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Flashcards in Pre-Med Term Deck (57):
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Abrasion

A cut, scrape, or scratch

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Abscess

An infection, wound or sore

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Acute

Rapid onset or sudden start, brief

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Ambulatory

Mobile, able to walk or move around, not confined to bed

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Analgesic

A pain reliever, such as Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol

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Anemia

Low iron level, which can make you feel tired

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Angina

Chest pain

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Antibiotic

A medicine or drug that fights bacteria

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Anti-inflammatory

A drug that prevents or reduces swelling and pain

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Antiviral

Medicine that fights viruses

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Atrophy

A wasting-away of tissues in the body

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Benign

Not cancer

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Biopsy

Process for removing a tissue sample for testing

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BMI

“Body Mass Index,” which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight

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Bowel

The intestine

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Bradycardia

A slow heartbeat

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Catheter

A type of tube used in various medical procedures

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Cholesterol

A type of fat produced in your liver and transported by your blood

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Chronic

Long-term, lasting a long time or not having an ending

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Colon

Part of the large intestine

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Colonoscopy

A test that looks inside your colon, or intestines, often to check for cancerous growths

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Compression

The act of putting pressure on, or squeezing

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Control

To manage or take power over

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Contusions

Bruises

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CT scan

Also referred to as a CAT scan, a type of x-ray test or scan

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Edema

Swelling

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EHR/EMR

Electronic health record or electronic medical record; the high-tech version of your old manila-folder patient file or chart

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Embolism

A blood clot

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Endoscope

An optical instrument that looks like a long, thin tube that is inserted into your body for viewing

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Extremities

Your limbs, often in reference to your hands and feet

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Hemoglobin A1C

A test that looks at your blood sugar levels over the past three months

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Hypertension

High blood pressure

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Hypoglycemia

Low blood sugar

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Hypotension

Low blood pressure

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Inflammation

Swelling or soreness

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Influenza

A virus that causes the flu

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Intravenous

Putting medication or fluids directly into your veins, which is directly into your bloodstream

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Irrigate

To wash (a wound or an opening)

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Lesion

A cut, sore, wound or injury

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Lipids

Types of fats in your blood

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Lumbar

The lower back area

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Malignant

Cancer, or cancerous

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Noninvasive

Doesn’t require any penetration, like with a needle

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NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are used to reduce pain and swelling but which can decrease the blood’s ability to clot

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Obese

Dangerously overweight

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OTC

Over the counter, medications not requiring a prescription

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Palliative

Relieving symptoms like pain without curing

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Pneumonia

A serious infection of the lungs and respiratory system that can be caused by bacteria, viruses and other causes

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Polyp

A growth or mass on a mucous membrane (usually not cancerous)

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Renal

Related to the kidneys

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Subcutaneous

Just beneath the skin

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Susceptible

More likely to catch or be at risk for contracting

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Sutures

Stitches

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Terminal

Deadly or fatal

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Topical

On the skin or surface of the body

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Varicella

Chicken pox

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Vertigo

Condition where you feel dizziness or a whirling motion