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the suffix emia means

blood

medical term for expanding or opening wider is

dilate

the abbreviation for urinalysis is

UA

the medical term for groups of cells with the same function

tissue

the medical term for the basic unit of body structure is

cell

the abbreviation for below or low is

hypo

the medical term for the time when menstration begins is

menarche

the medical term for when menstration stops is

menarche

the abbreviation for gastrointestinal is

GI or G.I.

the medical term for an involuntary movement is

reflex

the medical term for paralysis from the waist down is

paraplegia

the medical term for paralysis from the neck down is

quadriplegia

the medical term for by mouth is

po

the abbreviation for dressing is

dsg

the medical term for paralysis on one side of the body is

hemiplegia

the menical term for circular movement around a central point is

rotation

the medical term for turning the palm foreward, as applied to the hand is

supination

the medical term for a decrease in size or a wasting away is

atrophy

the medical term for straighting of the body part is

extension

the abbreviation for postprandial blodd sugar is

PPBS

the medical term for bending a body part away from the body is

abduction

the medical term for bending a body part is

flextion

the medical term for turning the palm backward is

pronation

the medical term for bending backward is

dorsiflextion

the medical term for the abnormal shortening of a muscle is

contracture

the medical term for moving a body part toward the midline of the body is

adduction

the abbreviation for the laboratory is

lab

the abbreviation for discontinue is

d/c

the abbreviation for bedtime for or hour of sleep is

hs

the abbreviation for above or high is

hyper

the abbreviation for hour is

hr or h

the abbreviation for electroencephalogram is

EEG

the abbreviation for papanicolaou smear is

pap smear

the abbreviation for cancer is

Ca

the medical term for loss of appetite is

anorexia

the medical term for tube feeding is

gavage

the medical term for sugar in the urine is

glucosuria

the common term for a decubitus ulcer; a pressure sore is

bedsore

the abbreviation for temperature, pulse, and respiration is

TPR

the abbreviation for at once or immediately is

stat

the abbreviation for preparing the patient for surgery by shaving the skin is

prep

the abbreviation for specimen is

Spec or spec

the medical term for a preparation that makes and controls body odor is

deodorant

the abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation is

CPR

the abbreviation for glucose tolerance test is

GTT

the abbreviation for gallon is

gal

the abbreviation for blood urea nitrogen is

BUN

the abbreviation for orange juice is

OJ or O.J.

the abbreviation the intensive care unit is

ICU or I.C.U.

the abbreviation for operating room is

OR or O.R.

the abbreviation for ounce is

oz

the word element itis means

inflammation

the word element hema, hemo means

blood

the word element hyster means

uterus

the word element mast means

breast

the word element gastro means

stomach

the word element myo means

muscle

the word element otomy means

incision, surgical cutting

the word element oma means

tumor

the word element phlebo means

vein

the word element pneumo means

air, lungs

the word element adeno means

gland

the word element algia, algesia means

pain

the word element cardio means

heart

the word element cranio means

skull

the word element ectomy means

surgical removal

the word element emesis means

vomiting

the word element cise means

cut

the word element centesis means

puncture

the word element renal means

kidney

the word element post means

after

the word element osis means

condition of

the word element rhino means

nose

the word element stomato means

mouth or the ostium uteri

the word element super means

above

the abbreviation for toxic shock syndrome is

TSS

Erythema refers to

red skin

the opposite of deep is

superficial

high blood pressure is referred to as

hypertension

Neoplasm refers to

new growth

the abbreviation for chief complete is

CC

the abbreviation for grain is

gr

the abbreviation carb means

carbohydrate

the abbreviation for water is

aq

the abbreviation for gynecology is

gyn

removal of synovial fluid from a joint is called

arthrocentesis

a condition seen in infancy due to a defiency in Vitaman D characterized by softening of the bone is called

rickets

Abnormal S-shaped lateral curvature of the spine is called

scoliosis

what is the name of the stucture in the heart which distributes the electrical implulse to the ventricles

purkinje fibers

the temperature taken at the armpit is the

auxillary temperature

what is a break in a bone without penetration of the skin surface over the fracture site called

closed fracture

inflammation of the liver is called

hepatitis

inflammation if the eyelid is called

blepharitis

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