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Cerebrospinal Pertaining to the brain and spinal cord
Cerebrovascular Pertaining to the brain and blood vessels that supply it
Epidural Pertaining to above the dura mater
Epilepsy Disorder of the CNS characterized by recurrent seizures
Meningitis Inflammation of the meninges of the brain
Neuralgia Nerve pain
Neurologist Physician that specializes in the neurological system
Schizophrenia Type of psychosis in which the mind is said to be split from reality
Bradycardia Pertaining to a slow heart rate
Cardiologist Physician who specializes in the heart
Cardiomyopathy Disease of the heart muscle
Endocardium Membrane lining in the cavities of the heart
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypoxemia Too little oxygen in the blood
Myocarditis Inflammation of the heart muscle
Myocardium Heart muscle
Pericardium Lining around the outside of the heart
Tachycardia Pertaining to a fast heart rate
Bronchitis Inflammation of the bronchi
Dyspnea Difficult, painful, or faulty breathing
Hypoxia Condition of deficient oxygen levels
Pharyngitis Inflammation of the pharynx
Pulmonologist Specialist in diseases of the lungs
Rhinoplasty Surgical repair of the nose
Rhinorrhea Discharge from the nose
Spirometry Measurement of breathing
Stethoscope Instrument used to listen to lung and heart sounds through chest wall
Arthritis Inflammation of the joint
Bursitis Inflammation of the bursa, fluid filled sac around the joints
Intramuscular Pertaining to within the muscle
Myalgia Muscle pain
Orthopedic Pertaining to the study of the skeletal and muscular system
Tendinitis Inflammation of tendon
Endocrinology Study of secreting glands that compromise endocrine system
Hyperglycemia Too much sugar in the blood
Hyperthyroidism Condition of too much thyroid hormone
Hypokalemia Low blood K+
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas
Autoimmune Disorder characterized by abnormal function of the immune system that causes body to produce antibodies against itself
Immunocompromised Condition in which the immune system has been compromised by disease or immunosuppressive agents
Leukemia Malignant blood disease marked by abnormal white blood cells
Metastasis Spread of cancer cells beyond original site of the tumor thru blood or lymph
Anemia Blood condition in which there is a reduction in the # of red blood cells (erythrocytes)
Hematology Medical study of the blood
Myeloma Tumor of the bone marrow
Cholecystectomy Puncture of the abdomen for aspiration of abdominal fluid
Cirrhosis Chronic liver condition that causes yellowing of tissues
Colonoscopy Process of viewing the colon
Dyspepsia Pertaining to difficulty in eating or swalling
Esophagitis Inflammation of the esophagus
Gastroenterologist Specialist in the study of stomach and intenstines
Nasogastric Pertaining to the nose and the stomach
Sublingual Pertaining to under the tongue
Nephrectomy Surgical removal of a kidney
Polyuria Condition in which one urinates excessively
Pyelonephritis Inflammation of the renal pelvis area of the kidney
Urologist Physician that specializes in condition of the urinary system
Conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjunctiva (in eye)
Intraocular Pertaining to the inside of the eye
Ophthalmologist Specialist in disease of the eye
Optometry Process of measuring the eye
Photophobia Extreme sensitivity and discomfort from light
Myringitis Inflammation of the tympanic membrane
Otitis Inflammation of the ear
Dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
Dermatologist Specialist in the study of disease of skin
Epidermal Pertaining to on the skin
Histology Study of tissues
Percutaneous Thru the skin
Subcutaneous Pertaining to below the skin
Gynecologist Physician who specializes in reproductive system of women
Hysterectomy Surgical removal of uterus
Mammogram X-ray of breast
Obstetrics Pertaining to the care and treatment of mother and fetus throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period
Vasectomy Excision of part of vas deferens to produce male sterility
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