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Medical Terminology A-C

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Afebrile
Without a fever
Aneurysm
Widening of a blood vessel that results in the formation of a blood sac. Caused by pressure on the weakened surrounding tissues
Angina
Sever, constricting chest pain that is a result of heart not receiving enough blood
Arrhythmia
Abnormal, irregular heart beat
Ascites
Accumulation of serious fluid in the abdominal cavity
Atelectasis
Partial or total collapse of the lung
Bradycardia
Slowed heart beat
Bronchitis
Inflammation of the bronchi
Cachectic
State of ill appearance and malnutrition
Cardiomegaly
Enlarged heart
Cellulitis
Inflammation/Infection of skin
Cerumen
Ear Wax
Cervical
Pertaining to the neck or cervix of the uterus
Cholelithiasis
Gallstones
Conjunctiva
Membrane lining of the eyelids and covering of the eyeball
Contusion
mechanical injury that results in hemorrhages beneath the skin
Costochondritis
Inflammation of the costal cartilage
Crepitus
Crackling or grating sound that is usually heard in the bones
Cyanosis
When the skin turns purple or dark blue