Nuclear Medicine Dictionary Nuclear Medicine : Nomenclature Guide
  • Abdomen: Also referred to as the belly. It is the part of the body that contains all of the internal structures between the chest and the pelvis.
  • Anatomy: The physical structure of an internal structure of an organism or any of its parts.
  • Anesthesia: Induced loss of sensitivity to pain in all or a part of the body for medical reasons.
  • Aneurysm: An abnormal widening of a portion of a blood vessel.
  • Angiography: An X-ray examination of your blood vessels and lymphatics, after the injection of dye.
  • Antibiotic: Drug that kills bacteria or prevents them from multiplying.
  • Antihistamine: Drug that blocks cell receptors for histamine, either to prevent allergic effects like sneezing and itching or to reduce the rate of certain secretions in the stomach.
  • Aorta: The largest artery in the body.
  • Arterial: Relating to, affecting or used in arteries.
  • Arteries: Blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to various parts of the body.
  • Artery: Blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to various parts of the body.
  • Asymmetry: Lack of balance.

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