Anomaly (ah-nouum'ah-le). A deviation from the regular arrangement.
Anoscope (a'no-skop). An instrument for examining the anus and rectum.
Anticoagulant (an"tiko-ag'u-lant). A substance that prevents a liquid or blood from
Antipyretic (an"ti-pipret'ik). Anything that relieves or reduces fever.
Apnea (ap-ne'-ah). Temporary stopping of breathing.
Appendage (ah-pen'dij). Something added such as a tail.
Appendectomy (ap"en-dek'to-me). Surgical removal of the appendix.
Appendicitis (ah-pen"di-si'tis). Inflammation of the appendix.
Arachnoid (ah-rak'noid). The middle of three membranes covering the brain and spinal
Arteriosclerosis (ar-ter"I-o-skle'ro'sis). A thickening and hardening of the arteries.
Arthralgia (ar-thral'je-ah). Pain in the joint.
Arthritis (ar-thri'tis). Inflammation of a joint.
Articular (ar-tik'u-lar). Pertaining to a joint.
Asthenia (as-the'neah). Loss of body strength and energy.
Auscultation (aws"kul-ta'shun). Listening for sounds within the body, usually with a
Bacilli (bah-sil'i). Rod shaped bacteria.
Bacteremia (bak"ter-e'me-ah). The 556presence of bacteria in the blood stream.
Bactericide (bak-ter'I-sid). Any agent that kills bacteria.
Basal (ba'sal). Forming the base; fundamental.
Basophil (bas'so-fil). A tissue or structure cell that is readily stained with basic dyes.