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Medical terminology Chapter One

-al pertaining to
-algia pain and suffering
appendic/o appendix
arthr/o joint
ather/o plaque/fatty substance
arteri/o artery
cardi/o heart
chondr/o cartilage
col/o colon
-dynia pain
dys- difficult,painful or bad
-ectomy surgical removal
enter/o small intestine
gastr/o stomach
-graphy recording a picture
hem/o blood
hyper over, above, or increased
hypo below,under, or decreased
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflammation
laryng/o larynx
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly large or enlargement
myc/o fungus
myel/o spinal cord or bone marrow
myo muscle
-necrosis the death of tissue
nephro/o kidney
neur/o nerve
-ologist specialist
-ology study of
-osis disease or abnormal condition
-oste/o bone
ot/o ear
-otomy surgical incision
-pathy disease
peri surrounding
-plasty surgical repair
poly many
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
-rrhage abnormal or excessive flow
-rrhaphy to suture or stitch
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scopy visual examination
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
sub under, less or below
supra above, excessive or beyond
Created by: PerkyPerk