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Oral Quiz #11

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Contraception the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.
Contraindication something (as a symptom or condition) that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable
Dysphagia difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease.
Dysphasia language disorder marked by deficiency in the generation of speech, and sometimes also in its comprehension, due to brain disease or damage
Ectropion of the eyelid a condition, typically a consequence of advanced age, in which the eyelid is turned outward away from the eyeball.
Ectopic pregnancy a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a Fallopian tube.
Ectoderm – out, outward/skin One of the three primary germ cell layers (the other two being the mesoderm and endoderm) that make up the very early embryo. The ectoderm is the outermost of the three layers.
Enostosis a bony growth within a bone cavity or on the internal surface of the bone cortex.
Endoscope an instrument that can be introduced into the body to give a view of its internal parts
Epidermis the outer layer of cells covering an organism, in particular.
Exacerbation an increase in the severity of a disease or its signs and symptoms.
Hyperacidity a condition in which the level of acid in the gastric juices is excessive, causing discomfort.
Hypodermic injection A subcutaneous, intracutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection by means of a hypodermic syringe and needle.
Hypoglycemia deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream
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