Medical Terminology3.txt

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Medical Terminology3.txt
2011-11-18 21:40:46
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Med Term 3
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  1. Stridor
    Harsh, high-pitched noisy breathing sound made whn there is an obstruction of the bronchus or larynx
  2. vesic/o
    • Bladder
    • Vesicourethral reflux: an abnormal condition that alows urine to flow from the baldder back into the ureter
  3. Rickets
    Deficiency in calcium and vitamin D found in early childhood that results in bone deficiencies especially bowed legs
  4. Transverse Fracture
    Complete fracture that is straight across the bone at right angles to the long bone
  5. Lordosis
    Swayback: abnormal increase in the forward curvature of the spine
  6. (THA) Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Hip Replacement
  7. Colle's Fracture
    Common wrist fracture, lower part of radius
  8. Nevus
    Pigmented skin blemish, birthmark or mole
  9. Urticaria
    Hives: a skin eruption of pale reddish wheals with sever itching
  10. Pruritus
    Severe itching
  11. Debubitus Ulcer (decub)
    • Bedsore; Pressure Sore
    • Open sore caused by pressure over bony prominences
  12. Hyperemia
    Redness of the skin due to increased blood flow
  13. Verruca
    Warts: a benign growth caused by a virus
  14. Cicatrix
    a scar
  15. Petechiae (peh-TEE-kee-eye)
    Pinpoint purple or red spots from minute hemorrhages
  16. Gangrene
    Tissue necrosis usually due to deficient blood supple
  17. Purulent
    Containing pus or an infection producing pus
  18. Purpura
    Hemorrhages into the skin due to fragile blood vessels
  19. Spondylolisthesis (spon-dih-LOH-sis)
    forward curvature of a vertebral disk over the one beneath it
  20. Sublaxation
    An incomplete dislocation; the joint alignment is disrupted but the ends of the bones remain in contact
  21. Osteoarthritis (OA)
    Arthritis resulting in degeneration of bones and joints, especially those bearing wight. Results in bone rubbing against bone
  22. Rheumatoid arthritis
    Chronic form of arthritis with inflammation of the joints, swelling, stiffness, pain and changes in cartilage that can result in crippling deformaties. Autoimmune
  23. Comminuted Fracture
    Fracture in which bone is shattered, splintered or crushed
  24. Strain
    Damage to the ligaments surrounding a joint due to overstretching but no dislocation of the joint or fracture of the bone
  25. Compound (open) fracture
    fracture in which the skin has broken through to the surface