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Medical Terminology
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Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology
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  1. Centesis
    Surgical Punture
  2. Clasis
    To break; Surgical Fracture
  3. Desis
    Binding; Fixation (of a bone or joint)
  4. Ectomy
    Excision, removal
  5. Lysis
    Seperation, destruction, loosening
  6. Pexy
    Fixation (of an organ)
  7. Plasty
    Surgical repai
  8. Rrhaphy
  9. Stomy
    Forming an opening
  10. Tome
    Instrument to cut
  11. Tomy
  12. Tripsy
  13. Gram
    Record, writing
  14. Graph
    Intrument for recording
  15. Meter
    Instrument for measuring
  16. Metry
    Act of measuring
  17. Scope
    Intrument for examining
  18. Scopy
    Visual examination
  19. Algia
  20. Dynia
  21. Cele
    Hernia, swelling
  22. Ectasis
    Dilation, expansion
  23. Edema
  24. Emesis
  25. Emia
    Blood condition
  26. Gen
    Forming, producing, origin (carcinogen)
  27. Genesis
    Forming, producing, origin
  28. Iasis
    Abnormal condition
  29. Itis
  30. Lith
    Stone, calculus
  31. Malacia
  32. Megaly
  33. Oma
  34. Osis
    Abnormal condition; Used primarily with blood cells
  35. Pathy
  36. Penia
    Decrease, deficiency
  37. Phagia
    Eating, swallowing
  38. Phobia
  39. Plasia
    Formation, growth
  40. Plasm
    Formation, growth
  41. Plegia
  42. Ptosis
    Prolapse, downward displacement
  43. Rrhage
    Bursting forth of
  44. Rrhagia
    Bursting forth of
  45. Rrhea
    Discharge, flow
  46. Rrhexis
  47. Sclerosis
    Abnormal condition of hardening
  48. Spasm
    Involuntary contraction, twitching
  49. Stenosis
    Narrowing, stricture
  50. Toxic
  51. Trophy
    Nourishment, development
  52. ac, al, ar, ary, eal, ic, ile, ior, ical, tic, ous
    Pertaining to
  53. esis, ia, ism
  54. iatry
    Medicine, treatment
  55. ician, ist
  56. y
    Condition, Process
  57. icle, ole, ule
    Small, Minute
  58. Pre, Pro
  59. Peri
  60. Post
  61. Epi
    Above, upon
  62. Hypo
    Under, below, deficient
  63. Infra
    Under, below
  64. Sub
  65. Inter
  66. Post
    After, behind
  67. Retro
    Backward, behind
  68. Bi
  69. Dipl, diplo
  70. Hemi
    One half
  71. Hyper
    Excessive, above normal
  72. Macro
  73. Micro
  74. Mono, uni
  75. Multi, poly
    Many, much
  76. Primi
  77. Quadri
  78. Tri
  79. Ab
    From, away from
  80. Ad
  81. Circum, peri
  82. Dia, trans
    Through, across
  83. Ecto, exo, extra
    Outside, outward
  84. Endo, intra
    In, within
  85. Para
    Near, beside, superior
  86. Super
    Upper, above
  87. Supra
    Above, excessive, superior
  88. Ultra
    Excess, beyond
  89. a, an
    Without, not
  90. Anti, contra
  91. Brady
  92. dys
    Bad, painful, difficult
  93. eu
    Good, normal
  94. Hetero
  95. Homo, homeo
  96. Mal
  97. Pan
  98. Pseudo
  99. Syn
    Union, together, joined
  100. Tachy
  101. Chromatin
    Structural components of the nucleus, composed of nucleic acid and proteins. Chromatin condenses to form chromosomes during cell division.
  102. Chromosome
    Threadlike structure within nucleus composed of DNA, each egg and each sperm has 23 unpaired chromosomes.
  103. Cytoplasm
    Jellylike substance within nucleus composed of proteins, salts, water, disolved gasses, and nutrients. All cellular structures are embedded in cytoplasm.
  104. Diaphragm
    Muscular wall dividing the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity.
  105. Metabolism
    Sum of all physical and chemical changes that take place in a cell/organism.
  106. Abduction
    Movement away from the midsgittal plane of the body.
  107. Medial
    Pertaining to the midline of the body.
