medical terminology midterm

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medical terminology midterm
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2014-03-04 12:16:42
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units 1-3 vocabulary
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  1. a-, an-
    without, absence of, lacking, no/none
  2. ab-
    away from
  3. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  4. abras/o (abrasion)
    to rub away (scrape injury)
  5. abscess
    an accumulation of pus due to infection
  6. acou/o, acoust/o
    hearing
  7. acr/o
    extremity
  8. acute
    rapid, sharp, severe, immediate
  9. ad-, -ad
    toward
  10. adip/o
    fat
  11. alges/i, alges/o
    sensitivity to pain
  12. -algia
    pain
  13. alopecia
    baldness
  14. ambi-
    both, both sides
  15. an/o
    anus
  16. ana-
    apart from, separate, take apart
  17. anatomic(al) position
    reference body stance: eyes, toes, palms forward
  18. ankyl/o
    immovable or fixed
  19. ante-
    before, in front of
  20. anter/o
    front, in front of
  21. anti-
    against
  22. antibiotic
    substance that kills/inhibits microorganisms (in the body)
  23. antipruritic
    substance that reduces itching and inflammation
  24. antiseptic
    substance the kills/inhibits microorganisms (on the body)
  25. append/o, appendic/o
    appendix
  26. arthr/o
    joint
  27. ascites
    accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity
  28. atel/o
    incomplete
  29. atresia
    condition of being abnormally closed
  30. audi/o, audit/o
    hearing
  31. aur/o
    ear
  32. auscultation
    listening with a stethoscope
  33. axilla
    underarm area, armpit
  34. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  35. bar/o
    weight
  36. bi/o
    life
  37. boil (furuncle)
    bacterial infection of a hair follicle
  38. brachi/o
    arm
  39. burs/o
    bursa (small serous sac between tendon and bone)
  40. cachexia
    weight loss due to illness and anorexia
  41. calcane/o
    calcaneus bone (calcaneum, heel)
  42. calculus
    a hard stone-like deposit
  43. carp/o
    wrist (carpals--hand bones)
  44. cartilagin/o
    cartilage
  45. CAT=CT scan
    computed axial tomography = computed tomography
  46. caud/o
    tail
  47. cauterization
    destruction of tissue by chemicals, electric current, laser, or freezing
  48. cec/o
    cecum (pouch at beginning of large intestine)
  49. cel/o, -cele
    sac, hernia, swelling, protrusion
  50. cellulitis
    inflammation of connective tissue cells of skin
  51. -centesis
    surgical puncture to withdraw fluid
  52. cephal/o
    head

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