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A to Z book

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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.

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