Pathology glossary terms beginning with a anoxic brain injury prognosis

The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development; a miscarriage.

• an induced abortion.

• the act of induce, inducing abortion.

• the immature product of an untimely birth.

( biology) arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.

• any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect

• the act of aborting a project, a mission, etc, before it is completed.

• something ugly, an artistic atrocity.

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: insomuch that I do honestly believe, there can be no place in the world, where such intolerable abortions, begotten of the sculptors chisel, are to be found in such profusion, as in rome.

Abortive

Noun

• (obsolete): that which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. – shakespeare, richard III, I-iii

• (obsolete): A fruitless effort or issue.

• A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient – dunglison

Adjective

• (rare): produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an child.

• (obsolete): made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, vellum.

• (obsolete): rendering fruitless or ineffectual.

Quotations

• plunged in that gulf. Milton

Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an attempt.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Quotations

• an enterprise. – prescott

• (biology): imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an organ, stamen, ovule, etc.

• (medicine): causing abortion; as, medicines. – parr

• (medicine): cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.

Abrasion

Noun

• the act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.

• the substance thus rubbed off.

( medicine) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

( geology) the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

Abscess

Noun ( abscess, es )

( pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflame, inflamed tissue.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Verb ( abscess, es )

( intransitive) to form such a collection of pus.

Absence seizure

Noun

( medicine) formal term for a petit mal epilepsy, epileptic seizure. Brief seizure lasting upto 30 seconds involving vacantness and lack of awarness, possibly including twitching; not incluing spasm or unconsciousness.

Ache

Noun

( obsolete) parsley, parsley.

Verb ( ach, ed )

( intransitive) to suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.

Quotations

Fie, how my bones ache! – shakespeare, romeo and juliet, II-v

• the sins that in your conscience . – keble

Acholia

Noun

( medicine) deficiency or want of bile.

Achondroplasia

Noun

( teratology) A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Acidosis

Noun ( acidoses )

( pathology) an abnormally increased acidity of the blood.

Acne

Noun

( pathology) A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection.

• A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.

Acrocephaly

Noun ( infl, en, noun )

• the condition of suffering from a pointed skull.

Acromegaly

Noun ( acromegal, ies )

( disease) A chronic disease marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by over-activity of the pituitary gland.

Addison’s disease

Noun

( disease) A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular body, bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively.Anoxic brain injury prognosis it is usually fatal.

Adenitis

Noun

( context, symptom, pathology) glandular inflammation.

Adenoma

Noun ademona ( plural: adenomas or adenomata )

( pathology) A benign tumour of the epithelium arising from or resembling a gland.

Affect

Noun

( psychology) emotion.

( colloquial, psychology) A strong emotional experience. See

• usage notes, usage notes below.

( psychology) external, external display of emotion or mood.

He seemed completely devoid of .

Verb

( transitive) to influence or alter.

Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill. –dryden.

• one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.

• an active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

( computing) in the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

Agnail

Noun

• (obsolete) A corn or sore on the toe or finger

• torn skin near a toenail or fingernail

Agrammatism

Noun

• the inability to form sentences by virtue of a brain disorder

Ague

Noun

( obsolete) an acute fever.

Brenning agues. P. Plowman.

( pathology) an intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.

The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

• A chill, or state of shake, shaking, as with cold.

• A former name for malaria.

Verb ( agu, ing )

( transitive) to strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.

Ail

Noun

• an ailment; trouble; illness.

Verb

( transitive) to cause to suffer; to hurt; to trouble; to afflict.

Beverage

• of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

Alcoholism

Noun

( pathology) A chronic disease caused by addiction to alcohol, leading to a deterioration in health and social functioning.

( pathology ) acute alcohol poisoning.

Alexia

Proper noun

( given name, female, from greek, ) .

Alkalosis

Noun

• an abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.

Alopecia

Noun

Baldness, baldness.

( pathology) deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth

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• med. Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease

Alzheimer’s disease

Noun

( context, neurology, disease) A disorder of loss mental functions resulting from brain tissue changes; senile dementia of alzheimer’s type.

Amebic

Adjective

• of, or pertaining to, an amoeba.

Amelia

Proper noun

( given name, female, from germanic, )

Amenorrhea

Noun

• lack of a menstrual period in a female when one should be present.

Amnesia

Noun

( pathology) loss, loss of memory; forgetfulness.

Amnesiac

Noun , plural amnesiacs

Person who suffers from loss of memory ( amnesia)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Noun

( context, disease, neurology) A chronic, progressive disease characterized by degeneration of the central nervous system and the loss of voluntary muscle control.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Anacusis

Noun

( medicine) total deafness

Anaemia

Noun

( alternative spelling of, anemia)

Anaemic

Adjective

( alternative spelling of, anemic)

Anaphylactic shock

Noun

• A severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction to an allergen, constricting the trachea and preventing breathing

Anaphylaxis

Noun ( anaphylaxes )

• extreme sensitivity to a substance such as a foreign protein or drug.

