Running List for Medical Terminology for Health Professions 6th Ed. (Ehrlich and Schroeder) with most definitions from Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary 14th Ed. (F.A. Davis) with minor changes by user
Terms in this set (291)
ab- vs ad-
1. ab- means away from
2. ad- means toward or in the direction of
dys- vs eu-
1. dys- means bad, difficult, or painful
2. eu- means good, normal, well, or easy
hyper- vs hypo-
1. hyper- means escessive or increased
2. hypo- means deficient or decreased
inter- vs intra-
1. inter- means between or strong
2. intra- means within or inside
sub- vs super-/supra-
1. sub- means under, less, or below
2. super-/supra- means above or excessive
word part: abdomin/o-
Prefix relating to the abdomen.
word part: aden/o
Prefix denoting a gland.
word part: adip/o
Combining forms pertaining to fat.
word part: -algia
Suffix signifying pain.
word part: angi/o-
Prefix denoting a seed, vessel, or something contained within a vessel.
word part: anter/o
Prefix denoting anterior, front, before.
word part: append-
Prefix pertaining to the appendix.
word part: arthr/o-
Prefix pertaining to joints.
word part: arteri/o-
Prefix indicating relationship to an artery.
word part: cardi/o-
Prefix pertaining to the heart.
word part: caud/o
Word part meaning toward the lower part of the body.
word part: -centesis
Suffix relating to the puncture of a cavity.
word part: cephal/o
Word part meaning toward the head.
word part: col-
Prefix indicating relationship to the colon.
word part: cyan/o-
Prefix meaning dark blue.
word part: -cyte
Suffix denoting cell.
word part: cyt/o
Prefix denoting the cell.
word part: dermat/o-
Prefix indicating relationship to skin.
word part: dys-
Prefix meaning bad, difficult, painful.
word part: -ectomy
Suffix meaning the excision of any organ or gland.
word part: endo-
Word part menting within, in, inside
word part: enter/o-
Prefix indicating some relationship to the intestines.
word part: erythr/o-
Prefix meaning red.
word part: exo-
Prefix indicating without, outside of.
word part: gastr/o-
Prefix denoting the stomach.
word part: -graphy
Suffix indicating the instrument used in recording data.
word part: hepat/o-
Prefix indicating the liver.
word part: hist/o
Prefix indicating relationship to tissue.
word part: hyper-
Prefix meaning above, excessive, or beyond.
word part: hypo-
Prefix indicating less than, below, or under.
word part: -itis
Suffix meaning inflammation of.
word part: laryng/o-
Prefix pertaining to the larynx.
word part: lith/o-
Prefix pertaining to stone or calculus.
word part: leuk/o-
Prefix signifying white, colorless, or relationship to leukocyte.
word part: -malacia
Suffix indicating abnormal softening of tissues of an organ or of tissues themselves.
word part: -megaly or -megalo
Suffix meaning of great size.
word part: meio-
Prefix indicating decrease in size or number.
word part: melan/o-
Prefix meaning black or darkness.
word part: myel/o-
Prefix denoting the spinal cord or bone marrow.
word part: my/o-
Prefix pertaining to muscle.
word part: nat/o-
Prefix pertaining to birth.
word part: -necrosis
Suffix relating to the death of a portion of tissue.
word part: neo-
Prefix meaning new or recent.
word part: neur/o-
Prefix indicating relation to a nerve, nervous tissue, or nervous system.
word part: -osis
Suffix added to words of Greek origin. Indicates the condition, status, or process. Usually denotes an increase in the condition.
word part: oste/o-
Prefix indicating relationship to a bone.
word part: -ostomy
Suffix indicating a surgically formed artificial opening which serves as the exit site for connections which the surgeon has made from the bowel or intestine to the outside.
word part: -otomy
Suffix meaning surgical incision.
word part: ot/o-
Prefix relating to the ear.
word part: path/o
Combining form indicating disease or suffering.
word part: -pathy
Suffix indicating disease.
word part: -plasia
Word part indicating formation.
word part: poster/o
Prefix indicating posterior, situated behind, or towards the back.
word part: -plasty
Suffix meaning surgical repair.
word part: -rrhage or -rrhagia
Suffix indicating bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge.
word part: poli/o-
Prefix indicating relationship to the gray matter of the nervous system.
word part: pyel/o-
Prefix meaning the pelvis.
word part: pyr/o-
Prefix meaning heat or fire.
word part: rhin/o-
Prefix indicating the nose.
word part: -rrhaphy
Suffix meaning to suture.
word part: -rrhea
Suffix meaning abnormal flow or discharge.
word part: -rrhexis
Suffix indicating rupture.
word part: -sclerosis
Suffix meaning abnormal hardening.
word part: -scopy
Suffix meaning examination.
word part: -stasis
Word part meaning control.
word part: -stenosis
Suffix meaning constriction or narrowing of a passage or orifice.