  108. Lateral
    Pertaining to a side.
  109. Superior (cephalad)
    Toward the head or upper portion of the structure.
  110. Inferior (caudal)
    Away from the head or toward the tail or lower part of a structure.
  111. Proximal
    Nearer to the center (trunk of the body) or to the point of attachment to the body.
  112. Distal
    Further from the center or from the point of attachment.
  113. Anterior (ventral)
    Front of the body.
  114. Posterior (dorsal)
    Back of the body.
  115. Perietal
    Pertaining to the outer wal of the body cavity.
  116. Visceral
    Pertaining to the internal organs, especially the abdominal organs.
  117. Prone
    Laying on the abdomen, face down.
  118. Supine
    Laying on the back, face up.
  119. Inversion
    Turning inward or inside out.
  120. Eversion
    Turining outward.
  121. Palmar
    Pertaining to the palm of the hand.
  122. Plantar
    Pertaining to the sole of the foot.
  123. Superficial
    Toward the surface of the body (external).
  124. Deep
    Awary from the surface of the body (internal).
  125. Cyt/o
  126. Hist/o
  127. Kary/o
  128. Anter/o
    Anterior, front
  129. Caud/o
  130. Crani/o
    Cranium (skull)
  131. Dist/o
    Far, farthest
  132. Dors/o
    Back of body
  133. Infer/o
    Lower, below
  134. Later/o
  135. Medi/o
  136. Poster/o
    Back, behind
  137. Proxim/o
    Near, nearest
  138. Ventr/o
  139. Abdomin/o
  140. Cervic/o
    Neck; cervix uteri (neck of uterus)
  141. Gastr/o
  142. Ili/o
    Ilium (lateral, flaring portion of hipbone)
  143. Inguin/o
  144. Lumb/o
    Loins (lower back)
  145. Pelv/i, Pelv/o
  146. Spin/o
  147. Thorac/o
  148. Umbilic/o
    Umbilicus, navel
  149. Albin/o, leuk/o
  150. Clor/o
  151. Chromo/o
  152. Cirrh/o, Jaund/o, xanth/o
  153. Cyan/o
  154. Erythr/o
  155. Melan/o
  156. Poli/o
  157. Acr/o
  158. Eti/o
  159. Idi/o
    Unknown, Peculiar
  160. Morph/o
    Form, shape, structure
  161. Path/o
  162. Radi/o
    Radiation, x-ray
  163. Somat/o
  164. Son/o
  165. Viscer/o
    Internal organs
  166. Xer/o
  167. -genesis
    Forming, producing, origin
  168. -gnosis
  169. -gram
    Record, writing
  170. -graph
    Intrument for recording
  171. -graphy
    Process of recording
  172. -logist
    Specialist in the study of
  173. -logy
    Study of
  174. -meter
    Instrument for measuring
  175. -pathy
  176. Ab-
    From, away from
  177. Ad-
  178. Hetero-
  179. Homeo-
    Same, alike
  180. Infra-
    Below, under
  181. Peri-
  182. Ultra-
    Excess, beyond
  183. Signs
    Objective indicators that are observable.
  184. Symptoms
    Subjective and only experienced by the patient.
  185. Clinical findings
    Results of radiological, laboratory, and other medical procedures performed on the patient.
  186. Etiology
    Study of the cause or origin of a disease. Some possible causes of disease include: metabolic (diabetes), infectious (measles, mumps), congenital (cleft lip), hereditary (hemophilia), environmental (burns or trauma), neoplastic (cancer).
  187. Adhesion
    Abnormal fibrous band that holds or binds together tissues that are normally seperated.
  188. Analyte
    Substance analyzed or tested, generally by means of laboratory methods.
  189. Contrast medium
    Substance injected into the body, introduced via catheter, or swallowed to facilitate radiographic images of internal structures that otherwise are difficult to visualize on x-ray.
  190. Dihescence
    Bursting open of a wound, expecially a surgical abdominal wound.
  191. Febrile
    Feverish, pertaining to a fever
  192. Morbid
    Diseased, pertaining to a disease.
  193. Nuclear medicine
    Use of radioactive substances.
  194. Radiology
    Use of electromagnetic radiation, ultrasound and imaging techniques.
