Abscess (ab'ses). A collection of pus in inflamed body tissues.
Acromegaly (ak"ro-meg'ah-le). A condition in which the bones of the head hands, and
feet are enlarged.
Acropathy (ak-rop'ah-the). Any disease of the limbs.
Actinomycosis (ak"ti-no-mi-ko'sis). A fungal infection of cattle and man.
Adduct (ah-dukt'). To draw or move toward the medial axis or another part of the body.
Adenitis (ad"e-ni'tis). Inflammation of a gland.
Adencarcinoma (ad"-no-kar"si-no'mah). A gland-like malignant tumor.
Adrenal (ad-re'nal). Located near the kidney.
Aerobe (a'er-ob). A microorganism that can live and grow in free oxygen.
Albino (al-bi'no). A person who lacks pigment (normal coloration) in the skin.
Albumin (al-bu'men). White of egg; a protein found in almost all animals and plants.
Allergy (al'er-je). Oversensitivity to a certain substance such as food, dust, pollen, etc.
Anabolism (ah-nab'o-lizm). A process in which food is changed into living tissue in plant
Analgesia (an"al-je'ze-ah). Absence of pain.
Anemia (ah-ne-me'ze-ah). A condition in which the red blood cells are reduced below
Anesthesia (an"es-the'ze-ah). Total or partial loss of feeling or sensation.
Anesthetize (an-nes'the-tiz). To give anesthetics.
Aneurysm (an'u-rizm). A sac filled with blood and formed by enlargement of an artery
or a vein.
Angiitis (an"je-I'tis). Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel.
Anodyne (an'o-din). A medicine that relieves pain.