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  1. benign
    not malignatn, nonrecurring
  2. chemotherapy
    treatment of cancer by using pharmaceuticals
  3. diagnosis
    identification of a disease
  4. inflammation
    protective response of body tissue characterized by redness, swelling, heat, and pain
  5. malignant
    tending to become progressively worse, possibly resulting in death
  6. prognosis
    prediction of a possible outcome of a disease
  7. radiation therapy
    treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation
  8. remission
    lessening or absence of signs of disease
  9. abscess
    localized collection of pus
  10. basal cell carcinoma
    tumor arising from the outer layer of the skin
  11. biopsy
    removal of living tissue to be viewed under a microscope for diagnostic purposes
  12. edema
    puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
  13. laceration
    torn, ragged-edged wound
  14. lesion
    any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease
  15. shingles (herpes zoster)
    development of painful, inflamed blisters that follow the nerve route
  16. squamous cell carcinoma
    a malignant growth that develops from scale-like epithelial tissue
  17. staphylococcus
    bacterium that grows in a pattern resembling grapelike clusters and can cause skin infections
  18. streptococcus
    bacterium that grows in a pattern resembling twisted chains and can cause skin infections
  19. asthma
    respiratory disease characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and constriction of airways
  20. chest radiograph/ chest x-ray
    a radiographic image of the chest used to evaluate the lungs and the heart
  21. chest computed tomography (CT) scan
    • computerized images of the chest created in sections sliced from front to back
    • used to diagnose tumors and abscesses
  22. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • progressive, irreversible condition characterized by diminished capacity for airflow to and from the lungs
    • emphysema and chronic bronchitis are types of COPD
  23. emphysema
    • caused by loss of elasticity of the air sacs (alveoli) located within the lung
    • causes the body to not recieve enough oxygen
  24. influenza
    highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus
  25. sputum
    mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea expelled through the mouth
  26. tuberculosis
    an infectious disease that affects the lungs
  27. upper respiratory infection
    infection of the nasal cavity, pharynx, or larynx
  28. hemodialysis
    procedure for removing toxic waste from the blood because of an inability of the kidneys to do so
  29. incontinence
    inability to control the bladder
  30. renal calculi
    stones in the kidney
  31. renal transplant
    surgical procedure for replacement of a diseased kidney by a donor kidney
  32. urinalysis
    lab test in which multiple routine tests are done on a urine specimen
  33. urinary catherization
    procedure that inovlves the passage of a catheter into the urinary bladder to withdraw urine
  34. urinary tract infection
    infectionof one or more organs of the urinary tract
  35. dilation and curettage
    widening of the cervix and scraping the endometrium with an instrument called a curette
  36. endometriosis
    abnormal condition in which endometrial tissue grows in various areas in the pelvic cavity, including ovaries, uterine tubes, bowles, and uterus
  37. fibroid tumor (myoma)
    benign tumor of the uterus muscle made up of mainly fibrous tissue
  38. Pap smear
    a diagnostic study of cervical and vaginal secretions used to dertermine the presence of abnormal or cancerous cells
  39. pelvic inflammatory disease
    inflammation of some or all of the female reproductive organs
  40. sexually transmitted disease
    diseases transmitted through sexual contact
  41. benign prostatic hyperplasia
    nonmalignant enlargment of the prostate gland
  42. circumcision
    surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
  43. digital rectal examination
    • a physical examination in which the healthcare provider inserts a finger into the rectum and feels for the size and shape of the prostate gland
    • used to screen for BPH and prostate cancer
  44. erectile dysfunction
    inability of the male to attain or maintain an erection sufficient to perform sexual intercourse
  45. prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay
    a blood test that measures the level of prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate gland
  46. transurethral resection of the prostate gland
    a surgical procedure in which successive pieces of the prostate gland tissue are removed with an instrument inserted through the urethra
  47. aneurysm
    condition in which there is ballooning of a weakened portion of an arterial wall
  48. cardiac catherization
    diagnostic procedure performed by passing a catheter into the heart through a blood vessel to examine the condition of the heart and surrounding blood vessels
  49. cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    emergency procedure consisting of artificial ventilation and external cardiac massage
  50. complete blood count
    hemoglobin, hematocrite, RBC number, size, and shape, leukocyte count, WBC differntial
  51. congestive heart failure
    condition n which there is an inability of the heart to pump enough blood through the body to supply the tissues and organs with nutrients and blood
  52. coronary artery bypass graft
    surgical technique to bring a new blood supply to heart muscle by detouring around blocked arteries
  53. coronary artery disease
    • condition that reduces the flow of blood through the coronary arteries to the myocardium
    • denies the heart tisue of sufficient oxygen and nutrients to function fully
  54. embolism
    sudden blocking of an artery by foreign material that enters the bloodstream and moves until it lodges at another point in the circulation
  55. hemorrhage
    rapid loss of blood, as in bleeding
  56. hypertension
    b/p above normal (140/90)
  57. hypotension
    b/p below normal (90/60)
  58. leukemia
    malignant disease characterized by excessive increase in abnormal WBC formed in the bone marrow
  59. myocardial infarction
    death of a portion of the myocardium caused by lack of oxygen resulting from an interrrupted blood supply
  60. varicose veins
    condition demonstrated by distended or tortuous veins usually found in the lower extremities
  61. venipuncture
    procedure used to puncture a vein to remove blood, install a medication, or start an intravenous infusion

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