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Medical terminology is a vocabulary or word listing used to describe medical words and terms in a scientific manner. It is used in the nursing and medical fields. This methodical approach to word building is based on the concept of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
Narcissistic Personality DisorderPathological narcissism is a life-long pattern of traits and behaviours which signify infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance and ambition.As distinct from healt…
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Answer 1 Distal Clavicle ResectionOverviewReviewed by Dr. Ken Alleyne The tip of the shoulder blade (scapula) that forms the roof of the shoulder joint is known as the acromion. Where this bone meets the collarbone (clavicle) is known as the acromioclavicular (or AC) joint. Normally, the tendons of…
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the abbreviation Sxi stands for Sports Extra Injection
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From the Mayo Clinic (see related link): Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions and birth defects such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida (which I was born wi…
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder-A patient mistakenly believes that their physical appearance is imperfect or even grotesque. Eating orders tend to fit into this category. Ie: the anorexic person who weighs 60 pounds and is stil diets because they look fat.
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The meaning of the name Ivan is "'Yahweh is gracious'" The origin of the name Ivan is Jewish. Ivan derived from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yôḥānān, meaning "'Yahweh is gracious'" form of John
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Hypertension- high blood pressure. (Hypotension- low blood pressure) High blood pressure is the pressure that is placed in your arteries when the heart pumps your blood. High blood pressure is an above average pressure that could eventually lead to things like strokes or heart attacks. Blood press…
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Tech agnostic means that the issue, skill set or other aspect being discussed is not specific to a single technology. The issue, skill set or other actually can be true or applied to any/multiple technologies. For example if a component is "operating system agnostic" it does not care what the operat…
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Ptosis is when your top eyelid droops down uncontrollably- in some cases it can affect your vision.The abnormal drooping of an organ part.
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Medical terms generally arise from one of three sources: 1. The Latin word or words for the term.2. Tradition. (i.e. blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury due to the original system by which blood pressure was measured by how many millimeters it would raise a column of mercury.)3. The…
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The most common meaning is:TGV = 'Train à Grande Vitesse' which is French for 'high speed train'.This is the brand name used by SNCF (French Railways) for their high speed trains. Alternative meanings: A file type (.tgv) typically used with video files.Tanjong Golden VillageThoracic Gas VolumeTum…
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Answer No. If you like "little people" (PLEASE CALL THEM THIS!)then be sure you like them as a friend and not hang around out of curiosity. Little People are very astute of ALL things and can do most of what anyone else does. Here's a good lesson for you: Two "little people" can have a baby and …
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Cortical (brain-related) atrophy means wasting away and decrease in size of gray matter of brain. Diffuse means the wasting is generalizedGeneralized anxiety disorder, not confined to one particular area. Age related may mean the result of aging (over 55-60).
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qh is the medical abbreviation for every hour.
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A cancerous (malignant) tumor that begins in the cells that produce the skin coloring (melanocytes). Melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages. However, it is likely to spread, and once it has spread to other parts of the body the chances for a cure are much less. Melanomas are cancers …
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In reference to medicine, MLS stands for Medical Laboratory Scientist. These are the healthcare professionals who process and study all lab specimens.
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It is called Philtrum. It is formed where the nasomedial and maxillary processes meet during embryonic development. The philtrum runs from under the nose to the top of the lip. It may be more flat if a person has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and it also becomes more flattened with age. Philtrum cosmetic …
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Answer The word "excision" means to cut out or remove. In this case, it probably refers to making an incision (a cut) into the area of the collarbone and removing a piece of tissue for biopsy. It could also mean removing the entire collarbone, or "clavicle" as is it's proper name. The clavicle …
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Answer A kind of suture (stitches) to close up wounds or surgical incisions. Catgut is used because over time, the body absorbs the internal stitches and they do not have to be removed when the healing is done. Catgut is made from the intestines of sheep and horses, used in stringing musical inst…
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Pus is a collection of dead skin cells, white blood cells, and bacteria that usually comes out a whitish yellow color.
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shahar answer Hypoxia is a general term to describe lack of oxygen in the blood. etiology for this situation might be damage in any one of the pathways that related to oxygen exchange. Including lung diseases-- red blood cell diseases or outer environment with lack of O2 . the result is hypervent…
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Answer Fibrillation is the medical term for what your heart does when it is not beating correctly. Defibrillator is the devise used to send a electric shock to your heart to stimultate it back into its regular beating mode, ------------------------------------------------------------------------…
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A Macrophage is a white blood cell, produced by Monocytes. Monocytes and Macrophages are both Phagocytes. These work as a part of the human immune system. They act in non-specific "innate" immunity defense and are able to initiate specific "cell-mediated" immunity. The role of a phagocyte is to eng…
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High blood pressure is the force that blood exerts in blood vessels when the heart contracts and relaxes. The systolic pressure is the force by blood being pumped by the heart, and the diastolic pressure is the force when the ventricles are refilled by blood.High blood pressure means that the heart …
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Medical Terminology PO means "to take orally" or "by mouth", and BID means to take the medication twice a day.
