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abdominoplasty a plastic surgery procedure for the stomach.
abortion induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus.
accouchement (Fr.) childbirth; a confinement.
actinotherapy the use of ultraviolet and other actinic rays in medical treatment.
acupoint a skin location in acupuncture.
acupressure the application of pressure to discrete points on the body for therapeutic effects.
acupunctural relating to acupuncture.
acupuncture the complementary therapy of puncturing the skin with needles at specified points in order to cure illness.
adenectomy the surgical removal of the adenoids.
adenoidectomy the surgical removal of the adenoids.
adrenalectomy the surgical removal of the adrenal glands.
aftercare care subsequent to a period of treatment.
aftertreatment additional treatment that is given to a patient following an illness or medical procedure.
airvac evacuation by air ambulance.
algometry the measurement of sensitivity to pressure or pain.
alleviant a medical treatment that relieves pain but does not cure the underlying problem.
allograft a surgical graft from a nonidentical donor; (verb) to make such a graft.
allopathic of or pertaining to allopathy.
allopathically (Adv.) ALLOPATHIC, of or pertaining to allopathy.
allopathist one who practises allopathy, orthodox medical treatment.
allopathy the treatment of disease by inducing an opposite condition (i.e. in the usual way).
amnio (Short for) an amniocentesis, a test of amniotic fluid for foetal abnormalities.
amniocentesis a surgical insertion of a needle into the uterus.
amniotomy surgical removal of the amnion.
amputate to cut off by surgical means.
amputation the act of amputating.
amputee one who has undergone an amputation.
anaesthetise to subject to anaesthetic.
anaesthetize to subject to anaesthetic.
analysand a person undergoing psychoanalysis.
anamnesis a recalling to mind; a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient.
anamnestic relating to anamnesis, a recalling to mind.
anamnestically (Adv.) ANAMNESTIC, relating to anamnesis, a recalling to mind.
anaplasty the art or operation of restoring lost parts or the normal shape by the use of healthy tissue.
anatomise to dissect, examine minutely.
anatomize to dissect, examine minutely.
anesthetisation the process of anesthetising.
anesthetise to subject to anesthesia.
anesthetization the process of anesthetizing.
anesthetize to subject to anesthesia.
angiographic relating to angiography.
angiography a technique for X-raying major blood vessels, using dye opaque to X-rays.
angioplasty the surgical repair of a damaged blood-vessel.
anthropotomy human anatomy.
antisepsis the destruction of bacteria by a chemical agent.
antisepticise to render antiseptic.
antisepticize to render antiseptic.
antivenom an antitoxin countering esp snake venom.
aortographic relating to an aortography.
aortography an arteriography of the aorta.
apitherapy the therapeutic use of bee products, such as royal jelly and propolis.
appendectomy the surgical removal of the appendix.
appendicectomy the surgical removal of the appendix.
arenation the remedial application of hot sand to the body.
aromatherapy a therapy involving the use of scents.
arteriogram a radiograph of an artery made by arteriography.
arteriographic relating to arteriography.
arteriography the radiographic visualization of an artery after injection of a radiopaque substance.
arteriotomy the surgical excision of an artery.
arthrectomy the surgical excision of a joint.
arthrodesis the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together.
arthrography the X-ray examination of a joint after injection of a contrast medium into the joint space.
arthroplasty surgical reconstruction of a joint.
arthroscopy the examination of joints with an arthroscope.
asepticise to make aseptic; to treat with aseptics.
asepticism aseptic treatment.
asepticize to make aseptic; to treat with aseptics.
auscultate to listen to the sounds made by internal organs (heart, lungs, etc.) to aid in a medical diagnosis.
auscultation the act of listening, esp the act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.
auscultative related to auscultation.
auscultatory relating to auscultation.
autogenics a system of relaxation teaching voluntary control of bodily tension.
autograft a graft from one part of the body to another; (verb) to make such a graft.
autoinoculation self-inoculation.
autologous involving a situation in which the donor and the recipient (of blood, skin, bone, etc.) are the same person.
autoplastic relating to autoplasty, grafting tissue from patient's own body.
autoplasty grafting tissue from patient's own body.
autopsia a postmortem examination of a corpse.
autopsic relating to an autopsy.
autopsy a postmortem examination of a corpse; (verb) to carry out a postmortem examination of a corpse.
autoradiogram an autoradiographic record.
autoradiograph an autoradiographic record.
autoradiography a technique used to show the distribution of radioactively labelled molecules in cells or tissues.
autotransfusion the return of autologous blood to the patient's own circulatory system.
avianise to make eg a virus less severe by repeated culture in a chicken embryo stock.
avianize to make eg a virus less severe by repeated culture in a chicken embryo stock.
ballottement a technique of feeling for a movable object in the body, esp confirmation of pregnancy by feeling the rebound of the fetus following a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus.
balneotherapy treatment by natural waters.
bandage to cover a wound with a strip of cloth.
bariatric relating to the treatment of obesity.
bedbath the washing of a sick person in their bed.
bedrest confinement to bed, for health reasons.
bezoardic pertaining to, or compounded with, bezoar.
bibliotherapy the use of reading materials for help in solving personal problems or for psychiatric therapy.
biobanking the practice of creating large-scale repositories of human biological material (eg blood, urine, tissue samples, DNA, etc) designed to further medical research.
biofeedback a technique for learning control of autonomic body functions in response to monitoring by electronic instruments such as an electrocardiograph.
biomagnetics a type of magnetic therapy in which small magnets are placed on acupuncture points.
bioprinting the construction of replacement body parts using techniques developed for three-dimensional printing.
biopsic relating to a biopsy.
biopsy examination of tissue taken from the human body for diagnostic purposes; the removal of such tissue; (verb) to subject to biopsy.
bioptic relating to a biopsy.
bioscopy a medical examination for signs of life.
biosurgery medical treatment with living agents eg maggots to clean wounds.
blepharoplasty plastic surgery on the eyelid esp to remove fatty or excess tissue.
bloodletting the act of letting blood.
brachytherapy a medical procedure used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
braindead dead as evidenced by the absence of electrical activity in the brain.
