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CMA (AAMA) practice exam

medical terminology
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Leukopenia
an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
an infart
area of dead myocardial tissue
lithiasis
abnormal condition of stones
menarche
beginning of menstruation
orthopnea
DIFFICULT BREATHING EXCEPT IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION
gynecomastia
Abnormal development of breast tissue in males
rhinorrhea
drainage from the nose
cephalo
head
onych-
fingernail, toenail
hidradenitis
Inflammation of a sweat gland
adipose tissue
collection of fat cells
exo-
out, outside of, outward
dysmenorrhea
painful menstruation
phagia
eating, swallowing
arthralgia
Joint pain.
aphagia
inability to swallow
-tomy
incision, cutting into
Thoraces
plural term of chest
"subq"
subcutaneously (through the skin, into the fatty tissue) area between dermis and muscle
OS
the left eye
pc
after meals
K
Potassium
Fe
chemical symbol for iron
tympanoplasty
surgical repair/reconstruction of eardrum
Colporrhaphy
repair of the vagina
hysteropexy
surgical fixation of the uterus in a suspended psoition
pyloromyotomy
To cut into the pylorus muscle (located at the bottom of the stomach) Gastrointestinal system
Mastopexy
plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts (to the chest wall)
meatotomy
incision made to enlarge the opening of the external urethra
Korotkoff
sounds made when determining the blood pressure
proctosigmoidoscopy
examination of the distal sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus.
Nonsterile procedure
procedure in which synovial fluid is removed for analysis
Arthrocentesis
procedure indicated when abnormal growth identified on barium enema x-ray study
colonoscopy
echoencephalography
ultrasound of the brain
Physician specialty diseases of the Liver
Hepatologist
Orthopedics
branch of medicine dealing with the muscular and skeletal systems and their problems
encephalitis is treated by this specialist
Neurologist
cystoscope
instrument for examining the bladder by an Urology specialist
Patient who has hypergonadism, prolactinoma, and hirsutism should be referred to an
Endocrinologist
Polydipsia, polyuria, good appetite and weight loss, blurred vsion are symptoms of
Diabetes
dysphonia
hoarseness, voice impairment. Laryngitis
retinoblastoma
Malignant tumor of the eye, known to be hereditary, arising from the germ cell of the retina
diplococci
round Bacteria that grow in pairs, and can cause pneumonia are