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  1. agenesis
    lack of development
  2. alcoholism
    chronic physical and psychological addiction to alcohol
  3. amenorrhea
    absence of menstruation
  4. apepsia
    cessation of digestion
  5. aphasia
    unable to speak
  6. aphonia
    no voice, unable to make sounds
  7. apnea
    absence of breathing
  8. arrhythmia
    loss of rhythm
  9. audiogram
    graphic record of hearing function
  10. audiologist
    hearing specialist
  11. audiology
    science that studies hearing
  12. audiometer
    instrument to test hearing
  13. audiometry
    process of testing hearing
  14. bacillus
    rod-shaped bactirium
  15. bradycardia
    slow heart rate
  16. bradypepsia
    slow digestion
  17. bradyphagia
    slow eating (swallowing)
  18. bradypnea
    slow breathing
  19. calculi
    small stones
  20. carcinogenesis
    formation of cancer
  21. cholangiogram
    x-ray of the bile ducts
  22. cholecyst
    gallbladder
  23. cholecystitis
    inflammation of the gallbladder
  24. cholecystography
    process of obtaining x-ray of the gallbladder
  25. cholecystotomy
    incision into the gallbladder
  26. cholelith
    gallstone
  27. cholelithiasis
    infestation with gallstones
  28. coccus
    sphere-shaped bacterium
  29. dactylitis
    inflammation of the fingers and/or the toes
  30. dactylogram
    fingerprint
  31. dactylospasm
    spasm of a digit
  32. diplobacillus
    double bacillus
  33. diplococci
    cocci growing in pairs
  34. dipsomania
    abnormal compulsion to drink
  35. dyslexia
    condition characterized by difficulty reading and spelling
  36. dysmenorrhea
    painful menstruation
  37. dysrrhthmia
    irregular rhythm
  38. dyspepsia
    poor digestion
  39. dysphagia
    difficulty swallowing
  40. dysphasia
    difficulty speaking, garbled speech
  41. dysphonia
    difficulty making sounds with the voice
  42. dyspnea
    difficulty breathing
  43. hydrocephalus
    enlarge head due to fluid accumulation (congenital)
  44. hyperthermia
    abnormally high body temperature (fever)
  45. hypothermia
    abnormally low body temperature
  46. lithometer
    instrument to measure stones
  47. macroblast
    abnormally large immature cell
  48. lithotomy
    incision for the removal of stones
  49. macrocephalus
    large head size
  50. macrocheilia
    enlarged lips
  51. macrococcus
    large coccus
  52. macrocyte
    large cell
  53. macrodactylia
    abnormally large digits
  54. macroglossia
    enlarged tongue
  55. macrorhinia
    enlarged nose
  56. microcardia
    abnormally small-sized heart
  57. microcephalus
    abnormally small head
  58. microcyst
    a small cyst
  59. microcyte
    a small cell
  60. microgram
    one millionth of a gram
  61. microsurgery
    surgery performed using a microscope or other magnifying device
  62. moniliasis
    yeast infection
  63. oncogenesis
    tumor forming
  64. otic
    pertaining to the ear
  65. otodynia or otalgia
    earache
  66. otorrhea
    discharge from the ear
  67. paraphasia
    abnormal speech
  68. pathogenic
    disease producing
  69. pathology
    study of disease
  70. peptic
    pertaining to digestion
  71. phasology
    science that studies speech
  72. phonic
    pertaining to the voice
  73. phonology
    science that studies the voice sounds
  74. polydactylism
    condition of having more than five digits on hands or feet
  75. polydipsia
    condition of excessive thirst
  76. prodrome
    symptoms before the onset of a disease
  77. pyogenic
    pus forming (adj)
  78. pyorrhea
    flow or discharge of pus
  79. pyothorax
    pus in the chest cavity
  80. rhinitis
    inflammation of the nose
  81. rhinolith
    calculus in the nasal passages
  82. rhinoplasty
    surgical repair of the nose
  83. rhinorrhea
    runny nose
  84. staphylectomy or uvulectomy
    excision of the uvula
  85. staphylitis or uvulitis
    inflammation of the uvula
  86. staphylococci
    bacteria growing in bunches (like grapes)
  87. staphyloplasty
    surgical repair of the uvula
  88. streptobacillus
    bacillus growing in twisted chains
  89. streptococci
    round bacteria growing in twisted chains
  90. synarthrosis
    joints that are fused and imobile
  91. syndactylism
    fingers or toes that are fused (congenital)
  92. syndrome
    symptoms that occur together to characterize a disease
  93. synergistic
    works together
  94. tachycardia
    fast heart rate
  95. tachyphagia
    fast eating
  96. tachypnea
    fast breathing
  97. thermal
    pertaining to heat
  98. thermoesthesia
    oversensitivity to heat
  99. themogenesis
    generation of heat
  100. themophobia
    abnormal fear of heat
  101. thermoplegia
    paralysis caused by a person being exposed to too high of a temperature (heat stroke)
  102. trichomoniasis
    infestation with Trichomonas
  103. tympanectomy
    excision of the eardrum
  104. tympanic
    pertaining to the eardrum
  105. tympanites
    distended with gas (abdomen)
  106. tympanometry
    process of measuring eardrum function
  107. tympanotomy
    incision into the eardrum
  108. Alcoholic Anonymous
    AA
  109. Adult Children of a Alchoholics
    ACOA
  110. right ear, auris dextra
    AD**
  111. acid-fast bacillus
    AFB
  112. AA support group for spouses of alcoholics
    Al-Anon
  113. AA support group for children of alchoholics
    Ala-Teen
  114. left ear, auris sinistra
    AS**
  115. both ears, auris uterque
    AU**
  116. blood pressure
    BP
  117. Celsius degrees
  118. culture and sensitivity
    C&S
  119. carbon dioxide
    CO2
  120. diabetes mellitus
    DM
  121. Fahrenheit degrees
  122. fetal alcohol syndrom
    FAS
  123. gallbladder
    GB
  124. gram-negative intracellular diplococcus
    GNID
  125. hepatitis B virus
    HBV
  126. human immunodeficiency virus
    HIV
  127. human papillomavirus
    HPV
  128. herpes simplex virus
    HSV
  129. height
    Ht
  130. hemorrhagic uremic syndrome
    HUS
  131. last menstrual period
    LMP
  132. micrograms
    mcg
  133. milligrams
    mg
  134. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureas
    MRSA
  135. right eardrum (membrana tympani dextra)
    MTD
  136. left eardrum (membrana tympani sinistra)
    MTS
  137. neurological vital signs
    NVS
  138. otitis media
    OM
  139. ova and parasites
    O&P
  140. pulse
    P
  141. perennial allergic rhinitis
    PAR
  142. respiration (rate)
    R
  143. right upper quadrant
    RUQ
  144. sudden infant death syndrome
    SIDS
  145. shortness of breath
    SOB
  146. staphylococcus
    staph
  147. streptococcus
    strep
  148. temperature
    T, temp
  149. tuberculosis
    TB
  150. vital signs (T,P,R,BP)
    VS
  151. weight
    Wt
  152. degree symbol
    °

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