Terminology

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clads
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200112
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Terminology
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2013-02-12 21:25:50
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Chapter 11
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  1. Root: Phren/o
    • Diaphragm
    • ie Phrenic - pertaining to the diaphragm
  2. Root : Phrenic
    • Phrenic Nerve
    • phrenicotripsy - crushing of the phrenic nerve
  3. Root: Pleur
    • Pleura
    • pleurodesis - fusion of the pleura
  4. Root: Pneumon
    • lung
    • Pneumonectomy - surgical removal of a lung or a lung tissue
  5. Root: Plum
    • lungs
    • extrapulmonary - outside of the lungs
  6. Root: Pneum
    • air, gas / respiration, lung
    • pneumothorax - presence of air in the thorax (pleural space)
  7. Root: Spir
    • Breathing
    • spirometer - instrument for measuring breathing volumes
  8. Suffix: -pnea
    • breathing 
    • (ie orthopnea - breathing difficulty that is relieved by assuming an upright (ortho-) position
  9. Suffix: -oxia
    • level of oxygen 
    • (hypoxia  decreased amount of oxygen in the tissue)
  10. Suffix: -capnia
    • level of carbon dioxide
    • (hypercapnia - increased carbon dioxide in the tissues)
  11. Suffix: -phonia 
    • voice. 
    • dysphonia - difficulty in speaking 

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