  195. Radionuclides
    Subastances that emit radiation spontaneously; also called tracers.
  196. Radiopharmaceutical
    Radionuclide attached to a protein, sugar, or other substance used to visualize an organ or area of body that will be scanned.
  197. Scan
    Term used to describe a computerized image by modality or by structure.
  198. Sepsis
    Pathological state, usually febrile, resulting from the presence of microorganisms in the bloodstream.
  199. Suppurative
    Producing or associated with generation of pus.
  200. Endoscopy
    Visual examination of a body cavity or canal using a specialized lighted instrument called an endoscope.
  201. Laparoscopy
    Visual examination of the organs of the pelvis and abdomen through very small incisions in the abdominal wall.
  202. Thorascopy
    Examination of the lungs, pleura, and pleural space with a scope inserted through a small incision between ribs.
  203. Complete blood count (CBC)
    Commom blood test that enumerates RBCs, WBCs, and platelets; measures hemoglobin; estimates red cell volume; and sorts WBCs into 5 subtypes.
  204. Urinalysis
    Commom urine screening test that evaluates the physical, chemical, and microscopic properties of urine.
  205. Biopsy
    Representative tissue sample removed from a body site for microscopic examinations, usually to establish a diagnosis.
  206. Ablation
    Removal of a part, pathway, or function by surgery, chemical destruction, electrocautery, freezing, or radio frequency
  207. Anastomosis
    Joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another.
  208. Cauterize
    Destroy tissue by electricity, freezing, heat, or corrosive chemicals.
  209. Curettage
    Scraping of a body cavity with a spoon shaped instrument called a curette.
  210. Incision and drainage (I & D)
    Incision made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a wound or cavity.
  211. Radical dissection
    Surgical removal of tissue in an extensive area surrounding the surgical site in an attempt to excise all tissue that may be malignant and decrease the chance of recurrence.
  212. Resection
    Partial excision of a bone, organ, or other structure.
  213. Abb. - ant
  214. Abb. - AP
  215. Abb. - Bx, bx
  216. Abb. - Dx
  217. Abb. - LAT, lat
  218. Abb. - LLQ
    Abb. - LUQ
    • Left lower quadrant
    • Left upper quadrant
  219. Abb. - post
  220. Abb. - RLQ
    Abb. - RUQ
    • Right lower quadrant
    • Right upper quadrant
  221. Abb. - Sx
  222. Abb. - Tx
  223. Abb. - UA
  224. Abb. - U & L, U/L
    Upper and lower
  225. Abb. - US
  226. Androgen
    Genetic term for an agent (usually a hormone) that stimulates development of male characteristics.
  227. Ductule
    Very small duct
  228. Adip/o, lip/o, steat/o
  229. Cutane/o, dermat/o, derm/o
  230. Hidr/o, sudor/o
  231. Ichthy/o
    Dry, scaly
  232. Kerat/o
    Horny tissue, hard, cornea
  233. Melan/o
  234. Myc/o
  235. Onych/o, ungu/o
  236. Pil/o, trich/o
  237. Scler/o
  238. Seb/o
    Sebum, sebaceous
  239. Squam/o
  240. Xen/o
    Foreigh, strange
  241. Xer/o
  242. -cyte
  243. -derma
  244. An-
  245. Dia-
    Through, across
  246. Epi-
    Above, upon
  247. Hyper-
    Excessive, above normal
  248. Sub-
    Under, below
  249. Alopecia
    Partial or complete loss of hair resulting from normal aging, an endocrine disorder, a drug reaction, anticancer medication, or a skin disease; commonly called baldness.
  250. Abscess
    Localized collection of pus at the site of an infection.
  251. Cellulitis
    Diffuse (widespread), acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
  252. Dermatomycosis
    Infection of the skin caused by fungi.
  253. Ecchymosis
    A bruise
  254. Eczema
    chronic skin inflammation characterized by erythema, papules, vesicles, pustules, scales, crusts, scabs, and, possibly itching.
  255. Erythema
    Redness of the skin caused by swelling of the capillaries.
  256. Eschar
    Damaged tissue following a severe burn.
  257. Impetigo
    Bacterial skin infection characterized by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture.
  258. Keratosis
    Thickened area of epidermis or any horny gorwth on the skin (such as a callus or wart).