The cavity within the abdomen. It is lined with a serous membrane, the peritoneum, and contains the following organs: stomach with lower portion of esophagus, small and large intestines (except sigmoid colon and rectum), liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidney, and ureter. It is continuous with the pelvic cavity, the two comprising the abdominopelvic cavity.
Puncture of the abdomen with an instrument for withdrawal of fluid from the abdominal cavity.
Word formed by combining the first letter or letters of a name or phrase.
1. Sharp, secure.
2. Having rapid onset, severe symptoms and a short course; not chronic.
Excision of a gland.
A malignant adenoma arising from epithelium of a glandular organ.
A neoplasm of glandular epithelium
1. Loss of differentiation in cells, characteristic of most malignancies.
2. Reversion of cells to a more embryonic type.
1. The structure of an organism.
2. The branch of science dealing with the structure of organisms.
3. Dissection or cutting apart.
1. A description of blood vessels and lymphatics.
2. Roentgenography of blood vessels after injection of radiopaque substance.
3. Recording the movements of the arterial pulse by use of a sphygmograph.
Deviation from the normal.
Below or in front of.
Failure of an organ or tissue to develop normally.
Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.
Term applied to a number of pathological conditions in which there is thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries. This results in altered function of tissues and organs. Changes may occur in the intima, media, or both.
Pain in a joint.
1. Pertaining to any tail-like structure.
2. Inferior in position.
1. Cranial, pertaining to the head.
2. Superior in position.
A structure in the nucleus of a cell containing a linear thread of DNA, which transmits genetic information. Chromosomes stain deeply with basic dyes and are especially conspicuous during mitosis. The contain the genes or hereditary determiners.
The opening of some portion of the colon onto the abdominal surface. Performed when it is impossible for the feces to pass through the colon and out the anus due to a pathological condition. Temporary colostomies are done to divert the fecal flow an inflamed area or from an operative area.
1. A disease which may be transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another.
2. One due to an infectious agent or toxic products produced by it.
Disorder present at birth.
Slightly bluish, grayish, slatelike, or dark purple discoloration of the skin due to presence of abnormal amounts of reduced hemoglobin in the blood. May not appear in patients with severe anemia even though their blood is poorly oxygenated because there is not enough reduced hemoglobin present to cause the blue color to be visible. When entire body is affected the color is dusky-lead.
The protoplasm of a cell outside the nucleus.
Physicians that specialize in treating diseases of the skin.
1. The term denoting name of the disease a person has or is believed to have.
2. The use of scientific and skillful methods to establish the cause and nature of a sick person's disease. This is done by evaluating the history of the disease process; the signs and symptoms presence; laboratory data; special tests such as x-ray pictures and electrocardiograms. The value of establishing a diagnosis is to provide a logical basis for treatment and prognosis.
Frequent passage of abnormally watery bowel movements. It is a frequent symptom of gastrointestinal disturbances and is primarily the result of increased peristalsis.
Diagnosis based on comparison of symptoms of two or more similar diseases to determine which the patient is suffering from.
Farthest from the center, from the medial line, or from the trunk.
1. Pertaining to the back.
2. Indicating a position toward a rear part.
Abnormal development of tissue.
A local or generalized condition in which the body tissues contain an excessive amount of tissue fluid. Generalized edema is sometimes called dropsy.
1. Pertaining to the inner portion of an artery.
2. Within an artery.
A disease that occurs continuously in a particular population, but has a low mortality rate, as measles.
A ductless gland which produces an internal secretion discharged into the blood or lymph and circulated to all parts of the body. Hormones, the active principles of the glands, produce effects on tissues more or less remote from their place of origin. In addition to their endocrine function, some glands also produce an external secretion. The pancreas and testes are endocrine glands.
Appearance of an infectious disease or condition which attacks many people at the same time in the same geographical area.
Region over the pit of the stomach.
