Med Terms (Chapter 1)

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Med Terms (Chapter 1)
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  1. dia-
    through
  2. nat-
    birth
  3. phalanges
    bones of fingers and toes (singular, phalanx)
  4. fissure
    a groove or crack-like sore of the skin
  5. fistula
    an abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs, or leading from an organ to the surface of the body
  6. sign
    objective evidence, such as fever; can be evaluated or measured by patient and others
  7. symtom
    subjective evidence, such as pain or headache; can be evaluated or measured only by patient
  8. infection
    invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism
  9. inflammation
    a localized response to an injury of tissues
  10. laceration
    a torn or jagged wound or an accidental cut wound
  11. lesion
    a pathologic change of the tissues due to a disease or injury
  12. mucous
    describes the specialized mucous membranes that line the body cavities
  13. mucus
    the name of the fluid secreted by the mucous membranes
  14. palpation
    an examination technique in which the examiner's hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts
  15. palpitation
    ia a pounding or racing heart
  16. prostate
    a male gland that lies under the urinary bladder and surrounds the urethra
  17. prostrate
    means to collapse and be lying flat or to be overcome with exhaustion
  18. pyrosis
    heartburn
  19. supination
    the act of rotating the arm so that the palm of the hand is forward or upward
  20. suppuration
    the formation or discharge of pus
  21. triage
    the medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and the proper place of treatment
  22. trauma
    wound or injury
  23. viral
    pertaining to a virus
  24. virile
    having the nature, properties, or qualities of an adult male

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