Medical Terminology2.txt

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  1. auto
    self/own
  2. autoimmune disease
    antibodies that are produced against an individual's own cells
  3. bi
    two
  4. bifurcation
    splitting/branching into 2 parts
  5. bilateral
    pertaining to both sides
  6. brady
    slow
  7. bradycardia
    slow heartbeat that lasts less than 60 beats/min.
  8. cata-
    down
  9. catabolism
    process of breaking down of a complex substance into simple compounds. Energy is released to do cell work.
  10. con-
    with/together
  11. congenital anomaly
    abnormality present at birth; birth defect
  12. connective
    pertaining to a binding
  13. contraindication
    factor that does not allow a drug or procedure to be described in a patient's care
  14. contralateral
    affects the opposite side of a part of the body
  15. de-
    down/lack of
  16. dehydration
    lack of water
  17. dia-
    through/complete
  18. diameter
    measurement between opposite points on the periphery of a circular body part
  19. diarrhea
    frequent passage of watery or loose stools
  20. dialysis
    separation of nitrogenous wastes from the blood when the kidneys don't work anymore
  21. dys
    bad/painful/difficult/abnormal
  22. dyspnea
    hard to breathe
  23. ec/ecto-
    out/oustide
  24. ectopic pregnancy
    not in the normal location... baby's embryo is located outside of the uterus.
  25. dysplasia
    condition of abnormal formation
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