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sudden, sharp, severe; a disease that has a sudden onset, severe symptoms, and a short course
surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination; used to determine a diagnosis of cancer or other disease processes in the body
condition of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting. It may occur in chronic diseases such as cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis.
pertaining to time; a disease that continues over a long time, showing little change in symptoms or course
lack of ease; an abnormal condition of the body that presents a series of symptoms that sets it apart from normal or other abnormal body states
chemical substance that can be applied to objects to destroy pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria
state of projecting one's own personality into the personality of another to understand the feelings, emotions, and behavior of the person
bad wandering; pertaining to the spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another area
literally means prediction of the course of a disease and the recovery rate; condition of foreknowledge
raltionship of understanding between two individuaks, especially between the patient and the physician
without contraction of the heart; a life-threatening cardiac condition characterized by the absence of electrical and mechanical activity in the heart
difficult articulation of speech resulting from interference in the control over muscle of speech, usually cause by damage to a central or peripheral motor nerve
pertaining to originating outside the body or an organ of the body or produced from external causes, such as a disease caused by bacterial or viral agent foreign to the body
excessive nourishment; increase in size of organ, structure, or body caused by an increase in the size of the cells rather than the number of cells; also called overgrowth
process whereby a pathogenic microorganism invades the body, reproduces, multiplies, and causes disease
physical injury or wound caused by external force, violence, or a toxic substance; psychological injury resulting grom a severe emotional shock, which can cause disordered feelings and/or behavior
the expected resiliency of the skin caused by the outward pressure of the cells and interstitial fluid
space within an artery, vein, intestine, or tube. It is also the hollow core of a hypodermic needle, which forms an oval-shaped opening when exposed at the beveled point.
chemically processes the molecules from the endoplasmic reticulum and then packages them into vesicles; "chemical processing and packaging center"
involved in cellular metabolism and respiration; provides the principle source of cellular energy and is the place where complex, energy-releasing chemical reactions occur continuously; "Power Plants"
controls every organelle in the cytoplasm; responsible for the cell's metabolism, growth, and reproduction
appears as sheetlike arrangements of cells; covers the surfaces of organs, line the walls of cavities, and forms tubes, ducts, and portions of certain glands. Functions are absorption, secretion, protection, and excretion.
Most widespread and abundant; forms the supporting network for the organs of the body, sheaths the muscles, and connects muscles to bones and bones to joints. Bone is a dense form of connective tissue.
Cardiac muscle tissue
is a specialized form of striated tissue. controlled by the autonomic nervous system
consists of nerve cells and supporting cells called neuroglia. have properties of excitability and conductivity and functions to control and coordinate the activities of the body
process in which parts of a substance move from areas of high concentration to areas of lower concentration
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