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As with all technology, there must be a clear and precise way for nurses and doctors to communicate. It is a universal term of reference and highly useful for pinpointing or describing a location or procedure. It really is so that there is NO mistake when doctors are conveying information about a …
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Excision is surgical removal.
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Polyp comes from the Latin/Greek word meaning octopus.
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The common medical term is Polyphagia (Hyperphagia is also used.)
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When babies are first born,they have only the immune defenses transferred to them by their mothers.They have not had the chance to develop antibodies of their own,
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Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. it means that you are overly hyper! ha ha ha ha ha haHypertension is actually a condition where there is elevated blood pressure in the body.
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Answer: Fundamentals of steel structure Fundamentals of concrete structures Wind design for architectures Theory of structures
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When interpreting an imaging study (xray, CT, ultrasound, or MRI, among others), sometimes a particular finding can mean different things in different clinical situations. When a radiologist comes across a finding which may mean multiple things, a radiologist says "please correlate with clinical fin…
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dys·pha·sia/disˈfāZHə/ Noun:Language disorder marked by deficiency in the generation of speech, and sometimes also in its comprehension, due to brain disease or damage.
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This is because while combining two medical root words one should keep in mind the anatomical arrangement of those root words. Whichever organ comes first anatomically, should be used first. In the above case the gastro i.e. the stomach comes before entero i.e. intestine so only the work gastroenter…
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The malformations caused by premature closure of the cranial sutures are, collectively, called craniostenosis. These take several different forms, depending on which suture closes prematurely.
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ASIS has many different meanings in many different forms. However, the most common use of ASIS is the American Society for Information Science. In Maritime, this can mean Army Space Initiative Study.
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When a surgical incision breaks, immediatly call your doctor. He will stich it ack together so the wound will heal properly.if not the wound will take longer t heal and the scarwill be more visible If it is an abdominal incision that has opened, you want to cover the wound with sterile gauze to pre…
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MetaplasiaMetaplasia (change in form, Greek) is the replacement of one differentiated cell type with another mature differentiated cell type. The change from one type of cell to another is generally caused by some sort of abnormal stimulus. In simplistic terms, it is as if the original cells are not…
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Urinalysis, often abbreviated UA or U/A
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Emia is the Greek suffix meaning a disease of the blood. An example of this is leukemia, which is cancer of the blood
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"prostrate gland""I contribute my symptoms to that fish I ate last night.""I didn't fracture my bone, I broke it.""I don't use condoms because I'm in a monotonous relationship."
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The term 'political condition' is another way of saying 'government consequences.' It is often used in contexts like, 'Describe the political conditions of the rebellion.'
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A scalpel is a small, sharp knife, sometimes with a detachable blade, used for dissection and surgery. Scalpel is used to make an incision. A scalpel is used to cut into skin or dissect something. Artists also use scalpels as a sharpener for cards and paper. It is used to cut (like a specimen or …
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"Tot Protein" is short for "total protein." The total protein test is a rough measure of all the proteins found in the fluid portion of your blood. Specifically it looks at the total amount of two classes of proteins: albumin and globulin.
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It actually means this. small bubble on the skin.
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NIVA is non invasive vascular assessment.
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CMT stands for Country Music Televison. What's with the "H"?
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Simply means the right eye. Shorthand for latin; something like O for oculus and D for dextro (right).
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Mastitis is the medical term meaning inflammation of the breast.
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This is a ward where people who have cancer are cared for and treated.
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Forceps are basically tweezers for scientists and doctors. Answer A forcep is a medical instrument used during surgery. Answer A forecep is a tool used by an obstetrician to help guide the head of a baby being born out of the birth canal.
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Inflammation is your body's natural response to harmful stimulants, damaged cells, irritants, infection, and injury: it's an attempt to stop the damage, protect your cells, remove the harmful stimuli, and start the healing process. When you get a cut or other injury, you can see inflammation in acti…
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Cheilosis is the medical term meaning cracking of the lips at the corners due to vitamin deficiency.
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Carotid arteriosclerosis is hardening of the main arteries in the neck.
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In medical terminology superior means above, referring to a part of the body that is situated above another or directed upwards. More specifically it means towards the head.superior (superioris), latina little correction: part of the body what is above the middle (mid-plane).Otherwisw superior could…
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The term kyphosis, refers to an abnormal and exaggerated rounding of the spine. To use an example, the Hunchback of Notre Dame had kyphosis. Kyphosis refers to the normal convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions.
