FC: Health Careers A-Z Book | By: Glizyl Luna
1: A | Alzheimer's Disease is a brain disorder marked by gradual and progressive mental deterioration, personality changes, and impairment of daily functioning.
2: B | Burns are injury to tissues caused by heat contact.
3: C | A cochlear implant is a surgical insertion of a device that allows sensorineural hearing, impaired persons to understand speech.
4: D | Diaphoresis is profusely sweating.
5: E | The electrocardiogram is a recording of electricity flowing through the heart.
6: F | The femur is the thigh bone which is the longest bone in the body.
7: G | Glaucoma is an increased intraocular pressure results in damage to the retina and optic nerve with loss of vision.
8: H | Throughout the year, we watched a lot of House episodes.
9: KRABI, SOUTH END | November 9 | I | Identical twins are a result from fertilization of a single egg cell by a single sperm.
10: J | Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of they eyes, and mucous membranes.
11: We spent the day with elephants! | K | A keratin is a hair fiber is composed of a tightly fused meshwork of cells filled with the hard protein.
12: L | A lunula is a semi-lunar whitish region at the base of the nail plate.
13: M | A MRI is a magnetic field that creates images of soft tissue.
14: N | Nystagmus is a repetitive rhythmic movements of one or both eyes.
15: Optic nerve is the cranial nerve carrying impulses from the retina to the brain. | O
16: P | In the beginning of the year, we all wore pink gloves and started to dance in the hallways and other random places.
17: Quadriplegia is the paralysis of the spinal cord. | Q
18: R | The retina is a light-sensitive nerve cell layer of the eye containing photo-receptor cells.
19: S | A syndactyly is a congenital anomaly marked by fusion of fingers or toes. The webbing of the fingers or toes may be severe or mild webbing of skin.
20: T | Talipes is a congenital abnormality of the hindfoot.
21: An ultrasound is a diagnostic technique using ultrasound waves to produce an image or photograph of an organ or tissue. | U
22: V | A vasectomy is a bilateral surgical removal of a part of the vas deferens.
23: W | Wilms tumor is a malignant tumor of the kidney occurring in childhood.
24: X | Xerostomia is dryness in the mouth and occurs after radiation therapy to the salivary glands.
25: Y | A yellow bone marrow is composed chiefly of fat cells.
26: Z | A Zygote is a fertilized ovum.