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Flashcards in Respiratory Terminology Deck (19):
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anesthesia

a way to control pain during a surgery or procedure by using medicine called anesthetics. It can help control your breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm.

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biopsy

a sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely. A doctor should recommend a biopsy when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal.

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carcinoma

a cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs

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diagnosis

the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.

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expired

exhale (air) from the lung.

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fascia

a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ.

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hemorrhage

an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel, especially when profuse.

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lymph node

each of a number of small swellings in the lymphatic system where lymph is filtered and lymphocytes are formed.

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meatus

a passage or opening leading to the interior of the body.
"the urethral meatus"
the passage leading into the ear.

10

metastatic

is the spread of a cancer or other disease from one organ or part of the body to another not directly connected with it.

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necropsy

another term for autopsy; a postmortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease.

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papillary

any small, nipplelike process or projection.
one of certain small protuberances concerned with the senses of touch, taste, and smell: the papillae of the tongue.
a small vascular process at the root of a hair.
a papule or pimple.

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pathological

of or relating to pathology;
involving, caused by, or of the nature of a physical or mental disease.

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pneumonia

lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs ( double pneumonia ), one lung ( single pneumonia ), or only certain lobes ( lobar pneumonia ).

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polypectomy

the removal of polyps from the inside lining of the colon, also called the large intestine. A polyp is a mass of tissue. Some types of polyps can develop into cancer. Most polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

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polypoid

of, relating to, or resembling a polyp or hydra.
(of a growth) resembling or in the form of a polyp.

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pulmonary

of or relating to the lungs.

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snare

a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game.
anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; trap.
Surgery. a wire noose for removing tumors or the like by the roots or at the base.

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submaxillary

Of or relating to the lower jaw; Situated beneath the maxilla

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