Ambulatory

Able to walk around, not bed-ridden.

Amenorrhea

The failure of a woman to menstruate.

Analgesic

A medicine used to reduce pain.

Anaphylaxis

An acute systemic allergic reaction. In severe cases, this can include potentially deadly anaphylactic shock.

Anaplasia

Characteristics of a cell that make it identifiable as a cancer cell.  Malignant

Aneurysm

A ballooning out of the wall of an artery, which in time can leak blood or rupture, causing massive bleeding.

Angiocardiography

X-ray imaging of the heart and great vessels made visible by injection of a radio-opaque solution. 

Angiogenesis

The growth of new blood vessels from surrounding tissue into growing tissue.

Angiogram

A diagnostic procedure done in the x-ray department to visualize blood vessels.

Angiographic

Relating to or utilizing angiography.

 

Angiography

Radiography of vessels after the injection of a radiopaque contrast material. 

Angioplasty

Reconstitution or reopening of a blood vessel. 

Anorexia

An eating disorder characterized by loss of appetite or total aversion to food.  

Anosmia

Absence of the sense of smell. 

Anterior

Pertaining to being in front of another structure - toward the front of the body.

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