Type
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Description

approximately approx
deoxyribonucleic acid DNA
weight wt
volume vol
urinary tract infection UTI
shortness of breath SOB
negative neg
medications meds
laboratory lab
sudden infant death syndrome SIDS
to measure out doses of liquid, specially in children dropper
to look inside the anal canal and lower part of the rectum proctoscope
to hear sounds from movements within the body like heart beats, intestinal movement, breath sounds, etc. stethoscope
to record body temperature thermometer
to assist or carry out the mechanical act of inspiration and expiration so the non - respiring patient can do so; a common component of “life support” ventilator
for patients who are unconscious or too weak to sit up or walk to the toilet to defecate bedpan
to create a permanent pathway to a vein (or artery) for the purpose of repeated injections or infusion of intravenous fluids cannula
to drain and collect urine directly from the bladder (primary use); also to act as a makeshift oxygen tube, etc. catheter
to look inside the gastrointestinal tract, used mainly in surgery or by surgical consultants endoscope
also known as hypodermic needle
for injections and aspiration of blood or fluid from the body syringe
to produce aerosols of drugs to be administered by respiratory route nebulizer
to look into the external ear cavity otoscope
to look into the external ear cavity ophthalmoscope
to look inside the anal canal and lower part of the rectum proctoscope
to measure the patient's blood pressure sphygmomanometer
for recording rates like heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.; for certain hearing tests watch
to remove toxic materials from the blood that are generally removed by the kidneys; used in case of renal failure dialyser
also known as defibrillator
to correct arrhythmias of the heart or to start up a heart that is not beating cardioverter
to remove foreign bodies from ear or nasal cavities crocodile forceps
to test for deafness and to categorize it tuning fork

Digestive System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Opening for digestive system Mouth
Type of digestion that uses the teeth Mechanical
Releases enzymes to break down food Saliva
Carries food from mouth to stomach Esophagus
Around 20ft long Small intestine
About five feet long absorbs water and minerals large intestine
Infection of the liver Hepatitis
Enlarged section of the alimentary canal, between the esophagus and the small intestine Stomach
Largest gland in the body Liver
External opening of the anal canal Anus
Small sac near liver Gall bladder
Gland that is dorsal to stomach Pancreas
Structures in the mouth that physically break down food by chewing Teeth
Glands of mouth that produce Silvia Salivary glands
First part of the small intestine connects the pylorus and the jejunum Duodenum
Thick sticky fluid decorated by mucous membrane Mucous
Varicosu veins of the anal canal or anus Hemorrhoid
Blood vessel that carries blood away from heart Arteries
Tiny blood vessel that connects a arterioles and venuoes and allows for exchange for nutrients and gases Capillaries
Type of fat in blood. Received from eating foods such as butter, meat, eggs, etc. Cholesterol

The Digestive System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

chemical compounds that results from digestion od complex protein. Amino Acids
yellowish-brown to greenish fluid secreted by the liver and in the gallbladder; aids in fat digestion bile
another word for your intestine bowel
semisolid mass of partially digested food and gastric juices that passes from the stomach to the small intestine chyme
major portion of the large intestine colon
conversion of food into nutrients for the body and into waste products for relase from the body. digestion
protein that causes chemical charges in substances in the digestive tract enyme
part from the of alimentary canal from the pharynx to the stomach. esophagus
organ on lower suface of the liver ;stores bile gallbladder
place where reabsorbtion takes place large intestine
cavity in the face in which food and water is ingested mouth
digstive organ that secretes digestive fluids, endocrine gland that regulates blood sugar pancreas
bottom portion of large intestine: connected to the anal cavaity rectum
fluid secreted by salivary glands saliva
glands in the mouth that secrete fluids that aid in breaking down food salivary gland
passing of nutrients into the bloodsteam absorbtion
organ importantin digestive and metabolic system functions; secretes bile liver
coordinated, rythmic contractions of smooth muscel that forces food through the digestive tract. peristalsis
another word for feces stool
another word for pharynx throat
fleshy part of the mouth that moves food during mastication tongue
loose, watery stool diarrhea
feeling sick in the stomach nausea
cone-shaped projection hanging down from soft palate uvula
folds on stomach ining rugae