A name for anything (diseases, organs, functions, places) adapted from the name of a particular person.
A mature red blood cell or corpuscle. Each is a non-nucleated, biconcave disk averaging 7.7 microns in diameter. The body of the cell consists of a spongelike stroma containing a respiratory pigment, hemoglobin, enclosed in a cell membrane of proteins in combination with lipoid substances. Hemoglobin is a conjugated protein consisting of a colored iron-containing portion (hematin) and a simple protein (globin). It combines readily with oxygen to form an unstable compound (oxyhemoglobin). The total surface area of the red cells of an average adult is 3820 square emters or about 2000 times greater than the total body surface area.
The study of the causes of disease.
Term applied to glands whose secretion reaches an epithelial surface either directly or through a duct.
1. A groove or natural division, cleft or slit, deep furrow in the brain, liver, spinal cord, and other organs.
2. Ulcer or cracklike sore.
3. A break in the enamel of a tooth.
An abnormal tubelike passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity. May be congenitally due to incomplete closure of parts or may result from abscesses, injuries, or inflammatory process.
Produces symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified (For example, a panic attack is a functional disorder).
Pain in the stomach from any cause.
Inflammation of the stomach. Characterized by epigastric pain or tenderness, nausea, vomiting, and systemic electrolyte changes if vomiting persists. The mucosa may be atrophic or hypertrophic.
Inflammation of the stomach and intestinal tract.
Any disease of the stomach.
Disorder of the heredity and its variation.
A specialist in all aspects of aging including the physiological, pathological, psychological, economic, and sociological problems of the elderly.
An hereditary blood disease characterized by greatly prolonged coagulation time. The blood fails to clot and abnormal bleeding occurs. It is a sex-linked hereditary trait, being transmitted by normal heterozygous females who carry the recessive gene. It occurs almost exclusively in males.
Abnormal internal or external discharge of blood. May be venous, arterial, or capillary from blood vessels into tissues, into or from the body. Venous blood is dark red; flow is continuous. Arterial blood is bright red; flows in jets. Capillary blood is of a reddish color; exudes from tissue.
Enlargement of the liver.
Study of the microscopic structure of tissue.
State of equilibrium of the internal environment of the body that is maintained by dynamic processes of feedback regulation. Homeostasis is a dynamic equilibrium.
Excessive proliferation of normal cells in the normal tissue arrangement of an organ.
1. Tension or tonus that is greater than normal.
2. A condition in which the patient has a higher blood pressure than that judged to be normal.
Increase in size of an organ or structure which does not involve tumor formation. Term is generally restricted to an increase in size or bulk not resulting from an increase in number of cells or tissue elements, as in the hypertrophy of a muscle. Term sometimes used to apply to an increase in size as a result of functional activity.
Pertaining to lower middle of the abdomen of hypogastrium (Region below the umbilicus or naval, between the right and left inguinal regions).
Defective development of a tissue.
1. Decreased of systolic and diastolic blood pressure below normal.
2. Deficiency in tonus or tension.
3. Occurs in shock, in hemorrhages, infections, fevers, cancer, anemia, neurasthemia, Addison's disease; in devilitating or wasting diseases; and approaching death.
1. An unfavorable response due to prescribed medical treatment. (For example, sever burns resulting from radiation therapy are iatrogenic).
2. Any adverse mental or physical condition induced in a patient by effects of treatment by a physician or surgeon. Term implies that such effects could have been avoided by proper and judicious care on the part of the physician.
Pertaining to conditions without clear pathogenesis, or disease without recognizable cause, as of spontaneous origin.
The state or condition in which the body or a part of it is invaded by a pathogenic agent (microorganism or virus) which, under favorable conditions, multiplies and procedures effects which are injurious. Localized infection is usually accompanied by inflammation, but inflammation may occur without infection.
Any disease caused by growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the body. May or may not be contagious.
Tissue reaction to injury. The succession of changes which occur in living tissue when it is injured. The inflamed area undergoes continuous change as the body repair processes start to heal and replace injured tissue. Inflammation is a conservative process modified by whatever produces the reaction; but it should not be confused with infection; the two are relatively different conditions, although one may arise from the other.
Pertaining to the region of the groin.
1. Placed or lying between.
2. Pertaining to interstices or spaces within an organ or tissue.
Within a muscle.
A wound or irregular tear of the flesh.
