Q3 WK4 Medical Terms

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Q3 WK4 Medical Terms
2010-04-14 21:49:26
Week Med Terms

Q3 WK4 Medical Terms
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  1. Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes caused by a disorder of the pituitary gland due to a deficiency of the adrenocorticotropic hormone.
  2. Blepharoplasty
    surgical repair or plastic surgery of the eyelid.
  3. Euthyroid
    Normal thyroid function.
  4. Thyroidectomy
    Surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.
  5. Virilism
    Developement of masculine physical traits in a female.
  6. Cretinism
    congenital condition due to the lack of thyroid secretion.
  7. Hormone
    Chemical Substance that affects the function of a specific organ or body process.
  8. Grave's disease
    Hyperthyroidism characterized by excessive secretion of the thyroid and exophthamia.
  9. Audiologist
    Individual who specializes in evaluating hearing potential and loss.
  10. Otitis Externa
    Inflamation of the external ear; swimmers ear.
  11. Serous otitis media
    middle ear infection characterized by an accumulation of clear or sterile fluid.
  12. Myringotomy
    incision into the tympanic membrane.
  13. Audiometry
    process of measuring the sense of hearing.
  14. Otology
    Study of the ear.
  15. Otorhinolaryngologist
    Specialist in the study of ENT.
  16. Cholesteatoma
    Slow-growing cystic mass or tumor made up of epithelial cell debris and cholesterol.
  17. Laryngectomy
    Surgical removal of the larynx.
  18. Suppuraative otitis media
    Middle ear infection characterized by the presence of purulent discharge.
  19. Endocrinologist
    Specialist of the endocrine system.
  20. Adrenalitis
    Inflamation of the adrenal gland.
  21. Addison's disease
    Deficiency in the secreation of the adreanal cortex hormones.
  22. Thyrotoxicosis
    Toxic condition due to hyperactivity of the thyroid gland.
  23. Polydipsia
    Excessive thirst
  24. Laryngospasm
    Involuntary contraction of the larynx.
  25. Orthopenia
    Ability to sleep only when upright or in the upright position.