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Localized collection of pus and other exudate

Abscess

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Anaphylaxis

Life threatening allergic reaction

2

Asthma

Narrowing of bronchial airways

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Auscultation

Process of listening to body sounds

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Blepharitis

Inflammation of the eyelids

5

Cauterization

Removal or destruction of tissues using chemicals or devices

6

Crohn's disease

Irritable bowel disease

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Curettage

Removal of tissue from an area , by scraping

8

Diphtheria

Acute infection of the throat

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Dysentery

Irritation of intestinal tract with loose stools

10

Endometriosis

Abnormal condition where urine wall tissue is found in pelvis

11

Epistaxis

Bleeding from the nose

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Erythropoietin

Hormone release by the kidneys to promote blood cell production

13

Gangrene

Death of an area of skin

14

Gynecologist

Female problems

15

Hematemesis

Blood in vomit

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Hemoptysis

Lung or brachial hemorrhage

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Hepatomegaly

Enlarged liver

18

Hypoglycemia

Low glucose in blood

19

Hypothalamus

Serves as sensory relay station, pituitary hormones

20

Intravenous

Through a tube in the vein

21

Ischemia

Localized blood insufficiency caused by an obstruction

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Luteinizing hormone

Essential to ovulation

23

Malaise

General feeling of illness

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Menstruation

Cyclical release of uterine lining

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Nausea

Sick feeling

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Neurorrhaphy

Suturing a severed nerve

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Opportunist

Infection because of lowered immune response

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Ophthalmologist

Eye doctor

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Osteoporosis

Degenerative thinning of bone