Flashcards in Vocabulary (Chapter 2) Deck (66)
The body cavity that contains primarily the major organs of digestion.
The surgical removal of a gland.
A malignant tumor that originates in glandular tissue.
A benign tumor that arises in or resemble glandular tissue.
Abnormal softening of a gland.
Abnormal hardening of a gland or glands.
A change in the structure of cells and in their orientation to each other.
The study of the structures of the body.
A deviation from what is regarded as normal.
Situated in front.
The defective development or congenital absence of an organ or tissue.
The spread of a disease through contact with blood or other body fluids contaminated with blood.
Toward the lower part of the body.
Toward the head
The genetic structures located within the nucleus of each cell.
Any disease transmitted from one person to another by direct or indirect contact with contaminated objects.
An abnormal condition that exists at the time of birth.
The material located within the cell membrane that is not part of the nucleus.
Situated farthest from the midline or beginning of a body structure.
Back of the body or organ.
Abnormal development or growth of cells, tissues or organs.
Referring to the ongoing presence of a disease, such as the common cold, within a population, group or area.
Glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
A sudden and widespread outbreak of a disease within a specific population group or area.
The region located above the stomach.
The study of the causes of diseases.
Glands that secrete chemical substances into ducts leading either to other organs or out of the body.
Produces symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified.
A pathological condition caused by an absent or defective gene.