Basic Medical Termonilogy

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Abrasion
Scrape of the skin due to something abrasive
Acute
New, usually of rapid onset and of concern, opposite of chronic
anterior
Located towards the front of the body
Beningn
Normal, of no danger to health
Bradycardia
Slow heart-rate (HR less than 60 bpm)
Cardiomegaly
Enlarged heart
Cholecystitis
Immflamation of the gall bladder
Chronic
Long standing, constant, Opposite of acute
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease , Lung Dz commonly seen in smokers
Coronary artery
The artery that supplies hart tissue with blood
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
a.k.a. "stroke" . Lack of blood supply to the brain causing brain damage
Diaphoresis
Sweating
Distal
Farther from the trunk of the body
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVD)
A blood clot in a deep vein, most often an extremity
Dyspnea
Problems with breathing
Dysuria
Painful urination
Ecchymosis
A bruise
Edema
Swelling
Emesis
Vomiting
epistaxis
Nose bleed
Erythma/Erythematous
Redness/Red
Grossly
Obviously, a lot, wholly
Hematemesis
very large amounts of blood in the vomit
Hematauria
Very large amounts of blood in the vomit