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Oral Quiz #4

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Arthroplasty the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint.
Hernioplasty the surgical operation to repair a hernia, in which the sac is excised, the abnormal opening is sewn up, and the weakness strengthened, most commonly using a polypropylene mesh
Blepharoptosis an abnormal low-lying upper eyelid margin with the eye in primary gaze.
Gastroptosis the abnormal downward displacement of the stomach. It is not a life-threatening condition. The condition frequently causes digestive symptoms and constipation, and is much more prominent in women than men
Perineorrhaphy suture of the perineum, usually torn during childbirth
Angiorrhexis rupture of a vessel, especially a blood vessel.
Cardiorrhexis rupture of the heart
Bronchoscopy a procedure in which a hollow, flexible tube called a bronchoscope is inserted into the airways through the nose or mouth to provide a view of the tracheobronchial tree.
Chirospasm Rarely used term for spasm of the muscles of the hand, as in writers' cramp
Colostomy a surgical operation in which a piece of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall so as to bypass a damaged part of the colon
Gastroduodenostomy a surgical reconstruction procedure by which a new connection between the stomach and the first portion of the small intestine (duodenum) is created.
Antrotomy Incision through the wall of any antrum
Neurotomy the surgical cutting of a nerve to produce sensory loss and relief of pain or to suppress involuntary movements.
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