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Correct Answer Term Definition
1. e acromegaly abnormal enlargement of extremities
2. j angina pectories a disease condition marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain caused by deficient oxygenation of heart muscles
3. a anorexia loss of appetite
4. f diarrhea abnormal frequency of intestinal discharge
5. n dysphagia difficult in swallowing
6. g dyspnea difficult breathing
7. l dysuria painful urination
8. o hematemesis the vomiting of blood
9. m hematuria discharge of blood in the urine
10. d hemoptysis spitting up or coughing up of blood
11. k hirsutism abnormal hairiness, especially in women
12. h melena passage of black, bloody stools
13. p nocturia excessive urination at night
14. b orthopnea inability to breathe except in an upright position
15. i pruritus itching
16. c syncope sudden loss of strength, as in fainting