bronchography radiological examination of the trachea or bronchi.
bronchoscopical relating to bronchoscopy, examination of the bronchi.
caesar (Lat.) a Caesarean section.
caesarean relating to a birth by caesarean section; (noun) an operation to deliver a baby by cutting through the walls of the abdomen.
caesarian relating to a birth by caesarean section; (noun) an operation to deliver a baby by cutting through the walls of the abdomen.
campimetry a technique for assessing the central part of the visual field.
cannulate to insert a cannula into.
cannulation the process of inserting a cannula into.
canulate to insert a canula into.
canulation the process of inserting a canula into.
cardio exercising the heart; (noun) a cardiograph.
cardiocentesis surgical puncture of the heart.
cardiogram a tracing obtained from a cardiograph.
cardiographical relating to cardiography.
cardioplegia deliberate arrest of the action of the heart, as by hypothermia or the injection of chemicals, to enable complex heart surgery to be carried out.
carron as in carron oil, an ointment of limewater and linseed oil. No -S.
casevac to evacuate a battlefield casualty, normally by helicopter.
casework the study of maladjusted individuals and their families.
castrate to remove the testes of.
castration the act of castrating.
cataphoresis the movement, due to application of electricity, of particles through a fluid; injection of drugs electrically.
cataphoretic relating to cataphoresis, the movement, due to application of electricity, of particles through a fluid.
cataplasm a plaster or poultice.
catheterise to treat with a catheter.
catheterism use of the catheter.
catheterize to fit with a catheter.
cathodography the taking of photographs created using X-rays.
cauterisation the act of cauterising.
cauterism the use or application of a caustic.
cauterization the act of cauterizing.
cautery burning or destroying with caustics, a hot metal implement, etc.
centesis (Greek) a surgical puncture, usually for diagnostic purposes.
cephalotomy the dissection of the head.
cerate a stiff ointment composed of wax, lard, or oil, and other ingredients.
cerated covered with wax.
cerclage any of several procedures in which the cervix of the womb is closed to prevent miscarriage.
cervicography the photographing of the neck of the womb to identify early signs of cancer.
cesarean relating to a birth by cesarean section; (noun) an operation to deliver a baby by cutting through the walls of the abdomen.
cesarian relating to a birth by cesarian section; (noun) an operation to deliver a baby by cutting through the walls of the abdomen.
charpie (Fr.) shredded lint used to dress wounds.
checkup an examination.
chemiatric healing by the use of chemicals.
chemo (Short for) chemotherapy.
chemosurgery the chemical removal of diseased or unwanted tissue.
chemotherapy therapy involving the use of chemicals.
cholangiogram a record produced by cholangiography, bile duct X-rays.
cholangiography the examination by X-ray of the bile duct.
cholecystectomy a surgical operation to remove the gall bladder.
cholecystostomy the surgical formation of an opening in the wall of the gall bladder.
cholecystotomy the surgical formation of an opening in the wall of the gall bladder.
chordotomy the surgical division of a bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord.
chromotherapy colour therapy using red, green and violet as three primary colours.
chronotherapy a treatment that work in harmony with the body's natural time rhythms.
cineangiography the recording of the movement of blood in the blood vessels by photographing a series of X-ray images to create a moving picture.
circumcise to cut off the foreskin of (a male) or the clitoris of (a female).
circumcision the act of circumcising.
clitorectomy the surgical removal of the clitoris.
clitoridectomy surgical removal of the clitoris.
clyster (Arch.) an enema.
cocainise to anaesthetise with cocaine.
cocainize to anaesthetise with cocaine.
coelioscopy a medical procedure for examining the abdomen.
colectomy the surgical removal of the colon.
collyrium (Greek) an eye-salve or eyewash.
colonic relating to the colon; (noun) a colonic irrigation.
colonoscopy examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, a flexible viewing instrument passed into the colon through the anus.
colostomy a surgical incision in the colon to provide an artificial anus through the abdominal wall in cases of stricture etc.
colotomy an operation for opening the colon.
colposcopical relating to colposcopy.
colposcopically (Adv.) COLPOSCOPICAL, relating to colposcopy.
colposcopy an examination using a colposcope, an instrument for viewing the neck of the uterus.
colpotomy surgical incision into the wall of the vagina.
contraindicate to indicate against (an otherwise suitable medical treatment) due to a condition or circumstance.
convalescence recovery from illness.
cordectomy the surgical removal of a vocal cord.
cordocentesis the removal of a sample of fetal blood from the umbilical vein by inserting a hollow needle through the wall of the pregnant woman's abdomen.
cordotomy the surgical division of a bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord.
costotomy surgical incision into a rib.
craniectomy surgical opening of the cranium.
craniosacral as in craniosacral therapy, an alternative therapy involving gentle manipulation of the bones and membranes of the skull, in order to treat a wide range of physical and psychological disorders.
craniotomy the operation of opening the fetal head, in order to effect delivery.
crymotherapy medical treatment using extreme cold.
cryonic relating to cryonics, the practice of preserving human corpses by freezing them.
cryonically (Adv.) CRYONIC, relating to cryonics, the practice of preserving human corpses by freezing them.
cryonics the practice of preserving human corpses by freezing them.
cryotherapy medical treatment using extreme cold.
curarise to treat with curare.
curarize to treat with curare.
curative tending to cure (noun) something tending to cure
curatively (Adv.) CURATIVE, tending to cure.
curatory tending to cure.
curietherapy a former name for the treatment of disease by radium.
cyclodialysis an operation to reduce pressure in the eye in glaucoma patients.
cymatics the therapeutic use of high frequency sound waves.
cystectomy the surgical removal of a cyst.
cystography radiography of the urinary bladder using a contrast medium.
cystoscopy an examination using a cystoscope, an instrument for examining the bladder.
cystostomy the surgical operation of creating an artifical opening from the bladder to the abdomen.
cystotomy surgical incision into the bladder.
cytodiagnosis medical diagnosis following the close examination of the cells of the body tissues or fluids, eg the smear test for cervical cancer.
debride (Fr.) to remove the debris from a wound.
