MB 100 Medical Terminology Chapter 1
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MB 100 Medical Terminology Chapter 1
Chapter one key terms and word parts
pain, painful condition
bad, difficult, or painful
surgical removal, cutting out
abnormal condition; disease
surgical creation of an artificial opening to the body's surface
cutting, surgical incision
bleeding; abnormal/excessive fluid discharge
flow or discharge
the surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity to remove fluid
a word formed from the initial letter of the major parts of a compound term
rapid onset, severe course, relatively short duration
x-ray of blood vessels using a contrast medium
surgical removal of the appendix
abnormal hardening of the arteries
surgical creation of an artificial opening from the colon to the body's surface.
blue discoloration of skin due to lack of adequate oxygen supply in the blood
physician who specializes in disorders of the skin
identification of a disease
frequent flow of loose or watery stools
swelling caused by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities.
pertaining to the inside or lining of the arteries
disease, condition, syndrome, structure, operation, or procedure named for the person who discovered it.
red blood cell
groove or crack-like sore in the skin. May also refer to the normal folds in the contours of the brain.
abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs, or an organ to the body surface.
inflammation of the stomach
inflammation of the stomach and small intestine
any disease of the stomach
loss of a large amount of blood in a short time. this term may also be used to indicate bleeding.
abnormal enlargement of the liver
high blood pressure (usually >140/88)
abnormally low blood pressure
invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism, may be localized or systemic. Malaise, chills & fever, redness, heat & swelling, and exudate are main indicators.
localized response to an injury/destruction of tissues. Erythema, hyperthermia, edema, and pain are main indicators.
between, but not within the parts of a tissue
within the muscle
a torn or jagged wound or an accidental cut wound
a pathological change in tissues due to disease or injury
feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness that is often the first indication of infection or other disease.
any abnormal condition or disease caused by a fungus
any pathologic change or disease in the spinal chord
any pathologic change or disease of muscle tissue
rupture of a muscle
pertaining to birth
study of disorders of newborns
suturing together the ends of a severed nerve
study of the ears, nose, and throat
the examination technique in which the examiner's hands are used to feel texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts.
a pounding or racing heart
the study of all aspects of diseases
bones of the fingers and toes
viral infection of the grey matter of the spinal chord
a prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disorder
any acute, inflammatory, pus forming bacterial skin infection such as impetigo
a.k.a. heartburn. Discomfort due to gastric acid being regurgitated into the esophagus
temporary, partial, or complete disappearance of the symptoms of a disease without having achieved a cure.
objective evidence of disease
rotating the arm so that the palm of the hand is facing upward
the formation of discharge or pus
above or outside the ribs
subjective evidence of a disease such as pain or headache
a set of the signs and symptoms that occur together as part of a specific disease process
inflammation of the tonsils
wound or injury
the medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and the proper place of treatment.
pertaining to a virus