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1. keratoscleritis Inflammation of the cornea and the sclera.
2. pleurocentesis surgical puncture and drainage of the thoracic cavity
3. pneumohemothorax accumulation of air and blood in the pleural cavity.
4. sclerectomy Excision of a portion of the sclera.
5. keratome a knife for incising the cornea
6. blepharoedema swelling of the eyelids.
7. dysmenorrhea occurrance of painful cramps during menstruation
8. endometrium mucous membrane lining of the uterus
hysteromyoma A myoma of the uterus.
involution a rolling or turning inward.
oligohydramnios deficiency in the amount of amniotic fluid.
12. peritoneum The transparent membrane lining the abdominal cavity that holds organs such as the intestines in place.
13. condyloma an elevated lesion of the skin
14. endogenous developing from within
15. epigastric pertaining to the front walls of the abdomen
16. neoplasm an abnormal growth of tissue, as a tumor
17. ectopic as of an organ not in its proper position
18. Cheyne-Stokes respiration respiration characterized by cycles of deep, rapid breathing and weak, slow breathing, as in cases of heart failure or coma
19. hematemesis vomiting of blood.
20. melanocarcinoma a cell that develops into either a melanocyte or a melanophore
21. palliative a thing that palliates
tinnitis hearing ringing, buzzing, or other sounds without an external cause
23. xanthopsia a visual disturbance in which objects appear yellow
24. prodromal An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.
analgesia insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
26. dactylomegaly Abnormally large fingers or toes
27. hyperesthesia increased sensitivity to touch or painful stimuli Read more at
28. hyperplasia increased cell production in a normal tissue or organ
29. syndactylism having certain digits joined together
30. neuromylitis an abnormal condition characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
31. cheiloplasty Plastic surgery of the lips.
32. enteroclysis the injection of liquids into the intestine.
33. gingivoglossitis Inflammation of the tongue and the gums
34. proctoclysis The slow, continuous, drop-by-drop administration of saline solution into the rectum and sigmoid colon.
35. stomatorrhagia Bleeding from any part of the oral cavity.
36. angiosclerosis a thickening and hardening of the walls of the blood vessels
37. colporrhagia A vaginal hemorrhage.
38. hemolysis The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with release of hemoglobin.
39. myosclerosis hardening of muscle tissue
40. nephrolith kidney stone
41. hystosalpingo-oophorectomy Excision of the uterus, oviducts, and ovaries
42. ureterolithotomy Surgical removal of a calculus lodged in a ureter.
43. pyeloplasty the surgical reconstruction of the kidney pelvis.
44. cholecystitis refers to a painful inflammation of the gallbladder's wall
45. adenectomy Surgical excision of a gland.
46. chondritis Inflammation of cartilage.
47. osteomalacia A bone disease characterized by bone demineralization due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D or phosphates.
48. exogenous outside the body.
49. endosteoma A benign tumor of bone tissue in the medullary cavity of a bone.
50. gastroduodenostomy The surgical formation of a communication between the stomach and the duodenum.
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