Chapter 2

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  1. Hemophilia
    (hee-moh-FILL-ee-ah)
    a group of hereditary bleeding disorders in hich one of the factors needed to clot the blood is missing
  2. Hypertrophy
    (high-per-troh-fee)
    a general increase in the bulk of a part or organ, not due to tumor formation
  3. hypogastric region
    (high-poh-gas-trick)
    located below the stomach
  4. Idopathic Disease
    (id-ee-oh-path-ick)
    an illness ithout known cause
  5. Mesentery
    (mess-en-terr-ee)
    a fused double layer ofthe parietal peritoneum that attaches parts of the intestine to the interior abdominal wall
  6. Epidemiologist
    (ep-ih-dee-mee-OL-oh-jist)
    specializes in the study of outbreaks of disease within a population group
  7. Peritonitis
    (Pehr-ih-toh-NIGH-tis)
    inflammation of the peritoneum
  8. Proximal
    (PROCK-sih-mal)
    situated nearest the midline or beginning of a body structure
  9. Retroperitoneal
    (ret-roh-pehr-ih-toh-nee-al)
    located behind the peritoneum
  10. Transverse plane
    (trans-VERSE)
    the horizontal plane that divides the whole body into superior and inferior portions
  11. Ventral
    (VEN-tral)
    the front or belly side of the body or organ
  12. Aplasia
    (ah-PLAY-zee-ah)
    the defective development or the congenital absence of an organ or tissue
  13. Homeostasis
    (home-ee-oh-STAY-sis)
    maintaining a constant internal environment
  14. Thoracic Cavity
    (thor-RAS-ick)
    also known as chest cavity or thorax, which protects the heart and the lungs
  15. Anatomy
    (ah-NAT-oh-mee)
    the study of the structures of the body
  16. Caudal
    (KAW-dal)
    toward teh lower part of the body
  17. Diaphram
    a muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities

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