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Chapter 8

Med Terms - - Respiratory System Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes

alveol/o alveolus
anthrac/o coal
atel/o incomplete
bronch/o; bronch/i bronchus
coni/o dust
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx
muc/o mucus
nas/o nose
orth/o straight
ox/i oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx
phren/o diaphragm
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lung; air
pulmon/o lungs
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
sinus/o sinus
spir/o breathe; breath
tonsill/o tonsils
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea
eu- normal
-capnia carbon dioxide
-ectasis stretching; dilation
-pnea breathing
-phonia sound; voice
-ptysis coughing; spitting up
-(r)rhea copious discharge
-thorax chest
Created by: stainedglassmiss