ANTIBIOTICA synthetic product or a product of living microorganisms that
kills or inhibits the growth of undesirable microorganisms.
ANTIDOTEAn agent that counteracts a poison.
ANTIGENA substance which, under certain conditions, is capable of inducing
the formation of antibodies and reacting specifically with the antibodies in a
ANTIPYRETICA drug that lowers elevated body temperature.
ANTISEPTICA drug or chemical that inhibits the growth of microorganisms
without necessarily destroying them.
APNEAA temporary cessation of breathing.
ARTICULATIONThe place of union or junction between two or more bones of
ASEPTICClean; free of pathogenic organisms.
ASTRINGENTA drug or preparation that produces shrinkage of body
membranes, especially mucous membranes.
ASYMPTOMATICHaving no symptoms.
AUSCULTATIONThe act of listening for sounds within the body, with or
without a stethoscope.
AUTOLYSISThe spontaneous disintegration of tissues or cells by the action of
their own serum or enzymes, such as occurs after death and in some pathological
AVULSEDA forcible separation; also, a part torn from another.
AXILLARYPertaining to the area of the armpit.
BACTERICIDEAn agent that destroys bacteria.
BACTERIOSTATICAn agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
BIOLOGICALSMedicinal preparations made from living organisms and their
products, including serums, vaccines, antigens, and antitoxins.
BRADYCARDIAAbnormally slow heartbeat, evidenced by a pulse rate of 60 or
BRADYPNEAAbnormally slow breathing.
BUBOAn inflamed swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the area of the
armpit or groin.
BUCCALReferring to the cheek.
CARRIERA person or animal that harbors specific infectious agents in the
absence of discernible clinical disease, and serves as a potential source of
infection for humans.
CASTSUrinary sediments formed by coagulation of albuminous material in the