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Oral Quiz #12

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Hemiplegia paralysis of one side of the body
Semicoma A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.
Paranoia a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system.
Parathyroid a gland next to the thyroid that secretes a hormone (parathyroid hormone ) that regulates calcium levels in a person's body.
Pericarditis inflammation of the pericardium.
Precancerous (of a cell or medical condition) likely to develop into cancer if untreated.
Prognosis the likely course of a disease or ailment.
Retroversion a tilting or turning backward of an organ or part: retroversion of the uterus.
Subcostal beneath a rib; below the ribs.
Subcutaneous situated or applied under the skin
Suprarenal another term for adrenal. (of, relating to, or denoting a pair of ductless glands situated above the kidneys.)
Synarthrosis an immovably fixed joint between bones connected by fibrous tissue (for example, the sutures of the skull).
Transfusion an act of transferring donated blood, blood products, or other fluid into the circulatory system of a person or animal.
Trifacial Denoting the fifth pair of cranial nerves, the trigeminal nerves.
Created by: gsmackay