Exam 2 Clinical Terms

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fear of public places

agoraphobia

fear of pain

algophobia

absence of menstruation (menses)

amenorrhea

inequality of pupil diameter

anisocoria

lack of appetite

anorexia

a small painful grayish-white ulcer in the mouth (canker sore)

aphthous stomatitis

jerking movements of the limbs

asterixis

eye weakness characterized by eye pain, dimness of vision, etc.

asthenopia

grinding the teeth during sleep

bruxism

double vision

diplopia

difficulty in articulating words

dysarthria

decrease in taste

dysgeusia

painful menses

dysmenorrhea

difficulty in swallowing

dysphagia

inflammation of the brain

encephalitis

protrusion of the eyeball

exophthalmos

muscle contractions visible under the skin

fasciculation

excessive gas

flatulence

enlargement of gum tissue produced by factors other than local irritation

gingival hyperplasia

inflammation of the tongue

glossitis

transitional state preceding sleep

hypnagogic

excessive growth of hair

hypertrichosis

diminished sensitivity to touch

hypoesthesia

involuntary, rhythmic movement of the eyeball

nystagmus

eye muscle paralysis

ophthalmoplegia

softening of the bones

osteomalacia

burning or tingling on the skin

paresthesia

drooping of the upper eyelid

ptosis

snore

stertor

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