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Chabner, Med Terms--a short course ch 3 vocab

Acute sharp, sudden
Adenocarcinoma cancerous tumor from glandular cells
Adenoma benign tumor of glandular cells
Amniocentesis surgical puncture to remove fluid from amnion (sac around fetus)
Anastomosis surgical connection between previously unconnected bowel parts, vessels, or ducts
Angiography x-ray record of blood vessels after dye is injected
Angioplasty surgical repair of blood vessel by inserting and blowing up a catheter to enlarge the artery
Arteriosclerosis hardening of arteries
Arthralgia painful joint
Arthropathy disease of the joint
Atherosclerosis hardening of arteries because of fatty plaque deposits
Axillary pertaining to the armpit or underarm
Bronchitis inflammation of the bronchial tubes
Bronchoscopy visual examination of bronchial tubes
Carcinoma cancerous tumor (made from epithelial cells)
Cardiomegaly enlargement of heart
Cardiomyopathy disease of heart muscle
Chemotherapy treatment with drugs
Cholecystectomy removal of gallbladder
Chronic lasting a long time
Colitis inflammation of the colon (large intestine)
Colostomy opening of the colon to the outside of the body
Colocolostomy a type of anastomosis that connects parts of the colon
Craniotomy incision of the skull
Cystitis inflammation of the urinary bladder
Dialysis complete separation of waste from blood after kidneys fail
Electroencephalography process of recording the electricity in the brain
Encephalopathy disease of the brain
Erythrocytosis abnormal condition of red blood cells (increase in number)
Esophageal pertaining to the esophagus
Esophagitis inflammation of the esophagus
Hematuria abnormal condition of blood in the urine
Hemorrhage bursting forth of blood
Hysterectomy cutting out the uterus
Infarction area of dead tissue caused by decreased blood flow to that part of the body
Inguinal pertaining to the groin
Ischemia not enough blood flows to a body part because the blood vessels are blocked
Laparoscopy visual examination of the abdomen
Laparotomy incision of the abdomen
Laryngitis inflammation of the larynx
Laryngoscopy visual examination of the larynx
Leukemia cancer caused by malignant white blood cells in blood and bone marrow
Leukocytosis increased number of normal white blood cells because of infection
Mammogram x-ray of the breast
Mammography process of making an x-ray record of the breast
Mammoplasty surgical repair of the breast
Mastectomy excision of the breast
Meningitis inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord
Menorrhagia excessive bleeding during menstruation
Menorrhea normal discharge of blood and tissue during menstruation
Myalgia muscle pain
Myelogram x-ray of spinal cord after dye is injected
Myeloma malignant tumor originating in bone marrow
Myocardial pertaining to the heart muscle
Myoma benign muscle tumor
Myosarcoma malignant muscle tumor
Necrosis death of cells
Nephrosis abnormal condition of the kidney (often because of deterioration of kidney tubules)
Neuralgia nerve pain
Oophorectomy removal of an ovary
Otalgia ear pain
Pelvic pertaining to the bones of the hip area
Peritoneal pertaining to the membrane that surrounds bone
Phlebitis inflammation of a vein
Phlebotomy incision of a vein
Pneumonia abnormal condition of the lungs
Pulmonary pertaining to the lungs
Radiotherapy treatment of cancer with high energy x-rays
Renal pertaining to the kidney
Rhinoplasty surgical repair of nose
Rhinorrhea discharge from nose
Salpingectomy removal of a fallopian tube
Septicemia infection in blood, blood poisoning
Thoracentesis surgical puncture in chest to remove fluid
Tonsillectomy removing tonsils
Tracheostomy opening the trachea to the outside body
Uremia abnormal condition of excessive urine in the bloodstream
Vascular pertaining to blood vessels
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