  259. Lentigo
    Small brown macules, especially on the face and arms, brought on by sun exposure, usually in a middle-aged or older person.
  260. Pallor
    Unnatural paleness or absence of color in the skin.
  261. Pediculosis
    Infestation with lice
  262. Petechia
    Minute, pinpoint hemorrhage under the skin
  263. Pressure ulcer
    Skin ulceration caused by prolonged pressure from lying in one position that prevents blood flow to the tissues, usually in bedridden patients; also know as decubitus ulcer (bed sore).
  264. Oryrutys
    Intense itching
  265. Psoriasis
    Chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery, adherent scales caused by excessive development of the basal layer of the epidermis.
  266. Purpura
    Any of several bleeding disorders characterized by hemorrhage into the tissues, particularly beneath the skin or mucous membranes, producing ecchymoses or petechiae.
  267. Tinea
    Fungal infection
  268. Urticaria
    Allergic reaction of the skin characterized by the eruption of pale red, elevated patched called wheals or hives.
  269. Verruca
    Epidermal growth caused by a virus; also known as warts.
  270. Vitiligo
    Localed loss of skin pigmentation characterized by milk-white patches.
  271. Debridement
    Removal of necrotized tissue from a wound by surgical excision, enzymes, or chemical agents.
  272. Antihistamines
    Inhibit allergic reactions of inflammation, redness, and itching caused by the release of histamine. (Block histamines from binding with histamine receptor sites in tissues. Histamines cause sneezing, running nose, itchiness, and rashes.)
  273. Antiseptics
    Topically applied agents that inhibit growth of bacteria, thus preventing infections in cuts, scratches, and surgical incisions.
  274. Corticosteroids
    Decrease inflammation and itching by suppressing the immune system's inflammatory response to tissue damage.
  275. Abb - IMP
    Impression (synonymous with diagnosis)
  276. Abb - ung
  277. Bilirubin
    Orange-colored or yellowish pigment in bile. Bilirubin is formed principally by the breakdown of hemoglobin in red blook cells after termination of their normal lifespan.
  278. Bolus
    Mass of masticated food ready to be swallowed.
  279. Exocrine
    Denotes a gland that secretes its products through excretory ducts to the surface of an organ or tissue or into a vessel.
  280. Sphincter
    Cricular band of muscle fibers that constrict a passage or closes a natural opening of the body.
  281. Or/o, stomat/o
  282. Gloss/o, lingu/o
  283. Bucc/o
  284. Cheil/o, labi/o
  285. Dent/o, odont/o
  286. Gingiv/o
  287. Sial/o
  288. Gastr/o
  289. Pylor/o
    Pylorus (sphincter of the stomach)
  290. Duoden/o
    Duodenum (first part of the small intestine)
  291. Enter/o
    Intestine (usually small intestine)
  292. Jejun/o
    Jejunum (second part of the small intestine)
  293. Ile/o
    Ileum (third part of the small intestine)
  294. Append/o
  295. Col/o
  296. Sigmoid/o
    Sigmoid colon
  297. Rect/o
  298. Proct/o
    Anus, rectum
  299. An/o
  300. Hepat/o
  301. Cholangi/o
    Bile vessel
  302. Chol/e
    Bile, gall
  303. Cholecyst/o
  304. -iasis
    Abnormal condition
  305. -megaly
  306. -orexia
  307. -pepsia
  308. -phagia
    Swallowing, eating
  309. -Prandial
  310. Dia-
    Through, across
  311. Ascites
    Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen.
  312. Borborygmus
    Rumbling or gurgling noises that are audible at a distance and caused by passage of gas through the liquid contents of the intestine.
  313. Cachexia
    Physical wasting that includes loss of weight and muscle mass; commonly associated with AIDS and cancer.
  314. Cholelithiasis
    Presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or common bile duct.
  315. Cirrhosis
    Scarring and dysfunction of the liver caused by chronic liver disease.
  316. Colic
    Spasm in any hollow or tubular soft organ especially in the colon, accompanied by pain.
  317. Crohn disease
    Chronic inflammation, usually of the ileum, but possible affecting any portion of the intestinal tract; also called regional eneteritis.