debridement (Fr.) the surgical removal of dead, infected tissue or foreign matter from a wound
decapsulate to remove a capsule from (a part or organ, esp the kidney).
decapsulation the removal of the enveloping membrane of an organ.
decerebrise to deprive of the cerebrum.
decerebrize to deprive of the cerebrum.
defibrillate to apply a defibrillator to.
defibrillation the act of defibrillating.
defibrinate to remove fibrin from blood.
deligation bandaging.
dermabrasion surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (as scars or tattoos) by abrasion.
dermaplaning a cosmetic treatment, often used to treat acne scars, in which surface irregularities are surgically scraped to give the skin a smoother appearance.
dermatoplastic relating to dermatoplasty, a plastic operation on the skin.
dermatoplasty a plastic operation on the skin.
deterge to cleanse esp a wound.
detoxicate to rid of a poison or the effects of it.
detoxify to remove the toxins from.
devein to remove the dorsal vein from.
diagnosis the identification of a disease by means of its symptoms.
diagnostic relating to diagnosis (noun) the art or practice of diagnosis
diagnostically (Adv.) DIAGNOSTIC, relating to diagnosis.
dialysation the act of dialysing.
dialyzation the act of dialyzing.
diathermia heating of internal parts of the body by electric currents.
diathermy heating of internal parts of the body by electric currents.
disinfection the act of disinfecting.
dissection the act of dissecting.
dissective relating to dissection.
duodenectomy the surgical removal of the duodenum.
echography medical examination of the internal structures of the body by means of ultrasound.
electrogram a tracing of the electrical potentials of a tissue (as the brain or heart) made by means of electrodes placed directly in the tissue instead of on the surface of the body.
electropuncture the insertion into the body of one or more needles through which an electric current is passed.
electrotherapy the therapeutic use of electricity.
embolectomy the surgical removal of an embolism.
embryectomy the surgical removal of an embryo.
embryotomy the cutting a fetus into pieces within the womb, so as to effect its removal.
embryulcia forcible extraction of a foetus.
emplastron a medicated plaster.
emplastrum a medicated plaster.
emunction the act of removing obstructions from or cleaning bodily passages.
encephalogram an X-ray picture of the brain made by encephalography.
encephalography radiography of the brain after the cerebrospinal fluid has been replaced by a gas (as air).
encephalotomy dissection of the brain.
endarterectomy surgical removal of arterial plaque.
endocast a cast of the cranial cavity.
endoscopy the art or process of examining by means of the endoscope.
endothermy surgical introduction of electric needle or knife into tissues.
enterectomy surgical removal of the intestines.
enterocentesis operative puncturing of the intestine.
enterostomal relating to enterostomy.
enterostomy a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall.
enterotomy incision of the intestines, esp in reducing certain cases of hernia.
episiotomy an incision made in the perineum to facilitate delivery of a foetus.
esophagoscopy examination of the oesophagus.
euplastics the art of healing.
euthanase to subject to euthanasia.
euthanasia the practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition.
euthanasic of or like euthanasia.
euthanasy the practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition.
euthanatise to perform euthanasia on.
euthanatize to perform euthanasia on.
euthanaze to subject to euthanasia.
euthanise to subject to euthanasia.
euthanize to subject to euthanasia.
evagination surgical removal of the vagina.
eventrate to open the belly.
exsanguinate to drain blood from.
eyedrops a medicine for the eye administered in the form of drops.
eyelift cosmetic surgery for eyes.
eyestone a small, lenticular, calcareous body, esp an operculum of a marine shell of the family Turbinidae, used to remove a foreign substance from the eye.
facelift a cosmetic operation on the face; (verb) to perform a facelift.
faradise to stimulate by induced currents.
faradiser one who faradises, stimulates by induced currents.
faradism treatment by induced currents.
faradize to stimulate by induced currents.
faradizer one who faradises, stimulates by induced currents.
fetoscopy a procedure for viewing the fetus directly, within the uterus.
fibrillate to undergo fibrillation.
foetoscopy a procedure for viewing the fetus directly, within the uterus.
garish glaring (verb, obs.) to heal
garishly (Adv.) GARISH, glaring.
gastrectomy surgical removal of the stomach.
gastroscopy examination with a gastroscope.
gastrostomy a cutting into, or opening of, the abdomen or the stomach.
gastrotomy a cutting into, or opening of, the abdomen or the stomach.
gavage (Fr.) the introduction of material into the stomach by a tube, forced-feeding (as of poultry or infants).
gingivectomy a surgical incision of the gums.
glossectomy the surgical removal of the tongue.
gonadectomised having undergone a gonadectomy, removal of the gonads.
gonadectomized having undergone a gonadectomy, removal of the gonads.
gonadectomy the surgical removal of a gonad.
graff a graft; (verb, arch.) to graft.
graftage the process of grafting.
guarish (Obs.) to cure, heal.
haemodialyser an artificial kidney.
haemodialysis dialysis of the blood using a kidney machine.
haemodialyzer an artificial kidney.
heal to make sound or whole.
healable that can be healed.
health the physical condition of an organism.
healthcare the provision of health care.
healthful giving health.
healthfully (Adv.) HEALTHFUL, giving health.
healthily (Adv.) HEALTHY, full of health.
healthiness the state of being healthy.
healthism a lifestyle that prioritises health and fitness over anything else.
healthy full of health.
heliotherapy medical treatment by exposure to the sun's rays.
hemodialysis dialysis.
heparinised of blood, treated with heparin to stop clotting.
hepatectomised having undergone a hepatectomy, the surgical removal of the liver.
hepatectomized having undergone a hepatectomy, the surgical removal of the liver.
hepatectomy the surgical removal of the liver.
herniorrhaphy the surgical repair of a hernia by an operation involving suturing.
herniotomy a cutting for the cure or relief of hernia.
heterograft a graft of tissue between individuals of different species, a xenograft.
homebirth the act of giving birth to a child in one's own home.
homograft a graft from one individual to another unrelated individual of the same species.
homotransplant a graft of tissue from one individual to another of the same species.
hospitalise to put into hospital.
hospitalize to place in a hospital as a patient.
