Medical Terminology

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emilooch
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Medical Terminology
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2011-09-03 19:16:15
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  1. -algia
    Pain
  2. -cele
    Hernia
  3. -centesis
    Surgical procedure to remove fluid
  4. -coccus

    (plural: -cocci)
    • Berry-shaped bacteruim
    • (plural: bacteria)
  5. -cyte
    cell
  6. -dynia
    Pain
  7. -ectomy
    Removal or resection

    Mastectomy - removal or resection of the breast
  8. -emia
    Blood Condition
  9. -genesis
    Condition of producing, forming

    carcinogenesis - forming or producing cancer
  10. -gram
    Record
  11. -graph
    Instrument used for recording
  12. -graphy
    Process of recording
  13. -itis
    Inflammtion
  14. -logy
    The study of
  15. -lysis
    Breakdown, destruction, separation

    hemolysis - breakdown or destruction of RBC
  16. -malacia
    Softening

    Osteomalacia - softening of the bones
  17. -megaly
    Enlargement

    Splenomegaly - enlargement of the spleen
  18. -oma
    Tumor, Mass, Collection of fluid

    Myosarcoma - malignant tumor in the muscle
  19. -opsy
    To view; the process of viewing
  20. -osis
    abnormal condition

    Leukocytosis - abnormal condition, slight increase of WBC
  21. -pathy
    Disease condition

    Cardiomyopathy - Any Disease of the heart muscle
  22. -penia
    Deficiency

    Neutropenia - an abnormally small number of neutrophils (blood cells) in the blood
  23. -phobia
    Fear of
  24. -plasia
    Development, formation, growth

    Achondroplasia - a defect in the growth and formation of bones and cartilage
  25. -plasty
    Surgical repair
  26. -ptosis
    Falling, dropping, prolapse

    Blepheraptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid
  27. -sclerosis
    Hardening

    Arteriosclerosis - the hardening of the artery
  28. -scope
    Instrument used for cidual examination
  29. -scopy
    Process of visual examination
  30. -stasis
    Stopping, controlling

    Metastasis - the spread of a malignant tumor to a secondary organ or location
  31. -stomy
    Opening to form a mouth

    Tracheostomy - the surgical opening of the trachea to secure an open airway
  32. -therapy
    Treatment
  33. -tomy
    Incision, cutting into

    Phlebotomy - to cut into the vein (draw blood)
  34. -trophy
    Development, nourishment

    Atrophy - when cells decrease in size i.e. an arm in a cast

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