Human Body Systems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

System that consists of nerves, brain and spinal cord nervous system
helps movement of the body, maintaining posture, and circulating blood throughout the body muscular system
system that contains voluntary and involuntary muscles muscular system
this system starts in the mouth digestive system
the heart and blood vessels that circulate blood throughout the body Circulatory
disposing of the body's waste Excretory
brings air into the body and removes carbon dioxide Respiratory system
system that protects major internal organs and provides overall support skeletal
system that transmits signals from the body to the brain nervous
this is also known as the urinary system Excretory
includes bone, cartilages, ligaments skeletal
skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, cardiac muscles muscular system
Breaks down food digestive
skin, hair, regulates temperature Integumentary
esophagus, stomach, intestines digestive system

The Human Reproductive System Crossword

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Description

This is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind and below the penis. It contains the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels. Scrotum
These are oval organs about the size of large olives that lie in the scrotum, secured at either end by a structure called the spermatic cord. Most men have two testes. The testes are responsible for making testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, and for generating sperm. Within the testes are coiled masses of tubes called seminiferous tubules. These tubes are responsible for producing sperm cells. Testicles
coiled tube that rests on the backside of each testicle. It transports and stores sperm cells that are produced in the testes. It also is the job of the epididymis to bring the sperm to maturity, since the sperm that emerge from the testes are immature and incapable of fertilization. During sexual arousal, contractions force the sperm into the vas deferens. Epididymis
muscular tube that travels from the epididymis into the pelvic cavity, to just behind the bladder. The vas deferens transports mature sperm to the urethra, the tube that carries urine or sperm to outside of the body, in preparation for ejaculation. Vas
the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body. In males, it has the additional function of ejaculating semen when the man reaches orgasm. When the penis is erect during sex, the flow of urine is blocked from the urethra, allowing only semen to be ejaculated at orgasm. Urethra
Also called Cowper's glands, these are pea-sized structures located on the sides of the urethra just below the prostate gland. These glands produce a clear, slippery fluid that empties directly into the urethra. This fluid serves to lubricate the urethra and to neutralize any acidity that may be present due to residual drops of urine in the urethra. Bulbourethralglands
are a pair of small glands about the size and shape of almonds, located on the left and right sides of the pelvic body cavity lateral to the superior portion of the uterus. Ovaries produce female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone as well as ova (commonly called "eggs"), the female gametes. Ova are produced from oocyte cells that slowly develop throughout a woman’s early life and reach maturity after puberty. Each month during ovulation, a mature ovum is released. The ovum travels from the ovary to the fallopian tube, where it may be fertilized before reaching the uterus. Ovaries
are a pair of muscular tubes that extend from the left and right superior corners of the uterus to the edge of the ovaries. The fallopian tubes end in a funnel-shaped structure called the infundibulum, which is covered with small finger-like projections called fimbriae. The fimbriae swipe over the outside of the ovaries to pick up released ova and carry them into the infundibulum for transport to the uterus. The inside of each fallopian tube is covered in cilia that work with the smooth muscle of the tube to carry the ovum to the uterus. FallopianTubes
hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ located posterior and superior to the urinary bladder. Connected to the two fallopian tubes on its superior end and to the vagina (via the cervix) on its inferior end, the uterus is also known as the womb, as it surrounds and supports the developing fetus during pregnancy. The inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium, provides support to the embryo during early development. The visceral muscles of the uterus contract during childbirth to push the fetus through the birth canal. Uterus
elastic, muscular tube that connects the cervix of the uterus to the exterior of the body. It is located inferior to the uterus and posterior to the urinary bladder. The vagina functions as the receptacle for the penis during sexual intercourse and carries sperm to the uterus and fallopian tubes. It also serves as the birth canal by stretching to allow delivery of the fetus during childbirth. During menstruation, the menstrual flow exits the body via the vagina. Vagina
is the collective name for the external female genitalia located in the pubic region of the body. The vulva surrounds the external ends of the urethral opening and the vagina and includes the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris. The mons pubis, or pubic mound, is a raised layer of adipose tissue between the skin and the pubic bone that provides cushioning to the vulva. The inferior portion of the mons pubis splits into left and right halves called the labia majora. The mons pubis and labia majora are covered with pubic hairs. Inside of the labia majora are smaller, hairless folds of skin called the labia minora that surround the vaginal and urethral openings. On the superior end of the labia minora is a small mass of erectile tissue known as the clitoris that contains many nerve endings for sensing sexual pleasure. Vulva
The male's job is to produce sperm cells and deliver them into the female reproductive tract. The female's job is to produce ova (eggs), receive the sperm, and nourish the embryo that grows inside her. Reproductivesystem
The organ that holds urine. bladder
Two sac-like glands on each side of the bladder that produce a fluid, providing nutrients for the sperm. Seminalvesicles
The outlet of the rectum, lying in the fold between the buttocks. The opening at the end of the anal canal. Anus
The head of the penis. glans
A walnut-sized gland that lies beneath the bladder. This gland produces a liquid that helps sperm to move along more easily. prostate
Occurs when the penis fills with blood and becomes hard. Erection
The part of the uterus that protrudes into the cavity of the vagina. CERVIX
A small genital organ whose function is one of sexual pleasure. Clitoris
the process in a woman of discharging blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy. menstruation

