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Medical Terminology Chapter 1
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Medical Terminology for health Professions Carol L Schroeder & Ann Ehrlich
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Medical Terms from the Medical Terminology for Health Professions Text book by Carol L. Schroeder & Ann Ehrlich
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Medical Terminology Chapter 1

  1. Cyan/o is the combining form for what?
    Blue
  2. Erythr/o is the combining form for what?
    Red
  3. Leuk/o is the combining form for what?
    White
  4. Melan/o is the combining form for what?
    Black
  5. Poli/o is the combining form for what?
    Gray
  6. -itis is the suffix meaning what?
    Inflammation
  7. -algia is the suffix meaning?
    Pain and suffering
  8. -dynia is the suffix meaning...
    pain
  9. gastrodynia is the medical term for...
    stomach pain
  10. neur/o is the combining form for...
    Nerve
  11. -plasty is the suffix meaning...
    surgical repair
  12. Pathology is...
    The study of all aspects of diseases
  13. -malacia
    abnormal softening
  14. -megaly
    enlargment
  15. -necrosis
    tissue death
  16. -stenosis
    abnormal narrowing
  17. -sclerosis
    abnormal hardening
  18. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  19. -graphy
    the process of producing a picture or record
  20. -gram
    a picture or record
  21. -scopy
    visual examination
  22. -rrhage & rrhagia
    sudden severe bleeding
  23. -rrhaphy
    surgical suturing
  24. -rrhea
    flow or discharge
  25. -rrhexis
    rupture
  26. pre-
    before
  27. peri-
    surrounding
  28. post-
    after
  29. nat/o
    birth
  30. -al
    pertaining to
  31. -ology
    the study of
  32. laryng/o
    larynx or throat
  33. rhin/o
    nose
  34. ot/o
    ear
  35. lith
    stone
  36. -otomy
    surgical incision
  37. ab-
    away from
  38. ad- toward
  39. dys-
    bad, difficult or painful
  40. eu-
    good, normal, well or easy
  41. hyper-
    excessive or increased
  42. hypo-
    deficient or decreased
  43. inter-
    between or among
  44. intra-
    within or inside
  45. sub-
    under, less or below
  46. super-, supra-
    above or excessive
  47. arteri/o
    artery
  48. end-
    within
  49. ather/o
    plaque or fatty substance
  50. arthr/o
    joint
  51. -ectomy
    surgical removal
  52. -ostomy
    surgical creation of an artificial opening to the body surface
  53. -otomy
    cutting or surgical incision
  54. col/o
    colon
  55. ileum
    last portion of the small intestine
  56. ilium
    part of the hip bone
  57. laceration
    a torn or jagged wound
  58. lesion
    a pathologic change of the body tissues due to disease or injury
  59. mucous
    the specialized mucous membranes that line the body cavities
  60. mucus
    the fluid secreted from the mucous membranes
  61. myc/o
    fungus
  62. myel/o
    bone marrow or spinal cord
  63. my/o
    muscle
  64. -ologist
    specialist
  65. -ology
    the study of
  66. palpation
    an examination technique in which the examiner's hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts
  67. palpitation
    a pounding or racing heart
  68. prostate
    male gland located under the urinary bladder
  69. prostrate
    to collapse or to be overcome with exhaustion
  70. pyel/o
    renal pelvis (part of the kidney)
  71. py/o
    pus
  72. pyr/o
    fever or fire
  73. supination
    the act of rotating the arm so the palm of the hand is facing foreward out upward
  74. suppuration
    the formation or discharge of pus
  75. triage
    the medical screening of patients to determine their priority and proper place of treatment
  76. trauma
    wound or injury
  77. viral
    pertaining to a virus
  78. virile
    having the nature, properties, or qualities of an adult male