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  1. arthralgia
    Pain in a joint
  2. otalgia
    Pain in the ear
  3. neuralgia
    Pain of nerves
  4. myalgia
    Pain of muscles
  5. rectocele
    Hernia of the rectum
  6. cystocele
    Hernia of the urinary bladder
  7. thoracentesis
    Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the chest (also: thoracentesis)
  8. amniocentesis
    Surgical puncture of the amnion
  9. abdominocentesis
    Surgical puncture of the abdomen
  10. streptococcus
    Berry-shaped (spheroidal) bacterium found in twisted chains
  11. staphylococci
    Berry-shaped (spheroidal) bacteria in clusters
  12. erythrocyte
    Red blood cell
  13. leukocyte
    White blood cell
  14. thrombocyte
    Clotting cell
  15. pleurodynia
    Pain in the chest wall muscles that is aggravated by breathing (literally: pain of the pleura)
  16. laryngectomy
    Removal of the larynx
  17. mastectomy
    Removal of a breast
  18. anemia
    Decrease in erythrocytes or hemoglobin
  19. ischemia
    Holding back of blood from an area of the body
  20. carcinogenesis
    Condition of producing cancer
  21. pathogenesis
    Condition of producing disease
  22. angiogenesis
    Formation of blood vessels
  23. electroencephalogram
    Record of the electricity in the brain
  24. myelogram
    Record (x-ray image) of the spinal cord
  25. mammogram
    Record (x-ray image) of the breast
  26. electroencephalograph
    Instrument for recording the electricity in the brain
  27. electroencephalography
    Process of recording the electricity in the brain
  28. angiography
    Process of recording (x-ray imaging) blood vessels
  29. bronchitis
    Inflammation of the bronchi
  30. tonsillitis
    Inflammation of the tonsils
  31. thrombophlebitis
    Inflammation of a vein with clot formation
  32. ophthalmology
    Study of the eye
  33. morphology
    Study of shape or form
  34. hemolysis
    Destruction of blood (breakdown of red blood cells with release of hemoglobin)
  35. osteomalacia
    Softening of bone
  36. chondromalacia
    Softening of cartilage
  37. acromegaly
    Enlargement of extremities
  38. splenomegaly
    Enlargement of the spleen
  39. myoma
    Tumor (benign) of muscle
  40. myosarcoma
    Tumor (malignant) of muscle, a type of flesh (sarc-) tissue
  41. multiple myeloma
    Tumor of bone marrow
  42. hematoma
    Collection of blood; a bruise
  43. biopsy
    To view life; microscopic examination of living tissue
  44. necropsy
    Autopsy or postmortem examination
  45. necrosis
    Condition of death (of cells)
  46. hydronephrosis
    Abnormal condition of water (found) in the kidney
  47. leukocytosis
    Abnormal condition (slight increase in numbers) of normal white blood cells
  48. cardiomyopathy
    Disease of heart muscle
  49. erythropenia
    Deficiency of red blood cells
  50. neutropenia
    Deficiency in neutrophils
  51. thrombocytopenia
    Deficiency of clotting cells
  52. acrophobia
    Fear of heights
  53. agoraphobia
    Fear of being in open, crowded spaces (marketplace)
  54. achondroplasia
    No (improper) development of cartilage
  55. angioplasty
    Surgical repair of blood vessels
  56. blepharoptosis
    Prolapse, sagging of an eyelid
  57. nephroptosis
    Prolapse of a kidney
  58. arteriosclerosis
    Hardening of arteries
  59. laparoscope
    Instrument to visually examine the abdomen
  60. laparoscopy
    Process of visual examination of the abdomen
  61. metastasis
    Beyond control; spreading of a cancerous tumor
  62. hemostasis
    Stopping the flow of blood (naturally by clotting or artificially by compression)
  63. colostomy
    New opening of the colon (to the outside of the body
  64. tracheostomy
    New opening of the windpipe (to the outside of the body)
  65. hydrotherapy
    Treatment with water
  66. chemotherapy
    Treatment with drugs
  67. radiotherapy
    Treatment with x-rays
  68. laparotomy
    Incision into the abdomen. Often referred to as a "lap," this exploratory procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia
  69. phlebotomy
    Incision of a vein
  70. tracheotomy
    Incision of the trachea
  71. hypertrophy
    Excessive development. (Memory tip: You can earn a trophy for a new stage in development)
  72. atrophy
    No development; wasting away of tissue
  73. radiographer
    One who records x-rays; radiologic technologist, a professional who, under the supervision of a physician, operates radiologic equipment and assists radiologists
  74. leukemia
    Condition of increase in white cells (Malignancy)
  75. pneumonia
    Condition (abnormal) of lungs
  76. nephrologist
    Specialist in the study of the kidney
  77. arteriole
    Small artery
  78. venule
    Small vein
  79. pericardium
    Structure surrounding the heart
  80. mucus
    Sticky secretion from mucous membrane
  81. esophagus
    Muscular tube carrying food from the throat to the stomach
  82. nephropathy
    Disease of the kidney
  83. cardiac
    Pertaining to the heart
  84. peritoneal
    Pertaining to the peritoneum
  85. inguinal
    Pertaining to the groin
  86. pleural
    Pertaining to the pleura
  87. tonsillar
    Pertaining to tonsils
  88. pulmonary
    Pertaining to the lungs
  89. axillary
    Pertaining to the armpit
  90. laryngeal
    Pertaining to the voice box
  91. carcinogenic
    Pertaining to producing cancer
  92. osteogenic
    Pertaining to produced within bone
  93. chronic
    Long-term; over a long period of time
  94. pathologic
    Pertaining to the study of disease
  95. adenoids
    Collections of lymphatic tissue resembling (-oid) glands (aden-) in the throat, near the nose
  96. mucoid
    Resembling mucus
  97. adipose
    Pertaining to fat
  98. mucous membrane
    A lining that secretes mucus
  99. necrotic
    Pertaining to death (of cells)