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Medical Definitions and Word Differences

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Parent Category: Medical Terminology
Having knowledge of the common medical terms is important to avoid confusion. There are cases when some medical terms are considered synonymous with another, when in fact there is a difference between them. An example of this is tumor and cancer.
I am prescribed 54mg concerta and had to get drug tested becasue I was on probation. I never reported or told my PO or the doctor that I was on the drug. I was tested for amphetamine (cocaine...etc) and still passed even though the concerta was in my system.      while answering th…
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Bilateral means that there are two sides; while unilateral means only one side.Quick analogy: The FamilyUnilateral: Parent and Child, Parent determines the needs of the child.Bilateral: Husband and Wife, Each determine together the needs of the familyMultilateral: Entire family determines the needs …
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens and eventually destroys motor neurons (components of the nervous system that connect the brain with the skeletal muscles). Skeletal muscles are involved with voluntary movement…
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The correct word is thecal sac which is located witin the spinal vertebra. It is made up of a mixture of pia-mater-wrapped lumbar, sacral and coccygeal nerve roots and it protects these roots. The nerve roots of the thecal sac float freely in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) which provides both protectio…
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(The entire word will not display in either the question box or answer unless a hyphen is used.) It is a lung disease, similar to 'black lung' usually acquired by miners. It is caused by extremely microscopic silica getting into the lungs. Literally the word means: 'a lung disease caused by the inh…
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Answer Apnea is temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
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Stress management involves a lot of different aspects - managing work loads and communication, ensuring employees (if you're talking about stress management in the workplace) to take frequent breaks, and 'work smart' - avoiding long hours and 'crunch times' where people are forced to work late, and …
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If medical students had to answer a question on why you study medicine, answers would vary depending on the person due to each person being unique. The reasons for studying medicine include working with people, helping people, a safe career choice with plenty of job opportunities, and respect.
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It is NOT a pathological liar, they are two separate things (look it up if you'd like). Compulsive liar is the correct name, and they are also known as habitual or chronic liars. I think it's pathological liar. You can find out for sure by browsing the web under mental illness.
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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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someone that is over their weight on the scale. the scale is for your age and height, then they read a graph then tell you if you are obese or skinny or just right. p.s. everyone is "obese" according to the chart.Obese is a word referring to being over the average weight of other people the same hei…
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THe study of Quarintine is the seperating the sick from the healthy to stop the spread of disease. THe study of Quarintine is the seperating the sick from the healthy to stop the spread of disease.
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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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The term bolus is common when it comes to digestion. It refers to a small and round piece of food that has been chewed, ready for swallowing.
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It is contact between the thecal sac and another mass, usually a benign osteophyte (bony spur) or disc protrusion within the spinal column.
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Pharmacology: The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.Just add "ist" to the "ologies" below to get the answer. For example - pathologist, etiologist, pathological physiologist…
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STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. Some of them are not only transmitted sexually, but in other ways too. Some STDs include AIDS/HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Heapatitis B & C, Herpes and many others. Answer It is a sexually transmitted disease.STDs are diseases that are usually transmi…
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A complete effacement of the thecal sac is a disc protrusion within the spinal column. This is usually a benign bony spur.
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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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A Scientific Name used for "Parasite Worms" The gummy worms used for catching fish by fishermen. The children like them to eat.
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GFR on a blood test stands for Glomerular Filtration Rate. This test is used to used to test how well the kidneys are working. It estimates how much blood passes through the filters in the kidney, called the glomeruli, every minute.The normal value for GFR is 130-140 ml /min of creatinine(a substanc…
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easier to know where and what part of the body is being talked about
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Dorsal means pertaining to the rear or posterior surface. Pertaining to the back. Dorsal mean on or toward the back … as the Dorsal Fin of a fish runs down the center of its back.
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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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The standard human anatomical position is the straight-standing position. Out of all the primates, the human being is the member that stands straight and still walk upright.
