Med Term 1
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Med Term 1
List the layers of the skin. (Starting on the outside)
Where do new skin cell grow?
Basal Layer of the Epidermis
What produces the black pigment that gives skin its color?
Melanocytes in the Epidermis
What layer of the skin contains the blood vessels, glands and nerves?
What is the four parts of a medical term?
What is a cicatrix?
What are the four types of bones?
What are the three types of muscle?
Smooth (Visceral) - Involuntary
Skeletal (Striated) - Voluntary
Cardiac - Involuntary
What is the end of a bone called?
What is the shaft of a bone called?
What is fibromyalgia?
A widespread aching pain that affects muscle and soft tissue.
What is atrophy?
What is gout?
An inflammatory problem in joints caused by excessive uric acid.
What is a greenstick Fx?
A Fx in which there is an incomplete break; one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent. Commonly found in children.
What is a compound (open) Fx?
A Fx where the bone has broken through the skin.
What is a closed (simple) Fx?
A Fx where the bone did not break through the skin.
Name and explain the three conditions that can be caused by vitamin D and Ca
Rickets - Bone deformity (Causes bow leg)
Osteomalicia - Softening of the bones
Osteoporosis - Loss of density or mass in the bone and tooth decay
What is kyphosis?
Excessive posterior thoracic curvature
Also called hunchback
What is lordosis?
Excessive anterior lumbar curvature
Also called swayback
What is scoliosis?
a lateral curvature of the spine
What is a Decubitus Ulcer?
An open sore caused by pressure over bony prominences.
Also know as a bedsore or pressure sore
What is Kaposi's Sarcoma?
Skin CA frequently seen in AIDS pt. Consist of brownish-purple papules.
What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)?
CA of the epidermis layer of the skin, often beings as a sore that does not heal.
What is a Malignant Melanoma (MM)?
Skin CA caused by an uncontrolled growth of melanocytes.
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)?
CA tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis. Caused by sun-exposure.
What is a Keloid?
A raised and thickened hypertrophic scar.
What is a nevus?
What is urticaria?
Describe a 1
A superficial burn of the epidermis layer characterized by reddening of the skin.
Describe a 2
A partial thickness burn that involves both the epidermis and the dermis layers and is characterized by blisters over the affected area.
Describe a 3
A full thickness burn that involves all layers of the skin and is characterized by charring.
What is melanin?
The black pigment that gives skin its color.
What is petechiae?
Pinpoint hemorrhages under the skin.
What is pruritus?
What is a fissure?
A crack-like groove on the skin.
Name and describe the three layers of the heart. (Start inside and move out)
Endocardium - Inner layer that lines the chambers
Myocardium - Thick muscular layer
Epicardium - Outer layer
What is the pericardium?
The double walled outer sac around the heart.
What is arteriosclerosis?
Thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the arteries.
What is atherosclerosis?
The most common form of arteriosclerosis caused by formation of yellowish plaque of cholesterol on the inner walls of the arteries.
What is Blood Pressure?
The pressure exerted against the walls of a blood vessel.
What is a pulse?
The expansion and contraction of blood as it moves through an artery.
What is an aneurysm?
Weakness in the wall of an artery resulting in localized widening of the artery.
What is a thrombus?
A blood clot forming within a blood vessel.
What is a embolus?
The obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot that has broken off from a thrombus somewhere else in the body and traveled to the point of obstruction.
What is an arrhythmia?
An irregular heartbeat.
What is fibrillation?
An abnormal quivering or contraction of heart fibers.
What is ischemia?
A lack of blood flow
What is a myocardial infarction?
A heart attack; it is caused by a partial or complete occlusion of one or more coronary arteries.
What is cardiac enzymes?
A blood test to determine the level of enzymes specific to heart muscles in the blood; used to determine damage to heart muscle.
What is angina pectoris?
A condition of severe pain with a sensation of constriction or pressure around the heart; caused by myocardial ischemia.
What is Congestive Heart Failure?
A pathologic condition of the heart in which there is a reduced outflow of blood from the affected ventricle.
What are palpitations?
Racing, pounding heartbeats
What is auscultation?
The process of listening to the sounds within the body by using a stethoscope.
Name the four components of blood and their roles.
Plasma - Carries the formed elements.
Erythroctes (RBC) - O
Leukocytes (WBC) - Provide protection.
Thrombocytes (Platelets) - Clotting factor.
What is phagocytosis?
The ability to ingest and digest bacteria.
What is hemostasis?
The body's ability to stop bleeding.
What is anemia?
A low RBC count or a low hemoglobin.
What is polycythemia vera?
The production of to many RBC.
What is leukemia?
A CA of the bone marrow that affects the formation of WBC.
What is septicemia?
Bacteria or their toxins in the blood stream.
What is hemophilia?
A hereditary blood disease that causes prolonged clotting time.
What is pancytopenia?
A decrease in all cells.
What is a antigen-antibody test?
A blood type test.
What is agglutination?
What is type and crossmatch?
A test to determine blood type and donor compatibility.
What is a autologous transfusion?
Donating and storing ones own blood for future use.
What is the universal donor? recipient?
Name the four concentrated lymph node sites.
Mediastinal (Center of chest)
What is immunity?
The bodys ability to defend itself against pathogens.
What is natural immunity?
Genetic immunity that does not require prior exposure to a pathogen.
: WBC in the body.
What is acquired immunity?
The bodys response to a specific pathogen.
What is passive acquired immunity?
Immunity established when a person receives protective substances produced by another human or animal.
: Maternal antibodies
What is active acquired immunity?
Immunity that develops following direct exposure to a pathogen.
What is idiopathic?
What is hematopoiesis?
The production of blood cells.
What does Epstein-Barr virus cause?
What is the pleura?
The double walled membrane surrounding the lungs.
What is the diaphragm?
Large, dome-shaped muscle used for breathing, it separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity.
What is the epiglottis?
A leaf shaped cartilaginous tissue that protects the trachea from foreign substances.
What is thoracentesis?
Puncturing the chest wall to withdraw fluid.
What is croup?
An acute respiratory condition characterized by a braking type cough. Most commonly seen in children.
What is sputum?
Phlegm that has been coughed up from the bronchioles.
What is pulmonary edema?
Fluid in the lungs.
What is a pulmonary embolism?
A clot in the lungs.
What does patent mean?
What is empyema?
Pus in the pleural space.
What is emphysema?
Destruction in the walls of the alveoli.
What is orthopnea?
Sitting up straight to breath better.
What is dyspnea?
What is apnea?
What is percussion?
Tapping on the surface with fingers to detect the underlying condition.
What is anoxia?
What is ABG?
Arterial Blood Gas
What is atelectasis?
Collapsed alveoli (lung)
What is COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Lungs have a diminished capacity for inhalation and exhalation.
What two respiratory conditions fall under COPD?
What is bordetella pertussis?
What is epitaxis?
What is rales?
Crackling sounds in the lungs that indicates fluid in the lungs.
What is hypoxemia?
Low oxygen levels in the blood