English dictionary of medical terms (49)

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[Multilingual]No:960 - keloid
(Gr. kl tumour + eidos form) a sharply elevated, irregularly- shaped, progressively enlarging scar due to the formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the corium during connective tissue repair.
[Multilingual]No:961 - keratitis
(kerat- + -itis) inflammation of the cornea. Cf. keratoconjunctivitis.
[Multilingual]No:962 - keratoconjunctivitis
(kerato- + conjunctivitis) inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
[Multilingual]No:963 - keratolytic
an agent that promotes keratolysis.
[Multilingual]No:964 - ketoacidosis
acidosis accompanied by the accumulation of ketone bodies (ketosis) in the body tissues and fluids, as in diabetic acidosis.
[Multilingual]No:965 - kinetic
(Gr. kintikos) pertaining to or producing motion.
[Multilingual]No:966 - koilonychia
(koilo- + onyx nail + -ia) dystrophy of the fingernails, sometimes associated with iron deficiency anaemia, in which they are thin and concave, with the edges raises; called also spoon nail.
[Multilingual]No:967 - labile
(L. labilis unstable, from labi to glide) 1. gliding; moving from point to point over the surface; unstable; fluctuating. 2. chemically unstable.
[Multilingual]No:968 - laceration
(L. laceratio) 1. the act of tearing. 2. a torn, ragged, mangled wound.
[Multilingual]No:969 - lacrimal
pertaining to the tears.
[Multilingual]No:970 - lactation
(L. lactatio, from lactare to suckle) the period of the secretion of milk.
[Multilingual]No:971 - laryngitis
inflammation of the larynx, a condition attended with dryness and soreness of the throat, hoarseness, cough and dysphagia.
[Multilingual]No:972 - lassitude
(L. lassitudo weariness) weakness; exhaustion.
[Multilingual]No:973 - latent period
a seemingly inactive period, as that between exposure of tissue to an injurious agent and the manifestation of response, or that between the instant of stimulation and the beginning of response.
[Multilingual]No:974 - lateral
(L. lateralis) 1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or of a structure. 2. pertaining to a side.
[Multilingual]No:975 - laxative
(L. laxativus) an agent that acts to promote evacuation of the bowel; a cathartic or purgative.
[Multilingual]No:976 - lenticular
(L. lenticularis) 1. pertaining to or shaped like a lens. 2. pertaining to the crystalline lens. 3. pertaining to the lenticular nucleus.
[Multilingual]No:977 - lesion
(L. laesio; laedere to hurt) any pathological or traumatic discontinuity of tissue or loss of function of a part.
[Multilingual]No:978 - lethal
(L. lethalis, from lethum death) deadly, fatal.
[Multilingual]No:979 - lethargy
(Gr. lthargia drowsiness) abnormal drowsiness or stupor; a condition of indifference.

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