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Respiratory Terms 2

Respiratory Terms

a-,an- no, not, without
adenoid/o adenoids
algia pain
alveol/o alveolus, air sac; small sac
brady- slow
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
bronchiol/o bronchiole
capn/o carbone dioxide
capnia carbone dioxide
centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
coni/o dust
cyan/o blue
dynia pain
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
ectasis stretching, dilation, expansion
ectomy removal, excision, resection
em- in
ema condition
epiglott/o epiglottis
eu- good, normal
ex- out, away from
hydr/o water
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- deficient, below, under, less than normal
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lob/o lobe
lysis breakdown, seperation, destruction, loosening
mediastin/o mediastinum
nas/o nose
or/o mouth
orth/o straight
osmia smell
ox/o oxygen
oxia oxygen
para- near, beside, abnormal, apart from, along the side of
pector/o chest
per- through
pharyng/o throat
phon/o voice, sound
phonia voice, sound
phren/o diaphragm, mind
plasty surgical repair
pleur/o pleura
pnea breathing
pneum/o lung, air, gas
pneumon/o lung, air, gas
ptysis spitting
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
re- back, again, backward
rhin/o nose
rrhea flow, discharge
scopy visual examination
sinus/o sinus
sphyxia pulse
spir/o to breathe
stenosis tightening, stricture
stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
tachy- fast
tel/o complete
thorac/o chest
thorax chest, pleural cavity
tomy process of cutting
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
trophy nourishment, development
Created by: ssaretsky