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cardiologist

cardi/o/logist- one who specializes in the study of diseases and disorders or the heart.

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acrodermatitis

inflammation on the extremities of the body of the skin

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amenorrhea

ah-men-oh-REE-ah; absence of menstration

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cardiac

pertaining to the heart

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cardialgia

pain, heart

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cardiocentesis

surgical puncture of the heart

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cardiologist

one who specializes in the heart

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cardiology

study of the heart

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carditits

inflammation of the heart

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dermatitis

inflammation of the skin

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dermatologist

one who specializes in the skin

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dermatology

study of the skin

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dermatosis

condition of the skin

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dysmenorrhea

painful menstrual flow

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endocardium

within the heart, the inner lining of the heart

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hypodermic

pertaining to under the skin

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intracardiac

pertaining to within the heart

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pericardial

pertaining to around the heart

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polyuria

excessive urine

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bicuspid

having two cusps or points

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hemiplegia

paralysis of one side (half) of the body

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monocyte

a white cell with a singular nucleus

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nullipara

a woman who has borne no children

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quadriplegia

paralysis of all four extremities

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semiconscious

half conscious

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tetraplegia

paralysis of both arms and legs

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triceps

a muscle having three heads

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uninuclear

a cell having one nucleus

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hyperlipemia

an excessive or above normal level of blood fats

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hypoglycemia

less than normal blood sugar

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multipara

to bear many children

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polyarthritis

inflammation of many joints

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polyarthritis

inflammation of many joints

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polyuria

the excretion of large amount of (much) urine

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abduct

to move away from the midline of the body

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adduct

movement toward the midline of the body

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ambidextrous

able to use both hands well

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antecubital

"the space" in front of the elbow

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circumoral

around the mouth

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descend

to come down from

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diagnosis

knowledge through testing

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ectopic

outside of its normal location

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endocervical

pertaining to the inner lining of the cervix

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epigastric

upon the stomach

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exogenous

originating outside the body

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extrahepatic

outside of the liver

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extract

to remove a tooth from away (away from) the oral

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hypoglossal

under the tongue

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intubate

to insert a tube inside (into) an organ or body cavity

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infrapatellar

below the knee

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intercostal

between the ribs

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intravenous

within a vein

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juxtaarticular

pertaining to a location near a joint

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mesoderm

the middle of the three layers of the skin

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paracervical

near, or beside, the cervix

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perianal

around the anus

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precordial

the region "of the chest wall" in front of the heart

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prognosis

knowledge before

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reactivate

to make active again

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retroflexion

an abnormal position of an organ in which the organ is tilted backward

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sublingual

under the tongue

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suprapubic

above, or over, the pubic area

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transurethral

across, or through, the urethra