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Q&E Medical Terms 2

Chapter 2

Ophthalmoplasty surgical repair of the eye
Augmentation Mammoplasty surgical procedure to increase breast size
Neurectomy partial or total excision of a nerve
Colopexy surgical procedure in which the colon is sutured to the abdominal wall
Emesis vomiting
Anesthesiology branch of medicine concerned with the administration of drugs or agents that produce loss of feeling
Gastroenterologist physician who specializes in intestinal and gastric disorders
Gynecology medical specialty that is devoted to treating diseases of the female reproductive organs and breasts
Suture uniting a wound by stitches
Benign a term that means the opposite of malignant
Angiorrhaphy suture of a blood vessel
Amniocentesis surgical puncture of the thin membrane that surrounds the fetus
Neuralgia pain along the course of a nerve
Hernia protrusion of all or part of an organ through the wall of a cavity that contains it
Dilatation stretching of a structure
Edema the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the tissues that results in swelling
Pyromania excessive preoccupation with fire
Carcinoma another term for cancer
Prolapse sagging
Stasis a word that is also a suffix that means stopping or controlling
Ophthalmitis inflammation of the eye
Encephalocele herniation of the brain through an opening in the skull
Cardiologist a heart specialist
Ophthalmorrhexis rupture of the eyeball
Chirospasm cramping of the hand
Angiectasis dilation of a blood or lymph vessel
Dermatosis any skin condition in which inflammation is not generally a symptom
Phlebostasis controlling flow of blood in a vein by means of compression
Calcipenia deficiency of calcium in the body
Lithiasis a condition in which a stone is present
Pathology the medical specialty that studies the nature and cause of disease
Otic pertaining to the ear
Lactase an enzyme that acts on lactose
Lipase an enzyme that breaks down fat
Amylolysis digestion of starch
Anesthetic a drug or agent that is capable of producing a complete or total loss of feeling
Oncology a medical specialty that is particularly concerned with malignant tumors and their treatment
Protease an enzyme that breaks down protein
Hyperemesis excessive vomiting
Triage a method of sorting patients according to their need for care
Ophthalmic pertaining to the eye
Colostomy formation of a new opening in the colon
Mastopexy surgical fixation of the breast
Biopsy excision of a small piece of living tissue for microscopic examination
Adenectomy excision of a gland
Neurolysis loosening of adhesions surrounding a nrve
Cutaneous pertaining to the skin
Otoplasty surgical repair of the ear
Dermatoplasty skin grafting
Encephalotome an instrument of incising brain tissue
Amylase enzyme that breaks down starch
Opthalmoscopy examination of the eye
Tracheotomy incision of the trachea
Appendicitis Inflammation of the appendix
Otitis inflammation of the ear
Neural pertaining to a nerve
Tonsillectomy removal of the tonsils
Dermatologist skin specialist
Lithotripsy surgical crushing of a stone
Mastectomy surgical removal of a breast
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