Commonly Confused Words - Medical Terminology
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condition of blood calcium
condition of blood potassium
a Latin word meaning "brain"
the separate, rounded section of the brain below and to the back of the cerebrum; literally means "little brain" in Latin
an injury to the brain or spinal cord that results from a blow or violent shaking
a series of muscle spasms, electrical storm, or overload of impulses in the brain
literally, "condition of blue"
literally, "condition of death"
literally, "condition of difficult eating/swallowing"
literally, "condition of speech"
a combination of a word root and suffix that literally means "condition of thirst"; a symptom of diabetes
a suffix that means "surgical crushing"
surgical excision, removal
to cut, incision
surgical creation of an opening
an abnormal blood clot that travels within the bloodstream
an unwanted blood clot
the involuntary release of urine
a noun that refers to the excessive discharge or urine; from the Greek diourein meaning to urinate
the abnormal presence of blood in the urine
excess urea and other nitrogen-based waste in the blood
paralysis on one side of the body
paralysis that involves the legs and lower body
paralysis that involves all four limbs
coughing and spitting up blood
deficient, abnormally low, below
excessive, abnormally high, above
a segment of the small intestine, the third part of the small intestine
the superior part of the pelvic bone that flares out
abnormal posterior curve of the spine, also known as humpback
abnormal anterior curve of the spine, also known as swayback
abnormal lateral curve of the spine
hormone produced by the pineal gland
insulating layer of a nerve axon
excessive bleeding during menstruation
excessive uterine bleeding between periods
the area between the anus and scrotum (male) or vagina (female)
a membrane that lines the walls of the abdominopelvic cavity
condition of bleeding, hemorrhage
a noun that means "condition of hearing"
a noun that means "condition of abnormal narrowing"
What is the name of the duct that connects the kidney to the bladder?
The thyroid gland can suffer a condition in which it produces an excessive amount of hormones. This condition is known as:
The term "menorrhagia" means "excessive bleeding during menstruation"