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jaundicethe normal serum bilirubin level is 0.5 to 1.5mg%. jaundice occurs when the bilirubin level exceeds 2mg%. the increased blood level of bilirubin is called hyperbilirubinemia.excess bilirubin from blood diffuses into the tissues, skin and mucous membrane, colouring them yellow. this condition…
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There is no standard abbreviation for blood transfusion. A common abbreviation used though is tx.
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pet medSometimes, but don't count on it. The dangers work both ways; people shouldn't take pet medicine and pets shouldn't take people medicine.First of all, prescription medicine should be taken with the supervision of a doctor who knows things like possible allergic reactions, negative drug intera…
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ANSWER: in a raised bruise, its called a hematoma. In the case of a rash, a zoster, or a hive. In the case of a burn, a blister. In the case of a clogged pore, acne or a pimple. In the case of a unusual growth under the skin, a cyst.
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To pick up small objectsForceps are tongs or pincers for grasping, compressing or pulling, used esp. by surgeons and dentists. For example, a baby might be delivered by forceps, used to pull it from its mother's womb.
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It is called "hospice care" where terminally ill individuals can receive care within their own home. Typically, individuals who work within this field are nurses, and social workers.
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Endometriosis is the medical term meaning a condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity.
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It is used by surgeons to grasp, manipulate or extract something.
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It actually means this. Short form of ECG eco cardio gram. Heart fitness test.
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Scalpel is a type of fixed blade or u can say a type of knife.Well i am a 11 year old girl and also finding for its answer.
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Calcium deposits occur when calcium builds up in a tendon and causes pain. Another name for this is calcific tendinitis.
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well actually there are a lot of kinds of forceps, but mostly these forceps used for grasp, hold,stabilize or pick up small things
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Forceps are usually held with thumb and index finger and used for grasping, manipulating, extracting, and, rarely, for transport of small objects Forceps are used to grasp things. This may include splinters, bone, an embedded object or sterile dressings. Forceps are useful when engaging in the asep…
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Answer Primary colors are colors that can be combined and create new colors. They are red, blue, and green. ____________________________________________________________ A primary color is a color that is at it's basic self, as in it is not created from something else, nor reducible. R…
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Forceps are a tool/instrument that have "pincers", similar to tongs that can extract, manipulate, twist and pull an object out of the body. Forceps are most used in the labor and delivery setting- to extract the newborn out of the woman's body when it is medically indicated.
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Forceps are a surgical instrument that resembles a pair of tongs and can be used in surgery for grabbing, maneuvering, or removing various things within or from the body.[1] They can be used to assist the delivery of a baby as an alternative to the ventouse (vacuum extraction) method.
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It was probably a mixture of people that would never reveal themselves unless they were stupid or who were in the head. edited by patrixdabest
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Swf stands for Shockwave Flash It can also be Macromedia flash
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Because both nicotine and caffeine are stimulants - they would give a false reading on an EEG machine. Abstaining from smoking and drinking coffee for 24 hours before the test, would give a more accurate trace.
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Orchitis is an inflammation of one or both testis, accompanied by swelling, and a sensation of heaviness in the affected area.Viral http://www.answers.com/topic/mumps is the most common cause of orchitis. Bacterial infections associated with the disorder are http://www.answers.com/topic/tuberculosis…
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it means: nodule-a rounded lump or knot; heterogeneous means "composed of unlike parts. Therefore a rounded lump composed of dissimilar tissues on the thyroid (gland) located in the base of throat region. may or may not require medical attention.
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Competencies are the KSA that distinguish superior performers from average performers.Competence is the ability to meet the basic requirements to perform a job or task.eg: you talk about the level of competence that a person has at a task.
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Etiology is what causes a disease or how it occurs based on studies
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Adnexa is the medical term meaning accessory organs.
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yer but they can not have a MRI scan
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Forceps is used to hold or pick things that are too small for your hands or fingers. Forceps are both singular and plural noun. The term "forceps" is commonly used in the medical field. Some of its layman's terms are tweezers, tongs, pliers, clips or clamps. They are also used in surgery as a tool t…
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Erythemat/o- means red, and -ous means pertaining to. A macule is another word for a freckle or in older individuals also known as an age spot. It is a red freckle that is flat.
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Myologist is the term meaning specialist in the study of muscles, but an orthopedist is the typical specialist physician who treats muscle problems.
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In Pharmacology, the prefix apo- usually means separated from or derived from.
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end stage liver disease
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The best way to study medical terminology (or any other terminology) is to use the Index Card Method. This is a great technique that does not cost much, can be used at any time and any place, and really helps you to learn those terms! Write each term on one side of an index card. Write the defini…
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In medical terminology, it is known as cryptorchidism. In the fetal life, testes are abdominal organs from where they descend to scrotum before birth. The common term is "undescended testicle".
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S.S. (Social Sciences) and ur mamma because shes as old as dinosuars
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DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Science
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