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Medical Terms Ch1

Chapter 1 of Medical Terminology for Health Professionals 4th edition

-algia pain and suffering
dys- bad, difficult, painful
-ectomy surgical removal
hyper- excessive, or increased
hypo- deficient, or decreased
-itis inflammation
-osis abnormal condition, disease
ostomy surgically create an artifical opening
-necrosis, tissue death
-otomy, surgical incision
-plasty, surgical repair
-rrhage, bleeding
-rrhaphy, to suture
-rrhea, abnormal flow
-rrhexis, rupture
-sclerosis, abnormal hardening
-scopy, visual examination
-stenosis, abnormal narrowing
ather/o, plaque or fatty substance
peri-, surrounding
suffix, word part that always comes at the end of the term
Created by: Catmanda