Vocabulary Chapter 31

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bruit

Abnormal sound or murmur heard on ausculation of an organ, vessel, or gland

clubbing

Abnormal enlargement of the fingertips; usually seen with advanced heart and lung disease.

colonoscopy

examination of the large intestine with fiber optic scope.

electrocardiogram

a graphic record of electrical conduction through the heart

emphysema

pathologic accumulation of air in the tissue or organs; in the lungs the bronchioles become plugged with mucus and lose elasticity.

gait

the manner or style of walking.

hematopoiesis

formation and developement of blood cells in the bone marrow.

intercellular

between cells

manipulation

moving or exercising a body part via an externally applied force.

mastication

chewing

murmur

abnormal sound heard when auscultating the heart that may or may not have a pathologic origin.

nodules

small lumps, lesions, or swelling felt when palpating the skin.

peristalsis

rhythmic contractions of involuntary muscle lining the gastrointestinal tract.

transillumination

inspection of a cavity or organ by passing light through the walls.

trauma

physical injury or wound caused by an external force or violence.

vascoconstriction

contraction of the muscle lining blood vessels that result in decreased lumen size.

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