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Intro to Medical.

Medical HUC

abdominocentesis surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity to remove fluid
acronym word formed from the initial letter or letters of the major parts of the compound term.
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix
appendicitis imflammtion of the appendix
arteriogram the record produced by arteriography
arteriosclerosis abnormal hardening of the arteries or artery wall
arterionecrosis tissue death of an artery
arthralgia pain in the joints
atheroma fatty wall deposit of an artery
cardiac adj. pertaining to heart
colostomy surgical opening between the colon and the body's surface
diagnosis identification of a disease
diarrhea abnormal flow of loose watery stools
edema excessive fluid in body tissues causing swelling
endarterial pertaining to interior or lining of artery
endoscopy examination of interior body cavity
eponym a disease, structure, operation or procedure named for the person who discovered it first.
erthrocyte red, mature blood cells
gastralgia stomach ache
gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and intestines (especially small intestine)
gastrosis any disease of the stomach
gerontologist specialist diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders, and problems associated with aging.
hemorrhage large of a large amount of blood in a short time
hepatomegaly abnormal enlargement of the liver
hypertension high blood pressure
hypotension lower than normal bp
ileum part of the small intestine
ilium part of the hip bone
infection pathogenic invasion of the body
inflammation localized response pertaining to injury or destruction of tissues
Created by: Nataliee