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Acute

Short course, sudden, severe

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Benign

Not recurrent or malignant, tumor that does not spread.

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Carcinoma

Malignant neoplasm (harmful growth of tissue) in epithelial cells

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Chronic

Long duration

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Cyst

Abnormal fluid filled sac

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Edema

Fluid in tissues; swelling

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Etiology

Cause of disease

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Gram stain

Lab test that divides bacteria into gram-positive (purple) or gram-negative (red).

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Hernia

Rupture, protrusion of organ through abnormal opening.

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Inflammation

Tissue injury that invloves: heat, pain, redness and swelling.

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Lesion

Wound, damaged tissue

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Malignant

Harmful, causes death, tumour that spreads

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Metastasis

Spreads from one body part to another, cancer does this.

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Microorganism

Small organism that can only be seen by a telescope

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Necrosis

Death of tissue

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Necr/o

Death

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Cyst/o

Fluid filled sac; bladder, gallbladder, cyst
Ex. Cystic - pertaining to or having cysts

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Neoplasm

Abnormal growth of tissue (tumor)

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Plasm

Formation

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Parasite

Organism that grows on another (host) causing damage to that host.

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Pathogen

Organism capable of causing disease

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Path/o

Disease

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Phagocytosis

Ingestion of organisms by a cell such as waste or bacteria that is then destroyed.

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Prolapse

Dropping downward displacement of organ

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Pus

Product of inflammation resulting in fluid and white blood cells

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Sarcoma

Malignant neoplasm arising from connective tissue

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Sepsis

The presence of harmful microorganisms or toxins in blood or tissue.

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Toxin

Poison

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py/o

Pus

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Sarco

Flesh