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What is the medical term for a collapsed lung

Atelectasis
Lit. An imperfect expansion

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What is the medical term for "bed wetting" or an involuntary release of urine

Enuresis

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What is the medical term for a condition in which the external urinary meatus opens below the tip of the penis

Hypospadias
Literally "below the fleshy spike"

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What is the term for a condition where the veins of the testis are dilated and twisted

Varicocele
"Hemorroids of the scrotum

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What is the term for a condition of lack of descent of one or both testes into the scrotum

Cryptorchidism
Literally "hidden testicle"

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What is the term for a condition of wasting of the body( end stage seen in cancer

Cachexia

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What is the term for a disease that develops without apparent or known cause

Idiopathic

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What is the term for an unfavorable response to medical treatment

Iatrogenic

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What is the term for a hospital acquired infection

Nosocomial

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What is the term for a twisting of the intestine upon itself

Volvulus

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What is the term for a failure of parastalsis resulting in bowel obstruction

ILEUS

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What is the term for stomach and intestinal noise

Borborygmus

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What is the term for fat entering the feces

Steatorrhea

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What is the term for an abnormal elevation of body temperature

Pyrexia

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What is the term for the abnormal development of tissue or organs

Dysplasia

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What is the term for the Lack of development of an organ or tissue

Aplasia

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What is the term for rapid cell division and abnormal cells

Anaplasia-characteristic of malignancy

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What is the term for underdevelopment of organ or tissue

Hypoplasia

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What is the term for increased tissue development ; enlargement of an organ

Hyperplasia

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What is the term for an absence of electrical activity of the brain for a specific period under rigidly defined circumstances

Somatic death

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What are the terms meaning pertaining to, consisting of, or producing pus

Purulent
Suppurative

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What is the term meaning containing blood

Sanguinous

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What is the term for an unnatural absence of color or paleness

Pallor