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peri-

around

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hyper-

excessive

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trans-

across, through

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dist/o

away from

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proxim/o

near to

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cardi/o

heart

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cyt/o

cell

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-itis

inflammation

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-ologist

one who studies

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proximal

pertaining to near (point of attachment)

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distal

pertaining to farthest away (point of attachment)

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lateral

PT the side

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medial

PT the middle

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anterior

PT front of the body

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posterior

PT back of the body

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Superior

PT above

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inferior

PT below

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superficial

PT the surface of the body or near the surface, more external

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deep

PT away from the body surface, more internal

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melanoma

black tumor

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pathology

study of disease

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subcutaneous

PT under the skin

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xeroderma

skin that is dry

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dermatitis

inflammation of the skin

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laceration

state or action of being torn (cut)

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abrasion

scrape away upper layer of skin from friction

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dermatologist

one who studies the skin and its diseases

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hypodermic

PT under the skin

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seborrhea

flow/discharge of oil (sebum)

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osteoporosis

condition of porous bones

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osteoarthritis

inflammation of bones and joints

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periosteum

around the bone (lining)

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arthroplasty

surgical repair of a joint

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osteogenesis

formation of bone

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hematopoiesis

blood formation

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ambulation

action of walking

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endosteum

within the bone (lining)

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articular

PT a joint

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orthotist

specialist of straight bones

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dystrophy

painful or difficult development

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myalgia

muscle pain

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myopathy

disease of the muscle

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electromyogram

record of muscle activity

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atrophy

without development

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hypertrophy

excessive development

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hyperkinesia

excessive movement

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hypotonia

insufficient muscle tone

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myoplasty

surgical removal of muscle

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agonist

muscle contracts/shortens

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antagonist

muscle relaxing/lengthening

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mastication

process of chewing

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amylase

starch enzyme

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colostomy

surgical creation of an opening in the large intestine

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dentalgia

pain in tooth/teeth

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gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

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peristalsis

contraction around

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halitosis

abnormal condition of breath

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laparotomy

incision into the abdomen

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sublingual

PT under the tongue

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pancreatitis

inflammation of the pancreas

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hematemesis

vomiting blood

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anorexia

no appetite

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dysphagia

difficulty swallowing

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diarrhea

to flow through

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cholecystitis

inflammation of the gallbladder

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