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Easily confused medical terms (2)

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Facial
Pertaining to the face
Fascial
Pertaining to the fascia (connecting tissue)
Faucial
Pertaining to the passageway from the mouth to pharynx
Fovea
Cup-shaped pit or depression (central section of the retina of the eye)
Phobia
persistent, irrational, intense fear
Glands
Cells that function within secretory or excretory organs
Glans
A small, rounded structure, as the glans penis (tip of the organ)
Graft
Tissue implanted from one place to another
Graph
Instrument to record data
Haemoptysis
Coughing of blood or of blood-stained sputum from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs
Haematemesis
Vomiting of blood. The source generally the upper gastrointestinal tract
Hematoma
Collection of blood
Hepatoma
Malignant tumor of the liver
Hemostasis
Stopping the flow of blood
Homeostasis
Maintaining a constant environment
Ileac
Pertaining to the third part of the small intestine
Iliac
Pertaining to the upper portion of the hip bone
Ileum
Third part of the small intestine
Ilium
Superior portion of the hip bone
Ileus
Obstruction of the intestine
Inter-
Between
Infra-
Below, beneath
Intra
Within
In vitro
Within a test tube (in glass)
In vivo
Within a living organism
Labial
Pertaining to a lip or lip-like structure
Labile
Unstable; gliding from point to point
Lice
Parasites (singular in louse)
Lyse
To cause disintegration of a substance
-listhesis
slipping
-lithiasis
Condition of stones
-malacia
Softening
Malaise
Bodily discomfort
Malleolus
Bony prominence on either side of the ankle joint
Malleus
Small bone in the middle portion of the ear
Mammoplasty
Surgical repair of the breast
Manoplasty
Plastic surgery of the hand
Meiosis
Type of cell division to form gametes or sex cells
Miosis
Contraction of the pupil of the eye
Mitosis
Type of cell division resulting in the formation of identical daughter cells
Mycosis
Abnormal condition of fungi in the body (molds or yeast infection)
Miotic
Drug that causes contraction of the pupil of the eye
Myopic
Pertaining to being nearsighted (myopia)
Menorrhagia
Excessive uterine bleeding during menstruation
Metrorrhagia
Abnormal uterine bleeding not during menstruation
Menometrorrhagia
Excessive uterine bleeding both during menstruation and at other time
Mucous
Pertaining to or resembling mucus
Mucus
Secretion from mucous membranes
Myeloma
Malignant tumor of the bone marrow
Myoma
Benign tumor of muscle
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