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Chapter 5ive

Exploring Med. Term.

orth/o straight
phon/o sound, voice
trache/o trachea
thorac/o thorax (chest)
pleur/o pleura
pulmon/o lung
sinus/o sinus
tonsill/o tonsil
pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o lung, air
sept/o septum (wall off, fence)
laryng/o larynx
pharyng/o pharynx
diaphragmat/o, phren/o diaphram
lob/o lobe
nas/o, rhin/o nose
bronchi/o, bronch/o bronchus
alveol/o alveolus
epiglott/o epiglottis
spir/o breathe, breathing
somn/o sleep
muc/o mucus
ox/o, ox/i oxygen
py/o pus
capn/o carbon dioxide
atel/o imperfect, incomplete
hem/o, hemat/o blood
endo- within
tachy- fast, rapid
a-, an- without or absence
poly- many, much
eu- normal,good
pan- all,total
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-scopy visual examination
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-pnea breathing
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-metry measurement
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-algia pain
-ar, -ary,-eal pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)
-cele hernia or protusion
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
-meter instrument used to measure
-ectasis stretching out, dialation, expansion
-emia blood condition
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-tomy cut into or incision
-thorax chest
-stenosis constriction or narrowing
Created by: abigailg