  318. Deglutition
    Act of swallowing
  319. Dysentery
    Inflammation of the intestine, especially the colon, that may be caused by ingesting water or food containing chemical irritants, bacteria, protozoa, or parasites, which results in bloddy diarrhea.
  320. Dyspepsia
    Epigastric disconfort felt after eating; also called indigestion
  321. Dysphagia
    Inability or difficulty in swallowing; also called aphagia
  322. Eructation
    Producing gas from the stomach, usually with a characteristic cound; also called belching
  323. Hematemesis
    Vomiting of blood from bleeding in the stomach or esophagus
  324. Melena
    Passage of dark colored, tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by intestinal juices.
  325. Obstipation
    Sever constipation; may be caused by an intestinal obstruction
  326. Oral leukoplakia
    Formation of white spots or patches on the mucous membrane of the tongue, lips,, or cheek caused primarily by irritation.
  327. Steatorrhea
    Passage of fat in large amounts in the feces due to failure to digest and absorb it.
  328. Serum bilirubin
    Measurement of the level of bilirubin in the blood.
  329. Abb. - a.c.
    Before meals
  330. b.i.d.
    Twice a day
  331. hs
    Half strength
  332. h.s.
    At bedtime
  333. pc, p.c.
    After meals
  334. qAM
    Every morning
  335. Cilia
    Any hairlike structure
  336. Diffuse
    Moving or spreading out of a substance at random, rather than by chemical reaction or application of external forces.
  337. Septum
    Wall dividing two cavities
  338. Serous membrane
    Thin layer of tissue that covers internal body cavities, the cells of which secrete a fluid that keeps the membrane moist
  339. Nas/o, rhin/o
  340. Pneum/o, pneumon/o
    Air; lung
  341. Pulmon/o
  342. Atel/o
    Incomplete; imperfect
  343. Orth/o
  344. Pector/o, steth/o
  345. Spir/o
  346. -capnia
    Carbon dioxide
  347. -osmia
  348. -phonia
  349. -pnea
  350. -ptysis
  351. -thorax
  352. Brady-
  353. Dys-
    Bad, painful, difficult
  354. Eu-
    Good, normal
  355. Tachy-
  356. Asphyxia
    Condition caused by insufficient intake of oxygen.
  357. Atelectasis
    Collapsed or airless state of the lung, which may be acute or chronic and affect all or part of a lung.
  358. Compliance
    Ease with which lunch tissue can be stretched
  359. Coryza
    head cold; upper respiratory infection (URI)
  360. Epistaxis
    Nosebleed; nasal hemorrhage
  361. Hypoxemia
    Deficiency of oxygen in the blood
  362. Hypoxia
    Deficiency of oxygen in tissues
  363. Rhonchus
    Abnormal breath sound heard on auscultation
  364. Stridor
    High pitched, harsh, adventitious breath sound caused by a spasm or swelling of the larynx or an obstruction in the upper airway.
  365. Arterial blood gas (ABG)
    Test that measures partial pressure of oxygen, carbon diaoxide, pH, and bicarbonate level of an arterial blood sample. (ABG analysis evaluates pulmonary gas exchange and helps guide treatment of acid-base imbalances.)
  366. Antitussives
    Relieve or suppress coughing by blocking the cough reflex in the medulla of the brain. Antitussives alleviate nonproductive dry coughs and should not be used with productive coughs.
  367. Abb. - CXR
    Chest x-ray
  368. Abb. - Hb, Hgb
  369. Abb. - Hx
  370. Abb. - RD
    Respiratory distress
  371. Abb - SOB
    Shortness of breath
  372. Abb. - TPR
    Temperature, pulse, and respiration
  373. Angi/o, vascul/o
    Vessel (usually blood or lymph)
  374. Ather/o
    Fatty plaque
  375. Hemangi/o
    Blood vessel
  376. Phleb/o, ven/o
  377. Scler/o
    Hardening; sclera (white of the eyes)
  378. Sphygm/o
  379. Sten/o
    Narrowing, stricture
  380. Throm/o
    Blood clot
  381. Aneurysm
    Localized abnormal dilation of a vessel, usually an artery.
  382. Arrest
    Condition of being stopped or bringing to a stop
  383. Arrhythmia
    Inability of the heart to maintain a normal sinus rhythm, possible including a rapid or slow beat or "skipping" a beat; also called dysrhythmia.
