine. These organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
viscera internal organs
Created by: Brianna1997