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What does proximal mean in medical terminology?
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. s…uperior (superioris), latin a little correction: part of the body what is above the middle (mid-plane). Otherwisw superior could also be meant as... higher
Inferior in medical terminology refers to location in relation to another body part or organ. It means below. For instance, the lower teeth are considered inferior to th…e upper teeth.
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Medial (MEE-dee-al) means the direction toward, or nearer, the midline. For example, the medial ligament of the knee is near the inner surface of the knee.
UNIT has many different uses in medical terminology. It can be used to refer to "ONE" of a certain drug, vaccine or liquid volume or other agent necessary to produce a specifi…c effect as in it took 4 units of blood for replacement during a surgery. It can be used to break time into segments like in anesthesia, 1 hour is 4 units with each unit being 15 minutes. In medical billing, 1 unit can be 1 day in a hospital or nursing facility. It can also represent a beginning amount and each additional amount of body surface area such as debridement of burns. For example, the first 10 sq. cm. of skin is the first unit and each additional 10 sq. cm. (or less or more) can be the next unit or units.
I think you refer to a STEMI. This stands for an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. This is where a thrombus (clot) forms, usually due to a fat plaque (atheroma) cap breakin…g and a clot forming over it in one of the coronary arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle, causing a heart attack. The term ST elevation refers to a characteristic waveform seen on ECG/EKG in these incidents.
Both sides To expand a bit on the above answer, bilateral, in this case, refers to something that occurs in both the left and right sides of the body (such as paralysis of bot…h legs), or occurs in both of a pair of organs such as an infection in both lungs simultaneously. In general, bilateral means ocurring on both sides of a line of symmetry, whether real or imagined. The human body exhibits bilateral symmetry in that the right half is similar in appearance and function to the left half.
It is the suffix for Cell in medical terminology.
An OS is a mouth-like opening. An example are internal and external cervical OS
Contralateral means the opposite side to the side being tested. For instance, in audiology, the right ear has a probe inserted but we are actually testing the response tha…t the left is is giving. The opposite of contralateral is ipsilateral meaning the ear with the probe is the ear being tested
Either close to the centre of the body; OR more commonly, close or nearby, such as in a muscle attachment.
Usually ergo would mean work. But depending on the context many would use ergo as a sentence connector, similar to hence and therefore. In informal ways ergo could mean ergom…eter or ergograph. The former measuring muscle power and the latter measuring the work done when a muscle contracts.
Large in medical terminology has the same meaning in common language. You may see "large" on a urinalysis report, for example leukocytes "large." It just means there was a fai…r number of white blood cells found in the urine.