MOD B UNIT 4 VOCAB

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MOD B UNIT 4 VOCAB
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  1. -plasia
    Development, formation
  2. Group of disorders characterized as an inherited progressive atrophy of skeletal muscle without neural involvement?
    Muscular dystrophy
  3. Oste/o
    Bone
  4. -malacia
    Softening
  5. Softening of bone caused by loss of minerals from the bony matrix as a result of vitamin D deficiency?
    Osteomalacia
  6. Myel/o
    Bone marrow
  7. Infection of the bone and bone marrow?
    Osteomyelitis
  8. Loss of bone mass, which results in the bones being fragile and at risk for farctures? (Osteopenia refers to a less severe bone mass loss).
    Osteoporosis
  9. Compression injury that manifests itself as fluctuating pain, numbness, and paresthesias of the hand cause by compression of the median nerve at the wrist?
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  10. Arthr/o
    Joint
  11. Inflammatory joint disease believed to be autoimmune in nature; occurs in a much younger popluation?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  12. Lumbago?
    Back pain
  13. Spondyl/o
    Vertebra
  14. Abnormal condition of narrowing of the spinal canal with attendant pain, sometimes caused by osteoarthritis or spondylolisthesis?
    Spinal stenosis
  15. -listhesis
    Slipping
  16. Chondr/o
    Cartilage
  17. Visual examination of a joint, accomplished by use of an arthroscope?
    Arthroscopy
  18. Procedure that records the electrical activity of muscles?
    Electromyography (EMG)
  19. -centesis
    Surgical puncture
  20. Surgical puncture of a joint to remove fluid?
    Arthrocentesis
  21. -desis
    Binding
  22. Anti-
    Against
  23. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  24. SL
    Sublingual
  25. Celebrex: Brand, Generic, or Scientific?
    Brand

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