Chapter 4

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Chapter 4
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Chapter 4 Essential Medical Terminology
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  1. an opening or orifice
    aperture
  2. the musculomembranous digestive tube extending from the mouth to the anus
    canal (alimentary)
  3. The canal in the female from the vulva to the cervix uteri that receives the penis in copulation
    canal (vaginal)
  4. a hollow place or space, or a potential space, within the body or one of its organs
    cavity
  5. making something narrow; to contract; to close
    constriction
  6. stretched beyond normal dimensions
    dilation
  7. a natural opening or passage, especially one into or through a bone
    foramen
  8. a gap, cleft, or opening
    hiatus
  9. opening or entrance to a canal or cavity such as the vagina
    introitus
  10. opening within a hollow tube or organ
    lumen
  11. urinary passage or opening
    meatus
  12. mouth opening
    os
  13. adjective; meaning open or not plugged
    patent
  14. artificial opening established by colostomy, ileostomy, and tracheostomy
    stoma
  15. a small cavity or chamber, as in the brain or heart
    ventricle

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