respiratory and circulatory system crossword

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Description

A tube used to transport blood vessels throughout the body (4) vein
One of the hearts chambers that recieves oxygenated blood from the lungs (4-6) left atrium
One of the hearts chambers that recieves deoxygenated blood from the body (5-6) right atrium
chamber within the heart that pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs (5-9) right venticle
chamber of the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the body (4-9) left ventricle
Part of the body supplying blood with oxygen (4) lung
cartilaginous tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs (7) trachea
the air sacs at the end of the respiratory tree of the lungs (7) alveoli
an extremely small blood vessel located within the body tissues (11) capillaries
the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart (5) Aorta
also known as the oral cavity (5) mouth
the body's primary organ of smell and also functions as part of the body's respiratory system (4) nose
a chemical element with symbol O (6) oxygen
a passage of airway in the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs (7) Bronchi
the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach (10) Oesophagus

Urinary System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Waste materials are filtered from the blood into these. Kidneys
The tube that leads from the kidney to the bladder ureter
Painful urination Disuria
Visual examination of the urinary bladder. Cystoscopy
Inflammation of the urethra Urethritis
Muscular sac that holds urine Bladder
Root that means Renal Pelvis Pyel
Largest artery located in the abdominal cavity. Abdominal aorta
The kidneys are located behind the parietal peritoneum. Their location is then, _______peritoneal Retro
Abnormal condition of protein (alumin) in the urine. Albuminuria
Shock waves are beamed into a patient to crush urinary tract stones. Lithotripsy
Nitrogenous waste materials are separated from the blood by a machine. Dialysis
A person who performs surgery on the urinary tract and provides treatment of male reproductive disorders. Urologist
Vessel that carries blood toward the heart from the kidneys. Renal Vein
One of the two roots meaning kidney Nephr

Respiratory System Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the cavity behind the nose and above the roof of the mouth that filters air and moves mucus and inhaled contaminants outward and away from the lungs. Nasal Cavity
voice box-passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal cords. Larynx
one of the tubules forming the respiratory system. Trachea
The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs. Bronchi
the paired organs in the thoracic cavity where gas exchange takes place between air in the alveoli and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Lungs
progressively smaller tubular branches of the airways. Bronchioles
tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood. Alveoli
short structures projecting from a cell and containing bundles of microtubules that move a cell through its surroundings or move fluid over the cell's surface. Cilia
protective secretion of the mucus membranes. Mucus
passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally. Breathing
the metabolic processes certain organisms obtaining energy from organic molecules. Respiration
the exchange of gases between the air in the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries. external respiration
the uppermost cartilage of the larynx; covers the larynx during swallowing epiglottis
inhalation; the intake of air into the lungs inspiration
any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules. Capillaires

