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Medical Terminology Mid Term Exan
stricture or narrowing of a vein
instrument used for visual examination of the stomach
the production, development, or origin of cancer.
absence of a breast
behind the peritoneum of the abdominal cavity.
paralysis of both arms and both legs
injected under the skin
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.
a sense of uncase; depression
abnormal accumulation of fluid in abdominal cavity
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)
cells that contain melanin-give skin color
are the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues due to constant pressure and lack of oxygen to the affected area.
first degree burn
involves only epithelium; redness, hear (example: sunburn)
symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue.
the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancer)
destruction of living tissue with an electric spark
blocks the action of histamine and helps prevent symptoms of allergy.
indirect inguinal hernia that is present at birth
ulcer extending all the way through the wall of the stomach
irritable bowel syndrome
a common condition of unknown cause with symptoms that can include intermittent cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea.
difficulty in swallowing
rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes.
twisting of the intestine on itself.
inflammation of the gums
inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
an instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.
instrument used for visual examination of the colon
a flap of cartilage that covers the wind pipe while swallowing
inflammation of the lungs
bubbling or noisy sound caused by fluid or mucus in the air passages
combining into a solid mass
soft blowing sound heard on auscultation caused by turbulent blood flow.
(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
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.
imaging method used to study the rate and pattern of blood flow.
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)
use of a device to hold open vessels or tubes
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)
destroys and softens the outer layer of the skin so that it is sloughed off or shed.
inflammation of a joint or joints.
medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart.
colon, large intestine
to build the plural form of words ending in "is"
drop "is" and add "es"
etiology of measles
exocrine glands secrete substances through ducts to an
outer body surface
a shave biopsy removes elevated lesions using a
test that identifies microorganisms or parasites present in feces
test that detects the presence of occult (hidden) blood in feces
physician that specializes in treatment of the gums
medication used to control nausea and vomiting
medication used to control heartburn and acid reflux
diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs in the
nares are divided by the
collapsed or airless lung
imaging test that combines computed tomography (CT) and angiography to produce images of pulmonary arteries
computed tomography pulmonary angiography
medication that suppresses cough
medication that acts on immune system by blocking production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions
valve located between the right atrium and right ventride
circular muscle found in tubular structures that regulates passage of substances
microscopic vessel that enables nutrients and oxygen to pass into the surrounding tissues
chest pain associated with coronary artery disease
quivering or spontaneous muscle contraction, especially of the heart
drugs that inhibit conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2
abbreviation that refers to diagnosis
the route of nutrition of medication administered through a tube inserted through the nose and into the stomach is charted as
abbreviation for series of radiographic images of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine
abbreviation for blood test that evaluates liver injury and function
LFT (liver function test)
abbreviation for procedure that reroutes blood around an occluded coronary artery