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LOM
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  1. Aden/o
    referring to a gland
  2. Alges/o
    pain
  3. ambly/o
    dim; dul
  4. andr/o
    male
  5. aque/o
    water
  6. blephar/o
    eyelid
  7. chondr/o
    cartilage
  8. chrom/o
    color
  9. cor/o
    pupil
  10. cortic/o
    cortex, outer region
  11. cutane/o
    skin
  12. dacry/o
    tear
  13. glauc/o
    gray
  14. hidr/o
    sweat
  15. kal/i
    potassium
  16. kerat/o
    cornea; hard, horny tissue
  17. leiomy/o
    smooth (visceral) muscle
  18. melan/o
    black
  19. morph/o
    shape; form
  20. my/o
    muscle
  21. myel/o
    Marrow, spinal cord
  22. ocul/o
    eye
  23. ophthalm/o
    eye
  24. optic/o
    ocular
  25. orth/o
    comb straight or correct.
  26. oste/o
    bone
  27. ot/o
    ear
  28. palpebr/o
    eyelid
  29. pil/o
    hair
  30. poikil/o
    varied; irregular
  31. presby/o
    old age
  32. rhabdomy/o
    striated, skeletal muscles
  33. salping/o
    fallopian tube, uterine tube
  34. scoli/o
    crooked; twisted
  35. sider/o
    iron
  36. somat/o
    body
  37. tel/o
    end
  38. thromb/o
    blood clot
  39. tox/o
    poison
  40. uve/o
    uvea
  41. xer/o
    dry; dryness
  42. -blast
    immature
  43. -cusis
    Hearing
  44. -dynia
    pain
  45. -gram
    picture, graph, record
  46. -graph
    recording instrument
  47. -graphy
    process of making an image
  48. -penia
    deficiency, low number
  49. -poiesis
    creation; formation
  50. -ptysis
    spitting
  51. -scopy
    process of examining
  52. -trophy
    development, growth, nutrition
  53. a-,
    an-
    without, lack of, absence of
  54. anti-
    anti-
  55. dys-
    difficult, abnormal, bad, painful
  56. ex-,
    exo-
    outside, outward
  57. ACTH
    • Adrenocorticotropic hormone
    • hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland
  58. AD,
    AS,
    AU
    • Right ear
    • left ear
    • each ear
  59. AP view
    Anterior prosterior view
  60. C5-C6
    cervical 5 and cervical 6
  61. COPD
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • most common lung diseases. It makes it difficult to breathe
    • Chronic bronchitis, defined by a long-term cough with mucus
    • Emphysema, defined by destruction of the lungs over time
  62. CT scan
    combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined
  63. EMG
    Electromyography
  64. ENT
    Ear, Nose and Throat
  65. FDA
    Food and Drug Administration
  66. GTT
    glucose tolerance test is a medical test in which glucose is given and blood samples taken afterward to determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood
  67. IM
    • internal medicine
    • the branch of medicine concerned with nonsurgical diseases in adults, but not including diseases limited to the skin or to the nervous system
  68. IVP
    Intravenous Pyelogram
  69. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  70. OD,
    OS,
    OU
    • Right eye
    • Left eye
    • Each eye
  71. PA
    n X-ray picture in which the beams pass from back-to-front
  72. PERRLA
    Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and Accommodation
  73. tid
    three times a day
  74. TNM
    is a cancer staging system that describes the extent of cancer in a patient’s body.T describes the size of the tumour and whether it has invaded nearby tissue,N describes regional lymph nodes that are involved,M describes distant metastasis (spread of cancer from one body part to another

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