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Chapter 2

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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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