fundamental meaning of a medical term- the core word
Word roots with a vowel at the end so that a suffix beginning with a consonant can be added. (ex; cardio/o)
Usually indicate procedure/condition/disorder or disease - Cardiomegaly, Gastralgia, Beuritis
Location/time/number/status Ex. Pericardium, epigastric,polyneuritis
Rapid onset - severe course - short duration
Word formed from major parts of a compound term
Describes swelling due to excess fluid in body tissue
Disease, structure, or operation named for the person who first described it.
a mature red blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues
Groove or crack like sore of the skin or normal folds of the brain.
Loss of large amount of blood in a short time
Invasion of body by a disease producing organism
localized response to an injury or destruction of tissue - indicators = redness, heat, swelling and pain
Torn ragged wound
Study of all aspects of diseases
Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and proper place of treatment.
Pathalogical change in tissue due to disease or injury
objective evidence of a disease such as fever.
Disappearance -temporary, partial or total of symptoms of a disease without finding a cure.
evidence of a disease that can only be evaluated by the patient.
Set of signs and symptoms that present as part of a disease process.
Wound or inury
prediction of a probable course and outcome of a disorder.
Identification of a disease
Bad, difficult or painful
Excessive or increased
Deficient or decreased
inflamation also used for infection
Abnormal condition or disease
Artificial opening to the body surface
Bleeding often sudden or severe
surgical suturing to close wound - sutures/staples/glue
Flow or discharge of bodily fluids
picture or record
surgical puncture to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes
Abnormal passage usually between to internal organs
Bone Marrow or Spinal Cord
Pathelogic change or disease in the spinal cord
the formation or discharge of pus
Any accute, inflamatory, pus forming bacterial skin infection such as impetigo
Bacterial skin infection characterized by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture
act of rotating the arm so that the palm of the hand is forward or upward.
process of producing a radiographic (x-ray) study of the blood vessels after the injection of contrast medium to make the blood vessels visable
above or outside the ribs
discomfort due to the regurgitation of stomach acid upward into the esophagus (heartburn)
abnormal enlargement of the liver
between or among but not within the parts of a tissue
within a muscle