1. A circumscribed area of pathologically altered tissue.
2. An injury or wound.
3. Single infected patch in a skin disease.
4. Primary or initial lesions include macules, vesicles, blebs or bullae, chancres, pustules, papules, tubercles, wheals, and tumors. Secondary lesions are the result of primary lesions. They may be crusts, excoriations, fissures, pigmentations, scales, scars, and ulcers.
White blood corpuscle. There are two types: granulocytes (those possessing granules in their cytoplasm) and agranulocytes (those lacking granules. Not all leukocytes are formed in the same place nor in the same manner. Granulocytes are formed in the bone marrow, arising from large cells called megakaryocytes. Lymphocytes are formed in the lymph nodes and probably in bone marrow. Monocytes are formed from the cells lining the capillaries in various organs, perhaps principally in the spleen and bone marrow.
FUNCT: Leukocytes act as scavenger, helping to combat infection. The travel by ameboid movement and are able to penetrate tissue and then return to the blood stream.
1. Pertaining to the middle.
2. Nearer the medial plane.
A peritoneal fold encircling the greater part of the small intestines and connecting the intestine to the posterior abdominal wall.
Also known as the "midline" and is the sagittal plane that divides the body into equal left and right halves.
Any disease induced by a fungus.
Any pathological condition of the spinal cord.
Any disease or abnormal condition of striated muscles.
Rupture of a muscle.
1. Pertaining to birth or the day of birth.
2. Pertaining to the buttocks.
The study of the first six weeks after birth.
Inflammation of a nerve or nerves, usually associated with a degenerative process.
Infection acquired in a hospital.
The science of ear, nose, and larynx and their functions and diseases (Sometimes referred to as an ENT).
Process of examining by application of the hands or fingers to the external surface of the body to detect evidence of disease or abnormalities in the various organs.
Rapid, violent, or throbbing pulsation, as an abnormally rapid throbbing or fluttering of the heart. The palpitation is perceptible to the patient.
A disease affecting the majority of the population of a large region, or which is epidemic at the same time in many different parts of the world.
1. Study of the nature and causes of disease which involves changes in structure and function.
2. Condition produced by disease.
The space formed by the hip bones and it contains primarily the organs of the reproductive and excretory systems.
Occurring in the six-week period preceding, during, or after birth.
The serous membrane reflected over the viscera and lining of the abdominal cavity.
Inflammation of the peritoneum, the membranous coat lining the abdominal cavity and investing the viscera.
Bones of a finger or toe.
1. Phenylpyruvic acid in the urine.
2. A recessive hereditary disease caused by the body's failure to oxidize an amino acid to tyrosine, because of a defective enzyme. If not treated early, brain damage may occur, causing severy mental retardation. Test for phenylketonuria should be made at birth; some states require it. The disease is seen equally in the sexes an din the U.S. the incidence is approximately 1:40,000 births. The incidence in England is 1:25,000 births.
The science of the functions of the living organism and its components and the chemical and physical processes involved.
Inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord.
1. Toward the rear or caudal end; opposed to anterior.
2. In man, toward the back; dorsal.
3. Situated behind, coming after.
Happening after birth.
Prediction of course and end of a disease, and the estimate of chance for recovery.
A gland which surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra in the male. It is partly glandular, with ducts opening into the prostatic portion of the urethra, and partly muscular. Consists of a median lobe and two lateral lobes. It is enclosed in a fibrous capsule containing smooth muscle fibers in its inner layer. Muscle fibers also separate the glandular tissue and encircle the urethra. The gland secretes a thin, opalescent, slightly alkaline fluid which forms part of the semen.
Nearest the point of attachment, center of the body, or point of reference.
Any acute, inflammatory, purulent disease. Bacteria may be cultured from the lesions, but they are the normal resident flora.
A burning sensation in the epigastric and sternal region with raising of acid liquid from stomach.
Impenetrable to the x-ray or other forms of radiation.
1. Lessening of severity or abatement of symptoms.
2. The period during which symptoms abate.
Located behind the peritoneum and outside the peritoneal cavity, such as the kidneys.
1. Symbol or abbreviation, especially one used in pharmacy.
2. Any objective evidence or manifestation of an illness or disordered function of the body. Signs are more or less definitive and obvious, and apart from the patient's impressions, in contrast to symptoms which are objective.
A cell which gives rise to a specific type of cell as in hematopoiesis.
