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forms a protective cover (injury and microbial)
*location: cover body and organ, forms inner lining of body cavities.
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.
magnetic resonance imaging
the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous.
positron emission tomography
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
are the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues due to constant pressure and lack of oxygen to the affected area.
the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancer)
irritable bowel syndrome
a common condition of unknown cause with symptoms that can include intermittent cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea.
an instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.
an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
small masses lodged in the weakened heart tissue that are composed of fibrin and platelets, usually collect on the leaflets of the valves and their cords causing backflow of blood.
magnetic resonance angiography
magnetic resonance imaging of the heart and blood vessels for evaluation of pathology
diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph ( and producing a cardiogram)
chemical injection into a varicose vein that causes inflammation and formation of fibrous tissue, which closes the vein.
cardiac enzyme studies
blood test that measures troponin T, troponin I, and creatinine Kinase (CK-MB)
medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart.
imaging test that combines computed tomography (CT) and angiography to produce images of pulmonary arteries
computed tomography pulmonary angiography
medication that acts on immune system by blocking production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions
the route of nutrition of medication administered through a tube inserted through the nose and into the stomach is charted as
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