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Bryz MT/NAR Chap 1

Medical Terminology/NAR Chapter 1 Terms

Acronym an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word
Acute short duration and recent onset (opposite of chronic)
Appendicitis Inflammation of the appendix
Arthralgia pain in the joint
Colostomy Surgical operation making the colon divert to the abdominal wall
Diagnosis identification of the nature of an illness
Differential Diagnosis differentiating between two or more conditions sharing similar signs and symptoms
Disease disease affecting a specific location
Dysfunctional deviating from normal operation
Edema Swelling (fluid leaked into the tissues)
Eponym a name formed after a person (Virginia Apgar)
Gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and intestines
Gastrosis stomach condition
Hemorrhage bleeding, usually profuse
Infection invasion/spread of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, parasites not normally present
Inflammation localized condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, and hot
Interstitial Between organs, tissues, cells
Intramuscular into the muscle
Malaise General discomfort, uneasiness or pain
Melanosis General term for melanin or melanin-like issues in tissues
Myelopathy spinal cord injury
Myoplasty surgical repair of muscle
Myorrhexis tearing of a muscle
Neonatology study of newborns
Neurorrhaphy surgical suturing of a nerve
Otorhinolaryngology study of the ears, nose, throat
Palpation assessing with the hands
Palpitation rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat
Pathology studying diseases for diagnostic and forensic purposes
Perinatal the time around birth
Prefix before a word
Prognosis likely course of disease
Remission decrease in the severity of a condition or pain
Sign condition that is objectively seen
Symptom condition that is subjectively felt
Syndrome group of symptoms occurring together or condition with associated symptoms
Trauma physical, psychological, or emotional result from an event or experience
Triage sorting and prioritizing patients
Viral relating to a virus or multiple viruses
Created by: ebryzgornia