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Medical Terminology

Chapter 7 - Urinary System - Combining forms

cali/o ; calic/o cup shaped
-calyx cup shapped
glomerul/o glomerulus
meat/o meatus
nephr/o kidney
pyel/o renal pelvis
ren/o kidney
trigon/o trigone
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
vesic/o urinary bladder
albumin/o albumin
azot/o nitrogen
bacteri/o bacteria
dips/o thirst
kal/o potassium
ket/o ; keton/o ketone bodies
lith/o stones
natr/o sodium
noct/o night
olig/o scanty
-poieten substance that forms
py/o pus
-tripsy to crush
ur/o urea
-uria urination ; urine condition
uri/o urine
angi/o vessels
glycos/o sugar
hydr/o water
isch/o to hold back
-ectasis stretching; dilation
-ectomy removal
-emia blood condition
-esis condition
-gram record or tracing
-lithiasis condition of stones
-lithotomy incision for removal of stones
-lysis breakdown
-megaly enlargement
-ole little small (artery)
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis sag, droop
-rrhea discharge ; flow
-sclerosis hardening
-stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
-tomy process of cutting
a- ; an- no ; not ; without
anti- again
dia- complete
dys- bad ; painfull
en- in ; within
peri- around ; surrounding
poly- much ; many
retro- behind ; back
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