Chapter 3 - Sufixes. Medical Terminology The Language of Medicine
hernia of the urinary bladder
surgical puncture to remove fluid.
thoracentesis - Procedure in which a tube in inserted to remove fluid form the thoraic cavity
Saphylococc: Cluster (staph) of round, or berry-shaped bacetiria
erythrocyte: red blood cell .
Pain in the peural cavity
Exicion, removal, resection.
Removal of the larynx
Anemia- literally means no blood. Reduction in the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the amount of hemoglobin circulating in the blood. Remember that Red blood cells are the ones that carry oxygen
condition of producing or forming something
carcinogenesis is a condition of forming cancer
x-ray (record) taken of the spinal chord
instrument for recording
instrument for recording the electical activity of the heart
process of recording
Process of recording the electrical activity of the brain
Break down of red blood cells with release of hemoglobin.
Additional info: Bilirubin, which is used by the liver to make bile, is a biproduct of red blood cell breakdown
Softening of the bones
exesive growth of long bones due to pituitary disorder which produces abnormally high ammounts of growth hormone
tumor, mass, collection of fluid
development, formation, growh
falling, dropping, prolapse
physicians can use ptosis alone to indicate drooping of the upper eyelids, or..... the breasts :P
insturment for visual examination
opening to form a mouth (stoma)
opening in the trachea done to people suffocating for whaever reason....