MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

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  1. ABDOMEN
    THE PORTION OF THE TRUNK LYING BETWEEN THE THORAX AND THE PELVIS; AREA BELOW THE RIBS AND ABOVE THE PELVIS
  2. ABNORMALITY
    NOT NORMAL
  3. ABRASION
    SCRAPING AWAY OR ABRADING OF THE SKIN. INJURY RESULTED BY MECHANICAL MEAN
  4. ABUSE
    MISUSE;EXCESSIVE OR IMPROPER USE. INJURIOUS, PATHOLOGICAL OR MALIGNANT TREATMENT OF ANOTHER PERSON OR LIVING THING
  5. ACCESSORY
    AUXILIARY;ASSISTING
  6. ACUTE
    SHARP;SEVERE;HAVING RAPID ONSET
  7. AFEBRILE
    WITHOUT FEVER
  8. ALGESIA
    SUPER SENSITIVITY TO PAIN
  9. ALLERGY
    IMMUNE RESPONSE TO A FOREIGN ANTIGEN THAT RESULTS IN INFLAMMATION AND ORGAN DYSFUNCTION.
  10. ANATOMY
    STRUCTURE OF AN ORGANISM
  11. ANEMIA
    REDUCTION IN THE MASS OF CIRCULATING RED BLOOD CELLS
  12. APHAGIA
    INABILITY TO SWALLOW
  13. APNEA
    TEMPORARY CESSATION OF BREATHING AND ANY INTAKE OF OXYGEN,
  14. ARRHYTHMIA
    IRREGULARITY OR LOSS OF RHYTHM, ESPECIALLY OF THE HEART
  15. ATAXIA
    DEFECTIVE VOLUNTARY MUSCLE COORDINATION
  16. BIFURCATION
    SEPERATION INTO 2 BRANCHES, THE POINT OF FORKING
  17. BRADYCARDIA
    SLOW HEARTBEAT MARLKED BY A PULSE RATE LESS 60 BEATS PER MINUTE
  18. CATHETER
    A TUBE PASSED INTO THE BODY FOR EVALUATING FLUIDS OR INJECTING THEM INTO BODY CAVITIES
  19. CHRONIC
    LONG DURATION
  20. COMA
    STAE OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS FROM WHICH ONE CANNOT BE AROUSED; MOST SEVERE OF ALOC
  21. CONSTRICTION
    THE BINDING OR SQUEEZING OF A PART.
  22. CONTUSION
    BRUISE
  23. COSTA, COSTAE
    RIB
  24. CRITERIA
    STANDARD OR ATTRIBUTE FOR JUDGING A CONDITON OR ESTABLISHING A DIAGNOSIS
  25. CUTANEOUS
    PERTAINING TO THE SKIN
  26. CYANOSIS
    BLUE, GREYISH AND DARK PURPLE DISCOLORATION. REDUCED HEMOGLOBIN AND DEOXYGENATED
  27. DEFICIENCY
    LACK OF; LESS THAN THE NORMAL AMOUNT
  28. DEFORMITY
    DISTORTION ON ANY PART OR DISFIGUREMENT OF THE BODY
  29. DERM.DERMA
    SKIN
  30. DERMIS
    LAYER OF SKIN LYING UNDER THE EPIDERMIS LAYER
  31. DIAPHORESIS
    PROFUSE SWEATING
  32. DIAPHORETIC
    • SWEATING HEAVILY
    • INDUCED PERSPIRATION
  33. DIASTOLE
    PERIOD OF CARDIAC MUSCLE RELAXATION, ALLOWING THE CARDIAC FIBERS TO LENGTHEN AND FILL THE BLOOD CHAMBERS.
  34. DIFFUSE
    SPREADING; SCATTERED; SPREAD
  35. DILATION
    EXPANDING OR WIDENING OF A ORGAN, VESSEL OR ORFICE
  36. DISTEND
    TO STRETCH OUT;INFLATED
  37. DYSRHYTHMIA
    ABNORMAL;DISORDERED OR DISTURBED RHYTHM
  38. EMESIS
    VOMIT
  39. ESTHESIA
    PERCEPTION;FEELINGS;SENSATION
  40. ETIOLOGY
    STUDY OF THE CAUSE OF A DISEASE
  41. EXSANGUINATE
    LOSS OF BLOOD TO THE POINT WHICH LIFE CANNOT BE SUSTAINED
  42. FEBRILE
    FEVER
  43. GASTROLOGY
    STUDY OF FUNCTION AND DISEASE OF THE STOMACH
  44. GRAVIDA
    PREGNANT WOMAN
  45. HEMATOMA
    SWELLING MASS OF BLOOD CONFINED TO AN ORGAN, TISSUE OR SPACE CAUSED BY A BROKEN VLOOD VESSEL.
  46. HEMIPLEGIA
    PARALYSIS OF ONE SIDE OF THE BODY
  47. HEMOGLOBIN
    PROTEIN MOLECULE IN RBC THAT CARRIES O2 FROM THE LUNGS TO THE BODY'S TISSUES AND RETURNS CO2 FROM THE TISSUES BACK TO THE LUNGS
  48. HEMORRHAGE
    BLOOD LOSS
  49. HOMEOSTASIS
    DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM OF THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE BODY THAT IS MAINTAINED BY CHANGING PROCESSES.
