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Medical terms - Part 1

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Abscess
Localised collection of pus
Arteriosclerosis
Hardening of the arteries with narrowing of the Lumen
Atheroma
Fatty degenerative of inner linings of blood vessels
Atherosclerosis
Arterial disease with Atheroma
Claudication
Deficient blood supply, intermittent pain on exertion
Effusion
Formation of fluid within a body cavity
Embolism
Obstruction of blood flow usually by a blood clot
Fistula
Abnormal communication between organs/parts of the body
Haematemesis
Vomiting of blood
Haemoptysis
Coughing-up blood
Infarction
Death of cells due to termination of blood supply
Ischaemia
Local inadequance of blood supply
Necrosis
Death of an organ or tissue within the body
Oedema
Increase in fluid within the tissues
Thrombosis
Formation of a clot within a blood vessel
Thrombus
A blood clot