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WTI Med Terms Week 3

Medical Terms Week 3

TermDefinition
Acetabulum the socket of the hip bone, into which the head of the femur fits
Acromion bony process on the scapula; along with the coracoid process, it extends laterally over the shouder joint
Corn thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure
Debridement the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound
Dermatitis Inflammation of the skin, either due to an inherent skin defect, direct contact with an irritating substance, or to an allergic reaction
Dermatomycosis a fungal infection of the skin
Ecchymosis a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising
Eczema a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation but more typically having no obvious external cause
Irrigation the washing out of a body cavity, space or wound with a fluid
Myoplasty the plastic surgery of muscle, in which part of a muscle is used to repair tissue defects or deformities in the vicinity of the muscle
Myorrhaphy suture of a muscle
Myotomy surgical procedure in which muscle is cut
Quadriplegia paralysis of all four limbs
Sciatica pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by a compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often due to degeneration of discs
Syncope temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure
Created by: lrhamyWTI