Medical Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Descriptive term that means away from the trunk distal
type of physician that specializes in heart conditions cardiologist
medical term that describes inflammation of a tendon tendinitis
joint movement in which the joint angle gets smaller flexion
this joint movement only occurs at the shoulder and hip circumduction
This tool measures joint angles goniometer
A patient with an eye injury or disease would be referred to this specialist ophthalmologist
the prefix term that means "arm" brachi
the prefix term that means "ligament" syndesmo
in the term for the disease fibromyalgia, the part of the term "myalgia" refers to muscle pain
You are writing a note for a patient who is seeing you after surgery. This is a ______-op note post
to describe the tissue surrounding a wound you would use the perfix: peri
the flu shot is an example of an injection that goes into a muscle. The medical term for this type of injection is: intramuscular
The medical term for "under the skin" subcutaneous
You are writing a note and want to indicate that the patient has full active range of motion. What abbreviation do you use? AROM
The note indicates a limit of ADL. What is the patient having trouble with? activities of daily living
blood in a joint cavity is referred to as: hemarthrosis
A patch that administers medicine across the skin (i.e. nicotine patch) can be described as transdermal
suffix with the meaning "pertaining to" al
a fast pulse or heart rate would be called tachycardia
You would examine a patient's skin color for a yellow tint, which is also called Jaundice
a condition of a crooked or bent vertebral column is also known as scoliosis
Your patient just had ACL surgery. What structure was repaired? anterior cruciate ligament
You ask your patient, "what happened?" in order to determine the MOI. What does MOI stand for? mechanism of injury
What is a common format for documentation? SOAP
which range of motion does the clinician perform for the patient? passive
what type of questions should you ask when taking a history? open ended
this abbreviation is used to describe a patient with low back pain LBP
this abbreviation is used when the patient has normal exam results or is within normal limits WNL
This abbreviation is used when a patient is able to walk without assistance or bear their full weight FWB
a concussion does not always result in a loss of consciousness, which is abbreviated as: LOC
this abbreviation can be used to define either gloves (used during wound care) or a health screening prior to sports participation PPE
this abbreviation is used to describe the primary problem or complaint of the patient cc
Pain on the inside of the knee may indicate an injury to this ligament MCL
this abbreviation is used to describe the least amount or minimum range min
When assessing the need for CPR, one would first check for breathing and circulation, often referred to as: ABCs
documented in the "plan" section of a SOAP note, the short term goals are abbreviated as: STG

Medical Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Combining Form Cyt/o means Cell
Plane divides the body into right & left halves Midsagittal
Thoracic cavity is separated from the abdominopelvic cavity by Diaphragm
(CF) of Jaund/o means Yellow
Term means producing or association with pus suppurative
Suffix -pathy means disease
Prefix meaning toward ad
Disease of Unknown Cause Idiopathic
Combining form meaning belly, belly side ventro
Suffix for Forming, Producing, Origin Genesis
Term means removal of part or all Resection
Abnormal fibrous bands that bind tissue Adhesion
Carbuncle is Pyogenic Infection
CF for fat means Steato
Form of skin cancer may result in death melanoma
CF choledoch/o means Bile Duct
Suffix Pepsia means digestion
Localized collection of pus at site of infection Abcess
Suffix prandial means Meal
Serous fluid in abdominal cavity Ascites
Loss of Appetite is called Anorexia
Surgery procedure to treat morbid obesity Bariatric
Expelling air from body orifice (anus) Flatus
Passage of dark colored stools Melena
Jaundice is caused by excessive levels of Bilirubin
Protrusion of organ thru wall is called Hernia
Term meaning stricture or narrowing of the rectum Rectostenosis
Which term refers to the neck Cervical
CF of viscer/o means Internal Organs
Surgical joining of two ducts or blood vessels anastomosis
Suffix desis means binding
removal of tissue sample for microsopic examination Biopsy

Body System Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Arteries, Capillaries and veins are all part of the ________ system Circulatory
Bones that cover the lungs Ribs
________ system brings in oxygen and removes carbon dioxide Respiratory
Largest internal organ and gland in the human body Liver
This organ filters the blood and removes the waste Kidney
Largest organ of the human body Skin
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart Arteries
_______ support and protect the various organs of the body Bones
Blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart Veins
It is a muscular organ that provides blood circulation Heart
Used for urine storage Bladder
________ system supports and protect the human body Skeletal
Smallest bone in the human body Stapes
Largest bone in the human body Femur
It connects bones to other bones Ligaments