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medical terminology

aden/0 glands
ren/o kidney
crin/o secrete
gastr/o stomach
electr/0 electricity
cari/o heart
enter/o small intestines
arthr/o joint
carci/o cancerous
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
hepat/o liver
cephal/o head
iatr/o treatment
ophthalm/o eye
nephr/o kidney
rhin/o nose
ur/o urinary track
thorac/o chest
chron/o time
cry/o cold
crani/o skull
ather/o plaque, yellow fatty
tonsill/o tonsil
septic/o pertaining to infection
trache/o windpipe, trachea
sarc/o flesh
salping/o fallopian tube, uterian tube
radi/o xray
bi/o life
arthr/o joint
cerebr/o cerebrum
crin/o secrete
cyt/o cell
erythr/o red
glyc/o sugar
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o women, female
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
lapar/0 abdomen
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
onc/o tumor, mass
oste/o bone
path/o disease
psych/o mind
thromb/o clotting
muscul/o muscle
uter/o uterus
hyster/o uterus
plelb/o vein
ven/o vein
nas/o nose
cutane/o skin
pulmon/o lungs
pneumon/o lungs
coron/o heart
ocul/o eye
tympan/o eardrum
myring/o eardrum
vas/o blood vessel
angi/o blood vessel
vertebr/o backbone
spondyl/o backbone
or/o mouth
stomat/o mouth
my/o muscle
aut/o self
chondr/o cartilage
coccyg/o tailbone
epitheli/o skin, surface tissue
bronch/o bronchial tube
cervic/o neckbone, cervix
laryng/o larynx
later/o side
lumb/o loin, waist
mediastin/o medistinum, region between lungs
pelv/o pelvic, hip area
peritone/o peritoneum, membrane surrounds abdomen
pharyng/o pharynx
pleur/o pleura
poster/o back
sacr/o sacrum
spin/o spine, backbone
-cyte cell
-ectomy cutting out, removal, excision
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-gram record
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition, process
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-oma tumor, mass
-opsy to view
-osis abnormal condition
-scope insturment to visually examine
-scopy process of visual examination
a- an- not, no
aut- self
dia- complete, through
dys- painful, bad, difficult, abnormal
endo- with in
exo- outside
hyper- excessive, more than normal, too much
hypo- below, less than normal, under
pro- before, forward
re- back
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across,through
-algia pain
-globin protein
-al pertaining to
-tomy incision
-sis state of
-osis abnormal condition
amni/o amnion , sac of fluid surrounds embryo
arteri/o artery
axill/o armpitt
chem/o chemical, drugs
cholecyst/o gall bladder
chron/o time
col/o colon, large intestine or bowel
esophag/o esophagus, leads from throat to stomach
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
mamm/o breast use with ary,graphy,gram,plasty
mast/o breast use with ectomy, itis
men/o menses, menstration
mening/o meninges, membranes around the brain and spinal cord
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death
oophor/o ovary
ot/o ear
ur/o urine, urea, urinary tract
vascul/o blood vessel
-megaly enlargement
-pathy disease condition
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrage, -rrhagia excessive discharge of blood
-sclerosis hardening
-uria condition of urine
-ar, -ary, - ic,-al, -eal pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-graphy process of recording
-lysis separation, break down, destruction
-plasty surgical repair, surgical correction
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-section to cut
-partum birth
-dipsia thirst
-ation process, condtion
-cision process of cutting
-gen to produce
-lapse to fall, slide
-lysis lossening, breakdown, separation, destruction
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-mortem death
-phagia to eat, swallow
-phasia to speak
-plasm formation
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rrhea flow, discharge
-section to cut
-stasis to stand, place, stop, control
-tension pressure
-thesis to put, place, state of putting or placing
-trophy nourishment, development
-um structure
-y process, condition
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ana- up, apart
ante- before, forward
anti- against
bi- two, both
brady- slow
con- with, together
dia- complete, through
ec- outside, out
epi- above
ex- out
extra- outside of
hemi- half
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad
meta- change, beyond
neo- new
para- beside, near, along, the side of
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before
pros-pro- before, forward
quadri- four
re- back, behind
sub- under, less than
retro- back, behind
syn- with, together
tachy- fast
tri- three
ultra- beyond
uni- one
hematoma a mass of blood, black and blue
eryorocyte red blood cells
enteritis inflammation of small intestine
prognosis the prediction about the outcome of an illness
electroencephalogram the record of electricity in the brain
