Exam 1: Medical Terminology

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Exam 1: Medical Terminology
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  1. Define WORD ROOT.
    Basic foundation of a word to which component parts are added.Also called stem of a word or base of a word.
  2. Define COMBINING FORM
    Word root is combined with a vowel. (word root + vowel)
  3. Define COMBINING VOWEL.
    Usually an o or an i. Used to join word parts appropriately when creating words.
  4. Define SUFFIX
    End of the word root.
  5. Define PREFIX
    Beginning of the word root
  6. CARDIOLOGIST
    One who specializes in the study of diseases and disorders of the heart.
  7. CARDIOLOGY
    Study of the heart
  8. CARDITIS
    Inflammation of the heart
  9. CARDIAC
    Pertaining to the heart
  10. DERMATOLOGIST
    One who specializes in the study of diseases and disorders of the skin.
  11. DERMATOLOGY
    Study of the skin.
  12. DERMATITIS
    Inflammation of the skin.
  13. DERMATOSIS
    Any condition of the skin
  14. ACRODERMATITIS
    inflammation of the extremities of the skin
  15. HYPODERMIC
    pertaining to under the skin
  16. CARDIALGIA
    Pain in the heart.(-algia "pain")
  17. CARDIOCENTESIS
    Surgical puncture of the heart.
  18. CARDIOMEGALY
    Enlargement of the heart.
  19. ENDOCARDIUM
    within the heart; inner lining of the heart.
  20. INTRACARDIAC
    Pertaining to within the heart; pertaining to the interior of the heart chambers
  21. PERICARDIAL
    Pertaining to around the heart.
  22. ANURIA
    Absence of urine.
  23. DYSURIA
    Painful or difficult urination.
  24. POLYURIA
    Excessive amount of urine.

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