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Oral Quiz #10

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Abductor a muscle whose contraction moves a limb or part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.
Abnormal deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying.
Anesthesia insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations.
Apnea temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep.
Adrenal of, relating to, or denoting a pair of ductless glands situated above the kidneys.
Adhesion an abnormal union of membranous surfaces due to inflammation or injury.
Anteflexion A bending forward; a sharp forward curve or angulation; denoting especially the normal forward bend in the uterus at the junction of corpus and cervix uteri.
Antenatal a medical examination during pregnancy. (before birth; during or relating to pregnancy; prenatal.)
Antisepsis the practice of using antiseptics to eliminate the microorganisms that cause disease
Antipyretic (chiefly of a drug) used to prevent or reduce fever
Bilateral having or relating to two sides; affecting both sides.
Bifurcation the division of something into two branches or parts.
Congenital defect any physical, mental, or biochemical abnormality present at birth.
Connective tissue tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs, typically having relatively few cells embedded in an amorphous matrix, often with collagen or other fibers, and including cartilaginous, fatty, and elastic tissues.
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