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Terminology - 8B

Medical Terms - Prefixes and Suffixes P-Z

pachycephalic abnormal thickness of the skull
paralgia abnormal pain
pathology study of disease
cytopenia lack of cellular elements in the blood
pericardium around the heart
retinopexy surgical repair of a detached retina
hydrophobia water, fear of
diaphoresis perspiration, transmission of sweat
orthoplasty surgical straightening
paraplegia paralysis from the waist down
polyarthritis arthritis in numerous joints
postmortem after death
preoperative, pre-op before surgery
proglossis tip of the tongue
pseudodipsia false thirst
mastoptosis sagging of the breast
reflex flex response to stimulation
retroflexed bent backward, posterior
cardiorrhaphy suturing of the heart
angiorrhexis ruptured blood vessel
bronchoscopy bronchus exam
semicomatose half-conscious
sphygmomanometer pulse meter
sublingual under the tongue
superacute highly severe
symbiotic dependent on one another
tachycardia rapid heart rate
telemetry distance signal monitor interpretation
toxicoderma skin disease caused by poison
transfusion a transfer of blood into an individual
tricuspid three cusps
ultrasonic high frequency sound
uniocular having one working eye
xenograft a graft from one species to another
xerochilia dry lips
Created by: Audie33