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term - acetabulum
cup-shaped depression on the hip joint that receives the head of the femur is the:
term - acidosis
pathologic condition resulting from an abnormal increase in the level of hydrogen ion in the body
term - anaphylaxis
severe systemic allergic response characterized by redness, itching, swelling and water retention
term - Atherosclerosis
form of arteriosclerosis in which fat deposits accumulate on the vessel walls
term - atrophy
loss of some portion of skin and appears tranlucent - aged skin: not a lesion, but a physiologic response in aging process
term - autoimmunity
immune response resulting in the prescense of self-antigens or autoantigens on the surface of certain body cells
term - benign hypertension
less severe malignant hypertension; high bp is often the result of this condition
term - BPH
benign prostate hyperplasia - a condition which results in enlargement of the prostate due to age
term - cholinergic
agent that produces the effect of acetylcholine at the connections of the muscles and nerves
term - chromosome
structures in the nucleus of a cell that function in the transmission of genetic information
term - contrast material
dye injected into the body to aid the visualization during a radiology procedure
term - COPD
an irriversible airway obstructive disease in which symptoms are bronchial spasm, dyspnea and wheezing
term - covalent bonding
name of process that occurs when atoms share one or more pairs of electrons?
term - dermis
is the second layer of skin; two layers are papillare and reticulare and contain; fibrous connective tissue or skin appendages; blood vessels; nerves; hair; nails; glands
term - epidermis
the outermost layer, containing keratin; stratum corneum, most superficial layer of four layers called stratum; basal layer; deepest region of epidermis is the growth layer
term - epispadias
disorder of urethra in which urethral meatus is locaed on the dorsal side of the penis
term - euthanasia
intentional action or lack of action causing the merciful death of someone suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition
term - fraud
billing of services not provided, misrepresentating a diagnosis, kickbacks, falsifying medical necessity, and systematic waiver of copayments or deductibles
term - glands
sebaceous glands are located in dermal layer; secrete sebum that lubricates skin/hair; influenced by sex hormones so they hypertrophy in adolescense and atrophy in old age
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