medical terminiology ch 3

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terms from chapter 3 of the language of medicine 9th edition
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  1. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  2. acr/o
    extremities, top, extreme point
  3. acu/o
    sharp, severe, sudden
  4. aden/o
    gland
  5. adip/o
    fat
  6. amni/o
    amnion (sac surronding the embryo in the uterus)
  7. angi/o
    vessel
  8. arteri/o
    artery
  9. arthr/o
    joint
  10. axill/o
    armpit
  11. bi/o
    life
  12. blephar/o
    eyelid
  13. bronch/o
    bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
  14. carcin/o
    cancer
  15. cardi/o
    heart
  16. chem/o
    drug, chemical
  17. chondr/o
    cartilage
  18. chron/o
    time
  19. col/o
    colon (large intestine)
  20. cyst/o
    urinary bladder
  21. encephal/o
    brain
  22. erythr/o
    red
  23. hem/o
    blood
  24. hepat/o
    liver
  25. hydr/o
    water, fluid
  26. inguin/o
    groin
  27. isch/o
    to hold back
  28. lapar/o
    abdomen, abdominal wall
  29. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  30. leuk/o
    white
  31. lymph/o
    lymph
  32. lymph
    a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces, is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout body.
  33. mamm/o
    breast
  34. mast/o
    breast
  35. morph/o
    shape, form
  36. muc/o
    mucus
  37. my/o
    muscle
  38. myel/o
    • spinal cord, bone marrow
    • *context of usage indicates the meaning intended
  39. necr/o
    death (of cells or whole body)
  40. nephr/o
    kidney
  41. neur/o
    nerve
  42. neutr/o
    neutrophil (a white blood cell)
  43. nucle/o
    nucleus
  44. ophthalm/o
    eye
  45. oste/o
    bone
  46. ot/o
    ear
  47. path/o
    disease
  48. paritone/o
    peritoneum
  49. phag/o
    to eat, swallow
  50. phleb/o
    vein
  51. plas/o
    formation, development
  52. pleur/o
    pleura (membrane surronding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
  53. pneumon/o
    lungs
  54. pulmon/o
    lungs
  55. radi/o
    x-rays
  56. rect/o
    rectum
  57. ren/o
    kidney
  58. rhin/o
    nose
  59. sarc/o
    flesh
  60. splen/o
    spleen
  61. staphyl/o
    clusters
  62. strept/o
    twisted chains
  63. thorac/o
    chest
  64. thromb/o
    clot
  65. tonsill/o
    tonsils
  66. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  67. ven/o
    vein
  68. -algia
    pain
  69. -cele
    hernia
  70. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  71. -coccus (plural: -cocci)
    berry-shaped bacterium
  72. -cyte
    cell
  73. -dynia
    pain
  74. -ectomy
    excision, removal, resection
  75. -emia
    blood condition
  76. -genesis
    condition of producing, forming
  77. -gram
    record
  78. -graph
    intrument for recording
  79. -graphy
    process of recording
  80. -itis
    inflammation
  81. -logy
    study of
  82. -lysis
    breakdown, destruction, separation
  83. -malacia
    softening
  84. -megaly
    enlargement
  85. -oma
    tumor, mass, collection of fluid
  86. -opsy
    to view
  87. -osis
    condtion, usually abnormal
  88. -pathy
    disease condition
  89. -penia
    deficiency
  90. -phobia
    fear
  91. -plasia
    development, formation, growth
  92. -plasty
    surgical repair
  93. -ptosis
    falling, dropping, prolapse
  94. -sclerosis
    hardening
  95. -scope
    instrument for visual examination
  96. -scopy
    process of visual examination
  97. -stasis
    stopping, controlling
  98. -stomy
    opening to form a mouth (stoma)
  99. -therapy
    treatment
  100. -tomy
    incision, cutting into
  101. -trophy
    development, nourishment
  102. -er
    one who (assists in)
  103. -ia
    condition
  104. -ist
    specialist
  105. -ole
    little, small
  106. -ule
    little, small
  107. -um, -ium
    structure, tissue
  108. -us
    structure, substance
  109. -y
    condition, process
  110. -ac, -iac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ous, -tic
    pertaining to
  111. -genic
    pertaining to producing, produced by, or in
  112. -oid
    resembling
  113. -ose
    pertaining to, full of
  114. hernia
    protrusion of an organ or the muscular wall of an organ through the cavity that normally contains it.
  115. amniocentesis
  116. streptococcus
    a berry shaped bacterium that grows in twisted chains
  117. staohylococci
    berry shaped bacteria that grows in small clusters
  118. anemia
    literally no blood. reduction in the number of RBCs
  119. aplastic anemia
    a severe type occurs when bone marrow fails to produce all cells.
  120. tonsillitis
    inflamation of the tonsils. note the spelling with double l
  121. acromegaly
    an endocrine disorder where the pituitary gland produces an excessive amount of growth hormone after the completion of puberty.
  122. splenomegaly
    note the spelling, spleen has two e's and spleno- has just one.
  123. achondroplasia
    an inherited disorder in which the bones of the arms and legs fail to grow to normal size because of a defect in cartilage and bone.
  124. -ptosis
    note when two consonants begin a word, the first is silent. pronounced TO-SIS
  125. laparoscopy
    visual examination of the abdominal cavity using a laparoscope.
  126. tracheotomy
    an incision into the trachea to open it below a blockage.
  127. tracheostomy
    an opening into the trachea through which an indwelling tube is inserted.

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