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Aneurysm

Dilation (widening) of an artery due to weakness of the wall of the artery

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Angioblast

A cell taking part in blood vessel formation

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Angiosclerosis

Hardening of a vessel

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Anomaly

A birth defect caused by structure; abnormality

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Apnea

Absence of spontaneous breathing

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Arteriosclerosis

Hardening of the arteries

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Arteriospasm

Spasm of the arteries

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Colporrhaphy

Repair of a rupture of the vagina by excision (surgical removal of part of . . .) and suturing

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Colposcopy

Examination of vagina and cervix by means of an endoscope

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Cryptochidism

Failure of one or both testes to descend

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Cystorrhagia

A discharge of blood from the bladder

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Dysmenorrhea

Difficult or painful menstruation

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Dyspepsia

Gastric indigestion/upset stomach

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Dyspnea

Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

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Hemangiitis

Inflammation of a hemangioma (benign blood vessel tumor)

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Hematologist

A physician skilled in performing diagnostic examination of blood and bone marrow

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Hemolysis

Alteration or destruction of red blood cells (splitting apart of RBC's)

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Hernia

Protrusion of a part or structure through the tissues normally containing it

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Hysteropexy

Fixation of a displaced or abnormally movable uterus

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Hysterospasm

Spasm of the uterus

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Hysterotomy

Incision (surgical cut) of the uterus

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Kinesialgia

Pain caused by muscular movement

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Kinesiology

The science of study of movement

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Myosclerosis

hardening of muscle tissue

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Myospasm

Spasmodic muscular contractions

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Nephritis

Inflammation of the kidneys

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Nephrolith

Kidney stone

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Nephromegaly

Extreme hypertrophy (enlargement) of one or both kidneys

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Nephroptosis

Prolapse or falling (prolapse) of the kidneys

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Neurofibroma

A benign encapsulated, tumor containing fibrous connective tissue & nerve tissue resulting from proliferation of Schwann (nerve) cells

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Neurolysis

Destruction of nerve tissue

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Ooblast

Immature egg cell

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Pyeloplasty

Plastic or reconstructive surgery of the pelvis of the kidney to correct an obstruction

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OOphoropexy

Surgical fixation or suspension of an ovary

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Orchidotomy

Incision of testes

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Pyelitis

Inflammation of the renal pelvis

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Salpingectomy

Removal of the uterine tubes

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Salpingo-oophorectomy

Removal of the ovary and its uterine tube

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Spermatoblast

A germ cell, immature sperm cell

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Salpingoscopy

An endoscopic exam of the uterine tubes

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Spermatoid

Resembling a sperm or semen

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Ureterolithotomy

Removal of a stone lodged in a ureter.

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Ureterorrhaphy

Suture of a ureter

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Ureterotomy

Incision and stenting of a narrow ureter

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Urethralgia

Pain in the urethra

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Urethrotomy

Surgical incision of the urethra