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Med. Terms 126-150

physio- Ex. Martha became an exercise physiologist in order to study how the body reacts to exercise. nature
bucc(o)- Ex. A buccal smear collects cells from the tongue. cheek
palpebr- Ex. The palpebral conjunctiva is a membrane that coats the inside of the eyelid. eyelid
plasia- Ex. Myelodysplasia are medical conditions with ineffective production of all blood cells. development or growth
rug- Ex. A wrinkle in skin is "rug", and is commonly experienced after taking long baths or showers. wrinkle, fold, crease
aur- Ex. Staphylococcus aureus diseases can cause minor infections or life-threatening diseases; it varies. ear
acoust(l)- Ex. An acoustic neuroma forms on a nerve that connects the ear to the brain. hearing, sound
colp(o)- Ex. A colporrhaphy repairs a defect in the wall of the vagina. hollow, vagina
phon- Ex. Phonology is a branch linguistics that is concerned with the organization of sounds in languages. voice, sound
leio- Ex. A leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle neoplasm. smooth
cor- Ex. Coronary artery disease is very common and can't be cured. heart
ren- Ex. Renal failure causes failure to filter waste products from the blood. kidney
orchi- Ex. Orchitis is the swelling and inflammation of the testicles. testis
glyco- Ex. Glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach before surgery. sweet, sugar
encephal- Ex. Encephalopathy is a broad term used to describe any brain disease that alters brain function or structure. brain
thalm- Ex. The thalamus is located deep within the brain that sends signals all around the structures of the brain. inner chamber
plexus- Ex. Plexus Medical Recruitment provides a free recruitment service to doctors and nurses from all specialties. braid, interweaving, or network
cilia- Ex. The ciliary muscle controls accommodation for viewing objects at varying distances. eyelash
dendr- Ex.Dendrites are extensions of nerve cells that receive impulses from other cells in the body. tree, branching (as in nervous system)
phelb- Ex. A phlebotomist draws blood from patients and tests it. vein
pilo- Ex. Pilonidal cysts are skin growths on the tail bone that contain hair and skin. hair
histo- Ex. Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus in bird and bat feces in humid areas. tissue
stoma- Ex. Stomatitis causes painful swelling and sores in the mouth. mouth or opening
tympan- Ex. A tympanic membrane vibrates in response to sounds. eardrum or its enclosure
umbilic- Ex. After birth, the umbilical cord has to be cut. navel
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