Warrior Babes The Second

Medical Lingo

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A: A blood type.
 
Abdomen: The part of the body between the diaphragm and the pelvis; belly.
 
Abcess: A swoller area in body tissues containing pus.
 
AIDS/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: A condition of deficiency of certain leukocytes resulting in infections, cancer, etc.
 
Alzheimer's: A degenerative brain disease.
 
Ambulatory: Being able to walk.
 
Ameliorate: To make or become better, improve.
 
Amnesia: Partial or total loss of memory.
 
Amniocentesis: The surgical procedure of extracting amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman to determine the sex of the fetus, detect disease, etc.
 
Ampul/Ampule/Ampoule: A small, sealed glass container for a single dose of a hypodermic medicine.
 
Amputate: To cut off a body part by surgery.
 
Amputtee: One who has had a limb or limbs amputated.
 
AMA: American Medical Society
 
Amylase: An enzyme that helps chance startch into sugar, found in saliva, etc.
 
Analgesia: A fully conscious state in which pain is not felt.
 
Anatomize: To dissect an animal or plant in order to examine the structure.
 
Anatomy: Dissection of an organism to study its structure.
 
Androgen: A type of steroid that acts as a male sex hormone.
 
Anemia: A condition in which the blood is slow in red cells or in hemoglobin, resulting in paleness, weakness, etc.
 
Anesthesia: A partial or total loss of the sense of pain, touch, etc.
 
Anesthesiologist: A doctor who specializes in giving anesthetics.
 
Anesthetist: One trained to give anesthetics.
 
Aneurysm/Aneurism: A sac formed by an enlargement in a weakened wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart.
 
Angina: A condition marked by chest pain, caused by a decrease of blood to the heart.
 
Angioplasty: Any of various surgical techniques for repairing or replacing damaged blood vessels.
 
Anodyne: Anything that relieves pain or soothes.
 
Anomalous: Abnormal, inconsistent or odd.
 
Anomaly: Abnormality.
 
Anorexia: An eating disorder characterized by obsession with weight loss.
 
Antibiotic: Certain substances like penicillin or streptomycin, produced by various microogranisms and capable of destroying or weakening bacteria.
 
Anticoagulant; A drug or substance that delays or prevents the clotting of blood.
 
Antidepressant: A drug that lessens emotional depression.
 
Antidote: A remedy to counteract a poison.
 
Antigen: A substance to which the body reacts by producing antibodies.
 
Antihistamine: Any of several drugs used in treating allergic conditions such as hay fever and hives.
 
Antiseptic: Preventing infection, decay, etc.; effective against bacteria.
 
Antiserum: A serum containing antibodies.
 
Antitoxin: A circulating antibody formed by the body to act against a specific toxin. A serum containing an antitoxin, injected into a person to prevent a disease.
 
Antiviral: Checks the growth of a virus.
 
Anxiety: Worry or uneasiness about what may happen.
 
Aorta: The main artery of the body, carrying blood from the heart.
 
Aphasia: Loss of the power to use or understand words.

Apolexy: Severe hemorrhage or infarction, especially in the brain; stroke.
 
Apothecary: A pharmacist or druggist.
 
Appendage: An external organ or part.
 
Appendectomy: The surgical removal of the appendix.
 
Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix.
 
Appendix: A small, saclike appendage of the large intestine.
 
Application: Anything applied as a remedy.
 
Applicator: Any device for applying medicine.
 
Aqueous Humor: A watery fluid filling chambers in front of the lens of the eye.
 
Arrhythmia: An irregularity in the heart's rhythm.
 
Artery: Any of the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
 
Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints.
 
Arthroscope: An endescope used inside a joint.
 
Artificial Respiration: The maintenance of breathing by arficial means, as by forcing air into the mouth.
 
Asphixiate: To make or become unconscious from lack of oxygen in the blood. To suffocate.
 
Aspiration: A drawing in by breathing or suction.
 
Aspirator: An apparatus using suction to remove air, fluids, etc.
 
Aspirin: A white, crstalline powder or tablet that is used for reducing fever, relieving pain, etc.
 
Asthma: A chronic disorder characterized by coughing, difficulty in breathing, etc.
 
Astigmatism: A defect of the eyes that prevents light rays from meeting in a single focal point.
 
Astrobiology: The branch of biology that investigates the existence of living organisms on planets other than earth.
 
Ataxia: An inability to coordinate one's moving, as in walking.
 
Athrosclerosis: Grainy tumor, formation of fatty nodules on hardening artery walls.
 
Athlete's Foot: Ringworm of the feet.
 
Atomizer: A device used to shoot out a fine spray, as of medicine or perfume.
 
ATP/Adenosine triphospate: An organic compound present in, and vital to, all living cells.
 
Atrium: Either of the heart chambers that receive blood.
 
Atrophy: A wasting away or failure to grow especially of body tissues, an organ, etc.
 
Atropine: An alkaloid obtained from belladonna, used to relieve spasms, etc.
 
Audiology: The treatment of persons having hearing defects.
 
Audiometer: An instrument for measuring the sharpness and range of hearing.
 
Auditoray/Aural: Hearing or the sense of hearing.
 
Augment: To make or become greater as in the case of boob jobs.
 
Auricle: The outer part of the ear.
 
Auscultation: A listening, often with a stethoscope, to sounds in the chest, abdomen, etc. so as to determine the condition of the heart, lungs, etc.
 
Autism: A mental state marked by disregard of external reality.
 
Autopsy: Examination of a corpse to discover the cause of death.
 
Auxin: A plant hormone that promotes and controls growth.
 
AZT: Trademark for an antiviral drug used to treat AIDS.

B: A blood type.
 
B: Symbol for Boron
 
BA: Symbol for Barium
 
Backache: An ache or pain in the back.
 
Barium: A metallic chemical compound.
 
Ball and Socket: A joint, as of the hip, formed by a ball in a socket.
 
Bandage: A strip of cloth, etc. used to bind or cover an injury.
 
Bandaid: A small bandage of guaze and adhesive tape.
 
Barren: Unable to become pregnant.
 
B Cell: Any of the lymphatic leukocytes not derived from the thymus, that build antibodies.
 
BE: Symbol for Beryillum
 
Bell's Palsy: A usually temporary, sudden paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face.
 
Belly Ache: Pain in the abdomen.
 
Benocaine: A white, odorless powder used in ointments as a local anesthetic and to protect against sunburn.

Dimethylbenzine: Used mostly for industrial uses.

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