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-ectasis

expanding; dilating

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ectopic

occuring in an abnormal form or place

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endarterectomy

surgical removal of the diseased portion of the lining of an artery

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endocarditis

inflammation of the the endocardium, especially an inflammation caused by a bacterial or fungal infection

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endocrinology

study of the endocrine system

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endometriosis

abnormal condition in which uterine wall tissue is found in the pelvis or abdominal wall

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epididymis

group of ducts at the top of the testes where sperm is stored

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episiotomy

surgical incision used to enlarge the vaginal opening to help deliver a baby.

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female gamete

ova

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female gonad

ovaries

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fimbrae

hairlike ends of the uterus that sweep the ovum into the uterus

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gastroscopy

examination of the of the stomach using an endoscope

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gestation

period of fetal development from fertilization until delivery ; usually about 40 weeks

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gouty arthritis

inflammation of the joints, present in gout; usually caused by uric acid crystals

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hematuria

blood in the urine

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holter moniter humeral

portable device that proves a 24 hour electrocardiogram

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hyaline membrane disease

Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn is an acute lung disease caused by surfactant deficiency, which leads to alveolar collapse and noncompliant lungs. requires assistance in breathing

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hyperbilirubinemia

excessive bilirubin in the blood

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hypothalamus

one of the parts of the diencephalon; serves as sensory relay station, gland in the nervous system that releases hormones to aid in regulating pituitary hormones

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ileus

intestinal blockage

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ischemia

localized blood insufficiency caused by an obstruction

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kyphosis

abnormal posterior spine curvature

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laparoscopy

use of a lighted tubular instrument inserted through a woman's navel to perform a tubal ligation or to examine the Fallopian tubes

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laryngectomy

removal of the larynx

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male gamete

sperm

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male gonad

testes

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medulla oblongata

part of the brainstem that regulates heart and lung functions, swallowing, vomiting, coughing, and sneezing

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menarche

first menstrual period

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meningomyelocele

in spina bifida cystica, protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord above the surface of the skin

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menorrhagia

excessive menstrual bleeding