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medical secretary 2b

medical terminology
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anaplasia
abnormal cells without regular nucleus
atrophy
wastage of an organ
cortex
outer portion of an organ
cytology
study of cells
dysplasia
formationof abnormal cells
fundus
area of a hollow organ opposite main opening
genome
map of genetic material of species
hilum
depression on surface of organ
histerology
study of tissues
hypertrophy
enlargement of an organ with its own tissue
infarct
wedge-shaped area of tissue deprived of its blood supply
interstitial
type of supporting tissue
ischaemia
lack of blood to a part
medulla
inner portion of an organ
metaplasia
type of cell growing beyond where usually found
oncology
study of tumours
adenoma
tumour of a gland
benign
opposite of malignant
carcinoma
cancerous cells
chondroma
benign tumour of cartilage
chondrosarcoma
malignant tumour of cartilage & bone
contusion
bruise
embolism
obstruction of blood vessel by particle of blood, fat or air
embolus
blood clot, fat or air travelling in blood stream
epithelioma
tumour of epithelial tissue
fibroma
tumour of fibrous tissue
haematoma
swelling containing blood
keloid scar
abnormal overgrowth of fibrous tissue in healing of wound
lesion
abnormal change in tissue
lipoma
tumour composed of fat
malignant
dangerous disease or tumour likely to be fatal
myalgia
painful muscles
myasthenia gravis
disease causing abnormal fatigue & weakness in voluntary muscles
myoma
tumour of muscle
NG
new growth
necrosis
death of tissue
necrotising fasciitis
destruction of soft tissue by overwhelming bacterial infection
neoplasm
new growth or tumour
oedema
free fluid in the tissues
papilloma
wart-type benign tumour
peritonitis
inflammation of lining of abdomen/pelvis
pleurisy
inflammationof pleura (covering lungs)
sarcoma
cancer of connective tissue
sebaceous cyst
swelling caused by blockage of sebaceous gland duct
biopsy
removal of portion of living tissue for investigation