Chapter 24

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anemiaslow blood cell count
aspirationwithdrawal of fluid or cells
biopsysurgical excision of a small amount of tissue
colonoscopyinspection of the entire large intestine for polyps, areas of inflammation and malignant lesions; used to confirm suspicious findings of x-ray studies and to take biopsy specimens or remove polyps found on other studies or in patients with a known history of polyps
culturethe growing of microorganisms
cystoscopyvisual inspection of the interior of the bladder for the collection of biopsy specimens, collection of urine separately from each ureter, and treatment of various conditions
electroencephalogram (EEG) the tracing of the brain waves to diagnose brain lesions, scars, epilepsy, infections, blood clots, and abscesses (also used to determine brain death in comatose patients)
endoscope an instrument used to view inside a body cavity
gastroscopyvisual inspection of the upper digestive tract and the stomach to obtain specimens of gastric contents and perform a biopsy on the stomach tissues
hematomacollection of clotted blood
jaundiceyellowness of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera caused by presence of bile pigments
panelgroup of laboratory tests
polypsgrowth protruding from a mucous membrane
smearsapplication of secretions and cells on a slide
transducerwand emitting the sound waves
venipuncturepuncture of the vein with a needle

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