Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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2015-03-20 15:05:11
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  1. -itis
    inflammation
  2. -osis
    abnormal condition ex. cyanosis-blueness due to cold or low oxygen
  3. -ectomy
    • to cut out (remove)
    • ex. appendectomy, tonsillectomy
  4. -otomy
    • To cut into
    • ex. tracheotomy
  5. -ostomy
    • to make a "mouth"
    • colostomy- to make a permanent opening in colon
  6. -a/an
    • without, none
    • ex, anemia- means few red cells
  7. micro
    • small
    • ex. microstomia- abnormally small mouth
  8. macro
    • Large
    • ex. macrostomia- abnormally large mouth
  9. mega/megaly
    • enlarged
    • ex. megacolon (abnormally large colon)
  10. -scopy/scopic
    • to look, observe
    • colonoscopy
  11. -graphy/graph
    • recording an image
    • mammography
  12. -gram
    • the image (x-ray)
    • mammogram
  13. -ology/ologist
    study, specialize in

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