hydro (Short for) a hydropathic establishment.
hydropath a practitioner of hydropathy, the study of treating diseases with water.
hydropathic relating to hydropathy; (noun) a hotel (with special baths, etc, and often situated near a spa) where guests can have hydropathic treatment.
hydropathical relating to hydropathy.
hydropathically (Adv.) HYDROPATHICAL, relating to hydropathy.
hydropathy the study of treating diseases with water.
hydrotherapic relating to hydrotherapy, therapy involving the use of water.
hydrotherapy therapy involving the use of water.
hymenoplasty surgical reconstruction of the hymen to give the appearance of virginity, usually for religious or cultural reasons.
hyperimmunise to induce a high level of immunity or of circulating antibodies in, as by a long course of injections of antigen.
hyperimmunize to induce a high level of immunity or of circulating antibodies in, as by a long course of injections of antigen.
hypnobirthing the use of hypnotic technique during labour by an expectant mother to reduce the pain and emotional stress of delivery.
hypnogenesis production of the hypnotic state.
hypnogeny production of the hypnotic state.
hypnotic relating to hypnosis (noun) a soporific; a person in a state of hypnosis
hypnotically (Adv.) HYPNOTIC, relating to hypnosis.
hypnotoid like hypnosis.
hypophysectomy the removal of the pituitary gland.
hysterectomise to remove the womb.
hysterectomize to remove the womb.
hysterectomy the surgical removal of the womb.
hysteresial pertaining to hysteresis.
hysterotomy a Caesarean cut.
ileostomy removal of the ileum, the anterior or superior bone of the pelvis.
immunisation the act of immunising.
immunise to make immune.
immunoassay the determination of the presence and quantity of a substance through its action as an antigen.
immunoassayable capble of undergoing immunoassay.
immunoassayist one who carries out immunoassays.
immunodiagnosis a diagnostis relating to immunology.
immunodiffusion any of various analytical techniques that involve antigen and antibody solutions diffusing toward each other in a gel until antibody binds specifically to antigen to form a precipitate.
immunophoresis a technique for identifying an (unknown) antigen or testing for a specific antibody in serum.
immunotherapy the treatment or prevention of disease by taking measures to increase immune system functioning.
infibulation the act of fastening with ring, clasp or stitches to prevent sexual intercourse.
ingraftment the act of ingrafting.
inoculable capable of being inoculated.
inoculate to introduce (eg bacteria, a virus) into an organism.
inoculation the act of inoculating.
inoculative serving to inoculate.
inoculatory relating to inoculation.
insolate to treat by exposure to the sun's rays.
intracavitary applied within or through body cavities, as radium applied in the uterus, or irradiation through natural or artificial body cavities.
intubate to insert a tube into.
intubation the introduction of a tube into an organ to keep it open, as into the larynx in croup.
iontophoresis the introduction of an ionized substance, such as a drug, through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current.
iontophoretic relating to iontophoresis.
iridectomy the act of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil.
iridology diagnosis based on examining the iris of eye.
iridotomy surgical removal of the iris.
isograft to transplant from one individual to another of the same species.
jejunostomy surgical excision of the jejunum.
karyomapping a technique for determining whether an embryo has inherited a genetic defect by analysing DNA taken from it and its close relatives.
keratectomy surgical incision of the cornea.
keratoplastic relating to keratoplasty, plastic surgery on the cornea.
keratoplasty plastic surgery on the cornea.
keratotomy surgery of the cornea.
kinesiatric relating to healing by kinesiology.
kinesiatrics a method of treating disease by means of exercises or gymnastic movements.
kinesipath one who heals by kinesiology.
kinesipathic relating to kinesiatrics, a method of treating disease by means of exercises or gymnastic movements.
kinesipathist one who practises kinesiatrics, a method of treating disease by means of exercises or gymnastic movements.
kinesipathy the practice of treating illness with exercise.
kinesitherapy a method of treating disease by means of exercises or gymnastic movements, aka kinesiatrics.
laminectomy a kind of operation on the spine.
laparoscopic relating to laparoscopy.
laparoscopy an examination done via a laparoscope.
laparotomy a cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section.
laryngectomee a person who has undergone a laryngectomy.
laryngectomised having undergone a laryngectomy.
laryngectomized having undergone a laryngectomy.
laryngectomy the surgical removal of the larynx.
laryngoscopy examination by use of a laryngoscope.
laryngotomy surgical removal of the larynx.
lavage the irrigation or washing out of of an organ.
leechdom (Arch.) a remedy or prescription.
leucotomy a surgical scission of the fibres between the frontal lobes of the brain and the thalamus to relieve cases of severe schizophrenia.
leukotomy a surgical scission of the fibres between the frontal lobes of the brain and the thalamus to relieve cases of severe schizophrenia.
lifecare care of a person's health.
ligate to tie with a ligature; to bind around.
ligative acting as a ligature.
liniment a liquid preparation for rubbing into the skin to relieve pain or stiffness of a joint.
lipectomy the surgical removal of fatty tissue.
lipo (Coll.) a liposuction.
liposculpture cosmetic surgery on the lips.
liposuck to subject to liposuction.
liposuction a surgical procedure for the removal of excess, unwanted fat from the body.
litholapaxy the operation of crushing stone in the bladder and working it out.
lithotomic relating to lithotomy, the surgical removal of stones from bodily organs.
lithotomical relating to lithotomy, the surgical removal of stones from bodily organs.
lithotomy the operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.
lithotripsy the surgical operation of crushing a stone in the bladder, kidney or gall bladder, so that its fragments may be passed naturally from the body.
lithotritise to perform a lithotrity.
lithotritize to perform a lithotrity.
lithotrity the operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.
lobectomy the surgical excision of a lobe.
lobotomise to carry out a lobotomy.
lobotomize to carry out a lobotomy.
lobotomy an operation on the brain to remove the frontal lobe.
logopaedics speech therapy.
logopedics speech therapy.
looyenwork therapy of the body tissues aimed at releasing muscle fibre adhesions and easing physical and emotional tensions.
lumpectomy the surgical removal of a lump, esp in the breast, aka tylectomy.
lymphangiogram a radiogram of the lymph glands.
lymphogram a record made by lymphography, radiography of the lymph glands.
lymphographic relating to lymphography.
lymphography radiography of the lymph glands.
malaxation a kneading movement in massage.
mammaplasty the surgical reconstruction of the breast.
mammectomy the surgical removal of a nipple.
mammogram an X-ray of the breast.
mammograph an X-ray of the breast.
mammographic relating to mammography.
mammography an X-ray of the breast.
mammoplasty plastic surgery to change the shape of the breasts, as by the use of silicone implants, etc.
manikin an anatomical model of the human body used for teaching purposes.
mannikin an anatomical model of the human body used for teaching purposes.
massage to manipulate parts of the body for remedial or hygienic purposes.
massotherapy therapy using massage.
mastectomy the surgical excision of a breast.
mastoidectomy an operation to remove mastoid bone.
mastopexy cosmetic surgery of breasts.
medevac (Short for) medical evacuation; (verb) to evacuate the wounded from the battlefield by helicopter.
medical related to medicine (noun) a medical examination
medicalisation the process of medicalising.
medicalise to consider or treat in medical terms.
medicalization the process of medicalizing.
medicalize to consider or treat in medical terms.
medicine any substance used (esp internally) for the treatment or prevention of disease; (verb) to treat with medicine.
medivac (Short for) medical evacuation; (verb) to evacuate the wounded from the battlefield by helicopter.
meniscectomy surgical removal of the meniscus.
menstruum (Lat.) a solvent, esp one used in the preparation of drugs.
mercurialize to treat with mercury or a drug containing mercury.
mesmeric pertaining to hypnotism.
mesmerically (Adv.) MESMERIC, pertaining to hypnotism.
mesmerism a hypnotic state induced by the operator's imposition of his will on that of the patient.
mesotherapy a type of cosmetic procedure involving the injection of minute doses of vitamins etc under the skin.
micropump a miniature pump inserted under the skin to adminster a drug.
microsurgery minute dissection or manipulation (as by a micromanipulator or laser beam) of living structures or tissue.
microsurgical relating to microsurgery.
micrurgy dissection under magnification or under a microscope.
misdiagnosis a wrong diagnosis.
misgraft to graft wrongly.
mithridatise to acquire immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually increased doses of it.
mithridatism immunity to poison by taking increasingly large doses.
mithridatize to acquire immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually increased doses of it.
monotherapy a medical treatment using a single drug or therapy.
moxibustion cauterization by use of moxa.
mudbath a medicinal or therapeutic bath of heated mud used esp to relieve rheumatism.
musicotherapy therapy involving the use of music.
myelogram an X-ray of the spinal cord, after injection with a radio-opaque medium.
myelography the taking of myelograms.
myographical relating to myography, the description of muscles.
myographically (Adv.) MYOGRAPHICAL, relating to myography.
myography the recording of muscle traces by use of a myograph.
myomectomy surgical removal of a myoma, esp in the uterus.
myringotomy surgical removal of the myringa, the eardrum.
naprapathy (Czech) medical treatment by manipulation of spine, thorax or pelvis.
narcocatharsis hypnoanalysis when narcotics are used in producing the hypnotic state.
narcohypnosis the use of narcotics to produce hypnosis.
naturopath a person who practises naturopathy.
naturopathic relating to naturopathy.
naturopathy medical treatment by methods believed to aid nature.
nebulise to convert (a liquid) to fine spray, esp for medical use.
nebulize to convert (a liquid) to fine spray, esp for medical use.
necropsy a postmortem examination; (verb) to carry out a postmortem examination.
necroscopic relating to necroscopy.
necroscopical relating to necroscopy.
necroscopy an autopsy.
necrotomy the dissection of dead bodies; the removal of necrosed bone from a living body.
neoplastic of or pertaining to neoplasty, or neoplasia.
neoplasty the surgical formation of new tissues or repair of damaged tissues.
nephrectomise to perform a nephrectomy.
nephrectomize to perform a nephrectomy.
nephrectomy the surgical removal of kidney.
nephropexy the fixation of a floating kidney.
nephroscopy use of the nephroscope.
nephrotomy the extraction of a stone from the kidney by cutting.
neurectomy the surgical excision of part of a nerve.
neurohypnology an old name for the science of hypnotism.
neurolysis disintegration of nerve substance; surgical liberation of nerve.
neuroradiology radiology of the nervous system.
neurosurgery surgery of nervous structures (as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord).
neurotomy the dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.
neurypnology an old name for the science of hypnotism.
oesophagoscopy examination of the oesophagus.
oncotomy incision into a tumour.
oophorectomise to perform an oophorectomy, removal of one or both ovaries.
oophorectomize to perform an oophorectomy, removal of one or both ovaries.
oophorectomy the operation of removing one or both of the ovaries, aka ovariotomy.
operation the act of operating.
ophthalmoscopy an examination by use of an ophthalmoscope.
opodeldoc a name given by Paracelsus to various local medical applications, now used for a liniment based on soap dissolved in alcohol, with herbs and aromatic oils added.
opotherapy treatment by administration of extracts of animal organs, esp ductless glands.
orchidectomy excision of one or both testicles.
orchiectomy excision of one or both testicles.
organotherapy treatment of disease by administration of animal organs or extracts of them, esp of ductless gland extracts.
orthodontia the rectification of crookedness in the teeth.
orthodontic relating to orthodontics, the rectification of crookedness in the teeth.
orthodontically (Adv.) ORTHODONTIC, relating to orthodontics, the rectification of crookedness in the teeth.
orthodontics the rectification of crookedness in the teeth.
orthopraxy the treatment of deformities in the human body by mechanical appliances.
orthotics the branch of medicine that uses prosthetics to support weakened limbs.
orthotist one skilled in orthotics.
osteoclasis the surgical breaking of a bone.
osteoplastic relating to osteoplasty.
osteoplasty plastic surgery on bone.
osteotomy the dissection or anatomy of bones.
ostomate a person with an ostomy, a type of surgical operation.
ostomy a type of surgical operation.
otoplasty cosmetic surgery on the ears.
otoscopy the examination of the ear; the art of using the otoscope.
ouroscopy the diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
ovariectomised having undergone an ovariectomy, the surgical removal of the ovaries.
ovariectomized having undergone an ovariectomy.
ovariectomy the surgical removal of the ovaries.
ovariotomy the operation of removing one or both of the ovaries, aka oophorectomy.
panacea (Greek) a remedy for all diseases.
panachaea (Spenser) a remedy for all diseases.
pancreatectomy surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas.
paracentesis the tapping of body fluid.
pasteurism a method of treatment, devised by Pasteur, for preventing certain diseases, as hydrophobia, by successive inoculations with an attenuated virus of gradually increasing strength.
patellectomy the surgical removal of the kneecap.
pedicure the treatment of corns, bunions etc; (verb) to apply foot-treatment to.
pelology the study of mud and its therapeutic applications.
pelotherapy medical treatment by mud baths.
percuss to strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss the chest in medical examination.
pertusion the act of punching or piercing with a pointed instrument; as, pertusion of a vein.
petrissage (Fr.) massage by longitudinal rubbing and lateral squeezing.
pharmacodynamic pertaining to action of drugs on body.
pharmacognostic relating to pharmacognosy.
pharmacognosy the study of drugs of animal and plant origin.
pharmacologic relating to pharmacology.
pharmacological relating to pharmacology.
pharmacotherapy the treatment of disease and esp mental illness with drugs.
pharyngoscopy examination of the pharynx.
pharyngotomy the surgical removal of the pharynx.
pheresis a specialised form of blood donation.
phlebectomy the surgical excision of a vein or part of a vein.
phlebogram a tracing (with the sphygmograph) of the movements of a vein, or of the venous pulse.
phlebographic relating to phlebography, radiography of a vein.
phlebography radiography of a vein after injection of a contrast medium, aka venography.
phlebotomic relating to phlebotomy, the surgical opening of a vein to draw blood.
phlebotomical relating to phlebotomy, the surgical opening of a vein to draw blood.
phlebotomise to perform phlebotomy on.
phlebotomize to perform phlebotomy on.
phlebotomy the surgical opening of a vein to draw blood.
photorefractive designating or relating to surgical procedures in which a laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors such as myopia or astigmatism; esp in photorefractive keratectomy.
phototherapy the treatment of disease by light.
phrenologise to examine phrenologically.
phrenologize to examine phrenologically.
physic medicine (verb, obs.) to administer medicine to
physical related to the body (noun) a physical examination
physicky like medicine.
physiotherapy physical therapy.
pinealectomy the surgical removal of the pineal gland.
planigram an x-ray photograph of a selected plane section of the human body or some other solid object, aka tomogram.
planigraphy x-ray photography in which parts of body in front of, or behind, the part under examination are not shown, aka tomography.
plessimetry the use of a plessimeter, a small plate to receive the tap in examination by percussion.
plethysmography measurement by use of a plethysmograph, an instrument for measuring change in body part size due to blood flow.
pleurocentesis the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc.
pleximetry the use of a pleximeter, a small, hard, elastic plate, as of ivory, bone, or rubber, placed in contact with body to receive the blow, in examination by mediate percussion.
pneumogram an X-ray photograph made by pneumography.
pneumonectomy the surgical removal of a lung.
polypharmacy treatment with many medicines for same disease.
postdrug after a drug.
postmastectomy taking place after a mastectomy.
postmortem a postmortem examination, an autopsy.
postop a person recovering from surgery.
postoperative following a surgical operation.
postoperatively (Adv.) POSTOPERATIVE, following a surgical operation.
poststimulatory following stimulation.
postsurgical taking place after surgery.
postvagotomy following a vagotomy.
postvasectomy following a vasectomy.
preanesthetic taking place before an anesthetic.
premedical of or relating to a course of study undertaken in preparation for professional medical training.
premedically (Adv.) PREMEDICAL, of or relating to a course of study undertaken in preparation for professional medical training.
premedicate to administer premedication to.
premunition the provision of relative immunity to a severe infection as a result of inducing a low-grade version.
preop a patient prepared for surgery.
presterilise to sterilise in advance.
presterilize to sterilize in advance.
proctoscopic relating to proctoscopy.
proctoscopy examination by use of a proctoscope, an instrument for examining the rectum.
prognose to make a prognosis.
prognosis a forecasting or forecast, esp of the course of a disease.
prognostic indicating what is to happen by signs or symptoms; (noun) a symptom on which prognosis can be based.
prophylaxis preventive treatment against diseases, etc.
prostatectomy the surgical removal of the prostate gland.
prosthesis the addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an eye.
psychotherapy treatment of mental disorders.
pyelogram an X-ray picture of the renal pelvis.
pyelographic relating to pyelography, the use of pyelograms, X-ray pictures of the renal pelvis.
pyelography the use of pyelograms, X-ray pictures of the renal pelvis.
pylorectomy the surgical removal of all or part of the pylorus.
pyretotherapy medical treatment by causing fever.
rachiotomy another name for laminectomy.
radioautograph an autoradiographic record.
radioautography the use of radioautographs.
radiogram an X-ray photograph.
radiography photography of the interior of a body or specimen by radiations other than light, such as X-rays, etc.
radionics diagnosis and treatment at a distance on radiaesthetic principles, using hair, nail clippings etc.
radioscopic related to radioscopy, the examination of opaque bodies by X-rays.
radioscopically (Adv.) RADIOSCOPIC, related to radioscopy.
radioscopy examination of opaque bodies by X-rays.
radiosensitise to make eg cancer cells more radiosensitive.
radiosensitize to make eg cancer cells more radiosensitive.
radiotherapy treatment by radiation.
radiothermy the treatment of disease by means of heat generated by electromagnetic radiation.
recure (Obs.) to cure; to heal.
refracture a second breaking (as of a badly set bone) by the surgeon; (verb) to fracture again.
rehab (Coll.) to rehabilitate.
rehabber one who rehabs, rehabilitates.
rehabilitant a disabled person undergoing rehabilitation.
rehospitalise to hospitalise again.
reiki (Japanese) a form of massage therapy.
reinoculate to inoculate again.
reinoculation the act of reinoculating.
rejuvenesce to make young again.
remead (Scots) to remedy.
remede (Scots) to remedy.
remedial affording a remedy.
remedially (Adv.) REMEDIAL, affording a remedy.
remediat (Shakesp.) remedial. No -S.
remediate (Shakesp.) to remedy.
remedy to relieve or cure.
remeid (Scots) to remedy.
renogram a photographic depiction of the course of renal excretion.
renographic relating to a renogram.
renography a treatise on or description of the kidneys.
replantation reattachment or reinsertion of a bodily part (as a limb or tooth) after separation from the body.
resect in surgery, to remove part of an organ.
resection the operation of cutting away, esp of bone.
resectional relating to resection, the operation of cutting away, esp bone.
resuscitate to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness.
retinoscopic relating to retinoscopy, observation of the retina of the eye esp to determine the state of refraction.
retinoscopy observation of the retina of the eye esp to determine the state of refraction.
revaccinate to vaccinate again.
revaccination the act of revaccinating.
rhinoplastic relating to rhinoplasty, plastic surgery of the nose.
rhinoplasty plastic surgery of the nose.
rhinoscopy the examination of the nose.
rhizotomy the surgical severance of the spinal nerve roots to alleviate pain.
rhytidectomy the surgical removal of wrinkles.
roborating restoring vigor or strength.
roentgenisation the process of roentgenising.
roentgenise to bombard with X-rays.
roentgenization the process of roentgenizing.
roentgenize to bombard with X-rays.
roentgenogram a radiograph.
roentgenograph an X-ray photograph.
roentgenography radiography.
roentgenoscopy examination by use of the roentgenoscope.
rolf to practise massage.
rolfer one who rolfs, practices a style of massage.
rontgenise to treat by rontgen rays.
rontgenize to treat by rontgen rays.
rontgenogram a photograph made with rontgen rays.
rontgenography photography by X-rays.
rontgenoscopy observation by means of X-rays.
rontgenotherapy treatment by X-rays.
saburration the application of hot sand as medical treatment.
salpingectomy surgical removal of the salpinx.
scarify to make vaccination incisions in the skin.
scarifying frightening.
scarifyingly (Adv.) SCARIFYING.
scintigram a diagram produced by scintigraphy.
scintigraphic relating to scintigraphy, a diagnostic technique using gamma rays.
scintigraphy a diagnostic technique using gamma rays.
scintilliscan a 2-D image from a radioisotope scan.
sclerotomy an incision into the sclera.
sedation the reduction of stress or excitement by the use of sedatives.
seroconvert to produce specific antibodies in response to the presence of an antigen, such as a virus or vaccine.
serodiagnosis diagnosis using blood serum reactions.
serodiagnostic denoting a method of testing test blood and serum for TB antibodies.
serotherapy treatment with a serum or antitoxin.
setter a breed of dog; (verb) to treat with a seton of setterwort root.
shiatsu (Japanese) a massage technique using finger pressure at acupuncture centers.
shiatzu (Japanese) a massage technique using finger pressure at acupuncture centers.
sialogram an X-ray of the salivary tract.
sialography the process of making sialograms, X-rays of the salivary tract.
sicknursing the nursing of the sick.
sigmoidectomy removal of the sigmoid colon.
sigmoidoscopy examination of the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
simple straightforward (noun, arch.) a medicinal herb or medicine obtained from an herb; (verb, arch.) to gather medicinal plants
simpler (Arch.) one skilled in simples, or medicinal plants.
simplist (Arch.) one skilled in simples, or medicinal plants.
simply (Adv.) SIMPLE, straightforward.
skiascopy retinoscopy.
sonication the disruption of bacteria by treating them with high-frequency sound waves.
sonogram the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination.
speleotherapy an alternative or complementary method of therapy for treating asthma and other respiratory diseases, involving periods spent underground in a salt mine.
sphygmogram a sphygmograph record.
spirography the recording of breathing movements.
splenectomise to remove the spleen.
splenectomize to remove the spleen.
splenectomy the surgical removal of the spleen.
stapedectomy the removal of the stapes and insertion of an artificial replacement to relieve deafness.
staphyloplastic relating to staphyloplasty, plastic surgery involving the soft palate and the uvula.
staphyloplasty plastic surgery involving the soft palate and the uvula.
staphylorrhaphy the operation of uniting a cleft palate.
stereotactic involving or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing the tip of a delicate instrument or beam of radiation in three planes using coordinates provided by medical imaging in order to reach a specific locus in the body.
stereotactical involving or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing the tip of a delicate instrument or beam of radiation in three planes using coordinates provided by medical imaging in order to reach a specific locus in the body.
stereotaxia the electrical destruction of a small area of brain tissue, using stereotactic methods, to relieve disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinsonism.
stethoscopy examination with a stethoscope.
stomatoplasty plastic surgery of the mouth.
strabotomy surgical removal of a squint.
stylostixis acupuncture.
succedaneum (Lat.) a substitute; a remedy.
surgical pertaining to surgery.
surgically (Adv.) SURGICAL, pertaining to surgery.
suturation the act of applying sutures.
suture the surgical joining of the edges of a wound or incision by stitching; (verb) to stitch up.
sympathectomy the surgical excision of a sympathetic ganglion or other part of the sympathetic system.
symphyseotomy the operation of cutting through the pubic symphysis.
symphysiotomy the operation of cutting through the pubic symphysis.
symptom an indication of something.
symptomatic relating to or displaying symptom.
symptomatical relating to or displaying symptom.
symptomatically (Adv.) SYMPTOMATIC, relating to or displaying symptom.
synanon a method of group therapy for drug addicts.
syndrome a characteristic group of symptoms.
syndromic of or like a syndrome, a characteristic group of symptoms.
syphilisation the process of syphilising.
syphilization the process of syphilizing.
syringe an instrument for injecting fluids; (verb) to cleanse or treat with injected fluid.
syringotomy cutting of a fistula.
tamponade the surgical use of a tampon.
tamponage the surgical use of a tampon.
