Endocrine glands above the kidney. Process of building up or synthesizing substances ( such as proteins ) in a cell.
Separation of a substance into various parts.
Against life ( germ life ). Antibiotics are drugs given to combat bacteria.
Protein made by white blood cells to destroy antigens.
Substance ( protein ) that stimulates the production of antibodies.
Destruction of microorganisms to prevent infection.
Substance produced against atoxin
( poison ); an antibody.
Antibodies that are produced against an individual's own normal cells.
Branching or forking into two parts.
Pertaining to both or two sides.
Slow heart beat, usually less than 60 beats per minute.
Abnormality present at birth; birth defect.
Tissue that supports and binds other tissues and parts. Examples are bone, cartiliage, muscle or fibrous tissue.
A factor that prohibits the administration of a drug or procedure in the care of a patient.
Excessive loss of water.
Separation of nitrogenous wastes from the blood when the kidneys no longer function.
Measurement between opposit ( for example, blood vessel or intestine ) points on the periphery of a circular body part ( for example, blood vessel or intestine ).
Diarrhea is the frequent passage of watery, loose stools.
Condition of abnormal formation.
Pregnancy that is not in the normal location ( uterus ); a fallopain tube is the most common ectopic site.
The inner lining of the heart.
Instrument to visually examine within the body.
Pertaining to within the trachea.
Layer of cells covering the extemal surface of the body and lining the hollow tubes within the body.
Condition of exaggerated well-being (" good feeling ").
Normal thyroid fuction.
Eyeballs that protrude from their
sockets; associated with hyperthyroidism.
Removal ( resection ) of half the tongue.
High levels of sugar in the bloodstream;
often associated with diabetes mellitus.
Condition of increased formation of cells.
Increase in size of muscle or organ
produced by enlargement of existing cells.
Placement of a needle below the skin.
Low / deficient levels of sugar in the
Pertaining to below the ribs.
Pertaining to without sleep; an insomniac is a person who cannot sleep.
Pertaining to between the ribs.
Pertaining to within the vein.
Condition of a larger than normal head.
General feeling of bodily discomfort.
Condition of change of shape or form.
Spread of a malignant tumor from its original site to a new or distant location.
Instrument to view small projects.
Pertaining to a newborn infant.
Deficiency of all blood cells ( erythrocytes leukocytes, and platelates ).
Destruction of nerve tissue leading to less of sensation or motion in a part of the body.
Four endocrine glands on the posterior ( dorsal ) region of the thyroid gland.
Pertaining to through the skin.
Membtane surrounding a bone.
Pertaining to a nucleus with several or many shapes. Polymorphonuclear leukochytes are white blood cells with a multilobed nucleus.
Variation in the shape of red blood cells.
Pertaining to occurring brfore a malignant condition.
Pertaining to before birth.
Symphtom that appears brfore the onset of a more serious an illness. An example of a prodrome is the fever that signals the onset of a viral illness.
Sliding forward or downward.
Insertion of a gene ( region of DNA ) from an organism into the DNA of another organism.
Sliding or falling back; as in recurrence of symptoms or decline after apparent recovery.
Literally, to send back to good health; disappearance of disease symptoms.
Pertaining to behind the peritoneum ( membrane surrounding the abdominal cavity ).
Pertaining to unnder the skin.
Pertaining to above the pubic bone.
Close association between organisms of different species or a state in which two people are emotionally dependent on each other.
Equality of parts, literally measured together.
Bones that grow together separated by a piece of fibrocartilage. The pubic symphysis of the pelvis is an example.
Fusion of fingers or toes; a congenital anomaly.
Group of symptoms that occur together indicating a particular condition or disorder.
Conbination of simple substances to create something new and more complex.
Literally, to pour ( -fusion ) across ( trans- ); transference of blood from person to another.
Pertaining to across or through the urethra.
The prefix ultra-means beyond or excessive; sonography is the process of recording sound waves. Ultrasonography is the use of high frequency sound waves that arte beyond the range of normal hearing to produce a record or picture of an organ or tissue.