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Intro to Med Term
Chapter 1 Primary Terms
|pain and suffering
|bad, difficult, or painful
|surgical removal, cutting out
|abnormal condition, disease
|the surgical creation of an artificial opening to the body surface
|cutting, surgical insicion
|bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
|flow or discharge
|The surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity to remove fluid
|A word formed from the initial letter of the major parts of a compound term.
|Rapid onset , a severe course, and a relatively short duration.
|Process of producing a radiographic study of blood vessels after the injection of a contrast meduim to make these blood vessels visible
|The surgical removal of the appendix.
|The abnormal hardening of the walls of an artery or arteries.
|Pain in a joint or joints
|The surgical creation of an artificial excretory opening between the colon and the body surface.
|Blue discoloration of the skin caused by lack of adequate oxygen in the blood.
|A physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin.
|The frequent flow of loose or watery stools.
|Swelling caused by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in cells, tissues, or cavities of the body.
|Pertaining to the interior or lining of an artery.
|Disease, structure, operation, or procedure named for the person who discovered or described it first.
|A mature red blood cell.
|A groove or crack like sore of the skin.
|An abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs or leading from an organ to the surface of the body.
|Pain in the stomach.
|Inflammation of the stomach
|An inflammation of the stomach and small intestine.
|Any disease if the stomach
|The loss of a large amount of blood in a short time.
|The abnormal enlargement of the liver.
|Higher than normal blood pressure.
|Lower than normal blood pressure.
|The invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism.
|A localized response to an injury or to the destruction of tissue,
|Between but not within, the parts of a tissue
|Within the muscle.
|A torn or jagged wound, or an accidental cut
|A pathologic change of the tissue due to disease or injury.
|The feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness that is often the first indication of an infection or other disease.
|Any abnormal condition or disease caused by a fungus.
|Any pathologic change or disease in the spinal cord.
|Any pathologic change or disease of the muscle tissue.
|The rupture of a muscle.
|Pertaining to birth.
|The study of disorders of the newborn.
|Suturing together the ends of a severed nerve.
|The study of the ears, nose, and throat.
|An examination technique in which the examiners hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts.
|A pounding or racing heat.
|The study of all aspects of diseases.
|The bones of the fingers and toes.
|A viral infection of the gray nerve tissue of the spinal cord.
|A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
|Any acute, inflammatory, pus-forming bacterial skin infection such as impetigo.
|Heartburn, a discomfort due to the regurgitation of stomach acid up into the esophagus.
|The temporary, partial, or complete disappearance of the symptoms of a disease without having achieved a cure.
|Objective evidence of disease, such as a fever.
|The act of rotating the arm so that the palm of the hand is forward or upward.
|The formation or discharge of pus.
|Above or outside the ribs.
|Subjective evidence of a disease, such as pain or headache.
|A set of signs and symptoms that occur together as part of a specific disease process.
|An inflammation of the tonsils.
|Wound or injury. Injuries that may occur in a an accident, shooting, natural disaster, or fire.
|The medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and the proper place of treatment.
|Pertaining to a virus.