Chapter 3

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  1. aden/o
    Gland
  2. amni/o
    amnion ( sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)
  3. angi/o
    vessel( usually blood vessel)
  4. arteri/o
    artery
  5. arther/o
    plaque ( yellow, fatty material)
  6. arthr/o
    joint
  7. axill/o
    armpit (underarm)
  8. bronch/o
    bronchial tube
  9. bronchi/o
    bronchial tube
  10. carcin/o
    cancerous , cancer
  11. cardi/o
    heart
  12. chem/0
    drug; also chemical
  13. cholecyst/o
    gull bladder
  14. chole/o
    gall
  15. chron/o
    colon ( large intestine)
  16. crani/o
    skull
  17. cry/o
    cold
  18. cyst/o
    urinary bladder; also a sac of fluid or a cyst
  19. electr/o
    electricity
  20. enchephal/o
    brain
  21. erythr/o
    red
  22. esophag/o
    esophagus - tube leading from the throat to the stomach
  23. hem/o
    blood
  24. hemat/o
    blood
  25. hepat/o
    liver
  26. hyster/o
    uterus
  27. inguin/o
    groin ( area in which the thigh meets the trunk of the body)
  28. isch/o
    to hold back
  29. lapar/o
    abdomen ( abdominal wall)
  30. laryng/o
    voice box (larynx)
  31. leuk/o
    white
  32. mamm/o
    breast
  33. mast/o
    breast
  34. men/o
    menses ( menstruatoin ) ; mouth
  35. mening/o
    meninges ( membranes around the brain and spinal cord)
  36. my/o
    muscle
  37. myel/o
    spinal cord ( nervous tissue connected to the brain)
  38. myel/o
    bone marrow
  39. necr/o
    death ( of cells)
  40. nephr/o
    kidney
  41. neur/o
    nerve
  42. oophor/o
    ovary
  43. oste/o
    bone
  44. ot/o
    ear
  45. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  46. phleb/o
    vein
  47. pneumon/o
    lung
  48. pulmon/o
    lung
  49. radi/o
    x rays
  50. ren/o
    kidney
  51. Rhin/o
    nose
  52. salping/o
    fallopian ( uterine) tube
  53. sarc/o
    flesh
  54. septic/o
    pertaining to infection
  55. thorac/o
    chest ( chest)
  56. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  57. trache/o
    windpipe; trachea
  58. ur/o
    urine or urea ( waste material ) ; urinary tract
  59. vascul/o
    blood vessel
  60. what are the two groups suffixes are divided into?
    those that describe diagnoses and those that describe procedures
  61. -algia
    condition of pain, pain
  62. -emia
    blood conditin
  63. -ia
    condition
  64. -itis
    inflammation
  65. -megaly
    enlargement
  66. -oma
    tumor, mass
  67. -osis
    condition, abnormal condition
  68. -pathy
    disease condition
  69. -rrhea
    flow, discharge
  70. -rrhage
    excessive discharge of blood
  71. - rrhagia
    excessive discharge of blood
  72. -Sclerosis
    hardening
  73. -uria
    condition of urine
  74. -al or -eal
    pertaining to
  75. -ar
    -pertaining to
  76. -ary
    pertaining to
  77. -ic
    pertaining to
  78. -centesis
    surgical puncture ti remove fluid
  79. -ectomy
    removal, resection, excision
  80. T & A
    • removal of the tonsils and adenoids 
    • Tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
  81. -gram
    record
  82. -graphy
    process of recording
  83. -lysis
    separation, breakdown, destruction
  84. hemodialysis
    is the removal of blood for passage through a kidney machine to filter out waste materals such as urea

    takes urea right out of blood
  85. peritoneal dialysis
    • catheter 
    • put special fluid into the peritoneum through a tube in the abdomen
  86. -plasty
    surgical repair; or surgical correction
  87. -scopy
    process of visual examination
  88. -stomy
    opening

    permanent or semipermanent opening
  89. -therapy
    treatment
  90. -tomy
    incision, cutting into 

    temporary

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