Medical Terminology Unit 1 Glossary

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acrodermatitis

inflammation of the skin extremities

acromegaly

enlarged extremities

acroparalysis

paralysis of the extremities

anemia

lack of blood

appendix

glandular structure below the cecum

bacillus/bacilli

rod-shaped bacteria

brainstem

brain structure that includes: midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata

carcinoma

cancerous tumor

carpus/carpal/carpi

wrist bones

chickenpox

viral infection with Varicella zoster

condyle/condylar

rounded bony process

contraction

condition of shortening of a body part, tension, muscle function

cyanosis

condition of blueness

cytometer

instrument that measures (counts) cells

dermatitis

inflammation of the skin

dermatology

the study of the skin

gastrectomy

excision of the stomach

gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

gastroduodenoscopy

examination by looking into the stomach and duodenum with a scope

gastroduodenostomy

make a new surgical opening between the stomach and duodenum

hydrocele

herniation or sac containing water (fluid)

hyperthyroidism

overactive thyroid condition

ilium/iliac

upper pelvic bone

larynx

voice box

lymphadenopathy

disease of lymph gland

neurospasm

nerve spasm (twitching)

radiographer

one who makes x-ray images

spermatozoon

sperm

vertebra

spinal bones

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