Chapter 3 Review

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Erythrocyte

Red blood cells

Electrocardiogram

A record or tracing of the electrical impluses of the heart

Hemolysis

Destruction of red blood cells that results in liberation of hemoglobin

Abductor

A muscle that draws a body part away from the midline of the body

Dystrophy

Any disease caused by defective nutrition or metabolism

Carcinogensis

The production or orgin of cancer

Megalocyte

A large cell usually restricted to mean an extremely large red blood cell

Cytoscopy

Examination of cells

Albino

An individulal with congenital absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes

Cyanosis

A condition in which deficiency of oxygen results in a slightly bluish slatelike color of the skin

Dyskinesia

Painfull or diffucult movement

Phagocyte

A cell that ingests particulate matter

Lithotrispy

Surgical crushing of a stone

Cephalometry

Measurement of the head

Photophobia

unusual sensitivity of the eyes to light

Pyromania

Abnormal preoccupation with fire

Leukocyte

A white blood cell

Electroencephalograph

An instrument used to record the electrical impulses of the brain

Stupor

The combining form in the term narcotic

Psychogenic

Originating in the mind

Litholysis

Dissolving or destruction of a calculus

Lipoma

A benign tumor composed of fatty tissue

Necrosis

Death of areas of tissue or bone surrounded by healthy tissues

Melanoma

Malignant pigmented tumor

Pyoderma

An inflammatory disease of the skin in which pus is produced

Ophthalmopathy

Any disease of the eye

Narcolepsy

A chronic ailment that consists of recurrent attacks of drowsiness and sleep

Aphonia

Absence or loss of voice

Cryosurgery

Destruction of tissue by application of extream cold temperatures

Hyperthermia

A serious condition in which the body temperature is greatly elevated because of retention of body heat

Mycodermatitis

Inflammation of the skin caused by a fungus

Cancer

Carcinoma

Endotracheal

Inside the trachea

Dermal

Pertaining to the skin

Cryptorchidism

Undescended testicle

Macrocephaly

Enlarged head

Mycology

The study of fungi

Tachycardia

Increased pulse rate

Euthyroid

Normal thyroid function

Contraindication

Any condition that renders some particulat line of treatment improper

Pare-appendicitis

Inflammation of the tissue adjacent to or near the appendix

Bradyphasia

Abnormal slowness of speech

Anticonvulsive

An agent that is used to prevent convulsions

Hypoparathyroidism

Below normal secretion of the parathyroids

Anaerobic

Able to live without oxygen

Transdermal

A type of drug that can be absorbed through the skin surface

Bradyphasia

This word has the predix brady. The prefix does not indicate a location on the body

Xanthosis

Indicates Yellow

Microscope

Micro indicates small

Carcinogen

Cancer-causing substance

Dysphasia

Difficult speech

Electrolysis

Destruction of tissue by electrical current

Diplopia

Double vision

Polydipsia

Excessive thirst

Hemiplegia

Paralysis of one side of the body

Cephalic

Pertaining to the head

Electrocardiogram

Record produced in electrocardiography

Intramucular

Within the muscle

Afebrile

Without fever

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