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Vocabulary Chapter 31

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bruit
Abnormal sound or murmur heard on ausculation of an organ, vessel, or gland
clubbing
Abnormal enlargement of the fingertips; usually seen with advanced heart and lung disease.
colonoscopy
examination of the large intestine with fiber optic scope.
electrocardiogram
a graphic record of electrical conduction through the heart
emphysema
pathologic accumulation of air in the tissue or organs; in the lungs the bronchioles become plugged with mucus and lose elasticity.
gait
the manner or style of walking.
hematopoiesis
formation and developement of blood cells in the bone marrow.
intercellular
between cells
manipulation
moving or exercising a body part via an externally applied force.
mastication
chewing
murmur
abnormal sound heard when auscultating the heart that may or may not have a pathologic origin.
nodules
small lumps, lesions, or swelling felt when palpating the skin.
peristalsis
rhythmic contractions of involuntary muscle lining the gastrointestinal tract.
transillumination
inspection of a cavity or organ by passing light through the walls.
trauma
physical injury or wound caused by an external force or violence.
vascoconstriction
contraction of the muscle lining blood vessels that result in decreased lumen size.