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Ch 07 P Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
adenectomy removal of a gland
ketogenic diet diet that aids in the production of ketones in the body
thymectomy removal of the thymus
adrenalectomy removal of the adrenal gland
laparoscopic adrenalectomy removal of an adrenal gland by means of a laparoscope (instrument inserted into the abdomen for viewing)
choliangiopancreatography procedure used to examine the bile ducts and pancreas
continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion continuous injection of insulin into the blood from a pump inserted under the skin
endoscopic retrograde choliangiopancreatography procedure used to examine the bile ducts and pancreas in which an endoscope is passed backward from the digestive tract into the bile duct
pancreatectomy removal of the pancreas
pancreatolithectomy removal of a stone in the pancreas
hypophysectomy removal of the pituitary gland
parathyroidextomy removal of the parathyroid
thyroid function tests tests performed to evaluate the function of teh thyroid
thyroidectomy removal of the thyroid
thyroidotomy incision into the thyroid
thyroidotoxin substance poisonous to the thyroid gland
thyroparathyroidectomy removal of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
Created by: DarrinWan