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Mt Sac Med Term # 7

TermDefinition
Cortisol Another term for hydrocortisone
Ophthalmologist A specialist in the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye
cirrhosis chronic liver disease
Diabetes mellitus Complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin
Diuresis Increased or excessive production of urine
intercostal Situated between the ribs.
ultrasound sound or other vibrations having an ultrasonic frequency, particularly as used in medical imaging
arthroscopy Visual examination of the inside of a joint with an endoscope and television camera
prone Lying flat, especially face downward
–esthesia Sensation
bradycardia Slow heartbeat
cholecystectomy Surgical removal of the gallbladder
dysphonia Hoarseness or other voice impairment
aorta The main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system
hypertension Abnormally high blood pressure.
comatose A state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, especially as a result of sever injury or illness
Aneurysm an excessive localized enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall
ENT Ear, Nose, Throat
Glaucoma A condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight
Subdural Hematoma Associated with traumatic brain injury. Blood gathers between the inner layer of the dura mater and the arachnoid mater
mitral valve The valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle; bicuspid valve
. Myocardium The muscular tissue of the heart.
Osteoporosis A medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
cervical vertebra The first seven bones of the vertebral column, forming the boney aspect of the neck.
ascites The accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling.
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