Word Elements, Nursing Terms

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Word Elements, Nursing Terms
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2010-07-26 14:03:58
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Nursing Terminology Word Elements
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Common word elements in nursing terminology describing diseases, diagnoses, and surgical procedures.
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  1. algia
    pain

    eg: neuralgia, pain of the nerves
  2. centesis
    puncture

    eg: thoracentesis, puncture of the chest wall to remove fluid
  3. emia
    blood

    eg: uremia, urinary wastes in blood
  4. febr
    fever

    eg: afebrile, absence of fever
  5. genic
    producing

    eg: pyogenic, producing pus
  6. iasis
    condition

    eg: cholelithiasis, gallstone condition
  7. oma
    tumor

    eg: lipoma, fatty tumor
  8. oscopy
    visualization

    eg: anoscopy, visualization of the anus
  9. plegia
    paralysis

    eg: hemiplegia, paralysis of one-half the body
  10. pnea
    breathing

    eg: apnea, absence of breathing
  11. pyo
    pus

    eg: pyoderma, skin disease caused by pus-forming bacteria
  12. therapy
    treatment

    eg: hydrotherapy, water used in the treatment of disease
  13. uria
    urine

    eg: polyuria, excessive urine production and urination
  14. cyano
    blue

    eg: cyano/sis
  15. cyto
    cell

    eg:mono/cyte
  16. erythro
    red

    eg: erythro/blast
  17. gluco, glyco
    sweet, sugar

    eg: glyco/gon
  18. herni
    rupture

    eg: herni/ation
  19. histo
    tissue

    eg: hist/ology
  20. narco
    sleep

    eg: narco/tic
  21. necro
    death

    eg: necro/sis
  22. pyro
    heat, temperature

    eg: pyr/exia
  23. septic
    poison, infection

    eg: septic/emia

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