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Medical Dictionary: k

Kpotassium general
kel/otumor, fibrous growthgeneral
keloidAn overgrowth of scar tissue that develops around a woundintegumentary
kelpA type of seaweed.General
kerat/ocornea, horny, hardeyes and ears
keratinA family of fibrous proteins that are principle constituents of epidermis; hair; nails; horny tissues, and tooth enamel. General
keratitisInflammation of the corneaeyes and ears
keratoconjunctivitisInflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. Eyes And Ears
keratoconusA conical protrusion of the central part of the cornea.Eyes And Ears
keratosisAny horny growth of the skin such as a wart or callus. Integumentary
ketonuriaPresence of ketone bodies in urine.Urinary
ketosisAbnormally high concentration of ketone bodies, as in diabetes mellitus.General
kidneyOne of a pair of organs that filter blood for the secretion of urine and that regulates ion concentrations. Urinary
kilo-one thousandgeneral
kilogramUnit of mass equal to one thousand grams.General
kinesicsThe study of body position motion in communication.General
kinesisMovement of an organism in response to a stimulusGeneral
kineticsThe study of the interrelationships that exist between body parts and how those connections influence movement.Skeletal
klept/oto stealnervous
kleptomaniaAn abnormal, strong impulse to steal.General
kneeThe joint between inferior femur and superiorSkeletal
koil/ohollow, concavegeneral
koilonychiaA disease of the fingernails, where they become thin and concave.integumentary
KSKaposi sarcoma lymphatic
KUBkidney, ureter, and bladder urinary
KVOkeep vein open general
kyph/obent, humpskeletal
kyphosisDeformities of the spine characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. Sometimes called round back or hunchback. skeletal

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