Medical glossary 4

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  1. Acute
    sudden onset
  2. Anasarca
    massive generalized edema

    Anasarca
  3. Aneurysm
    weaking of blood vessel

    Aneurysm
  4. Anechoic
    Without Echoes

    Anechoic
  5. Aphasia
    loss of verbal or written communication skills due to injury or disease of the brain.

    Aphasia
  6. Apnea
    Cessation of breathing.

    Apnea
  7. Arrythmia
    abnormal heart rate or rhythm

    Arrythmia
  8. Ascites
    abnormal collection of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity

    Ascites
  9. Atrophy
    diminution in size of cell, tissue or organ.

    Atrophy
  10. Benign
    harmless, non-malignant, characteristic of a neoplasm.

    Benign
  11. Bradycardia
    abnormally slow pulse.

    Bradycardia
  12. Carcinoma
    malignant neoplasm arising from certain tissues.

    Carcinoma
  13. Chronic
    persisting over a long period.

    Chronic
  14. Diastole
    dilation of heart, relaxation between contractions.

    Diastole.
  15. Dyspnea
    Labored breathing.

    Dyspnea
  16. Ectopic
    out of place.

    Ectopic
  17. Edema
    swelling caused by fluid retention.

    Edema
  18. Effusion
    escape of fluid into a space.

    Effusion
  19. Embolus
    a mass of undisolved material traveling in the blood.

    Embolus
  20. Fibrillation
    a type of cardiac arrythmia.

    Fibrillation
  21. Fistula
    abnormal channel between organs.

    Fistula.
  22. Hemiplegia
    paralysis on one side of the body

    Hemiplegia
  23. Hemoptysis
    Bloody sputum.

    Hemoptysis
  24. Hyperplasia
    abnormal increase of normal cells in tissues or organs.

    Hyperplasia
  25. Hypoplasia
    Abnormal lack of cells in tissue or organ.

    Hypoplasia
  26. Iatrogenic
    Adverse condition caused by physician or surgeon treatment

    Iatrogenic  (Iago?)
  27. Idiopathic
    disease or condition of uknown origin.

    Idiopathic (Idiot "doesn't know...")
  28. Infarct
    necrosis due to lack of blood supply

    Infarct (myocardial infarction)
  29. Interstitial
    space between cells

    Interstitial
  30. Intubation
    inserting a tube into a body opening

    Intubation (exactly what it sounds like)
  31. Invasive
    procedures that involve entering the body

    Invasive
  32. Ischemia
    decreased blood supply
  33. Lesion
    any pathologic or traumatic change in tissue

    Lesion
  34. Malignant
    Tending to become progressively worse and result in death; usually pertains to cancer.

    Malignant
  35. Myocardial Infarction
    Heart Attack.

    Myocardial Infarction
  36. Myocardium
    Heart muscle.

    Myocardium
  37. Necrosis
    the death or decay of one or more cells or a portion of tissue in which the growth is uncontrolled and progessive; results from interruption of blood suppy or injury.
  38. Neoplasm
    a mass of cells forming a new growth of tissue, such as a tumor, in which the growth is uncontrolled and progressive

    Neoplasm
  39. Orthopnea
    difficulty in breathing except in upright position

    Orthopnea
  40. Palpitation
    examination of body by means of feeling with the hand.

    Palpitation.
  41. Paracentesis
    The removal of fluid from the peritoneal cavity.

    Paracentesis
  42. Paraplegia
    Paralysis of lower extremities.

    Paraplegia  (paraplegic)
  43. Pericardiocentesis
    fluid removed from pericardial sac

    Pericardiocentesis
  44. Pericardium
    membranous sac surrounding the heart

    Pericardium
  45. Perineum
    the anatomic region at the lower end of the trunk between the thighs.

    Perineum
  46. Peritoneum
    membranous sac surrounding the abdominal organs, lining the abdominal wall.

    Peritoneum (tone those abs)
  47. Pneumothorax
    Air in the pleural cavity

    Pneumothorax
  48. Quadriplegia
    Paralysis of all four extremities.

    Quadriplegia (quadriplegic)
  49. Retroperitoneal
    Behind the peritoneum.

    Retroperitoneal.
  50. Sepsis
    Poisoning by bacteria.

    Sepsis.
  51. Sign
    An objective manifestation of a disease.

    sign.
  52. Symptom
    Subjective evidence of a disease.

    symptom
  53. Stenosis
    Narrowing of passage.
  54. Systole
    Contraction of the heart
  55. Tachycardia
    An abnormally fast heart rate.
  56. Thoracentesis
    Removing fluid from the pleural cavity.
  57. Tumor
    any swelling or new growth.

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