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Flash Cards Pima

150 word flash cards from assignment 1

TermDefinition
adhesion A fibrous band or structure by which parts abnormally adhere. Union of two surfaces that are normally separate, such as in wound healing or in some pathological process.
absorbent 1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate. 2. a tissue structure involved in absorption. 3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.
alcoholic Relating to, controlling alcohol. One who abuses/depend on alcohol.
ameboid like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape) Of or resembling an amoeba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion
aortic arch One of the four portions of the aorta giving rise to three arterial branches
arm A portion of the upper limb of the body between the shoulder and the elbow
bacteriolysis The breakdown of bacteria intracellularly or extracellularly
benign (of a tumor) non cancerous and therefore not an immediate threat, even though treatment eventually may be required for health or cosmetic reasons
bilirubin A yellow bile pigment found as sodium bicarbonate
blephar- A combining form meaning pertaining to the eyelid or eyelash
boxer’s fracture A fracture of one or more metacarpal bones, usually the forth or the fifth, caused by punching a hard object. Such a fracture is often distal, angulated, and impacted
buttocks The large fleshy protuberances at the lower posterior portion of the torso comprising fat and the gluteal muscles
carotid pulse The pulse of the carotid artery, palpated by gently pressing a finger in the groove between the larynx and sternocleidomastoid muscle of the neck
carpal tunnel A common painful disorder of the wrist and hand, induced by compression on the median nerve between the inelastic carpal ligament and the other structures within the carpal tunnel
cell The fundamental unit of living tissue
-centric (not dental) A combing form meaning center
charting To note data in a patient record, usually at prescribed intervals
coagulate The process of transforming a liquid into a solid especially of the blood
date of service (DOS)
dermatosis Any disorder of the skin, especially if not associated with inflammation
detoxify
dexter
-dipsia A combining form meaning thirst
dry gangrene Necrosis or death of tissue, usually the result of ischemia (loss of blood supply), bacterial invasion, and subsequent putrefaction
ec- A combing form meaning out of
-ectomy Excision or surgical removal
EKG Electrocardiogram
embolus A foreign object, a quantity of air or gas, a bit of tissue or tumor, or a piece of a thrombus that circulates in the bloodstream unit it becomes lodged in a vessel
embry/o- An organism in the early stages of development
endometrium The mucus membrane lining of the uterus, consisting of the stratum compactum, the stratum sponigiosum and the stratum basale
facial
facio- A combing form meaning 'pertaining to the face'
fibro- A combing form meaning 'pertaining to fiber'
finger Any of the digits of the hand
flexion The act of flexing or bending
follicle galacto A pouch like depression, as the dental follicles that enclose the teeth before eruption or the hair follicles within the epidermis
gait The manner or style of walking, including rhythm, cadence and speed
galacto- A combing form meaning 'pertaining to milk'
nosocomial Of or pertaining to hospital
obstetric The branch of medicine concerned with pregnancy &childbirth including the study of the physiologic &pathologic function of the female reproduction tract & the care of the mother & fetus throughout pregnancy, childbirth & the immediate postpartum period.
occiput The back part of the head
oculo- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to the eye
-oid A combing form meaning resembling something specified
-ole A combing form meaning of or pertaining to the oil
oligo/olig A combing form meaning few, little
-ology Suffix denoting study of
pan-
pancreas
papilla
papule
pepsin
percutaneous
quadr-/quadri- Combining forms meaning four
quadriplegia Paralysis of all four limbs
quiescent
radial
radiate
rale
receptor
recto-/rect-
ren-/reno-/reni-
resect
rubor
rugae
sac
sacral
sagittal (def. #2)
salivary
sensori-
sibilant
tablet (tab.)
tachy-
tactile
temporo-
thoraco- Combining forms meaning denoting the chest
ulcer
ulna
umbilical Relating to the umbilcus
undifferentiated
unifocal
vagal
vagina
vago
varicose
vasculo-
wheeze
wheal
white matter
wound
wrist
xeno-
xero-
xerostoma
xiphoid
x-ray
zoonosis
Z-track method
zygo-
zygote The diploid cell resulting from union of a sperm and an oocyte/early embro
supine
prone
lateral
supinate
pronate
adduction Movement of a body part toward median plane
gastric Relating to the stomach
gastro combining forms meaning the stomach, abdomen
geront- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to old age or aged
glosso- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to the tongue
halitosis Offensive breath resulting from poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infection, the ingestion of certain foods
ham-string Any of the three muscle at the back of the thigh
heart Hollow muscular chamber
helminth A combing form meaning worm
hemangio- Combining form meaning the blood vessels.
hip The hip joint; The head of the femur and the acetabulum of the innominate bone
-ia Condition, used in formation of names of many diseases
-iasis A combing form meaning disease produced by something specified
iatro- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to physician or treatment
ictero- Combining form related to jaundice
ileo- Combining form denoting the ileum; bottom of the small intestine.
impregnate 1 to inseminate and make pregnant; to fertilize. 2 to saturate or mix with another substance. impregnable, adj., impregnation, n.
jaundice A condition in which a person's skin and the whites of the eyes are discolored yellow due to an increased level of bile pigments in the blood resulting from liver disease. Jaundice is sometimes called icterus, from a Greek word for the condition.
jejunum That part of the small intestine extending from the duodenum to the ileum
joint Any of the connections between the bones
jugular
justice
juxtaglomerular Smooth muscle cells lining the glomerular end of the afferent arterioles in the kidney that are in opposition to the macula densa
kali- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to potassium
karyo- A combing form meaning of or pertaining to a nucleus
keloid Overgrowth of collagenous scar tissue at the site of a wound of the skin
keratin A fibrous sulfur containing protein that is the primary component of the epidermis, hair, nails, enamel of the teeth and horny tissue of animals.
Korotkoff sounds Sounds heard during the taking of blood pressure using sphygmomanometer and stethoscope
Kussmaul respirations Abnormal deep very rapid sighing respirations characteristic of diabetic ketoacidosis
labio-
laceration
lact-/lacto- Milk
laparo- Abdomen
laryngo- Larynx
lumbar Relating to the loins or part of the back and sides between the ribs and the pelvis
macro-/macr-
mal-
-malacia
malignant
meato- meatus (opening)
miosis Contraction of the pupils
nano-
narcotic Any drug derived from opium or opium like compounds, sig alters mood/behavior
necro- Death (body cell)
noct- night
normo-
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