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Analgesia

Insensibility to pain

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Anemia

Less than normal number of red blood cells

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Anesthesiologist

A physician specializing in the administration of anaesthesia ((removing feeling))

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Angiogram

Radiograph or X Ray obtained by angiography
(injecting a substance like iodine into blood vessels or lymph vessels so they can be seen)


(( and used in diagnosing pathology in the cardiovascular system, such as arteriosclerosis.))

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Cardiorrhexis

Rupture of the heart wall

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Chondrodysplasia

Abnormal development of the cartilage beginning before birth where cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism (inherited)

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Cystorrhexis

Rupture of the bladder

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Dactylomegaly

An abnormally large digit

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Dactylogram

A finger print

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Defibrillation

The arrest of fibrillation of the cardiac muscle with restoration of a normal rhythm

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Embolism

An obstruction or occlusion of a vessel by an embolus

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Embolus

moving clot or undissolved material such as clumps of bacteria, gas bubbles, tissue fragments, fat globules etc

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Esthesiometer

an instrument for measuring the degree of tactile sensibility

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Hyperesthesia

Abnormal acuteness of sensitivity to touch, pain, or other sensory stimuli

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Hypoesthesia

Decreased sensitivity to pain

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Hypoplasia

Underdevelopment of an organ

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Hysterorrhexis

Rupture of the uterus

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Lithotripsy

The crushing of a stone in the renal pelvis, ureter, or bladder by mechanical force or sound waves

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Macrocephalus

Abnormally large head

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Macrocheilia

Abnormally large lips

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Macrotia

Congenital enlargement of the auricle, particularly the pinna ((outer ear)

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Micrometer

One millionth of a meter (1 X 10^-6)

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Neuromyelitis

neuritis (inflammation of a nerve) combined with spinal cord inflammation

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Phlebitis

inflammation of veins

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Polyarthritis

Inflammation of many joints

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Polyuria

Excessive amount of urine

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Syndactylism

Condition where two or more digits are merged together

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Thrombosis

Condition of sudden vessel occlusion caused by a thrombus or blood clot

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Bradycardia

Abnormally low heart rate

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Neuropathy

Disease or abnormality of the nervous system

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Tachycardia

Abnormally fast heart rate