Medical Terminology

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Hematology Study of blood
Valvuloplasty Surgical repair of a heart valve
Rhinitis Nasal inflammation
Hemothorax Blood in the pleural space
Hypoxia Condition of insufficient oxygen to the tissues
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Pleuritis Inflammation of the tissues that line the lungs and chest cavity
Splenomegaly Enlargement of the spleen
Angioscopy Visual examination of a blood vessel
Tonsillectomy Surgical removal of the tonsills
Hypercapnia Too much carbon dioxide
Bronchiectasis Dilation of the bronchi.
Endocarditis Inflammation of the lining of the heart
Adenoidectomy Excision of the adenoid
Electrocardiogram Record of the electrical activity of the heart
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Laryngoplasty Surgical repair of the larynx
Arteriogram Radiographic image of an artery
Bronchoscope Instrument used for visual examination of the bronchi
Thoracocentesis Surgical procedure to remove fluid from the chest cavity
Spirometry Measurement of breathing
Acapnia Carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues
Hematopoiesis Formation of red blood cells
Hypoxemia Decreased level of oxygen in the blood
Phrenalgia Diaphragm pain
Bradycardia Slow heart rhythm
Tachycardia Fast heart rate
DVT Deep vein thrombosis
Hct Hematocrit
WBC White blood cell count
MI Myocardial infarction
CBC Complete blood count
Hgb Hemoglobin
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
BP Blood Pressure
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
Pulmon/o Lung
ABG's Arterial blood gases
Brady Slow
Angi/o Vessel
~algia Pain
Spir/o Breathe, breathing
Arteri/o Artery
Splen/o Spleen
Sclerosis Hardening
Thromb/o Thrombus or clot
Cardi/o Heart
Laryng/o Larynx
~scopy Visual examination
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
TB Tuberculosis
URI Upper respiratory infection