Week 10 Medical Terminology

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  1. Antigen
    A substance that the immune system perceives as being foreign or dangerous. The body combats an antigen with the production of an antibody
  2. Catheter
    A flexible tube utilized for draining fluids from the body, or injecting them into the body
  3. Central line
    An infusion tube located in or near the heart
  4. Coagulation
    In medicine, the clotting of blood. The process by which the blood clots to form solid masses, or clots
  5. Dysuria
    Painful urination
  6. Dilate
    To stretch or enlarge
  7. Electrolyte
    A substance that dissociates into ions in solution and acquires the capacity to conduct electricity. Sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and phosphate are examples of electrolytes, informally known as lytes. Electrolyte replacement is needed when a patient has prolonged vomiting or diarrhea, and as a response to strenuous athletic activity.
  8. Emesis
  9. Erythema
    Redness of skin
  10. Fissure
    A cleft or groove. A fissure can be normal or abnormal
  11. Hematoma
    A localized swelling that is filled with blood caused by a break in the wall of a blood vessel
  12. Hypoxia
    A lower-than-normal concentration of oxygen in arterial blood, as opposed to anoxia, a complete lack of blood oxygen. Hypoxia will occur with any interruption of normal respiration
  13. Infertility
    Absence of fertility; the persistent inability to conceive a child
  14. Laceration
    A cut
  15. Metabolic
    Relating to metabolism, the whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us (or any living organism). Metabolism consists of anabolism (the buildup of substances) and catabolism (the breakdown of substances).
  16. Nulliparity
    Not bearing children
  17. Palpate
    To touch or feel. For example, a physician may palpate the liver's edge when examining the abdomen.
  18. Port
    a catheter that is kept in a vein for easier IV access
  19. Ulcer
    A lesion that is eroding away the skin or mucous membrane
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