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terminology yellow

short list review

aneurysm/o aneurysm (widened blood vessel)
anthrac/o coal, coal dust
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
atel/o incomplete; imperfect
ather/o fatty plaque
bronch/o bronchus (plural, bronchi)
bronchi/o bronchus (plural, bronchi)
cardi/o heart
coni/o dust
cyan/o blue
electr/o electricity
emphys/o to inflate
epiglott/o epiglottis
hem/o blood
hemangi/o blood vessel
isch/o to hold back; block
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lob/o lobe
my/o muscle
nas/o nose
ox/i oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
phleb/o vein
phren/o daiphragm; mind
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o air; lung
pneumon/o air; lung
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
scler/o hardening; sclera (white of the eye)
sept/o septum
sphygm/o pulse
spir/o breathe
steth/o chest
therm/o heat
thorac/o chest
thromb/o blood clot
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
valvul/o valve
vas/o vessel; vas deferns; duct
vascul/o vessel (usually vessel or lymph)
ven/o vein
a-, an- without, not
brady- slow
dys- bad; painful; difficult
endo- in, within
eu- good, normal
extra- outside
hyper- excessive, above normal
peri- around
tachy- rapid
trans- across, through
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-capnia carbon dioxide (co2)
-centesis surgical puncture
-clysis irrigation, washing
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-osis abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease
-phonia voice
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptysis spitting
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-gram record, writing
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-lysis seperation; destruction; loosening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measuring
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-sphyxia pulse
-stasis standing still
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-thorax chest
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
Created by: AshleyMcM