Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related

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Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related
2011-10-04 20:32:50
Medical Terminology

Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Terms
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  1. Dehiscence
    Bursting open of a wound, especially surgical abdominal wound
  2. Sepsis
    • Pathological state
    • Usually febrile
    • Results from micro-organisms in the blood stream
  3. Suppurative
    Producing or associated with generation of pus
  4. Adhesion
    • Abnormal fiberous band
    • Holds/binds together tissues that are normally separated
  5. Analyte
    Substance analyzed or tested in a lab
  6. Inflammation
    • Body defense against injury, infection, or allergy
    • Marked by redness, swelling, heat, pain, and sometimes loss of function
  7. Morbid
    Diseased, pertaining to disease
  8. Homeostasis
    • Balance in internal environment
    • Maintained by feedback and adjustment in response to external or internal changes
  9. Febrile
    Feverish, pertaining to fever
  10. Contrast Medium
    • Substance injected, swallowed, or given via catheter
    • Facilitates radiographic images of internal stuctures
    • Used to view on x-rays
  11. Radiology
    • Medical Specialty
    • Uses electromagnetic radiation, ultrasound, and imaging techniques
    • Used for diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury
  12. Radionuclides
    • Substances that emit radiation spontaneously
    • also called tracers