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Anaplasia

Change in structure of cells and in their orientation to each other

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Anatomy

Study of structures of body

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Aplasia

Defective development or congenital absence of organ or tissue

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Congenital disorder

Abnormal condition that exists at time of birth

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Dysplasia

Abnormal development of cells tissues or organs or growth

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Endocrine glands

Into blood and go to organ tissue

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Etiology

Study of causes of diseases

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Functional disorder

Conditions that produces symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified

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Genetic disorder

Pathological condition caused by absent/defective gene

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Geriatrician

Doctor for old people

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Hemophilia

Hereditary blood disorder where blood clotting factor is missing

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Hyperplasia

Enlargement or organ or tissue bc abnormal increase in number of cells

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Hypogastric region

Below umbilical region

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Hypoplasia

Incomplete development of organ or tissue

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Iatrogenic illness

Unfavorable response due to prescribed medical treatment

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Inguinal

Condition where soft tissue bulges thru weak point in abdominal muscles

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Mesentary

Fold of peritoneum that attaches small int., spleen, stomach, pancreas, to posterior wall of abdomen

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Pelvic cavity

Bounded by pelvis bones

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Peritoneum

Membrane lining cavity of abdomen

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Physiology

Study of the functions of body

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Retroperitoneal

Situated or occurring behind peritoneum

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Abdominal cavity

Divided into upper and lower parts

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Cystic fibrosis

Present at birth and affects respiratory/digestive systems

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Down syndrome

Genetic variation (facial appearance, learning dis., physical abnormality)

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Huntingtons disease

Nerve degeneration

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Muscular dystrophy

Progressive weakness of skeletal muscles

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Tay-Sach's disease

Harmful quantity of fatty substances build up FATAL