Medical Terminology 3 cont.txt

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  1. hemiglossectomy
    removal of half a tonuge
  2. hyper-
    excessive/aboe
  3. hyperglycemia
    sugar more than normal in bloodstream
  4. hyperplasia
    increase in formation of cells
  5. hypertrophy
    increase in size of muscle or organ produced by enlargement of existing cells
  6. hypo
    deficient/under
  7. hypodermic injection
    placement of a needle below the skin
  8. hypoglycemia
    sugar level lower than normal in bloodstream
  9. insomniac
    a person who has trouble sleeping
  10. in
    not/into/within
  11. incision
    process of cutting into or making something
  12. infra-
    beneath/under
  13. infracostal
    severe inflammation of the small & large instestines
  14. inter-
    between
  15. intercostal
    pertaining to between the ribs
  16. intra
    in/within/into
  17. intravenous
    pertaining to within a vein
  18. macro-
    large
  19. macrocephaly
    condition of a larger than normal head
  20. mal
    bad
  21. malaise
    general feeling of bodily discomfort
  22. malignant
    cancerous
  23. meta
    beyond/change
  24. metacarpal bones
    hand bones
  25. metamorphosis
    condition of change in shape or form
  26. metstasis
    spread of a cancerous tumor to another location
  27. micro-
    small
  28. microscope
    instrument used to view small objects
  29. neo-
    new
  30. neonatal
    pertaining to a newborn baby
  31. neoplasm
    new growth
  32. pan-
    all
  33. pancytopenia
    deficiency of all blood cells
  34. para-
    abnormal/beside/near
  35. paralysis
    destruction of nerve tissue leading to loss of sensation or motion in part of the body
  36. parathyroid glands
    four endocrine glands located on the back park of the thyroid gland
  37. per-
    through
  38. peri-
    surrounding
  39. pericardium
    the sac surrounding the heart
  40. periosteum
    membrane around the bone
  41. poly-
    many/much
  42. polydmorphonuclear
    pertaining to a nucleus with many shapes
  43. polyneuritis
    inflammation of many nerves
  44. post-
    after/behind
  45. postmortem
    after death
  46. postpartum
    after birth
  47. pre-
    before/in front of
  48. precancerous
    pertaining to occurring before a malignant condition
  49. prenatal
    before birth
  50. pro-
    before/forward
  51. prodrome
    symptoms that appear before the illness
  52. prolapse
    sliding forward or downward
  53. pseudo-
    false
  54. pseudocyesis
    false pregnancy
  55. re-
    back again
  56. relapse
    recurrence of symptoms after a recovery
  57. remission
    to send back to good health; disappearance of disease symptoms
  58. recombinant DNA
    insertion of a gene from an organism into the DNA of another one
  59. retro-
    behind/backward
  60. retroperitoneal
    pertaining to behind the peritoneum
  61. retroflexion
    bending backward
  62. sub-
    under
  63. subcutaneous
    perataining to under the skin
  64. sura
    above/upper
  65. suprapubic
    pertaining to above the pubic bones
  66. syn-/sym-
    together/with
  67. syndactyly
    webbing of fingers & toes
  68. synethesis
    combination of simple substances to create something new and more complex
  69. syndrome
    group of symptoms that occur together indicating a certain disorder or condition
  70. symbiosis
    close assocation between organisms of a different species or state where two people are emotionally connected to each other
  71. symmetry
    equality of parts measured together
  72. symphysis
    bones that grow together separated by a piece of fibrocartilage
  73. tachy-
    fast
  74. tachypnea
    rapid breathing
  75. trans-
    across/through
  76. transfusion
    transfer of blood from one person to another
  77. transurethral
    pertaining to through the urethra
  78. ultra-
    beyond/excess
  79. ultrasonography
    the use of high sound waves that one cannot hear with normal hearing in order to maek a record of an organ or tissue
  80. uni-
    one
  81. unilateral
    pertaining to one side

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