Medical Terminology Chapter 3 @ TCC
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Medical Terminology Chapter 3 @ TCC
Medical Terms Their Meanings
Davi-Ellen Chabner Ninith Edition
Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdomen.
Inherited disorder of cartiliage formation in the fetus leading the dwarfism.
Excessive enlargerment of the limbs(extremities) due to thickening of bones and soft tissue; cause by hypersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
Fear of heights.
Having severe symptoms and a short course of illiness.
Small masses of lymphatic tissue in the throat, close to the nasal (nose) passageway.
Pertaining to fat.
Fear of open spaces; an anxiety disorder.
Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the amnion sac surrounding the embryo and fetus.
Decrease of hemoglobin in the blood, caused by low red blood cell production, loss of blood, or increase of red blood cell destruction.
Formation of blood vessels.
Process of recording blood vessels using contrast and x-rays.
Surgical repair of a blood vessel by inserting a catheter (tube) and balloon inside an artery to enlarge the opening.
Hardening of an artery by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls.
Pain of a joint.
Decrease in size of normally developed organ or tissue of the body; wasting away.
Pertaining to the under arm or armpit.
A granular leukcyte with an irregularlym shaped nucleus and cytoplasm containing blue granules.
Process of removing a small piece of living tissue for microscopic examination.
Blepharoptosis is prolapse of the upper eyelid; ptosis.
Inflammation of fronchial tubes.
Formation or production of cancer.
Pertaining to producing cancer.
Disease of the heart muscle.
Treatment using drugs.
Softening of cartiliage.
Pertaining to occurring over a long time.
New opening of the colon to the outside of the body.
Hernia of the urinary bladder.
Record of the electricity within the brain.
An instrument used to record the electricity in the brain.
Process of recording the electricity in the brain.
A granular white blood cell with cytoplasmic granules that stain with eosin ( a reddish dye ). Eosinophis are elevated in allergic reactions and parasitic infection.
Red blood cells.
Deficieny of red blood cells.
Tube leading from the throat to the stomach.
Collection or mass of blood.
Destruction of red blood cells.
To stop control the escape of blood by artificial means or by clotting.
Abnormal condition of fluid build-up in the kidney; caused by obstruction to the flow of urine.
Treatment using water; whiripool bath.
Increase in size of muscle or organ produced by enlargement of existing cells.
Lowermost region of the abdominopelvic area on either side of the hypogastric region; groin.
Condition of holding back blood from an organ or tissue.
Instrument used to visually examine the abdomen.
Precess of visually examining the contents of the abdoman ( using an endoscope ).
Incision through the abdominal wall.
Pertaining to the larynx or voice box.
Removal of the larynx or voice box.
Disease of high numbers of malignant ( canerous ) white blood cells.
Slight increase in white cells.
White blood cell found in blood and lymphatic tissue; fights disease by making antibodies ( B cell lymphocytes ) or killing cells chemically or by ingestion ( T cell lymphocytes ).
X-ray record of the breast.
Removal of the breast.
Spread of a malignant tumor from its original side to a new or distant location.
white blood cell with one large nucleus; capable of killing foreign sudstance by phagocytosis ( ingestion )
Study of the shapes or form of cells.
Epithelial membrane that secretes mucus secreted from a mucous membrane.
X-ray record of the spinal cord.
Malignant tumur of bone marrow.
Tumur of muscle.
Malignant tumur of muscle tissue; a type of flesh tumur or sarcoma.
Viewing a dead body; autopsy.
Condition of death of cells.
Pertaining to death of cells.
A specialist in the study of the kidney.
Disease of the kidney.
Pain of nerves.
Deficiency of neutrophilis ( polymorphonuclear leukocytes that fight disease ).
A type of white blood cell with dark cytoplasmic granules and multi-loded nucleus; polymorphonuclear leuocyte that is the most numerous of white blood cells and important disease fighting cell.
Study of the eye and eye disorder.
Pertaining to produced in or by bone.
Softening of bones.
Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdoman; abdominocentesis.
Development of disease.
Pertaining to the study of disease.
The sac surrounding the heart.
Pertaining to the peritoneum ( membrane surrounding the abdomen ).
Process of visually examining the peritoneum and peritoneal cavity.
Incision of a vein for the removal of blood.
Pain assoisted with the pleura.
Condition of the lungs; fluid and foreign organisms collect in the lungs.
White blood cell with multi-lobe nucleus and dark-staining granles: disease fighting cell or neutrophil disease fighting cell or neutrophil.
Prolapse , drooping, sagging of the upper eyelid.
Pertaining to the lungs.
One who assists a radiologist in performing diagnostic x-ray procedures.
Treatment using radiation; high-energy x-ray or other radiation sources.
Hernia of the rectum.
Enlargement of the spleen.
Berry or spherical shaped bacteria.
Berry or spherical shaped bacterium in twisted chain formation.
Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the chest.
Deficiency of thrombocytes ( platelets or clotting cells ).
Inflammation of a vein associated with formation of a thrombus or clot.
Inflammation of tonsils.
New opening of the trachea to the outside of the body.
A small vein.