Medical Terminology A-C

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Afebrile

Without a fever

Aneurysm

Widening of a blood vessel that results in the formation of a blood sac. Caused by pressure on the weakened surrounding tissues

Angina

Sever, constricting chest pain that is a result of heart not receiving enough blood

Arrhythmia

Abnormal, irregular heart beat

Ascites

Accumulation of serious fluid in the abdominal cavity

Atelectasis

Partial or total collapse of the lung

Bradycardia

Slowed heart beat

Bronchitis

Inflammation of the bronchi

Cachectic

State of ill appearance and malnutrition

Cardiomegaly

Enlarged heart

Cellulitis

Inflammation/Infection of skin

Cerumen

Ear Wax

Cervical

Pertaining to the neck or cervix of the uterus

Cholelithiasis

Gallstones

Conjunctiva

Membrane lining of the eyelids and covering of the eyeball

Contusion

mechanical injury that results in hemorrhages beneath the skin

Costochondritis

Inflammation of the costal cartilage

Crepitus

Crackling or grating sound that is usually heard in the bones

Cyanosis

When the skin turns purple or dark blue

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