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WTI Med Terms Week 5

Medical Terms Week 5

TermDefinition
Craniotomy surgical opening into the skull
Dyslexia a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence
Dysphasia partial or complete impairment of the ability to communicate resulting from a brain injury
Encephalitis inflammation of the brain, caused by infection or an allergic reaction
Flatfoot a condition in which the foot has an arch that is lower than usual
Hallux a person's big toe
Hemiplegia paralysis of one side of the body
Hydrarthrosis an accumulation of watery fluid in the cavity of a joint
Hydrocephalus a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, typically in young children, enlarging the head and sometimes causing brain damage
Lumbodynia pain in the lumbar region
Narcolepsy a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings
Osteoarthritis degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward
Osteoblast a cell that secretes the matrix for bone formation
Osteochondritis Inflammation of a bone and its overlying articular cartilage
Vaginitis inflammation of the vagina
Created by: lrhamyWTI