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Ch. 3

Medical Terminology

Fracture (Fx) Broken or cracked bone
Epiphystitis Inflammation of the epiphyseal of the long bone
Complex fracture Displaced fracture that requires manipulation or surgery to repair
Flexion Bending at the joint so that the bone is decreased
Ton/o Tone or tension
RA Rheumatoid arthritis
Vertebr/o Vertebra
Dorsiflexion Bending of the foot or toes upward
PMH past medical history
Uln/o Ulna
Caudal Situated below another structure away from the head; interior
Lei/o Smooth
Kyphosis Anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic spine (hump-back)
Anterior Front of the bod; ventral
BKA Below the knee amputation
Sacr/o Flesh
Ankylosis Stiff joint condition
Recumbent Lying down
Dactyl/o Digit (finger or toe) l
Lord/o Bent
Spondylosis Stiff, immobile condition of the vertebrae caused by joint degeneration
Ostealgia Bone pain; osteodynia
Rhabdomyososarcoma Malignant skeletal muscle tumor
Ligament A flexible band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone
Nucleus pulposus Soft, fibrocartilaginous, central portion of invertebral disk
Sesamoid bones Round bones found near the joints
Bursitis Inflammation of a bursa
Anatomic position To stand upright, facing forward, feet forward and slightly apart, arms and palms are facing forward
Created by: Ken165
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