Medical Terminology Exam 4
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Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the cervix.
The condition in which a fertilized egg is implanted and begins to develop outside of the uterus.
A surgical incision into the peroneum to enlarge the vaginal orifice to prevent tearing of the tissues as the infant moves out of the birth canal.
Small surgical incision into the eardrum to relieve pressure from excess pus or fluid or to create an opening for the placement of eartubes.
An electronic device that bypasses the damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve.
A benign tumor of the pancreas that causes hypoglycemia.
Atypical moles that can develop into skin cancer.
A disorder of the adrenal gland that is caused by excessive production of aldosterone.
The hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates uterine contractions during child birth.
AKA Chronic Lymphoric Thyroiditis. An auto immune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks thyroid tissue.
A condition in which patches of endometrial tissue escape the uterus and become attached to other structures in the pelvic cavity.
Inflammation of the epididymis.
Also known as pinkeye.
Abnormal discharge, such as mucous or pus from the uterus.
Visual Field Testing
AKA Perimetry, is performed to determine losses in peripheral vision.
The opaque middle layer of the eyeball.
AKA Scab, is a collection of dried serum and cellular debris.
Lined with the retina and filled with vitreous humor.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Occurs when sound waves are prevented from passing from the air to the fluid filled inner ear.
Torn or jagged wound or an accidental cut wound.
Also known as skin graft.
Crying is the overflowing of tears from this.
Bleeding between the conjunctiva and sclera.
Occurs as the eardrum vibrates and causes the auditory ossicles of the middle ear to vibrate.
The temporal bone containing hollow air apace that surrounds the inner ear.
Used to treat closed-angled glaucoma.
Angle where the upper and lower eye lid meet.
An autoimmune disorder that attacks the hair follicles, causing well defined bald areas on the scalp or elsewhere on the body.
Refers to the removal of the eyeball.
Type 2 Diabetes
Insulin resistance disorder.
A narrowing of the opening of the foreskin so it cannot be retracted to expose the glans penis.
A developmental defect in which one or both testicles fail to descend to their normal position in the scrotum.
The surgical removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland.
Temporary organ that forms within the uterus to allow the exchange of nutrients, oxygen and waste products between the mother and fetus without allowing maternal blood and fetal blood to mix.
Works with the hormone calcitonin that is secreted by the thyroid gland. Together, they regulate calcium levels in the blood and tissues.
Fasting Blood Sugar Test
Measures glucose levels after pt has not eaten for 8-12 hours. Used to screen for diabetes.
Measure taken to lessen the likelihood of pregnancy.
First movement of the fetus that can be felt by the mother.