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Medical Terminology

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Oophorectomy   surgical removal of one or both ovaries; ovariectomy  
Tonsillectomy   a surgical operation to remove the tonsils  
lithiasis   the formation of stony concretion (calculi) in the body, most often in the gallbladder or urinary system.  
cholelithiasis   presence of gallstones  
Carditis   inflammation of the heart  
Iritis   inflammation of the iris of the eye  
Bronchogenic   of, relating to, or arising in or by way of the air passages of the lungs (of bronchial origin)  
Pathogenic   capable of producing disease  
Cholelithotomy   the surgical removal of gallstones by cholecystotomy  
Nephrolithotomy   incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus  
Myolysis   degeneration of muscle tissue  
encephalomalacia   the softening or loss of brain tissue after cerebral infarction, cerebral ischemia, infection, craniocerebral trauma, or other injury.  
Osteomalacia   softening of the bones, typically through a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium  


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