gynecology study of women and women diseases
electrocariogram the record of electricity in the heart
diagnosis complete knowledge of a patients illness on the basis of test and other info
hemoglobin a protein found in red blood cells
hepatitis inflammation of the liver
laparotomy incision of the abdomen
nephrectomy excision of the kidney
neuritis inflammation of nerve
opthalmoscope instrument to visually examine the eye
osteotomy incision of bone
renal pertaining to the kidney
rhinitis inflammation of the nose
sarcoma cancerous tumor of connective tissue, flesh
oncologist specialist of study and treatment of tumors
pathologist specialist of diseases
psychosis abnormal condition of the mind
leukocyte white blood cells
thrombocyte clotting cells, platelets
gastritis inflammation of the stomach
adenoma tumor of glands
thrombosis abnormal condition of clotting
neurectomy removal of a nerve
luekemia presence of large numbers of immature, cancerous white blood cells
arthrogram xray record of a joint
nephrology study of the kidney
hepatoma tumor of the liver
laparoscopy visual examination of the abdomen
arthrotomy an incision of a joint
dermatosis abnormal condition of the skin
dermatitis inflammation of the skin
hematologist a specialist in the study of blood
autopsy examine dead body for cause of death
hyperthyroidism excessive activity of thyroid glands
anemia lacking in red blood cells
dysentery condition of painful intestines
endocrine glands organ that secretes hormones
hypoglycemia blood condition of decrease sugar
exocrine glands glands that secrete chemicals that leave the body, salvia, sweat
resection removal of organ or structure
transdermal pertaining to through the skin
hyperglycemia higher then normal levels of sugar in the blood
thrombosis abnormal condition of a clot
cerebrovascular accident stroke, trauma of the brain
erythrocytes red blood cells
platelets clotting cells
transdermal pertaining through the skin
transurethral resection removal of portions of prostate glands through the uretra
diameter measurement of the width across a circle
adenitis inflammation of glands
adenoma tumor of glands
anemia deficientcy of red blood cells
arthralgia pain in a joint
arthritis inflammation of a joint
arthrogram xray of a joint
arthroscope tool used visual examination of interior of a joint
arthroscopy visual examination of interior of a joint
autopsy examine cause of death
cephalagia headache
biology study of life
biopsy removing living tissue and view under microscope
cerebral pertaining to the cerebrum, largest part of the brain
cardiology study of the heart
cerebrovascular accident stroke, inadequate blood supply to the brain
carcinoma cancerous tumor, form from the epithelial cells
cardiac pertaining to the heart
cephalic pertaining to the head
cystoscope instrument used to view the urinary bladder
cystoscopy visual examimation of the urinary bladder
cytology study of cells
dermal pertaining to the skin
dermatitis inflammaiton of the skin
deratosis abnormal skin condition
diagnosis complete knowledge of patients condition
diameter length of line pass through center of a circle
endocardium inner lining of the heart
endocrinology study of endocrine glands
enteritis inflammation of small intestines
gastrectomy excision, removal stomach
gastric pertaining to to the stomach
gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and intestines
gastroscope instrument used to view the stomach
gastroscopy visual examination of the stomach
gastrotomy incision of the stomach
gynecologist specializes in the medical and treatment of women disorders
hematoma mass collection of blood under skin, black and blue
hepatitis inflammation of the liver
hyperglycemia higher then normal levels of sugar in the blood
hypothyroidism lower than normal activity of the thyroid
nephrosis abnormal condition of the kidney
neural pertaining to the nerves
neuralgia nerve pain
neurology study of nervous system and disorders
neurotomy incision of a nerve
oncologist specializes in the study and treatment of tumors
osteitis inflammation of a bone
osteoarthritis inflammation of bone and joint
platelet clotting cell, thrombocyte
prostate gland male gland surrounds base of urinary bladder, produces semen
retrogastric pertaining to behind the stomach
rhinotomy incision of the nose
subgastric pertaining to below the stomach
subhepatic pertaining to below the liver, under
thrombocyte clotting cells
transgastric pertaining to across , through the stomach
transurethral pertaining to across, through the urethra
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-lysis seperates, break down
-stomy new opening
-therapy treatment
myocardial heart muscle
-rrhea discharge
-rrhagia excessive discharge
-ia condition
-sclerosis hardening
-uria urine condition
-plasty surgical repair, correction
Created by: dragonlady560