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Med Term - Tri-C

10 Chapter - Medical Terminology

alges/o sensitivity to pain
angi/o vessel (blood)
caus/o burn, burning
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum (posterior part of the brain)
cerebr/o cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
comat/o deep sleep
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
dur/o dura mater
encephal/o brain
esthesi/o nervous sensation
gli/o glial cells; neuroglial cells (supportive tissue of nervous system)
hydr/o water, fluid
kines/o movement
kinesis/o movement
lept/o thin, slender
lex/o word, phrase
mening/o meninges (membrane covering the spinal cord and brain)
meningi/o meninges (membrane covering the spinal cord and brain)
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
narc/o numbness, stupor, sleep
neur/o nerve
olig/o scanty
pont/o pons (a part of the brain)
radicul/o nerve root
spin/o spine, backbone
syncop/o to cut off, cut short, faint
tax/o order, coordination
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath
troph/o nourishment, development
vag/o vagus nerve
a- no, not, without
an- no, not, without
dys- bad, painful, difficult
epi- above, upon, on
hemi- half
hyper- above, excessive, more than normal
hypo- deficient, below, less than normal, under
intra- within, into
micro- small
para- near, beside, abnormal, apart from, along the side of
polio- gray matter, of the brain or spinal cord
poly- many, much
quadri- four
sub- under, below
algesia sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
-blast embryonic, immature cell
-cele hernia
-esthesia nervous sensation
-gram record
-graphy process of recording
-ine pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-kinesis movement
-kinetic movement
-lepsy seizure
-oma tumor, mass, swelling, fluid collection
-ose full of, pertaining to, sugar
-paresis weakness
-pathy disease condition, emotion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis, palsy
-ptosis droop, sag, prolapse, protrude
-sclerosis hardening
-sthenia strength
-tomy process of cutting
-trophy nourishment, development (condition of)
Created by: 1977summer