1. Turning of the palm or foot upward.
2. Act of lying flat upon the back.
3. Condition of being on the back or having the foot or palm facing upward.
1. The process of pus formation.
2. The discharge produced by suppuration.
Meaning above or outside the ribs.
Any perceptible change in the body or its functions that indicates disease or the kind or phases of disease. Symptoms may be classified as objective, subjective, cardinal, and sometimes as constitutional. However, another classification considers all symptoms as being subjective with objective indications being called signs.
A group of signs and symptoms that collectively characterize or indicate a particular disease or abnormal condition; the sum of signs associated with any pathological process.
The space lying above the diaphragm and enclosed within the walls of the thorax; the space occupied by the thoracic viscera. It includes the pleural cavities occupied by the lungs and the mediastinum, the space between the lungs occupied by the heart lying within the pericardium, the thoracic aorta, pulmonary artery and veins, vena cava, thymus gland, lymph nodes, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, and thoracic duct. It is separated from the abdominal cavity by the diaphragm.
Inflammation of a tonsil, especially the faucial tonsil.
Lying at right angles to the long axis of the body; crosswise.
1. A physical injury or wound caused by external force or violence.
2. An emotional or psychological shock that may produce disordered feelings or behavior.
The screening and classification of sick, wounded, or injured persons during war or other disasters to determine priority needs for efficient use of medical and nursing manpower, equipment, and facilities.
A depressed point in the middle of the abdomen; the scar which marks the former attachment of the umbilical cord to the fetus.
Pertaining to the belly, pertaining to the lower or underneath side of the body.
Pertaining to or caused by a virus.
The term _____ describes any pathologic change or disease or disease in the spinal cord.
The medical term for higher than normal blood pressure is _____.
The term _____ means pertaining to birth.
Pain is classified as a _____.
In the term myopathy, the suffix -pathy means _____.
A: abnormal condition
The medical term _____ describes an inflammation of the stomach.
The formation of pus is called _____.
The term meaning would or injury is _____.
The term _____ means pertaining to a virus.
An _____ is the surgical removal of the appendix.
The abnormal hardening of the walls of an artery is called _____.
A fever is considered to be a _____.
An inflammation of the stomach and small intestine is known as _____.
The term meaning pain in a joint or joints is _____.
A _____ is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the skin.
Lower than normal blood pressure is called _____.
The process of recording a radiographic study of the blood vessels after the injection of a contrast medium is known as _____.
The term meaning above or outside the ribs is _____.
A/An _____ diagnosis is known as a rule out.
A/An _____ is an abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs, or leading from an organ to the surface of the body.
Miguel required a/an _____ injection. This term means that the medication was placed directly within the muscle.
Mrs. Tillson underwent _____ to remove excess fluid from her abdomen.
The term laser is a/an _____. This means that it is a word formed from the initial letter of the major parts of a compound term.
In the accident Felipe Valladares broke several bones in his fingers. The medical term for these injuries is fractured _____.
In case of a major disaster Cheng Lee, who is a trained paramedic, helps to perform _____. This is the screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and the proper place of treatment.
Gina's physician ordered laboratory tests that would enable him to establish a differential _____ to identify the cause of her signs and symptoms.
Jennifer plans to go to graduate school so she can specialize in _____. This specialty is concerned with the study of all aspects of diseases.
John Randolph's cancer went into _____. Although this is not a cure, his symptoms disappeared and he felt much better.
Mr. Jankowski describes that uncomfortable feeling as heartburn. The medical term for this condition is _____.
Phyllis was having a great fun traveling until she ate some contaminated food and developed _____. She felt miserable and needed to stay in her hotel because of the frequent flow of loose or watery stools.
The term _____ describes the surgical repair of a nerve.
The term _____ means loss of a large amount of blood in a short time.
The term _____ means the tissue death of an artery or arteries.
The term _____ means between, but not within, the parts of a tissue.
The term _____ means enlargement of the liver.
A medical specialist concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is a/an _____.
The term meaning a runny nose is _____.
The term meaning the inflammation of a joint or joints is _____.
A medical specialist in disorders of the newborn is a/an _____.
The term meaning a surgical incision into a nerve is a/an _____.
The term meaning the visual examination of the internal structure of a joint is _____.
The term meaning pain in the nose is _____.
The term meaning pain in the nerve or nerves is _____.
The term meaning a surgical incision into the heart is a/an _____.
The term meaning an inflammation of the nose is _____.
