English dictionary of medical terms (11)
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- No:200 - astringent
(L. astringens, from ad to + stringere to bind) causing
contraction, usually locally after topical application.
- No:201 - asymptomatic
showing or causing no symptoms.
- No:202 - asystole
cardiac standstill or arrest; absence of a heartbeat; called also
- No:203 - ataxia
(Gr. from a negative + taxis order) failure of muscular
coordination; irregularity of muscular action.
- No:204 - atheromatosis
a diffuse atheromatous disease of the arteries.
- No:205 - athetosis
(Gr. athetos not fixed + -osis) a derangement marked by ceaseless
occurrence of slow, sinuous, writhing movements, especially severe
in the hands, and performed involuntarily; it may occur after
hemiplegia, and is then known as posthemiplegic chorea. Called
also mobile spasm.
- No:206 - atony
(L. atonia from a neg. + Gr. tonos tension) lack of normal tone or
- No:207 - atopic
(a neg. + Gr. topos place) pertaining to an atopen or to atopy;
- No:208 - atoxic
(a neg. + Gr. toxikon poison) not poisonous; not due to a poison.
- No:209 - atrial
pertaining to an atrium.
- No:210 - atrioventricular
- pertaining to an atrium of the heart and to a ventricle.
- No:211 - atrium
(L.; Gr. atrion hall) a chamber; used in anatomical nomenclature to
designate a chamber affording entrance to another structure or
organ. Usually used alone to designate an atrium of the heart.
- No:212 - atrophy
(L.; Gr. atrophia) a wasting away; a diminution in the size of a
cell, tissue, organ, or part.
- No:213 - atypical
(a neg. + Gr. typos type or model) irregular; not conformable to
the type; in microbiology, applied specifically to strains of
- No:214 - auditory
(L. auditorius) pertaining to the sense of hearing.
- No:215 - aura
(L. 'breath') a subjective sensation or motor phenomenon that
precedes and marks the of a paroxysmal attack, such as an epileptic
attack on set.
- No:216 - aural
(L. auris, q.v.) pertaining to or perceived by the ear, as an aural
- No:217 - auricular
(L. auricularis) pertaining to an auricle or to the ear, and,
formerly, to an atrium of the heart.
- No:218 - auscultation
the act of listening for sounds within the body, chiefly for
ascertaining the condition of the lungs, heart, pleura, abdomen and
other organs, and for the detection of pregnancy.
- No:219 - autoimmune
pertaining to autoimmunity.
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