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Flashcards in Med Term Ch 3 Deck (40):
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Abberant

Wandering off from the normal course or pattern

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Abdominal

Relating to the adomen

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Abdominocentesis

Paracentesis/puncture of the abdomen

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Abduction

Movement of a body part away from the median plane

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Adduction

Movement of a body part toward the median plane

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Cardiocentesis

Surgical puncture of a heart chamber

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Cephalic

Cranial/pertaining to the cranium

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Cholecystectomy

Surgical removal of the gallbladder

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Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gall bladder

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Cholelithotomy

Incision for the removal of a gallstone

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Craniectomy

Excision/surgical removal of a portion of the skull

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Cranioplasty

Plastic surgery of the skull/surgical correction

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Craniotomy

Surgical opening into the skull

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Cranium

Skull

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Cystitus

Inflammation of the urinary bladder

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Cystocele

Hernia of the bladder

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Cystotomy

incision/surgical cut into the urinary bladder or gall bladder

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Diplococci

Spheric bacterial cells joined together in pairs

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Hydrocephalus

Enlargement of the cranium due to excessive accumulation of water

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Hydrophobia

Fear of water

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Hydrotherapy

External application of water for therapeutic purpose

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Lithogenesis

formation/production of calculi (stone formed by gallbladder, kidney or other parts of body)

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Lithotomy

Incision/surgical cut to remove a calculus/stone

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Otalgia

Earache/pain to the ear

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Otitis

Inflammation of the ear

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Pelvic

Relating to the pelvis

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Pelvimetry

Measurement of the diameters of the pelvis

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Pyogenic

Pus-forming; relating to pus formation

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Pyorrhea

A purulent (full of, containing,forming, discharging pus) discharge

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Rhinitis

Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane

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Rhinolith

A calcareous/stone concretion (solid,calcified mass formed by disease process) in the nasal cavity

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Rhinoplasty

Repair of a defect of the nose with tissue taken from elsewhere

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Rhinorrhea

A discharge from the nasal mucous membrane

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Staphylococci

Grapelike cluster of spherical bacteria

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Streptococci

Plural of streptococcus (chain of spherical bacteria)

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Thoracic

Relating to the thorax (chest cavity)

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Thoracocentesis

Puncture of the pleural (lung) cavity

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Thoracoplasty

Surgical repair of the thorax that reduces intrathoracic (in the chest cavity) space

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Thoracotomy

Incision (surgical cut) into the chest wall

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Otorrhea

A mucopurulent (containing mucous and pus) discharge from the ear.