Respiratory Root Terms

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tchmura
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Respiratory Root Terms
Updated:
2011-06-22 19:57:14
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Chp3 Respiratory Root Terms
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the respiratory system includes your nares, lungs, sinuses, trachea, larynx, bronchi and alveoli
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  1. Root:

    broncho (bronk + oh)
    bronchi, airway)

    • Medical Term:
    • bronchitis (bronchial inflammation)
  2. Root:

    cili (sill + ee)
    hairlike processes

    • Medical Term:
    • ciliogenesis (cili forming)
  3. Root:

    ectasis (ek + ta + sis)
    expansion

    • Medical Term:
    • atelectasis (abnormal expansion)
  4. Root:

    laryngo (la + ring + go)
    larynx, voice box)

    • Medical Term:
    • laryngitis (larynx inflammation)
  5. Root:

    naso (nay + so)
    nose

    • Medical Term:
    • nasology (nose, study of)
  6. Root:

    oro (ore + oh)
    mouth

    • Medical Term:
    • orofacial (mouth and face)
  7. Root:

    oxy (ox + ee)
    oxygen, keen

    • Medical Term:
    • oxyosmia (keen sense of smell)
  8. Root:

    pector (pect + tore)
    breast, chest

    • Medical Term:
    • pectoralgia (chest nerve pain)
  9. Root:

    pleura (pluh + rah)
    rib side

    • Medical Term:
    • pleurisy (inflammation of exterior lung lining)
  10. Root:

    pneumo (new + mow)
    lung

    • Medical Term:
    • pneumonectomy (lung excision)
  11. Root:

    ptysis (tie + sis)
    to spit

    • Medical Term:
    • hemoptysis (bloody sputum)
  12. Root:

    pulmo (pull + moe)
    lungs

    • Medical Term:
    • pulmonology (lungs, study of)
  13. Root:

    rhin (rine)
    nose

    • Medical Term:
    • rhinitis (nose inflammation)
  14. Root:

    tracheo (tray + key + oh)
    trachea, windpipe)

    • Medical Term:
    • tracheostomy (trachea opening)
  15. Cardiomyopathy = heart + muscle + disease
    Weak heart muscle
  16. Hemochromatosis = blood + color + condition
    Condition affecting iron metabolism that causes too much iron buildup in the body
  17. Pneumothorax = lung or air + chest
    Air in the space around the lung
  18. Rhinophyma = nose + growth
    Large ruddy nose
  19. Tracheomalacia = windpipe + softening
    Weakness of the trachea

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