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MEDICAL MISC TERMS

Medical Terms and Names Miscellaneous

QuestionAnswer
AUTONOMIC Functioning INVOLUNTARY.
CHRONIC Persisting for a LONG TIME.
DILATE Make or become LARGER or WIDER.
TETRAPLEGIA / QUADRIPLEGIA Paralysis of all FOUR limbs.
HEMIPLEGIA Paralysis or partial paralysis of ONE SIDE of the body.
PARAPLEGIA Paralysis of the LOWER LIMBS, may include the BLADDER or RECTUM.
MONOPLEGIA PARALYSIS OF one LIMB.
NEUROLOGY Study of the diseases of the nervous system.
ANAPHYLAZIS Extreme ALERGIC reaction.
SYNCOPE A temporary loss of consciousness, caused by a fall in blood pressure.
ANATOMY The study of the STRUCTURE & LOCATION of the parts of the body. Focuses on the form of the Organism, that is, all the parts that make up that Organism.
PHYSIOLOGY The study of the FUNCTION of the parts of the body.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Explains what happens when something goes wrong & how disease developes.
ANATOMY, Form follows Function Implies that parts of the body look the way they do beause of the tasks that they need to perform.
DEVELOPMENTAL Anatomy Focuses on how an individual froms from a fertilised egg all the way to adulthood.
GROSS Anatomy Is the study of Larg parts of the body that can be seen with the naked eye.
HISTOLOGIC Anatomy Is the study of different Tissue types.
PATHOS ? Greek for Suffering.
PATHOLOGY ? The study of the Structual changes produced by disease (such as tumors caused by cancer & how they affect an organ).
PATHOGEN ? An agent that causes disease, such as a bacterium or virus.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY ? The study of the functional abnormalities that occur when a person has disease.
PATHOLOGIST ? Examines the structural changes that have occured in an organ as a result of a tumour.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGIST ? Focuses on the abnormalities in an organ function that occur because of a tumor.
Created by: Grendeloak