A/An _____ _____ is acquired in a hospital setting.
A: iatrogenic illness
B: idiopathic disease
C: nosocomial infection
D: organic disorder
C: nosocomial infection
When a _____ _____ is inherited from only one parent, the offspring will have that genetic condition or characteristic.
A: dominant gene
C: recessive gene
D: recessive trait
A: dominant gene
The _____ _____ contains the major organs of digestion.
A: abdominal cavity
B: cranial cavity
C: dorsal cavity
D: pelvic cavity
A: abdominal cavity
The term _____ means the direction toward or nearer the midline.
The primary role of the undifferentiated _____ _____ cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.
A: adult stem
B: cord blood
C: embryonic stem
A: adult stem
The genetic disorder _____ _____ is characterized by a missing digestive enzyme.
A: Down syndrome
B: Huntington's disease
D: Tay-Sachs disease
The inflammation of a gland is known as _____.
The _____ _____ is the outer layer of the peritoneum that lines the interior of the abdominal wall.
B: parietal peritoneum
D: visceral peritoneum
B: parietal peritoneum
A _____ is fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity.
The study of the structure, composition, and function of tissues is known as _____.
The term _____ refers to the entire lower portion of the abdomen.
The study of how traits are transferred from parents to their children and role of genes in health and disease is known as _____.
A specialist in the study of the outbreaks of disease is a/an _____.
The _____ _____ excrete their secretions through ducts.
A: endocrine glands
B: exocrine glands
B: exocrine glands
The location of the stomach is _____ to the diaphragm.
The term meaning situated nearest the midline or beginning of a body structure is _____.
The term meaning situated in the back is _____.
The body is divided into anterior and posterior portions by the _____ plane.
The body is divided into equal vertical left and right halves by the _____ plane.
Part of the elbow is formed by the _____ end of the humerus.
_____ _____ is a genetic abnormality that is associated with a characteristic facial appearance, cognitive impairment, and physical abnormalities such as heart valve disease.
The study of the functions of the structures of the body is known as _____.
The heart and the lungs are surrounded and protected by the _____ cavity.
An unfavorable response to prescribed medical treatment, such as severe burns resulting from radiation therapy, is known as a/an _____ illness.
The genetic structures located within the nucleus of each cell are known as _____. These structures are made up of the DNA molecules containing the body's genes.
Mr. Tseng died of cholera during a sudden and widespread outbreak of this disease in his village. Such an outbreak is described in being a/an _____.
Brenda Farmer's doctor could not find any physical changes to explain her symptoms. The doctor refers to this as a/an _____ disorder.
Gerald Carlson was infected with hepatitis B through _____ transmission.
In order to become a specialist in the structure and functions of cells, Lee Wong signed up for courses in _____.
Malaria and West Nile virus are spread by mosquitoes. This is known as _____-_____ transmission.
Jose Ortega complained of pain in the lower right area of his abdomen. Using the system that divides the abdomen into four sections, his doctor recorded the pain as being in the lower right _____.
Ralph Jenkins was very sick after drinking contaminated water during a camping trip. His doctor says that he contracted the illness through _____ transmission.
Tracy Ames has a bladder inflammation. This organ of the urinary system is located in the _____ cavity.
Mrs. Reynolds was diagnosed as having inflammation of the peritoneum. The medical term for this condition is _____.
Ashley Goldberg is fascinated by genetics. She wants to specialize in this field and is studying to become a/an _____.
Debbie Sanchez fell against a rock and injured her left hip and upper leg. This area is known as the left _____ region.
A _____ is the complete set of genetic information of an individual.
An _____ is a malignant tumor that originates in glandular tissue.
Nerve cells and blood vessels are surrounded and supported by _____ connective tissue.
Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy can cause _____ _____ _____.
A: cerebral palsy
B: Down syndrome
C: fetal alcohol syndrome
D: genetic disorders
C: fetal alcohol syndrome
The term _____ means the surgical repair of the nose.
The term _____ means the surgical removal of a kidney.
The term _____ means inflammation of the ear.
The term _____ means an enlarged heart.
The term _____ means inflammation of the liver.
The term _____ means the visual examination of the interior of a joint.
A/An _____ is a specialist in disorders of the urinary system.
The term _____ means the study of disorders of the blood.
The term _____ means a surgical incision into the colon.
The term _____ means inflammation of a vein.
The term _____ (ECG) means a record of the electrical activity of the heart.