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Med Term Chap 3

LOM Chapter 3 Terms

-cele hernia
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
adip/o fat
amin/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
-coccus, pl. -cocci berry-shaped bacterium
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
-dynia pain
-emia blood condition
chem/o drug, chemical
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
-genesis condition of producing, forming
encephal/o brain
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflamation
hydr/o water, fluid
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph - a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces
mamm/o, mast/o breast
morph/o shape/form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o, ren/o kidney
-logy study of
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
nucle/o nucleus
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
path/o disease
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o, ven/o vein
plas/o formation, development
pleur/o pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
pneumon/o lungs
radi/o x-rays
rect/o rectum
rhin/o nose
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-stasis stopping, controlling
-stomy opening to form a mouth
-therapy treatment
-trophy development, nourishment
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole, -ule little, small
-um, -ium structure, tissue
-us structure, substance
-ar, -ary, -ous, -itc pertaining to
-oid resembling
Created by: suprant