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Basic Terminology

Medical Terminolgy

a group of diseases characterized by insufficient red blood cells; may be due to iron deficiency, a bone marrow defect or heredity. anemias
a weak, ballooned area in a vessel aneurysm
pains in the chest due to spasm of coronary arteries angina pectoris
thickening, hardening and loss of elasticiity of the walls of blood vessels, causing the lumen to become narrowed. arteriosclerosis
cardiac standstill asystole
heart action ceased (CPR indicated) cardiac arrest
compression or narrowing of the walls of a vessel, especially the aorta coarctation
acro- extremities, top or extreme point(acrodermatitis, acrocephaly)
aniso- unequal
dys- bad, painful, difficult(dystocia, dysphoria)
eu- good, easy(eutocia, euphoria)
carp/o wrist(metacarpal)
cyst/ocholecystogram, cystogram bladder
dent/o odont(dentist, orthodontia, detalgia) teeth
chondr/o(chondritis) cartliage
cervic/ocervical neck
hemo/ohemophlia blood
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