Medical Terminology: Chapter 1: Answers & Exercises D (Pg25)

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  1. Oncologist
    Specialist in the study of tumors (cancerous or malignant tumors)
  2. Pathologist
    Specialist in the study of disease (examines biopsy samples and performs autopsies)
  3. Pyschosis
    Abnormal condition of the mind
  4. Leukocyte
    White blood cell
  5. Thrombocyte
    Clotting cell or platelet
  6. Gastritis
    Inflammation of the stomach
  7. Adenoma
    Tumor of gland (this is a benign or harmless tumor). An adenocarcinoma is a malignta tumor (Carcino - means cancerous)
  8. Thrombosis
    Abnormal condition of clotting (occurring in a blood vessel)
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Medical Terminology: Chapter 1: Answers & Exercises D (Pg25)
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