Digestive System

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Digestive System
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2011-10-03 22:50:42
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Combining Forms and Suffixes for the Digestive System
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  1. col/o
    • colon
    • col/o/stomy - creation of an opening between the colon and the abdominal wall
  2. stomat/o
    • mouth
    • stomat/itis - inflammation of the mouth
  3. proct/o
    • anus, rectum
    • proct/o/logist - physician who specializes in treating disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus
  4. rect/o
    • rectum
    • rect/o/cele - herniation or protrusion of the rectum; also called protocele
  5. sigmoid/o
    • sigmoid colon
    • sigmoid/o/tomy - incision of the sigmoid colon
  6. gastr/o
    • stomach
    • gastr/algia - pain in the stomach; also called a stomachache
  7. pharyng/o
    • pharynx (throat)
    • pharyng/o/tonsill/itis - inflammation of the pharynx and tonsils
  8. esophag/o
    • esophagus
    • esophag/o/scope - instrument used to examine the esophagus
  9. enter/o
    • intestine (usually small intestine)
    • enter/o/pathy - disease of the intestine
  10. duoden/o
    • duodenum (first part of small intestine)
    • duoden/o/scopy - visual examination of the duodenum
  11. hepat/o
    • liver
    • hepat/o/megaly - enlargement of the liver
  12. an/o
    • anus
    • peri/an/al - pertaining to area around the anus
  13. cheil/o
    • lip
    • cheil/o/plasty - surgical repair of a defective lip
  14. -orexia
    • appetite
    • an/orexia - loss of appetite
  15. append/o
    • appendix
    • append/ectomy - excision of the appendix
  16. dent/o
    • teeth
    • dent/ist - specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the teeth
  17. lingu/o
    • tongue
    • lingu/al - pertaining to the tongue
  18. chol/e
    • bile, gall
    • chol/e/lith - gallstone
  19. ile/o
    • ileum (third part of small intestine)
    • ile/o/stomy - creation of an opening between the ileum and the abdominal wall
  20. jejun/o
    • jejunum (second part of the small intestine)
    • jejun/o/rrhaphy - suture of the jejunum
  21. bucc/o
    • cheek
    • bucc/al - pertaining to the cheek
  22. sial/o
    • saliva, salivary gland
    • sial/o/lith - calculus formed in a salivary gland or duct
  23. odont/o
    • teeth
    • orth/odont/ist - dentist who specializes in correcting and preventing irregularities of abnormally positioned or aligned teeth
  24. labi/o
    • lip
    • labi/al - pertaining to the lips, particularly the lips of the mouth
  25. colon/o
    • colon
    • colon/o/scopy - visual examination of the colon
  26. appendic/o
    • appendix
    • appendic/itis - inflammation of the appendix
  27. -prandial
    • meal
    • post/prandial - following a meal
  28. -pepsia
    • digestion
    • dys/pepsia - epigastric discomfort after eating; also called indigestion
  29. cholecyst/o
    • gallbladder
    • cholecyst/ectomy - removal of the gallbladder
  30. choledoch/o
    • bile duct
    • choledoch/o/plasty - surgical repair of the common bile duct
  31. pancreat/o
    • pancreas
    • pancreat/o/lysis - destruction of the pancreas by pancreatic enzymes
  32. cholangi/o
    • bile vessel
    • cholangi/ole - small terminal portion of the bile duct
  33. gloss/o
    • tongue
    • gloss/ectomy - removal of all or part of the tongue
  34. gingiv/o
    • gum(s)
    • gingiv/ectomy - excision of diseased gingival tissue
  35. pylor/o
    • pylorus
    • pylor/o/spasm - involuntary contraction of the pyloric sphinctor of the stomach, as in pyloric stenosis
  36. or/o
    • mouth
    • or/al - pertaining to the mouth

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