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LOM Ch 3

LOM CH 3 suffixes

arthralgia Pain in a joint
otalgia Pain in the ear
neuralgia Pain in the nerves
myalgia Pain in the muscles
rectocele Hernia of the rectum
cystocele Hernia of the urinary bladder
thoracocentesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the chest(thoracentesis)
amniocentesis Surgical puncture of the amnion
streptococcus Berry-shaped (spheroidal) bacterium found in twisted chains
staphylococci Berry-shaped (spheroidal) bacteria in clusters
erythrocyte Red blood cell
leukocyte White blood cell
thrombocyte Clotting cell
pleurodynia Pain in the chest wall muscles that is aggravated by breathing (literally; pain of the pleura)
laryngectomy Removal of the larynx
mastectomy Removal of the breast
anemia Decrease in erythrocytes or hemoglobin
ischemia To hold back blood from an area of the body
carcinogenesis Condition of producing cancer
pathogenesis Condition of producing disease
angiogenesis Formation of blood vessels
carcinogenic Pertaining to producing cancer
osteogenic Pertaining to produced within bone
electroencephalogram Record of the electricity in the brain
myelogram Record (x-ray) of the spinal cord
mammogram Record (x-ray) of the breast
electroencephalograph Instrument for recording the electricity in the brain
electroencephalography Process of recording the electricity in the brain
angiography Process of recording (x-ray) blood vessels
bronchitis Inflammation of the bronchi
tonsillitis Inflammation of the tonsils
thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein with clot formation
opthalmology Study of the eye
morphology Study of shape or form hemolysis
ostemalacia Softening of bone chondromalacia
acromegaly Enlargement of the extremities
splenomegaly Enlargement of the spleen
myoma Tumor (benign) of muscle
myosarcoma Tumor (malignant) of a muscle (a type of flesh tissue)
multiple myeloma Tumor of bone marrow
hematoma Collection of blood (bruise)
biopsy To view life; microscopic examination of living tissue
necropsy Visual examination of dead bodies; autopsy (most often used for animals)
necrosis Condition of death (of cells)
hydronephrosis Abnormal condition of water (found) in the kidney
leukocytosis Abnormal condition (slight increase in numbers) of normal white blood cells
cardiomyopathy Disease of heart muscle
erythropenia Deficiency of red blood cells
neutropenia Deficiency in neutrophils
thrombocytopenia Deficiency of clotting cells
acrophobia Fear of heights
agoraphobia Fear of being in open, crowded spaces (marketplace)
achondroplasia No (improper) development of cartilage
angioplasty Surgical repair of blood vessels
blepharoptosis Prolapse, sagging of an eyelid
nephroptosis Prolapse of a kidney
arteriosclerosis Hardening of the arteries
laparoscope Instrument to visually examine the abdomen laparoscopy
metastasis Beyond control; spreading of a cancerous tumor
hemostasis Stopping the flow of blood (naturally by clotting of artificially by compression)
colostomy New opening of the colon (to the outside of the body)
tracheostomy New opening of the windpipe ( to the outside of the body)
hydrotherapy Treatment with water
chemotherapy Treatment with drugs
radiotherapy Treatment with x-rays
laparotomy Incision into the abdomen
phlebotomy Incision of a vein
hypertrophy Excessive development
atrophy No development; wasting away of tissue
radiographer One who records x-rays, radiologic technologist, A person who, under the supervision of a physician, operates radiologic equipment and assist radiologists
leukemia Condition of increase in white cells (malignancy)
pneumonia Condition (abnormal) of the lungs
neuphrologist Specialist in the study of the kidney
arteriole Small artery
venule Small vein
pericardium Structure surrounding the heart
nephropathy Disease of the kidney
cardiac Pertaining to the heart
peritoneal Pertaining to the peritoneum
inguinal Pertaining to the groin
pleural Pertaining to the pleura
tonsillar Pertaining to tonsils
pulmonary Pertaining to the lungs
axillary Pertaining to the armpit
laryngeal Pertaining to the voice box
chronic Long-term; over a period of time
pathological Pertaining to the study of disease
adenoids Resembling glands(lymphatic tissue in the throat, near the throat
adipose Pertaining to fat
mucous Pertaining to mucus
necrotic Pertaining to death (of cells)
abdominocentesis Surgical puncture of the abdomen
acute suddon onset
agoraphobia Fear of being in open, crowded spaces
basophil numbers of these cells increase in the healing phase of inflammation
chondromalacia Softening of cartilage
eosinophil increase in numbers during allergic conditions such as asthma
esophagus Muscular tube carrying food from the throat to the stomach
hemolysis distruction of blood (breakdown of Red blood cells)
hemostasis Stopping the flow of blood
mucoid Resembling mucus
neutrophil disease fighting cells
paracentesis removal of fluid from the peritoneal cavity
peritoneoscopy visual examination of the abdominal cavity using a laparoscope
platelet clotting cells
pulmonary pertaining to the lung
Created by: mscardenas