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ECG An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. ECG is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart, and the effects of drugs or devices used to regulate t…
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Uncinate process is a bony protrusion in the body. Foramen is an opening or passage. Together they form structures much like those in the spine. Sources http://radiology.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/figsonly/233/1/87 http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=cervical+spine+uncinate+proc…
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It's when a veterinarian operates on an animal to make it so he cannot reproduce with a female. It's basically an animal vasectomy.Neutering means having a male cats balls taken out so he cannot have sex and prevents from spray and giving female cats unexpected pregnancy.It means to remove the anima…
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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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Fluid-filled areas.
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If self-inoculation occurs, you should visit the emergency room just to be sure that safety pre-cautions are taken just in case the substance injected was not harmful to the tissue or to the body system as a whole.
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A puncture wound is the type of wound caused by an object piercing the skin and making a small hole. A puncture wound is one of several wounds that are classed as open wounds.
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-Examining the from or structure A thorough examination of the structure and form of organisms without regard to function.
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Platelets are not cells, they are fragments of cells that were created when larger cells in the bone marrow broke apart. Platelets play an important role in blood clotting.
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It means that there is an escape of air/gas into the subcutaneous tissue in the part of the trachea that is closest to the head. This is not good because air/gas is not supposed to leak out of the lungs to anywhere but out of the body through the trachea. Was this person on mechanical ventilation?
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Type your answer here... Bowel Movement
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The unspecific term "primary Koch's infection" is non-contagious lymph node tuberculosis in children.
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Anterior means: At or toward the front, forward, ventral: opposed to posterior.
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Panaritium - an acute purulent inflammation of tissues of a finger of an arm. Panaritium dermal - a clump of pus under a false skin knifes in the form of the limited bubble. Paronychias - an inflammation about the nail platen with reddening and an edema, a painful syndrome of various intensity. The …
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The opposite of unremarkable is remarkable, meaning extraordinary, outstanding, or noteworthy.Unremarkable means that whatever it is doesn't stand out. Ordinary or run-of-the-mill would be synonyms. So, antonyms would be remarkable, astounding, stupendous, amazing, and so forth -- anything that indi…
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They are taken to a veterinarian who removes their sexual organs in an operation.
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The reason for using medical terminology instead of conversational language is because conversational language have different meanings for words and phrases. In medicine it is very important to be able to understand what is being said/written. Medical terminology used Latin language because it is a …
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - also known as BLS (Basic Life Support) - is the procedure of maintaining artificial respiration and artificial circulation in a mammal who has gone into cardiac arrest through repeating cycles of chest compressions and ventilations. It is intended to maintain ad…
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mixed grayscale hypoechoic not homogenous mixed grayscale hypoechoic not homogenous irregular in pattern
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A lucency on an X-ray image represents an area absorbing less radioactive energy than the surrounding tissue. Lucent areas appear dark compared to the surrounding area.
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What does mild broad based disc bulges at L3 to S1, indenting the thecal sac mean? recommended with sonagram, thecal sac related to thyroid.
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Effacement of the anterior thecal sac means something is rubbing on the sac around the nerves that hang from the bottom of the spinal cord. This is usually a bone spur or other benign mass.
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It is the standard position used to identify parts of the body. The body faces forward, palms face up, and feet are flat.
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Bolus
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The prefix, Anti, can mean counter, opposing, instead, opposite,against,viruses or lots of other things
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The meaning comes from the Greek for lung. It means an inflammation of the air sacs of the lung.
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Medical term: cerumen However, in everyday usage, it can be either earwax, or ear wax.
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stop such as stop bullying-stop anti bullying
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"Glottal" is a related adjective, if that is what you are after.
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Latin and Greek. The languages such as Sanskrit form the basis vast ocean of wisdom and knowledge in Ayurveda, Siddha and Yoga, besides several other systems of healing. The Upanishada and Veda literature viz. scriptures of Sanatan Dharm called Hindu Dharma today; contain information, explanations …
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Buoyant is an adjective and it means 'able to float'. Example: The inner tube was buoyant.
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See the links below. Hold your mouse pointer over the letter to see how it is written.
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Green mucas indicates a sinus infection, usually bacterial.
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EXT. is short for Exterior, and means that the scene is to look as though it was shot in the open air.
