Intro to Med Term Spelling Test 2
|- An abnormally low concentration of potassium in the blood.||hypokalemia|
| Any of a class of hematological malignancies of bone marrow cells in which immortal clones |
of immature blood cells multiply at the expense of normal blood cells.
|Any disease that affects the heart muscle, diminishing cardiac performance.||cardiomyopathy|
| a condition in which the blood pressure (BP) is higher than 140 mm Hg systolic or 90 |
mm Hg diastolic on three separate readings recorded several weeks apart, i.e. high blood pressure
| - A decrease of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure to below normal, usually lower |
|Abnormal softening of the nails||onychomalacia|
|A disease caused by excessive levels of thyroid hormone in the body||hyperthyroidism|
|An opacity of the lens of the eye caused by protein build up.||cataract|
| Loss of pigmentation in the macular region of the retina that produces central |
visual field loss.
| A chronic disease of the central nervous system, in which there is destruction of |
myelin within several regions of the brain and spinal cord at different times.
|multiple sclerosis -|
| A chronic, progressive, degenerative cognitive disorder characterized by loss of |
short term memory.
|An autoimmune motor disorder marked by muscular fatigue||myasthenia gravis|
| - A type of joint inflammation marked by progressive cartilage deterioration in synovial |
joints and vertebrae.
|- An illness resulting from aging, repetitive injury, or other pathologic causes||degenerative disease|
|- Inflammation of bone and marrow, usually caused by infection||osteomyelitis|