Medical Terminology Chpt. 2

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Medical Terminology Chpt. 2
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  1. -er, -ist
    one who
  2. -iatrician
    practitioner
  3. -logist
    one who studies; specialist
  4. -ac, -al, -ic, -ical
    pertaining to
  5. -logic, -logical
    pertaining to the study of
  6. -iatrics, -iatry
    medical profession or treatment
  7. -logy
    study or science of
  8. cardi/o
    heart
  9. crin/o
    to secrete
  10. dermat/o
    skin
  11. esthesi/o
    feeling or sensation
  12. gastr/o, enter/o
    stomach, intestines
  13. ger/a, ger/o, geront/o
    elderly
  14. gynec/o
    female
  15. immun/o
    immune
  16. ne/o, nat/o
    new, birth
  17. neur/o
    nerve
  18. obstetr/o
    midwife
  19. onc/o
    tumor
  20. ophthaml/o
    eye
  21. orth/o, ped/o
    straight, child
  22. ot/o, laryng/o
    ear, larynx
  23. path/o
    disease
  24. ped/o
    child
  25. psych/o
    mind
  26. radi/o
    radiation, radius
  27. rheumat/o
    rheumatism
  28. rhin/o
    nose
  29. ur/o
    urinary tract, urine
  30. -centesis
    surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
  31. -ectomy
    excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
  32. -lysis
    process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
  33. -pexy
    surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
  34. -plasty
    surgical repair
  35. -rrhaphy
    suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
  36. -scopy
    visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure)
  37. -stomy
    formation of an opening
  38. -tome
    an instrument used for cutting
  39. -tomy
    incision (cutting into tissue)
  40. -tripsy
    surgical crushing
  41. aden/o
    gland
  42. angi/o
    vessel
  43. append/o, appendic/o
    appendix
  44. bi/o
    life or living
  45. blephar/o
    eyelid
  46. cerebr/o, encephal/o
    brain
  47. chir/o
    hand
  48. col/o
    colon or large intestine
  49. cutane/o, derm/a, dermat/o
    skin
  50. faci/o
    face
  51. hepat/o
    liver
  52. mamm/o, mast/o
    breast
  53. muscul/o, my/o
    muscle
  54. myel/o
    bone marrow or spinal cord
  55. oste/o
    bone
  56. pulm/o, pulmon/o, pneum/o, pneumon/o
    lungs
  57. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  58. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  59. vas/o
    vessel; ductus deferens
  60. -able, -ible
    capable of, able to
  61. -ac, -al, -an, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ive, -tic
    pertaining to
  62. -ase
    enzyme
  63. -eum, -ium
    membrane
  64. -iac
    one who suffers
  65. -opia
    vision
  66. -ose
    sugar
  67. -ous
    pertaining to or characterized by
  68. -y
    state or condition
  69. adip/o, lip/o
    fat
  70. amyl/o
    starch
  71. glyc/o
    sugar
  72. hemat/o
    blood
  73. lact/o
    milk
  74. lith/o
    stone
  75. micro-
    small
  76. muc/o
    mucus
  77. prote/o, protein/o
    protein
  78. pyr/o
    fire

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