  384. Bruit
    Soft blowing sound heard on auscultation, possibly due to vibrations associated with the movement of blood, vavular action, or both; also called murmur.
  385. Coarctation
    Narrowing of a vessel, espcially the aorta
  386. Ejection fraction (EF)
    Calculation of how much blood a ventricle can eject with one contraction. The left ventricular EF averages 50-70% in healthy hearts but can be markedly reduced if part of the heart muscle dies, as evident after and MI or in cardiomyopathy or valvular heart disease.
  387. Fibrillation
    Quivering or spontaneous muscle contractions, especially of the heart, causing ineffectual contractions. FIbrillation is commonly corrected with a defibrillator.
  388. Hemostatis
    Arrest of bleeding or circulation
  389. Hyper lipidemia
    Excessive amounts of lipids (cholesterol, phospholipids, and triglycerides) in the blood.
  390. Infarct
    Area of tissue that undergoes necrosis following cessation of blook supply.
  391. Ischemia
    Local and temporary deficiency of blood supply due to circulatory obsruction.
  392. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP)
    Common and occasionally serious condition in which the leaflets of the mitral valve prolapse into the left atrium during systole causing a characteristic murmur hear on auscultation.
  393. Perfusion
    Circulation of blood through tissues or the passage of fluids through vessels of an organ.
  394. Cardioversion
    Procedure to restore normal rhythm of the heart by applying a controlled electrical shock to the exterior of the chest.
  395. Angioplasty
    Procedure that alters a vessel through surgery or dilation of the vessel using a balloon catheter.
  396. Antibody
    Protective proteing produced by B lymphocytes in response to presence of a foreign subantance called an antigen.
  397. Antigen
    Substance recognized as harmful to the host and stimulates formation of antibodies in an immunocompetent individual.
  398. Bile pigments
    Substances derived from the breakdown of hemoglobin, produced by the liver, and excreted in the form of bile.
  399. Cytokines
    Chemical substances produced by certain cells that initiate, inhibit, increase, or decrease activity in other cells. Cytokines are important chemical communicators in the immune response, regulating many activities associate with immunity and inflammation.
  400. Extracellular fluid
    All body fluids outside cells, including interstition fluid, plasma, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid.
  401. Natura killer cells (NK cells)
    Specialized lymphocytes that kill abnormal cells by releaseing chemicals that destroy the cell membrance causing its intercellular fluid to leak out. (NK cells destroy virally infected cells and tumor cells).
  402. Aden/0
  403. Agglutin/o
    Clumping, gluing
  404. Bas/o
    Base (alkaline)
  405. Blast/o
    Embryonic cell
  406. Morph.o
    Form, shape, structure
  407. Myel/o
    Bone marrow; spinal cord
  408. Plas/o
    Formation, growth
  409. Poikil/o
    Varied, irregular
  410. Reticul/o
    Net, mesh
  411. -globin
  412. -graft
  413. -phil
    Attraction for
  414. -phoresis
    Carrying, transmission
  415. -phylaxis
  416. -poiesis
    Formation, production
  417. -stasis
    Standing still
  418. Aniso-
    Unequal, dissimilar
  419. Anisocytosis
    Condition of marked variation in the size of erythrocytes when observed on a blood smear.
  420. Hematoma
    Localized accumulation of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space, or tissue due to a break in or severing of a blood vessel.
  421. Hemolysis
    Destruction of RBCs with a release of hemoglobin that diffuses into the surrounding fluid.
  422. Septicemia
    Serious, life threatening bloodstream infection that may arise from other infections throughout the body. Septicemia is characterized by chills, fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, confusion, hypotension, and ecchymoses.
  423. Differential count (diff)
    Test that enumerates the distrubution of WBCs in a stained blood smear by counting the different kinds of WBCs and reporting each as a percentage of the total examined.
  424. Hemoglobin (Hbg) value
    Measurement of the amount of hemoglobin found in a whole blood sample. Hgb values decrease in anemia and increase in dehydration, plyycythemia vera, and thrombocytopenia purpura.
  425. Hematocrit (Hct)
    Measurement of the percentage of RBCs in a whole blood sample.
  426. Aspiration
    Drawing in or out by suction