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  1. adenectomy
    excision of a gland
  2. adenitis
    inflammation of a gland
  3. adenoma
    tumor of a gland or glandular tissue
  4. adenopathy
    disease condition of a gland or glandular tissue
  5. antineoplastic
    agent that prevents tumor growth 
  6. antitumorigenic
    agent that prevents tumor growth
  7. atheroma pl. atheromata
    fatty (porridgelike) tissue tumor found in blood vessels
  8. atherosclerosis
    hardening of blood vessels caused by fatty growths
  9. biopsy
    excision of live tissue for examination
  10. carcinoma
    cancer of epithelial tissue
  11. cephalalgia
    head pain (synonym for cephalodynia)
  12. cephalic 
    pertaining to the head
  13. cephalodynic
    pertaining to head pain (adjective)
  14. cerebral
    pertaining to the cerebrum (adjective)
  15. cerebritis 
    inflammation of the cerebrum
  16. cerebroma
    tumor of the cerebrum
  17. cerebrospinal
    pertaining to the cerebrum and spine
  18. cerebrovascular
    pertaining to the cerebrum and blood vessels
  19. cerebrum 
    largest part of the brain includes the frontal, temporal, and occipital lobes
  20. chemotherapy
    treatment using chemicals or drugs
  21. craniectomy
    excision of part of the skull
  22. craniomalacia
    softening of the skull
  23. craniometer
    instrument used to measure the size of the skull
  24. cranioplasty
    surgical repair of the skull
  25. craniotomy
    incision into the skull
  26. cranium
    skull
  27. cytologist
    specialist in study of cells
  28. cytotechnologist
    specialized technician that tests cells
  29. electroencephalogram
    tracing (picture) showing brain wave activity
  30. electroencephalograph
    instrument used to turn brain waves into electrical patterns showing a picture of changes in activity
  31. encephalitis
    inflammation of the brain
  32. encephalocele
    herniation of brain tissue
  33. encephalomalacia
    softening of brain tissue
  34. encephalomeningitis
    inflammation of the brain and meninges
  35. encephalomyelopathy 
    disease condition of the brain and spinal cord
  36. encephalotomy
    incision into the brain
  37. electroneurodiagnostic
    electrical diagnostic testing (imaging) of nervous system function
  38. glandular
    pertaining to a gland
  39. herniation 
    abnormal protrusion of an organ or other body structure through a defect or natural opening
  40. histoblast
    immature tissue
  41. histology
    study of tissues
  42. hyperemesis
    excessive vomiting
  43. hypertension
    high blood pressure
  44. hypertrophy
    overdevelopment, increase in size
  45. hypotension
    low blood pressure
  46. hypotrophy
    underdevelopment, decrease in size
  47. lesion
    wound, injury, or pathologic tissue
  48. lipoid
    resembling fat
  49. lipoma
    fatty tissue tumor
  50. lyphadenopathy
    disease condition of the lymph glands
  51. lymphoma
    lymph tissue tumor
  52. malacotomy
    incision into soft tissue
  53. malignant
    bad, worsening, or leading to death
  54. melanocarcinoma
    malignant (cancerous) melanoma
  55. melanocyte
    dark pigmented cell (contains melanin) 
  56. melanoma
    tumor involving growth of melanocytes 
  57. meninges
    three-layered membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord
  58. meningitis 
    inflammation of the meninges 
  59. meningocele
    herniation of the meninges 
  60. metastasis
    tumor that spreads beyond its origin (noun) pl. metastases
  61. metastasize 
    to spread beyond its origin (verb)
  62. metastatic
    pertaining to a metastasis or metastases 
  63. morphology
    study of form or development 
  64. mucoid
    resembles mucus
  65. mucosa
    mucous membrane (noun)
  66. mucus
    watery substance secreted by mucous membranes
  67. neonatal
    pertaining to newborn
  68. neoplasm
    new growth
  69. neurodiagnostic
    pertaining to diagnostic studies performed to examine the nervous system by detecting electrical changes
  70. oncologist
    physician specialist in diseases involving tumors
  71. oncology
    the science that studies tumors
  72. pathology
    the study of disease
  73. sarcoma
    cancer of connective tissue
  74. serosa
    serous membrane
  75. tumor
    abnormal growth of tissue
  76. ulcer 
    crater-like sore
  77. vascular
    pertaining to vessels (i.e blood vessels)
  78. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    AIDS
  79. American Society of Clinical Pathology
    ASCP
  80. biopsy
    BX, Bx
  81. basal cell carcinoma
    BCC
  82. blood pressure
    BP
  83. Calcium
    Ca
  84. Cancer
    CA
  85. carcinoma in situ
    CIS
  86. certified laboratory assistant
    CLA
  87. centimeter
    CM, cm
  88. cerebral palsy
    CP
  89. cerebrospinal fluid
    CSF
  90. cardiovascular
    CV
  91. cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
    CVA
  92. electroencephalography
    EEG
  93. electroneurodiagnostic
    END
  94. electronystagmography
    ENG
  95. evoked potential
    EP
  96. headache
    HA
  97. hypertensive cardiovascular disease
    HCVD
  98. hypertension
    HTN
  99. minimal brain dysfunction
    MBD
  100. metastasis/ metastases
    met., metas., mets.
  101. medical laboratory technician
    MLT
  102. millimeter
    mm
  103. millimeters of mercury (pressure)
    mmHg
  104. medical technologist
    MT
  105. nerve conduction studies
    NCS
  106. polysomnography
    PSG
  107. radiotherapy
    RT
  108. transient ischemic attack
    TIA

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