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Telos (Greek) - The end
6 terms share this root
Ataxiatelangiectasia

An inherited condition in which a person becomes "without" an "ordered" or balanced gait, and develops small "dilations" at "the end" of "blood vessels" within the skin.

  • A (Greek) - Not, Without
  • Taxis (Greek) - Arrangement, order
  • Telos (Greek) - The end
  • Angeion (Greek) - A vessel, receptacle
  • Ektasis (Greek) - A Stretching Out, Extension, Dilation
  • Presentation: triad f cerebellar defects, spider angiomas, IgA deficiency (repeated sinopulmonary infections)
  • Weak immune system leads to predisposition to infection and increased risk of cancer due to defective D repair system
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangeictasia/ OslerRenduWeber Disease

    Hereditary genetic disorder resulting in abnormal formation of blood vessels.

    • Hereditatem (Latin) - Heirship, inheritance, condition of being an heir
    • Haima (Greek) - Blood
    • Rhegnunai (Greek) - To bust forth
    • Telos (Greek) - The end
    • Angeion (Greek) - A vessel, receptacle
    • Ektasis (Greek) - A Stretching Out, Extension, Dilation
    Hereditary telangiectasia

    An "inherited" condition in which a person develops small "dilations" at the "end" of "blood vessels" often found on the skin that blanch with pressure.

    • Hereditatem (Latin) - Heirship, inheritance, condition of being an heir
    • Telos (Greek) - The end
    • Angeion (Greek) - A vessel, receptacle
    • Ektasis (Greek) - A Stretching Out, Extension, Dilation
  • An autosomal dominant genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and often in organs such as the lungs, liver, and brain
  • Causes arteriovenous malformations
  • Symptoms include telangiectasia, hematuria, GI bleeding, and epistaxis
  • Telangiectasia

    "Dilation" of the "ends" of blood "vessels"

    • Telos (Greek) - The end
    • Angeion (Greek) - A vessel, receptacle
    • Ektasis (Greek) - A Stretching Out, Extension, Dilation
  • Abnormal dilation of preexisting capillary vessels
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a hereditary form that may appear intraorally
  • AKA spider viens due to their appearence
  • These may sometimes look like arteries in the shape of 'spiders'
  • Telogen effluvium

    A condition in which the hair "flows out" or falls from the head. It comes from the word "the end" because it references the stage of hair development the follicle is in upon falling out.

  • Telogen effluvium can be either acute or chronic in nature
  • Etiologies vary but include a metabolic disturbance, emotional stress and some medications
  • Telomerase

    An "enzyme" which extends the "end" "parts" of chromosomes.

    • Telos (Greek) - The end
    • Meros (Greek) - Part
    • Ase (English) - Used to form the me of enzymes
  • Cri du chat syndrome is a deletion in chromosome 5 resulting in a loss of one copy of telomerase
  • Telomerase activity associated with cancer
  • MEDYMOLOGY