• A severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction to an allergen, causing a constriction of the trachea, preventing breathing; anaphylactic shock.

Anaplastic

Adjective

( oncology) of, or relating to, a tumor that shows little histogenetic differentiation. It implies that a tumor is high grade and likely to behave in an aggressive fashion.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Anemia

Noun

( pathology) A medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little haemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue.

Anemic

Adjective

• of or pertaining to anemia.

Anesthesia

Noun

( medicine) A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.

• the loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.

Aneurysm

Noun

( alternative spelling of, aneurism)

ANG

Initialism

• air national guard

Angina

Noun

( context, pathology, cardiology) A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.

( pathology) an inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

( context, pathology, incorrect) angina pectoris, angina pectoris.

Angina pectoris

Noun

( context, cardiology, disease) intermittent, intermittent chest pain caused by reversible myocardial ischemia.

Ankylosis

Noun

( anatomy) the growing together of bones to form a single unit

( medicine) the stiffening of a joint as the result of such abnormal fusion

Anomia

Noun

( neurology) the inability to remember names.

( neurology) the difficulty in finding the right word.

Anorectic

Noun

• A person suffering from anorexia nervosa; an anorexic.

Adjective

• characterised by a lack of appetite, especially as suffering from anorexia nervosa; anorexic.

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• causing a loss of appetite.

Anosmia

Noun

• loss of the sense of smell.

Anoxia

Noun

( pathology) A condition in which tissues are severely or totally deprived of oxygen, severe hypoxia.

Anthrax

Noun

( pathology) an acute infectious bacterial disease of herbivores, especially sheep and cattle. It can occur in humans through contact with infected animals, tissue from infected animals, or high concentrations of anthrax spores, but is not usually spread between humans. Symptoms include lesions on the skin or in the lungs, and is often fatal.

Aphasia

Noun

( pathology) A partial or total loss of language skills due to brain damage. Usually, damage to the left perisylvian region, including broca’s area and wernike’s area, causes aphasia.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Aphasic

Noun

• one who is afflicted by symptoms of aphasia.

Adjective

• affected by, or pertaining to, aphasia.

Aphemia

Noun

• aphasia

Apnea

Noun

( pathology) the cessation of breathing.

Apoplectic

Adjective

• of, or relating to apoplexy.

• extremely angry or furious to the point of being unable to move or speak.

( archaic) effuse, effused with blood.

Apoplexy

Noun ( apolex, ies )

( context, medicine) sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.

Appendicitis

Noun

( pathology) inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Apraxia

Noun

• total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment; specifically, a disorder of motor planning.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Arrhythmia

Noun ( uncountable )

• an irregular heartbeat.

Arteriosclerosis

Noun ( arterioscleroses )

( pathology) hardening, hardening, narrowing or loss of elasticity in artery, arteries or blood vessels.

Arthralgia

Noun

( medicine) pain in bone joints not caused by arthritis.

Arthritis

Noun ( pl=arthritides )

• inflammation of a joint or joints causing pain and/or disabliity , swelling and stiffness, and due to various causes such as infection, trauma, degenerative changes or metabolic disorders.

Asbestosis

Noun ( plural: asbestoses )

( pathology) A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.

Asphyxia

Noun

( pathology) A condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death.Anoxic brain injury prognosis asphyxia can be induced by choking, drowning, electric shock, injury, or the inhalation of non-toxic (or toxic) gases.

Asthenia

Noun

( medicine) weakness; loss of strength

Asthma

Noun

( pathology) A chronic respiratory disease, in which the airways unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Ataxia

Noun

( pathology) lack of coordination while performing voluntary movements, which may appear to be clumsiness, inaccuracy, or instability.

Atelectasis

Noun

( medicine) the collapse of a part of or the whole lung.

Atheroma

Noun ( plural: atheromas or atheromata )

( pathology) an abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of artery, arteries.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

Atherosclerosis

Noun ( pl=atheroscleroses )

( pathology) the clogging or hardening of artery, arteries or blood vessels caused by plaques (accumulations of fat, fatty deposits, usually cholesterol).

Atonic

Adjective

• referring to a syllable or sound that is spoken without accent or stress.

( pathology) lacking muscle tone.

Atopic

Adjective

• of a hereditary predisposition towards developing hay fever and other allergic reactions.

Atrophy

Noun ( atroph, ies )

( pathology) A reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease, injury or lack of use.

Verb ( atroph, i, ed )

• to wither or waste away

Aura

Noun ( auras, pl2=aurae )

• the distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with someone or something.Anoxic brain injury prognosis

• an invisible force surrounding a living creature.

• an inner or special power/energy mentioned of in graphic novels (manga) ex: in the manga/anime series yu yu hakusho, the amount of power someone has is measured by their aura

• the perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.

• the telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.

Auscultate

Verb ( auscultat, ing )

• to practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.

Avitaminosis

Noun

• any disease which is caused by vitamin deficiency.

Azotemia

Noun

( medicine) the accumulation in the blood of nitrogen-bearing waste products (such as urea) that are usually excreted in the urine

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