Medical terms for beginners 1

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  1. Hypoxia
    deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body (not enought oxygen)
  2. incision
    cut of body tissue made especially in surgery

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  3. inferior
    situated below or body part closer to the feet
  4. influenza
    known as the flu, infectious disease of birds and mammals, highly contagious respiratory dieseases caused by 3 major orthomyxoviruses
  5. ischemia
    deficient supply of blood to a body part that is due to obstruction of inflow of arterial blood (as by the narrowing of arteries by spasm or disease)
  6. jaundice
    yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and certain body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments that follows interference with normal production and discharge of bile (as in certain liver diseases) or excessive breakdown of red blood cells (as after internal hemorrhage or in various hemolytic states)

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  7. Laceration
    a wound or cut, type of injury in which skin is torn, cut or punctured.

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  8. multiple sclerosis
    demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord

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  9. murmur
    atypical sound of the heart typically indicating a functional or structural abnormality
  10. myocardial infarction
    heart attack
  11. orthopnea
    difficulty in breathing that occurs when lying down and is relieved upon changing to an upright position
  12. palsy
    unilateral facial paralysis of sudden onset due to a lesion of the facial nerve

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  13. pancreatitis
    inflammation of the pancreas
  14. plantar fascitis
    • painful inflammatory of the plantar fascia, connective tissue on the bottom of the foot
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  15. pneumonia
    • disease of the lungs(accompanied by fever, chills, cough and difficulty in breathing)
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  16. polyuria
    excessive secreation of urine
  17. pulmonary artery
    • arteries that branch off into the lungs
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