Medical Terminology.txt

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Medical Terminology.txt
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  1. endo-
    • Within, inner
    • Endoscope = instrument to view within
  2. Compression fracture
    Fracture involving loss of height of a vertebral body. Can be caused by osteoporosis
  3. Viscer/o
    Internal Organ
  4. caud/o
    Tail
  5. Scoliosis
    Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
  6. Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA)
    Severe congenital narrowing of the aorta
  7. Angiography
    Xrays taken after the injection of an opaque material into a blood vessel
  8. Polyarteritis
    Inflammatikon of several arteries
  9. -cyte
    • Cell
    • Lipocyte: fat cell
  10. -plasty
    • surgical repair
    • Dermaplasty: surgical repair of the skin
  11. -trophy
    • Nourishment, development
    • Hypotrophy: under development
  12. Stenosis
    • Narrowing
    • Angiostenosis: Narrowing of a blood vessel
  13. -ism
    • State of
    • Hypothyroidism: state of low thyroid
  14. -megaly
    • Enlargement, large
    • Cardiomegaly: enlarged heart
  15. -malacia
    • Abnormal softening
    • Chondromalacia: abnormal softening of the cartilage
  16. -genesis
    • Produces, generates
    • Osteogenesis: produces bone
  17. -gen
    • That which produces
    • Mutagen: that which produces mutations
  18. -algia
    • Pain
    • Gastalgia: stomach pain
  19. tachy-
    Rapid, fast
  20. dys-
    • Difficult or painful
    • Dyspnea: difficult breathing

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