**having rapid onset, severe symptoms, and a short course; not chronic
a reduction in the mass of circulating RBCs
localized abnormal dilatation of a blood vessel, usually an artery, due to a congenital defect of weakness in the wall of the vessel.
** a drug that relieves pain (aspirin)
Not recurrent or progressive; nonmalignant
Pertaining to. affecting, or relating to two sides.
a tissue sample removed from the body for microscopic examination, usually to establish a diagnosis
** can be obtained surgically or by aspiration
**it is usually composed of mineral salts
**Stones can occur in the gallbladder, kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra
a physician specializing in treatment of heart disease
the sodium-rich, potassium-poor tissue fluid of the brain and spinal cord, which supplies nutrients and removes waste products;
**also a watery cushion that absorbs mechanical shock to the central nervous system
removal of the gallbladder by laparoscopic or abdominal surgery.
A chronic liver disease characterized pathologically by liver scarring with loss of normal hepatic architecture and areas of ineffective regeneration
inflammation of the conjunctiva. Treatment is directed against the specific cause
incision through the cranium to gain access to the brain during neurosurgical procedures
the removal of heat (ex. use of ice compresses) from a body part to decrease cellular metabolism, improve cellular survival, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and muscle spasm, and promote vasoconstriction
An instrument for interior examination of bladder and ureter
**it is introduced through the urethra into the bladder
An agent that increases urine output.
**used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure, and edema
difficulty and painful urinating
a mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel and brought there by the blood or lymph.
the scientific study of hormones and of the glands that secrete them
inflammation of the intestines, particularly of the mucosa and submucosa of the small intestine
Aggravation of symptoms or increase in the severity of a disease
area of medical specialization concerned with providing or supervising the medical care of all members of the family
An abnormal tubelike passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity
an injury upon assessment that is painful, swollen and deformed
** a break of a bone
A rigid endoscope for inspecting the stomach's interior.
** flexible, fiberoptic endoscopes
The branch of health care concerned with the care of the aged, including physiological, pathological, psychological, economic, and sociological problems
the iron-containing pigment of red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues
BP is higher than 140mmHg systolic and higher than 90 mm Hg diastolic
a decrease in systolic and diastolic BP below normal
A cut made with a knife, electrosurgical unit. or laser for surgical purposes
A hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas that controls the metabolism and cellular uptake of sugars, proteins, and fats
** controls diabetes melitus
a temporary deficiency of blood flow to an organ or tissue
a yellowing of the skin
the system that includes all the lymph vessels that collect tissue fluid and return it to the blood, lymph nodes, and nodules, the spleen and the thymus
growing worse; resisting treatment, said of cancerous growths
pertaining to the breast
** three membranes covering the spinal cord and brain.
the monthly flow of bloody fluid from the endometrium
movement of bacteria or body cells from one part of the body to another.
** change in location of a disease or of its manifestations or transfers from one organ or part to another not directly connected
pertaining to muscles
an unpleasant queasy or wavelike sensation in the back of the throat, epigastrium, or abdomen that may or may no lead to the urge or need to vomit
relating to or descriptive of death of a portion of tissue
concerning the eye or vision
** or the eyepiece of a microscope
the branch of medicine dealing with tumors
loss of sensation
**loss of purposeful movement usually as a result of neurological disease, strokes, spinal cord injuries, drugs or toxins
the care of children and the treatment of their diseases
inflammation of the vein
a round or oval disk, 2 to 4 um in diameter found in the blood of vertebrates
occurring after childbirth
a physician who specializes in the study, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders
a lessening in severity or an abatement of symptoms.
**the period during which symptoms abate
**the period when no evidence of underlying disease exists
Partial excision of a bone or other structure
relating to the sacrum
A clinical syndrome marked by inadequate perfusion and oxygenation of cells, tissues, and organs, usually as a result of marginal or markedly lowered BP
Abnormally rapid respiration
Affecting or occurring on only one side
Causing relaxation of blood vessels.
** a nerve or drug that dilates blood vessels
pertaining to viscera
a break in the continuity of body structures caused by violence, trauma, or surgery to tissues