Chapter 2

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Chapter 2
2010-09-14 15:54:12
Medical Terminology

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  1. Hemophilia
    a group of hereditary bleeding disorders in hich one of the factors needed to clot the blood is missing
  2. Hypertrophy
    a general increase in the bulk of a part or organ, not due to tumor formation
  3. hypogastric region
    located below the stomach
  4. Idopathic Disease
    an illness ithout known cause
  5. Mesentery
    a fused double layer ofthe parietal peritoneum that attaches parts of the intestine to the interior abdominal wall
  6. Epidemiologist
    specializes in the study of outbreaks of disease within a population group
  7. Peritonitis
    inflammation of the peritoneum
  8. Proximal
    situated nearest the midline or beginning of a body structure
  9. Retroperitoneal
    located behind the peritoneum
  10. Transverse plane
    the horizontal plane that divides the whole body into superior and inferior portions
  11. Ventral
    the front or belly side of the body or organ
  12. Aplasia
    the defective development or the congenital absence of an organ or tissue
  13. Homeostasis
    maintaining a constant internal environment
  14. Thoracic Cavity
    also known as chest cavity or thorax, which protects the heart and the lungs
  15. Anatomy
    the study of the structures of the body
  16. Caudal
    toward teh lower part of the body
  17. Diaphram
    a muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities