Medical terminology CNA Class Harper college (TERMS)

ANTISEPTIC
is a chemical that is capable of killing a pathogen or preventing it from growth
DISINFECTION
process of eliminating pathogens
SYSTEMIC
the pattern of circulation that take blood from the lungs to the rest of the body to release oxygen and pick up carbon dioxide
SUPINE
lying with face upwards
PRONE
lying with face downwards
FOWLERS
one of the basic positions in which the head of the bed is elevated between 45-60 degrees
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SIMS
position in which the patient is in the left side with left leg extended and right leg flexed; left arm is extended and brought behind the back; right arm is flexed and brought forward
PERISTALISIS
involuntary wave-like muscular movements, such as those that occur in the digestive system to move chyme through the intestines
EDEMA
to much fluid in the tissue of the body
CHYME
semi-liquid form of food as it leaves the stomach
FLAUTUS
gas that is formed as part of the digestive process
HEMATURIA
blood in the urine
NOCTURIA
the need to get up more than once or twice during the night to urinate, to point where sleep is disrupted
FREQUENCY
the term used to describe voiding that occurs more often than usual
OLIGURIA
the state of voiding a very small amount of urine over a given period of time
ABDUCTION
movement away from mid line or center
ADDUCTION
movement toward mid line or center
FLEXION
decreasing the angles between two bones
EVERSION
turning outward
PLANTAR FLEXION
extended the foot in a downward movement
APHASIA
language impairment; loss of ability to comprehend or produce language normally
ASPIRATION
the accidental inhalation of foreign material into the airway
DYSPNEA
labored or difficult breathing
THORACIC
of or relating to the thorax/ chest
ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION
low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up