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Myxa (Greek) - Mucus
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A benign "tumor" of "cartilage" that can form on long bones and has a glistening "mucus" like appearance.

  • Chondros (Greek) - Cartilage
  • Myxa (Greek) - Mucus
  • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
  • Tumor, fibroma, metaphyses, progressive pain, cartilage
  • Rare benign cartilaginous tumor usually located in the metaphyses of long bones that can present with progressive pain and limited range of motion.
  • Tumor is composed of a mix of chondroid, myxoid, and fibrous tissue components. On gross examination they are typically seen as solid glistening tangray intraosseous masses.
  • Myxedema

    "Mucus" deposition in the dermis causing doughy "swollen" appearance.

  • Associated with thyroid dysfunction
  • Pretibial myxedema in hyperthyroidism, facial myxedema in hypothyroidism, nonpitting edema
  • Orthomyxovirus

    This virus, "poisonous substance," has a linear "straight" negative sense R as genetic material. It causes the flu with symptoms such as "mucus", fever, and body aches.

    • Orthos (Greek) - Straight, correct
    • Myxa (Greek) - Mucus
    • Virus (Latin) - Poison, poisonous substance
  • The segments of this virus allows for reassortment that is responsible for its seasonal resistance
  • Segmented negativesense R virus
  • Paramyxovirus

    A "toxic substance" whose infection occurs "along" with "mucus" production.

    • Para (Greek) - Along, side, beside, near, against, contrary to
    • Myxa (Greek) - Mucus
    • Virus (Latin) - Poison, poisonous substance
  • Includes viruses outside of orthomyxoviridae which causes Influenza, such as measles, mumps and Ebola virus
  • Pseudomyxoma periotnei

    A "false" "mass" that secretes "mucus" into the abdomen

    • Pseudein (Greek) - To deceive, cheat by lies, fake
    • Myxa (Greek) - Mucus
    • Oma (Greek) - Morbid growth, mass, tumor
  • Cancer of the appendix which secretes large amounts of mucus into the abdominal cavity
  • Also known as jelly belly