Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
2014-01-18 16:33:56

Chapter 1
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  1. Myorrhexis
    The rupture or tearing of a muscle
  2. Myopathy
    Any pathologic change of disease of muscle tissue.
  3. Myelopathy
    Any pathologic change or disease in the spinal cord.
  4. Mycosis
    Any abnormal conditions or disease caused by a fungus.
  5. Malaise
    A feeling of general discomfort, often the first indication of an infection or disease.
  6. Diarrhea
    Frequent flow or loose or watery stools.
  7. Colostomy
    The surgical creation of an artificial excretory opening between the colon and the body surface.
  8. Edema
    Swelling caused by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in cell tissues or cavities of the body.
  9. Arthralgia
    Pain in one or more joints.
  10. Arteriosclerosis
    Abnormal hardening of the walls of an artery or arteries.
  11. Appendectomy
    Surgical removal of the appendix.
  12. Angiography
    A radiographic study of the blood vessels after the injection of a contrast medium.
  13. Cyanosis
    Lack of oxygen in the blood.
  14. Erythrocyte
    Mature red blood cell.
  15. Leukocyte
    White blood cell
  16. Poliomyelitis
    Viral condition of the gray matter of the spinal cord.
  17. Neurorrhaphy
    Suturing together the end of a severed nerve.
  18. Tonsillitis
    Inflammation of the tonsils.
  19. Abdominocenteis
    The surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity to remove fluid.