telehealth the delivery of health related services and information via telecommunications technologies.
telemedicine medical treatment effected remotely.
telesurgery surgery carried out remotely.
tenorrhaphy the repairing of a split or torn tendon by sutures.
tenotomist one who surgically cuts tendons.
tenotomy the division of a tendon, or the act of dividing a tendon.
tetrachotomy division in fours.
thalassotherapy medical treatment using baths in sea water.
therapy the treatment of illness or disability.
thermotherapy the treatment of a part of the body by heat.
thimerosal a cream-coloured crystalline water-soluble powder, used on the skin to treat minor abrasions.
thoracentesis surgery performed to draw off fluid from the pleural cavity.
thoracocentesis surgery performed to draw off fluid from the pleural cavity, usually using a hollow needle inserted through the wall of the chest.
thoracoplasty surgery to collapse a diseased lung by removing selected portions of the ribs.
thoracostomy the construction of an artificial opening in the chest, usually to draw off fluid or release a buildup of air.
thoracotomy surgical incision of the chest wall.
thrombolytic dissolving clots; (noun) a thrombolytic drug.
thymectomise to perform a thymectomy.
thymectomize to perform a thymectomy.
thymectomy surgical removal of the thymus.
thyroidectomy the surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
tonsillectomy the surgical removal of the tonsils.
tonsillotomy the surgical removal of the tonsils.
topectomy (Obs.) the excision of the top part of the cerebral cortex as a cure for mental illness.
topograph a type of X-ray photograph.
tourniquet (Fr.) a device to stop bleeding, as a bandage twisted tight by a stick, etc.
tracheoscopy inspection of the trachea.
tracheostomy a surgical incision into the windpipe, to relieve choking.
tracheotomy a surgical incision into the windpipe, to relieve choking.
transfusion the act of transfusing esp blood.
transfusional relating to transfusion.
translumenal of a surgical procedure, performed within a blood vessel, duct, or cavity.
transluminal of a surgical procedure, performed within a blood vessel, duct, or cavity.
trepanation a surgical cutting open of the skull.
trepanner one who trepans.
trephination a surgical cutting open of the skull.
triage (Fr.) a system of giving battlefield treatment to those who will survive only with help; (verb) to practise triage.
tubectomy the surgical cutting or removal of the Fallopian tubes.
tubfast (Shakesp.) the treatment of veneral disease by fasting and sweating in a hot tub.
tuboplasty the surgical repair of a Fallopian tube.
tuina (Chinese) a Chinese therapeutic massage system.
tylectomy the surgical removal of a lump, esp in the breast, aka lumpectomy.
typhoidin a culture of dead typhoid bacillus for injection into the skin as a test for typhoid fever.
unanesthetized not anesthetised.
unhealable not healable.
unhygienic not hygienic.
uninoculated not inoculated.
unpoison to remove or expel poison from.
unsanitary not sanitary.
uranalysis analysis of urine eg to detect disease.
uranoplasty plastic surgery of the palate.
urethroscopic relating to urethroscopy.
urethroscopy medical examination of the urethra.
urinalysis analysis of urine eg to detect disease.
urinoscopy the diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
urodynamics the study and measurement of the flow of urine in the urinary tract.
urogram an X-ray of part of the urinary tract.
urography radiological examination of the urinary tract.
urokinase a drug that dissolves intravascular blood clots.
uroscopic relating to uroscopy, the diagnostic examination of urine.
uroscopist one who carries out a uroscopy, the diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
uroscopy the diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
urostomy an artificial opening made in part of the urinary tract, to allow urine to be drained.
urtication the act of whipping or stinging with nettles, sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis.
uterectomy the surgical removal of the womb, aka hysterectomy.
uterotomy surgical removal of the womb.
vaccinal of or pertaining to vaccinia or vaccination.
vaccinate to inoculate with a vaccine.
vaccination the act of vaccinating.
vaccinatory relating to vaccination.
vaccine a preparation given to produce immunity to a specific disease.
vaccinee one who is vaccinated.
vaginectomy surgical excision of the vagina.
vagotomy surgical division of the vagus nerve.
varicotomy an incision into a varicose vein.
variolate to inoculate with smallpox.
variolation inoculation with smallpox.
variolisation inoculation with smallpox virus.
vasectomise to perform a vasectomy on.
vasectomize to perform a vasectomy on.
vasectomy the excision of part or all of the vas deferens, esp in order to produce sterility.
vasotomy a surgical cutting of the vas deferens.
venepuncture the puncturing of a vein with a hypodermic needle, to draw off a sample of blood.
venesection the act of opening a vein in bloodletting.
venipuncture the puncturing of a vein with a hypodermic needle, to draw off a sample of blood.
venisection surgical incision into a vein.
venogram an X-ray of a vein.
venographic relating to venography, radiography of a vein after injection of a contrast medium.
venographical relating to venography, radiography of a vein after injection of a contrast medium.
venography radiography of a vein after injection of a contrast medium.
vermifugal serving to expel worms.
vitrectomy the surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
vivisect to dissect the living body of.
vivisection the cutting of or operation on a living animal usually for physiological or pathological investigation.
vivisective relating to vivisection.
xenodiagnosis the detection of a parasite (as of humans) by feeding a suitable intermediate host (as an insect) on supposedly infected material (as blood) and later examining the host for the parasite.
xenodiagnostic relating to xenodiagnosis.
xenograft a graft of tissue between individuals of different species.
xenotransplant an operation in which an organ or tissue is transferred from one animal to another of a different species.
xylotomist one who carries out xylotomy, the preparation of sections of wood for microscopic examination.
xylotomy the preparation of sections of wood for microscopic examination.
zoograft tissue from an animal grafted to a human.
zoografting the grafting of tissue from an animal to a human.
zooperal relating to zoopery, experimentation on animals.
zoopery experimentation on animals.
zooplastic relating to zooplasty, the surgical transfer of tissue from an animal to man.
zooplasty the surgical transfer of tissue from an animal to man.
zootherapy veterinary therapeutics.
zootomically (Adv.) ZOOTOMICAL, of or pertaining to zootomy.