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abdominocentesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdomen

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achondroplasia

inherited disorder of cartilage formation in the fetus leading to dwarfism

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acromegaly

excessive enlargement of the limbs (extremities) due to thickening of bones and soft tissues; caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

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acrophobia

fear of heights

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acute

having severe symptoms and a short course illness

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adenoids

small masses of lymphatic tissue in the throat, close to the nasal passageway

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adipose

pertaining to fat

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agoraphobia

fear of open spaces; an anxiety disorder

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amniocentesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid from the amnion sac surrounding the embryo and the fetus

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anemia

blood condition of reduced oxygen delivery to tissues because of low hemoglobin concentration or deficiency of red blood cells

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angiogenesis

formation of blood vessels

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angiography

process of recording blood vessels using contrast and x-rays

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angioplasty

surgical repair of a blood vessel by inserting a tube and balloon inside an artery to enlarge the opening

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arteriole

small artery

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arteriosclerosis

hardening of an artery by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls

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arthralgia

joint pain

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atrophy

decrease in size of normally developed organ or tissue of the body; wasting away

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axillary

pertaining to the under arm or armpit

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basophil

a granular leukocyte with an irregularly shaped nucleus and cytoplasm containing blue granules

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biopsy

removal and microscopic examination of living tissue, often to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant

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blepharoptosis

sagging or drooping eyelid

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bronchitis

inflammation of bronchial tubes

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carcinogenesis

formation or production of cancer

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carcinogenic

pertaining to producing cancer

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cardiomyopathy

disease of heart muscle

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chemotherapy

treatment using drugs

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chondromalacia

softening of cartliage

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chronic

pertaining to a long time

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colostomy

new opening of the colon to the outside of the body

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cystocele

hernia of the urinary bladder

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