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Endosteum

Membrane lining the marrow cavity of a bone

Periosteum

Membrane that surrounds bone except at the articulating surfaces

Arthritis

Inflammation of a joint usually a companied by pain and frequently changes in structure

Osteoporosis

Decrease in bone mass with formation of pores or spaces in normally mineralized bone tissue

Osteomyelitis

Inflammation of bone and bone marrow caused by a bacterial infection

Laminectomy

Removal of a piece of backbone (lamina) to relieve pressure on nerves from a herniating disk

Arthroscopy

Process of visual examination of a joint

Dystrophy

Progressive weakening of a body part, such as a muscle

Myalgia

Pain in a muscle or muscles

Polymyositis

A relatively uncommon inflammatory disease of skeletal muscles

DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

DM

diabetic mellitus

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

NIDDM

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

DNR

do not resuscitate

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