Flashcards in Pathology master for exam #3 Deck (73):
Prefix meaning uterus.
Suffix meaning a process.
Results rom the adverse activity of medical personnel.
Of unknown cause (example: essential hypertension).
Any foreign or heterogeneous substance contained in a cell or in any tissue or organ that was not introduced as a result of trauma.
Plant life occurring or adapted for living in a specific environment.
The formation of an area of necrosis in a tissue caused by obstruction in the artery supplying the area.
The state or condition in which the body or a part of it is invaded by a pathogenic agent that, under favorable conditions, multiplies and produces injurious effects.
The harboring of animal parasites, especially macroscopic forms, such as ticks or mosquitos.
The process of seepage or diffusion into tissue of substances that are not ordinarily present.
A tissue reaction to irritation, infection, or injury marked by localized heat, swelling, redness, pain and sometimes loss of function.
Prefix meaning below.
A substance that kills insects.
Prefix meaning between.
Prefix meaning within.
State of being intoxicated, especially of being poisoned by a drug or toxic substance.
Extravasation of blood within the skull.
A compound consisting of iodine combined with a carrier, such as polyvinylpyrrolidone, often used as a preoperative skin disinfectant.
Reduction in arterial blood supply.
Condition that results when the body part that dies had little blood and remains aseptic and occurs when the arteries but no the veins are obstructed.
Suffix meaning inflammation of.
Conditions characterized by excessive concentration of bilirubin in the skin and tissues and deposition of excessive bile pigment in the skin, cornea, body fluids, and mucous membranes with the resulting yellow appearance of the patient.
A tear or town wound.
A substance that kills insect larva.
Specific pathological structural or functional changes of both brought about by disease or injury.
Disease characterized by the appearance of great numbers of immature and abnormal white blood cells.
Prefix meaning white.
Increase in the number of white blood cells in blood.
Abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
A tumor composed of fatty tissue.
Suffix meaning stone.
The major organ for detoxification and production of bile.
Infection caused by germs lodging and multiplying at one point in a tissue and remaining there.
Malignancy of lymphoid tissue.
Suffix meaning to dissolve.
Prefix meaning large.
Prefix meaning bad.
Suffix meaning softening.
A defect or deformity.
Prefix meaning breast.
A forensically trained physician (medical doctor) whose duty is the investigate questionable or unattended deaths.
The spread of tumor cells from one part of the body to another by blood or lymph.
Temperature above which bacterial growth will not take place, 120 degrees F.
A living organism or an object that is capable of transmitting infections by carrying the disease agent on its external body parts or surface.
Study of disease to ascertain cause and manner of death.
Medicolegal (forensic) pathology
Prefix meaning great.
Suffix meaning large.
Prefix meaning thick.
A malignant pigmented mole.
Blood in stool.
Prefix meaning month.
Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.
Bacteria that prefer moderate temperatures and develop best at temperatures between 25 degrees C and 40 degrees C.
Replacement of one type of tissue into a form that is nor normally found there.
Transfer of a disease from its primary site to a distant location.
Prefix meaning small.
A microorganism that requires very little free oxygen.
Scientific study of microorganisms and their effect on other living organisms.
Study of microscopic changes that cells, tissues, and organs undergo as a result of disease.
Microscopic pathology (histopathology)
Temperature below which bacterial growth will not take place, 32 degrees F.
Infection caused by two or more organisms.
Necrotic tissue that is wet as a result of inadequate venous drainage; may be accompanied by the invasion of saprophytic bacteria.
Moist (wet) gangrene
Relative incidence of a disease in the population of number of cases in a given time at a given population.
Number of deaths in a given time or place or proportion of deaths to a population.
A chronic disease of the nervous system characterized by remissions and relapses and by the presence of patches of demyelination associated with sclerosis or hardening, scattered diffusely throughout the gray and white matter of the brain stem and spinal cord.
Relationship in which organisms or two different species live in close association to the mutual benefit of each.
The branch of science concerned with the study of fungi.
Bacteria of the mycoplasma genus that are found in humans and most have no cell wall; the smallest free-living organisms presently known, being intermediate in size between viruses and bacteria.
Inflammation of the spinal cord or the bone marrow.
Prefix meaning muscle.
Referred to as heart attack. Usually results in damage to the myocardium.
Inflammation of the muscular walls of the heart.