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Lumbar puntcure Procedure used to remove cerebrospinal fluid from between the vertebrae of the lower spine
Lumen cavity of an organ or tube such as a blood vessel or a needle
Luteinizing hormone Hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland to stimulate ovulation
lymphokines Chemicals released by activated T cells that attract macrophages
Macrophage Cell derived from monocytes capable of phagocytosis of pathogens, damaged cells , and old red blood cells
Magnetic resonance imaging Procedure producing body images in three planes using a magnetic field
Malignant Cancerous
Manometer Instrument used to measure pressure
Median cubital vien Vein located at the center of the antecubital area
Mediastinum The space between the lungs
Medulla oblongata Part of the brain that regulates heart rate, respiration and blood pressure
Melanocyte-stimulating hormone Hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland to stimulate pigmentation of the skin
Melatonin Hormone produced by the pineal gland that regulates the body's internal clock
Metabolism/metabolic Chemical changes taking place in the body/ pertaining to
Metacarpals Bones of the hand
Metastasis Spread of cancer from a primary site to another site
Metatarsals Bones of the feet
Milliampere-seconds Radiologic unit of measurement that determines the amount of x-ray energy produced
Milliliter One thousandth of a liter
Mitosis Cell division
Mitral valve Valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart
Myocardium muscle layer of the heart
necrosis death of cells
Norepinephrine (noradrenalin) Hormone produced by the adrenal medulla to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure
occult hidden (not visable)
olfactory receptors sensory receptors in the nasal cavity that provide the sense of smell that provide the sense of smell
Oncology branch of medicine specializing in tumors
Oral Pretaining to the mouth
Osteoblast bone-producing cell
osteoclast bone destroying cell
Osteomyelitis inflamation
Ostomy surgical opening for the elimination of waste
ovaries female gonads the produce ova
ovulation release of ovum from the ovary
oxytocin hormone produced by the posterior pituitary gland to stimulate contraction of the uterus at delivery and release of the production of milk
pacemaker cells cells that determine the rhythm of the heart
palpation examination by touch
parathyroid hormone hormone produced by the parathyroid gland to regulate calcium levels in the blood
Pathogen Microorganism capable os causing disease
Pathology Branch of medicine specializing in the study of diseases
Pathophysioloy disease affecting the body function
Perfusion passage of blood or other fluids through the vascular system
pericardium membrane surrounding the heart
perineum region between the anus the female urethra or male scotum
Peritoneum Membrane lining the abdominal cavity
Phagocytosis ingestion of bacteria or other foreign particles by a cell
Pharynx Tubelike structure located behind the nose that a passageway for air and food
phenylalanine Naturally occuring amino acid
phelbitis Inflammation of a vein
Phlebotomy Puncture or incision into a vein to obtain blood
photocell array The activation of cells in radiographic unit that dertmines the necessary amount of exposure to radiation
Photometer instrument that measures light intensity
pia mater innermost layer of the meninges
Plasma cell cell derived from an activated B cell that produces antibodies to a specific antigen
Platelet blood clotting cell
Polycythemia markedly increased red blood cells
polyuria marked increase in the urine flow
pons part of the brain that influences reespiration
porphyrins intermediate compounds in the formation of heme
posterior pertaining to the back of the body
postprandial after eating
prenatal before birth
procedure manual detailed documentation of procedures and methods used in performing tests
progesterone female hormone produced by the adrenal cortex and the ovaries to promote conditions suitable for pregnancy
prognosis forecast of a disease course or outcome
prostate gland gland that surrounds the first inch of the male urethra and secretes an alkaline fluid to maintain sperm mobility
prothrombin protein converted to thrombin in couagulation process
proximal convoluted tubule part of the renal tubule between the bowman's capsule and the loop of Henle
pulmonary semilunar valve structure that prevents the backflow of blood from the pulmonary arteries to thr right ventricle
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