English dictionary of medical terms (06)
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- No:100 - anginal
pertaining to or characteristic of angina.
- No:101 - angina pectoris
a paroxysmal thoracic pain, with a failing of suffocation and
impending death, due, most often, to anoxia of the myocardium and
precipitated by effort or excitement.
- No:102 - angioedema
a vascular reaction involving the deep dermis or subcutaneous or
submucal tissues, representing localized edema caused by dilatation
and increased permeability of the capillaries, and characterized by
development of giant wheals.
- No:103 - angioneurotic
denoting a neuropathy affecting the vascular system; see
- No:104 - anhydrous
(an neg. + Gr. hydor water) deprived or destitute of water.
- No:105 - anionic
pertaining to or containing an anion.
- No:106 - anisocoria
(aniso- + Gr. kor pupil + -ia) inequality in diameter of the
- No:107 - anogenital
pertaining to the anus and external genitals.
- No:108 - anomaly
(Gr. anomalia) marked deviation from the normal standard,
especially as a result of congenital defects.
- No:109 - anorectal
pertaining to the anus and rectum or to the junction region between
- No:110 - anorexia
(Gr. 'want of appetite') lack or loss of the appetite for food.
- No:111 - anosmia
(an neg. + osm smell + -ia) absence of the sense of smell; called
also anosphrasia and olfactory anaesthesia.
- No:112 - anovular
not accompanied with the discharge of an ovum.
- No:113 - anoxia
a total lack of oxygen; often used interchangeably with hypoxia to
mean a reduced supply of oxygen to the tissues.
- No:114 - antacid
(ant- + L. acidus sour) a substance that counteracts or neutralizes
acidity, usually of the stomach.
- No:115 - antagonist
(Gr. antagonists an opponent) a substance that tends to nullify
the action of another, as a drug that binds to a cell receptor
without eliciting a biological response.
- No:116 - antecedent
existing or occurring before in time or order often with
- No:117 - anterograde
(antero- + L. gredi to go) moving or extending forward; called also
- No:118 - anthelmintic
(ant- + Gr. helmins worm) an agent that is destructive to worms.
- No:119 - anthrax
(Gr. 'coal', 'carbuncle') an infectious bacterial zoonotic disease
usually acquired by ingestion of Bacillus anthracis or its spores
from infected pastures by herbivores or indirectly from infected
carcasses by carnivores. It is transmitted to humans usually by
contact with infected animals or their discharges (agricultural a.)
or with contaminated animal products (industrial a.). Anthrax is
classified by primary routes of inoculation as : cutaneous,
gastrointestinal, and inhalational. Called also charbon, milzbrand
and splenic fever.
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