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medical terminology

Leukopenia

an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count

an infart

area of dead myocardial tissue

lithiasis

abnormal condition of stones

menarche

beginning of menstruation

orthopnea

DIFFICULT BREATHING EXCEPT IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION

gynecomastia

Abnormal development of breast tissue in males

rhinorrhea

drainage from the nose

cephalo

head

onych-

fingernail, toenail

hidradenitis

Inflammation of a sweat gland

adipose tissue

collection of fat cells

exo-

out, outside of, outward

dysmenorrhea

painful menstruation

phagia

eating, swallowing

arthralgia

Joint pain.

aphagia

inability to swallow

-tomy

incision, cutting into

Thoraces

plural term of chest

"subq"

subcutaneously (through the skin, into the fatty tissue) area between dermis and muscle

OS

the left eye

pc

after meals

K

Potassium

Fe

chemical symbol for iron

tympanoplasty

surgical repair/reconstruction of eardrum

Colporrhaphy

repair of the vagina

hysteropexy

surgical fixation of the uterus in a suspended psoition

pyloromyotomy

To cut into the pylorus muscle (located at the bottom of the stomach) Gastrointestinal system

Mastopexy

plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts (to the chest wall)

meatotomy

incision made to enlarge the opening of the external urethra

Korotkoff

sounds made when determining the blood pressure

proctosigmoidoscopy

examination of the distal sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus.
Nonsterile procedure

procedure in which synovial fluid is removed for analysis

Arthrocentesis

procedure indicated when abnormal growth identified on barium enema x-ray study

colonoscopy

echoencephalography

ultrasound of the brain

Physician specialty diseases of the Liver

Hepatologist

Orthopedics

branch of medicine dealing with the muscular and skeletal systems and their problems

encephalitis is treated by this specialist

Neurologist

cystoscope

instrument for examining the bladder by an Urology specialist

Patient who has hypergonadism, prolactinoma, and hirsutism should be referred to an

Endocrinologist

Polydipsia, polyuria, good appetite and weight loss, blurred vsion are symptoms of

Diabetes

dysphonia

hoarseness, voice impairment. Laryngitis

retinoblastoma

Malignant tumor of the eye, known to be hereditary, arising from the germ cell of the retina

diplococci

round Bacteria that grow in pairs, and can cause pneumonia are

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