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Vocabulary Chapter 2 language of medicine

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Supine
Lying on back
Adipose
fat cells
Adipose tissue
collection of fat cells
Bone
Osteo
Cartilage
flexible connective tissue
Cell membrane
structure surrounds and oprotects cells allows materials to go in and out
Cranial
brain, pituitary gland
Craniotomy
incision of a skull
Diaphragm
musclar wall
Disk
piece of cartilage between vertebrae
Epitheial cell
sin cellsgENES
Genes
contains DNA in each chromosome
Histologist
specialist who studies tissues
Hypochondriac regions
pertains to upper lateral of abdomen beneath the ribs
Larynx
the voicebox
Liver
hepatic
Metabolism
total of chemical processes in a cell
Mitochondria
structures in cytoplasm in which foods are burned for oxygen
Nucleus
copntrol center of cell
Pharynx
throat
Pleura
membrane surrounds outside of lungs
Pleural cavity
space between membranes and around lungs
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Sarcoma
malignant tumor of connective tissue
Spinal
of the spine in the spinal cord
Thoracic
chest region, thyroid gland
Trachea
windpipe
Ureter
tube from kidneyto urniary bladder
Urethra
tube from urniary bladder to outside of body
Viscera
internal organs