Respiratory System

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Respiratory System
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Combining Forms and Suffixes of the Respiratory System
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  1. -thorax
    • chest
    • py/o/thorax - pus in the chest (cavity) also called empyema
  2. -ptysis
    • spitting
    • hem/o/ptysis - (coughing up or) spitting of blood
  3. -pnea
    • breathing
    • a/pnea - not breathing
  4. -phonia
    • voice
    • dys/phonia - bad (impaired) voice quality
  5. -osmia
    • smell
    • an/osmia - without (the sense of) smell
  6. -capnia
    • carbon dioxide (CO2)
    • hyper/capnia - excessive CO2
  7. pharyng/o
    • pharynx (throat)
    • pharyng/o/scope - instrument for examining the pharynx
  8. tonsill/o
    • tonsils
    • peri/tonsill/ar - pertaining to (the area) around the tonsils
  9. adenoid/o
    • adenoids
    • adenoid/ectomy - excision of the adenoids
  10. sinus/o
    • sinus, cavity
    • sinus/o/tomy - incision of any of the sinuses
  11. sept/o
    • septum
    • sept/o/plasty - surgical repair of the septum
  12. rhin/o
    • nose
    • rhin/o/plasty - surgical repair of the nose
  13. nas/o
    • nose
    • nas/al - pertaining to the nose
  14. trache/o
    • trachea (windpipe)
    • trache/o/plasty - surgical repair of the trachea
  15. laryng/o
    • larynx (voice box)
    • laryng/o/plegia - paralysis of the (vocal cords) and larynx
  16. epiglott/o
    • epiglottis
    • epiglott/itis - inflammation of the epiglottis
  17. pulmon/o
    • lung
    • pulmon/o/logist - specialist in the study (and treatment) of lungs (and respiratory diseases)
  18. pneumon/o
    • air / lung
    • pneumon/ia - condition of inflammation of the lungs
  19. pneum/o
    • air / lung
    • pneum/ectomy - excision of all or part of a lung
  20. pleur/o
    • pleura
    • pleur/o/centesis - surgical puncture of the pleural cavity; also called thoracocentesis or thoracentises
  21. alveol/o
    • alveolus; air sac
    • alveol/ar - pertaining to the aveoli
  22. bronchiol/o
    • bronchiole
    • bronchiol/itis - inflammation of the bronchioles
  23. bronch/o
    • bronchus (plural, bronchi)
    • bronch/o/scope - instrument for examining the bronchus or bronchi
  24. bronchi/o
    • bronchus (plural, bronchi)
    • bronchi/ectasis - dilation of (one or more) bronchi
  25. orth/o
    • straight
    • orth/o/pnea - breathing in a straight or upright position
  26. lob/o
    • lobe
    • lob/ectomy - excision of a lobe
  27. cyan/o
    • blue
    • cyan/osis - abnormal condition of blueness
  28. coni/o
    • dust
    • pneum/o/coni/osis - condition of dust in the lungs
  29. atel/o
    • incomplete, imperfect
    • atel/ectasis - incomplete expansion of the lung; also called airless lung or collapsed lung
  30. anthrac/o
    • coal, coal dust
    • anthrac/osis - abnormal condition of coal dust (in the lungs)
  31. spir/o
    • breathe
    • spir/o/meter - instrument for measuring breathing
  32. phren/o
    • diaphragm; mind
    • phren/o/spasm - involuntary contraction of the diaphragm
  33. thorac/o
    • chest
    • thorac/o/pathy - disease of the chest
  34. steth/o
    • chest
    • steth/o/scop - instrument used for examining the chest
  35. pector/o
    • chest
    • pector/algia - pain in the chest; also called thoracalgia, thoracdynia, and pectordynia
  36. ox/o
    • oxygen
    • hyp/ox/emia - difficiency of oxygen in blood
  37. ox/i
    • oxygen
    • ox/i/meter - instrument used for measuring oxygen

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