Word Roots 2, Nursing Terms

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Word Roots 2, Nursing Terms
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2010-07-26 13:36:22
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Common root words in nursing terminology pertaining to Digestive, Urinary, Nervous, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems
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  1. adeno
    gland

    eg: aden/opathy
  2. alb
    white

    eg: alb/umin
  3. ano
    anus

    eg: anu/scope
  4. chole
    gall

    eg: chole/lithiasis
  5. cholecysto
    gall bladder

    eg: cholecyst/ectomy
  6. choledocho
    common bile duct

    eg: choledoch/ostomy
  7. colo
    colon

    eg: col/itis
  8. colp
    vagina

    eg: colp/orrhaphy
  9. cysto
    urinary bladder

    eg: cysto/gram
  10. encephalo
    brain

    eg: encephal/itis
  11. entero
    intestine

    eg: enter/ic
  12. gastro
    stomache

    eg: gastr/ostomy
  13. glosso
    tongue

    eg: gloss/algia
  14. gyne
    woman

    eg: gyne/cology
  15. hepa, hepato
    liver

    eg: hepa/titis
  16. hyster
    uterus

    eg: hyster/ectomy
  17. ictero
    jaundice

    eg: icter/us
  18. ileo
    ileum (small intestine)

    eg: ileo/stomy
  19. laparo
    abdomen

    eg: lapar/otomy
  20. lipo
    fat

    eg: lip/oma
  21. lith
    stone, calculus

    eg: lith/iasis
  22. mast, mammo
    breast

    eg: mast/ectomy, mammo/gram
  23. metro
    uterus

    eg: metro/rrhagia
  24. nephro
    kidney

    eg: nephro/ptosis
  25. neuro
    nerve

    eg: neur/algia
  26. oophor
    ovary

    eg: oophor/ectomy
  27. orchi
    testicles

    eg: orcho/pexy
  28. procto
    rectum

    eg: procto/scope
  29. pyelo
    pelvis of kidney

    eg: pyelo/nephrotomy
  30. renal
    kidney

    eg: supra/renal
  31. salpingo
    ovaduct of fallopian tube

    eg: salping/ectomy
  32. thyro
    thyroid gland

    eg: thyro/xin
  33. uro
    urine

    eg: ure/mia

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