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Tranel Term Quiz 4

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Blepharoclonus
alternate contraction and relaxation of the muscles of the eyelids
Antiseptic
agent capable of preventing infection by inhibiting growth of infectious agents
Electrocardiography
(EKG or ECG) - the process of recording electrical currents from the heart; the study and interpretation of such recordings
Neurospasm
muscular spasm or twitching caused by a disordered nerve supply
Adduct
to move a limb or any other part toward the midline of the body
Purulent
containing, consisting of, or forming pus
Pyogenesis
producing pus
Neurolemma
also neurilemma; the sheath encasing the axon of a nerve fiber
Neurology
the branch of medical science concerned with the nervous system and its disorders
Prophylaxis
the prevention of disease; preventative treatment
Aseptic
condition in which living pathogens are absent
Efferent
conducting ouward, away from
Antipyretic
relieving or reducing fever, or a substance/agent that has such an action
Ossiferous
containing or producing bone; bony
Myositis
inflammation of muscle tissue, esp. voluntary muscles
Dermatology
the medical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders
Electrocardiogram
the graphic record/representation of the heart's electrical activity
Sarcolemma
the plasma membrane sheath enveloping a muscle fiber
Puriform
resembling pus
Electromyogram
a graphic representation of the electrical currents associated with muscular contraction, obtained by inserting electrodes into the muscle fibers
Pyrogen
a fever-producing substance
Septal
relating to a septum
Pyrosis
also called heartburn; substernal pain or burning sensation, usu. associated with regurgitation of gastric juices into the esophagus
Ectopic
out of place; in an abnormal location
Spasmolytic
an agent that relieves smooth muscle spasms
Myasthenia
muscular weakness
Febrile
Denoting or relating to a fever; feverish; having a fever; pyretic
Pyodermatitis
also called pyoderma, this is a pus-producing inflammation of the skin
Afferent
bringing toward or into
Electrocardiograph
instrument used for recording the potential of the electrical currents that traverse the heart and initiate its contraction
Exocrine
denoting a gland that secretes outwardly through ducts
Sympathomimetic
denotes mimicking of the actions of the sympathetic nervous system
Sarcomere
the basic contractile unit of striated muscle; the segment of a myofibril between two adjacent z-lines
Myalgia
pain in the muscles
Tetanus
1. acute infectious disease marked by tonic spasms, esp. of jaw and back muscles. 2. sustained muscular contraction caused by a series of nerve stimuli repeated resulting in a sustained/continuous contraction of muscle (no twitching)
Pyogen
an agent that causes the formation of pus
Syndrome
the aggregate of signs and symptoms associated with any disease

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