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An implication is something implied (said indirectly or suggested).1. something to be inferred or understood: e.g. I resent any implication of dishonesty.2. the act of implying: His implication of immediate changes surprised us.3. the state of being implied: to know only by implication.4. In logic, …
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Your anterior is the front and the posterior is the back.
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A Baron is a lower ranking British nobleman. The title is also used in other European countries denoting differing levels of rank and importance.
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A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist. An optometrist.
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The definition of conceived is: To become pregnant with a child, to take into one's mind, to form a image, to apprehend by reason or imagination, or to have as an opinion.
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Indirect observation is a technique in research that utilizes pre-recorded behavior from secondary sources. The researcher must rely on the reported observations of others.
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The medical term for pus is py/o-.
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to weigh the chemical substances.
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From chemistry point of view, there is no distinction between the terms drugs and medicines, i.e., all drugs are medicines and all medicines are drugs. However, our society and law make a clear-cut distinction between these two terms as follow: A medicine is a chemical substance which cures or trea…
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Goats are Female, Lamb Is MaleGoats and sheep are two different species - lamb is a baby sheep.
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A phase is one point or portion in a recurring series of changes. The phases of the moon are New Moon, First Quarter, Full, and Last Quarter.
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Auxiliary Territorial Service-Women's branch of the British Army in WWII.
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As a Wiccan, I understand the concept of "100 fold" more than most. It is not the multiplication of a number times 100, as most assume it is. However, it is doubling whatever number 100 times. Imagine your number is a piece of paper. You fold it in half one time. Fold it again a second time. If your…
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The medical term is hem/o blood hemat/o blood
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It is the removal of the foramina in the spinal column
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Interpersonal behaviour is how people interact with one another. Specifically it is studied as the way people behave when this behaviour would affect a relationship. Making jokes, body language, giving presents and going to parties are all aspects of interpersonal behaviour.
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antibiotic
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Blood is the liquid that flows through humans veins and keeps them alive. The blood carries oxygen to vital areas and also carries carbon dioxide away from the tissues.
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Consumption is an antiquated term for what we now call Tuberculosis (or TB), a contagious bacterial infection. More info here: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Consumption+%28disease%29
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Hemorrhage from the ear is otorrhagiablood in your ear means that you are dying or your ears poped from too much decibles and you will never hear out of that ear again enjoy !
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Primary Koch's infection is also known as tuberculosis. You can catch tuberculosis by coming into contact with the droplets, such as from a sneeze of cough, of an infected person.
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This kind of sentence is called a declarative sentence.
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This is some other peoples answers: smart thinking on probation It all depends on the subject you are referring to. I have found a list of several. Some are as reads: Strategy targeting organized piracy; stop transmission of polio; statement of opposition; safe tables our priority. But my father s…
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Healing is an interesting concept. I define it as 'coming to terms with an issue', as 'making good' of what isn't and as 'mending' towards well-being, which often embraces also curing the physical body. Healing is holistic and works on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. For mo…
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Resuscitation is when you perform chest pumps and breaths into another person to bring them back to life. This is commonly referred to as CPR.
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I think that would be testosterone... I'm not one hundred per cent sure of that, but that does sound correct Testosterone was not a choice on my test. Out of my choices, androgen was correct.
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physicians assistant
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To expidite is to speed something up. So if a test is expidited, they are going to do it more quickly than they normally would.
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Spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus before it is viable and especially between the 12th and 28th weeks of gestation compare to abortion.
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It means reliability or truthfulness and can be applied to the purpose of the project, to its design or, most often, to the results of the research. If the results of a research project are valid it means they are accurate, true, sound or just and believable. If the results are not valid then they…
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cytology means study of cells
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It is the removal of an infected toe nail, but there is no pain involved because the doctor deadens the feeling in the toe first. See the related link for a video of the process. CAUTION: It is graphic!
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eney body you know him use informal converasion
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An arm sling usually just support the arm in a neutral posisition , while an elevation sling supports the arm and keep it elevated above the heart leve to reduce swelling and pain. You would also yse them for different things, an arm sling for fractures to the lower arm or wrist and an elevation sli…
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