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Localized collection of pus and other exudate

Abscess

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Anaphylaxis

Life threatening allergic reaction

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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

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Cauterization

Removal or destruction of tissues using chemicals or devices

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Crohn's disease

Irritable bowel disease

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Curettage

Removal of tissue from an area , by scraping

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Diphtheria

Acute infection of the throat

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Dysentery

Irritation of intestinal tract with loose stools

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Endometriosis

Abnormal condition where urine wall tissue is found in pelvis

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Epistaxis

Bleeding from the nose

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Erythropoietin

Hormone release by the kidneys to promote blood cell production

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Gangrene

Death of an area of skin

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Gynecologist

Female problems

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Hematemesis

Blood in vomit

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Hemoptysis

Lung or brachial hemorrhage

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Hepatomegaly

Enlarged liver

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Hypoglycemia

Low glucose in blood

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Hypothalamus

Serves as sensory relay station, pituitary hormones

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Intravenous

Through a tube in the vein

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Ischemia

Localized blood insufficiency caused by an obstruction

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Luteinizing hormone

Essential to ovulation

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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

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Palpitation

Uncomfortable pulsation a of the heart

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Pharynx

Passageway at back of mouth

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Phimosis

Abnormal opening of foreskin

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Pneumonia

Acute infection of alveoli

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Polydipsia

Excessive thirst

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Prostatitis

Inflammation of the prostate

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Pruritis

Itching

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Psychiatry

Mental disorders

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Rheumatologist

Physician with joints and musculoskeletal

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Sphygmomanometer

Measures blood pressure

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Splenomegaly

Enlarged spleen

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Syphilis

Sexually transmitted infection

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Syringe

Injection or withdraw of fluids

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Tinnitus

Constant ringing or buzzing

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Tonsillectomy

Removal of tonsils

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Analgesia

A lessening of pain without loss of consciousness

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Anthroplasty

Joint repair

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Cardiomyopathy

Disease of the heart muscle

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Causalgia

Burning pain

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Colpotomy

Incision of vaginal wall

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Amylase

Enzyme part of pancreatic juice that begins digestion

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Abruptio placentae

Breaking away of placenta from uterine wall

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Analgesic

Agent that relieves or eliminates pain

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androgen

Any male hormone

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aneurysm

Abnormal widening of the artery wall that bursts and releases blood

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Ankylosis

Stiffening of a joint

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Anorchism

Congenital absence of one or both testicles

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Anticonvulsant

Agent that lessens or prevents convulsions

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Aphasia

Loss of speech

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Arthroplasty

Surgical repair of a joint

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Atrophy

Wasting away of tissue organs, and cells

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Azotemia

Access of urea and other wastes

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BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

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Cerebrovascular accident

Neurological incident caused by disruption in normal blood supply to brain

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Coronary artery

Blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart

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Cyanosis

Bluish discoloration

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Dysmenorrhea

Painful mentruation

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Dysphagia

Difficulty in swallowing

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Endarterectomy

Surgical removal of the diseased portion of the lining of the artery

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Endocarditis

Inflammation of endocardium

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Epididymis

Group of ducts at the top of the testes where sperm is stored

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Fimbriae

Hairlike ends of the uterine tubes that sweep the ovum

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Gastroscopy

Examination of stomach using endoscope

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Gestation

Period of fetal development

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Gouty arthritis

Caused by uric acid build up

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Hematuria

Blood in the urine

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Holter monitor

Provides 24 hour Electrocardiogram

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Humeral

Upper arm

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Hyperbilirubinemia

Excessive bilirubin in blood

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Ileus

Intestinal blockage

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Kyphosis

Abnormal posterior spine curvature

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Laparoscopy

Use of lighted tubular instrument

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Laryngectomy

Removal of larynx

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Medulla oblongata

Regulates heart and lung functions, swallowing, coughing, sneezing

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Menarche

First mentruation

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Meningomyelocele

Protrusion of meninges and spinal cord

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Menorrhagia

Excessive me trial bleeding

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Mesentery

Tissue that attaches small and large intestines

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Metrorrhagia

Uterine bleeding between two menstrual periods

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Mitral valve

Left side of the heart

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Myalgia

Muscle pain