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Medical Terminology N-Z

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Normocephalic
Normal shaped head
Neuralgia
Nerve pain
Nystagmus
Involuntary rapid movements of the eyes
Occiput
Back of the head
Paresthesia
Abnormal tactile sensation such as numbness, tingling or burning
Petechia
tiny red spot on tissue that is caused by blood hemorrhage
Pharyngitis
Inflammation of the mucous membranes and parts of the pharynx
Photophobia
sensitivity to light
Pleurisy
Inflammation of the pleura that is painful
Pneumothorax
Air in the pleural cavity
Post-ictal
Symptoms that occur after a seizure
Purulent
Material that either is or resembles pus
Rale
Abnormal sound heard in lungs
Rhinorrhea
Runny nose
Rhonchi
Whistling sound heard when there is a partial obstruction of the rhonchi
Stenosis
Narrowing of an opening
Stridor
sound heard when there is a partial obstruction of the rhonchi
Syncope
Loss of Consciousness; faint
Tachycardia
fast heartbeat
Tachypnea
Rapid breathing
Tinea
Fungal infection of dermis ( many different types)
Tinnitus
ringing in the ears
Torsion
When an organ twists around on its own axis
Turgor
Condition of being swollen or distended
Urticaria
hives or wheals that are either lighter or darker in color than the surrounding
Vertigo
dizziness: specifically characterized by the sensation that the room is spinning
Wheeze
difficulty breathing, makes a whistling sound that is a result from the narrowing of the lumen in the respiratory passages
Cholecystitis
Infection/Inflammation of the lining of the gallbladder
Odenophagia
difficult swallowing
Orthopnea
Hard to breathe when laying down