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Oral Quiz #1

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Gastralgia pain in the stomach or epigastrium especially of a neuralgic type
Cystocele a medical condition that occurs when the wall between the woman’s bladder and her vagina (the pubocervical fascia) is torn by childbirth, allowing the bladder to herniate into the vagina.
Hydrocele the accumulation of serous fluid in a body sac.
Paracentesis the perforation of a cavity of the body or of a cyst or similar outgrowth, especially with a hollow needle to remove fluid or gas
Thoracentesis a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space
Erythrocyte a red blood cell that (in humans) is typically a biconcave disc without a nucleus; contain the pigment hemoglobin, which imparts the red color to blood, and transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.
Lymphocyte a form of small leukocyte (white blood cell) with a single round nucleus, occurring especially in the lymphatic system
Arthrodesis surgical immobilization of a joint by fusion of the adjacent bones
Tenodesis stabilizing a joint by anchoring the tendons that move that joint, thereby preventing any further excursion of the tendons. (suture of the end of a tendon to a bone)
Hyperglycemia an excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus.
Polycythemia an abnormal increase in the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood, through either reduction of plasma volume or increase in red cell numbers.
Angiectasis abnormal, often extreme, dilatation of a blood or lymphatic vessel
Bronchiectasis abnormal widening of the bronchi or their branches, causing a risk of infection
Created by: gsmackay