  50. HYPERTENSION
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSUE, SBP>140 DBP>90
  51. HYPOXIA
    O2 DEFICIENCY TO BODY TISSUES
  52. IMMINENT
    IMPENDING;LIKELY TO HAPPEN
  53. INFARCTION
    DEATH OF AN ORGAN OR AREA OF TISSUE THAT RESULTS IN DEPRIVATION OF BLOOD SUPPLY
  54. INFECTION
    DISEASE CAUSED BY MICROORGANISMS THAT RELEASE TOXINS OR INVADE BODY TISSUE
  55. INFLAMMTATION
    IMMUNOLOGICAL DEFENSE AGAINST INJURY, INFECTION OR ALLERGY MARKED BY INCREASE OF BLOOD FLOW AND WHITE BLOOD CELL'S AND RELEASE OF CHEMICAL TOXINS
  56. INHIBIT
    RESTRAIN AN ACTION OR FUNCTION
  57. INJECTION
    FORCING FLUID INTO A VESSEL, TISSUE OR CAVITY
  58. INTERMITTENT
    COMING AND GOING; SUSPENDING ACTIVITY AT INTERVALS
  59. INVOLUNTARY
    INDEPENDENT OR ONE'S CONSCIOUS WILL. NOT VOLUNTARY
  60. ISCHEMIA
    TEMPORARY DEFICIENCY OR DECREASE OF BLOOD FLOW TO AN ORGAN OR TISSUE
  61. LINGUAL
    PERTAINING TO THE TONGUE
  62. MALIGNANT
    WORSENING; RESISTING TREATMENT
  63. MONITOR
    OBSERVES CONDITION, PROCEDURE WHILE OBSERVING FOR MALFUNCTION OR MALFUNCTION.
  64. MORTAL
    CAUSING DEATH;SUBJECT TO DEATH
  65. MYOCARDIUM
    HEART MUSCLE, MIDDLE LAYERS OF THE WALLS OF THE HEART
  66. NECROSIS
    DEATH OF CELLS, TISSUES OR ORGANS
  67. NOCTURNAL
    PERTAINING TO THE NIGHT
  68. OBJECTIVE
    CAN BE OBSERVED BY OTHERS;
  69. ORIGIN
    STARTING POINT
  70. PALLOR
    UNHEALTHY PALE APPEARANCE, LACK OF COLOR
  71. PALPITATION
    FEELING OF FLUTTERING OR THROBBING OF THE HEART; SENSATION OF RAPID OR IRREGULAR BEATING OF THE HEART
  72. PARAPLEGIA
    PARALYSIS OF THE LOWER PORTION OF BODY; BOTH LEGS
  73. PARESIS
    PARTIAL OR INCOMPLETE PARALYSIS
  74. PARESTHESIA
    ABNORMAL SENSATION OF NUMBNESS, TINGLING, STINGING, BURNING
  75. PATENT
    WIDE OPEN, EVIDENT; ACCESSIBLE
  76. PEDAL
    FOOT
  77. PERFUSION
    BLOOD CIRCULATION THROUGH TISSUE
  78. PERIPHERAL
    OCCURRING AWAY FROM THE CENTER
  79. POSTURAL
    PERTINENT TO; OR AFFECTED BY POSTURE
  80. POTENCY
    STRENGTH; FORCE; POWER
  81. POTENTIAL
    LATENT; EXISTING IN POSSIBILITY
  82. PROGNOSIS
    PREDICTION OF THE COURSE, END OF A DISEASE AND ESTIMATED CHANCE OF RECOVERY.
  83. PRONE
    HORIZONTAL FACING DOWNWARD
  84. SPHYGMOMANOMETER
    INSTRUEMENT USED TO MEASURE ARTERIAL PRESSURE
  85. STENOSIS
    CONSTRICTION OR NARROWING OF A PASSAGE OR ORFICE
  86. STERILE
    FREE FROM LIVING MICROORGANISMS
  87. SUBJECTIVE
    ARISING FROM OR CONCERN WITH AN INDIVIDUAL;
  88. SUPINE
    FACING UPWARD ON YOUR BACK
  89. SYMPTOM
    CHANGE IN THE BODY OR ITS FUNCTION AS PERCEIVED BY THE PATIENT
  90. SYNCOPE
    BRIEF LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, INABILITY TO MAINTAIN AN UPRIGHT POSITION
  91. SYSTEMIC
    PERTAINING TO THE WHOLE BODY RATHER THAN ONE PART; SOMATIC
  92. SYSTOLE
    CONTRACTION OF THE CHAMBERS OF THE HEART
  93. TACHYCARDIA
    ABNORMALLY RAPID HEART RATE >100
  94. THROMBUS
    CLOT THAT ADHERES TO THE WALL OF A BLOOD VESSEL OR ORGAN
  95. TITRATE
    DETERMINE OR ESTIMATE BY TITRATION
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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Updated:
2016-01-01 01:02:07
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BLOCK 1 MED TERM DEFINITIONS
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