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Medical Terminology

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The word part that contains the fundamental meaning of a word? root word or "stem word"
In the medical term 'intra/ven/ous', -ven- is the? word root or stem word
in the medical term 'arthr/itis', -itis is the suffix
the most common combining vowel is o
in the divided medical term 'arthr/o/pathy', "o" is the combining vowel "used with both the stem word and suffix
the combining form of a stem word is usually made of two component parts, the _____ and _____ word root and combining vowel
in the divided medical term 'osteopor/o/sis', the slash lines (/) indicate that the vowel "o" may be used as part of which word parts? por- and -osis
the phrase, refers to or ______, is generalized actual meaning (not a literal meaning) used for the suffixes -a, -ia, -iac, -al, -ar, -ic, -is, -on, -os, -us, -ium, and -um pertains to
verb variations of a stem word usually describe action taken, condition, or state
adjectives usually modify a noun (thing named) denoting quality, quantity, extent, or ________ distinction of the object from something else
breaking a compound term into component word parts (usually with its combining vowel or vowels) is called? fracturing
what cellular organelle contains chromosomes and has the literal meaning "nut"? nucleus
the combining form or term that literally means "internal organs" is viscer/o-
the abdominal cavity contains the liver
My/o- is the combining form of a word part that means muscle
the combining form hist/o- means tissue or web-like
a body part which is formed of two or more types of body tissue and performs one or more specific functions is called a(n) __________ organ
the suffix -plas/ia is a compound suffix (2 or more parts) that refers to: formation, growth or development
bone is described as ________ tissue connective
the combining form that means "cause of (disease)" is eti/o
the prefix that means "change or after" is meta-
the suffix that means "to control or stop" is -stasis
the medical term that means "the science of or study of body changes caused by disease" is path/o/logy
the combining form onc/o- means tumor
if a tumor is found to be benign, it is encapsulated, slow growing, and expansive
the medical term for new growth (of abnormal tissue or tumor) is: neoplasm
the "literal meaning" of the medical term carcin/oma is crab-like tumor "invades with crab-like leg growths"
the correct way to fracture or divide the medical term melanocarcinoma is melano/carcin/oma
the directional term "lateral" describes movement in which direction: to the side
the directional term that means "toward the lower end of the body" is caudal
the term that describes the direction closet to the point of origin is: proximal
the directional term for movement toward the back of the body is dorsal
the term describes movement toward the top of the body is: cephalic
the term that describes movement toward the front of the body is: ventral
the directional term 'inferior' describes movement toward the lower end of the body
the term that divides the body into right and left halves is the: sagittal plane "like an arrow"
the term 'coronal' or 'frontal plane' divides the body into the: anterior and posterior portions
the regional term that refers to the areas on both the right and left sides of the hypo/gastr/ic body region is the: iliac or inguinal
if a wound is considered superficial it is situated near the surface
if one is flat on their back and face up, they are in _____ position supine
a 'plantar wart' is located on the sole of the foot
the term defined as the process of drawing away from the mid-line or middle is: abduction
the movement in which a limb is placed in a straight position is called: extension
the term 'af/ferent' (as in sensory impulses) is defined as: conveying toward the center
if you rotate your shoulder around a central point, it is called: circumduction
graduates of a medical school still take the _____ oath Hippocratic
if an infection is 'chronic' it is characterized by little change, slow progression, and long duration
an epithelial or covering cell malignant tumor is referred to as a(n): carcinoma
a tumor of the fibrous and cartilaginous tissue is called a(n): fibrochondroma
the study of disease is referred to as: pathology
cancers of the circulatory system include: leukemia and lymphomas
a fatty tumor is called a(n) lipoma, steatoma, or adipoma
the term 'metastasis' means to spread
the term 'hyperplasia' means increase in development
the term 'diagnosis' means total knowledge
the term 'clinical' means at patients bedside
the term 'prognosis' means before knowledge
the term 'mammogram' means a recording of the breast
the term 'xerogram' means a dry recording
the term 'intravenous injection-iv' means within the vein
the term 'phlebotomy' means to cut into a vein
the term 'radiogram' means x-ray recording
"fluoroscopy" is used to record ___________ moving body parts
"angiograms" are used for ________ recording pictures of vessels
the term "graphy" means ________ procedure using an instrument to record something
the "KUB" examination looks for defects in the: kidney, ureter, and bladder
the "pyelogram" records information about the: kidney pelvis
a "myelogram" is used to record _________ information spinal cord/nerve tissue
body "x-rays" produce pictures of ______ body tissue and bones dense
a "_______" is a noninvasive roentgenography diagnostic technique computerized axial tomography (Scan-CAT)
a "_______" produces a radio frequency radiation pulse image of soft and hard tissue in multiple planes. It does not produce ionizing radiation hazards magnetic resonance imaging (SCAN)-MRI
laser assisted surgery "LASIK" is used to correct myopia (and hyperopia)
a "EKG or ECG" is used to record information about _______ electrical activity heart
A "EEG" is used to record information about ______ electrical activity brain
an "EMG" is used to record information about _______ electrical activity skeletal muscle
a "PET SCAN" is used to detect glucose or energy use levels of the ________ brain
a "Thallium-Hot Spot Test" is used to detect ____ damage heart
the term "stetho/scop/e" literally means instrument to examine the chest
the term "auscult/ation" literally means process or procedure for listening
the term "percuss/ion" literally means process or procedure of striking
the term "ocular" literally means refers to the eye
the term "sphygmo/mano/meter" literally means to measure the pulse by hand
the procedure of using an instrument that produces high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the size or shape of a body part is called ultra/sono/graph/y
the term "biopsy" literally means the procedure of viewing life
the term "laryngo/scop/y" literally and actually means the procedure of viewing and examing the voice box
the term "ophthalmo/scop/e" means instrument to examine the eye
a "tonometer" measures pressure within the ______ eye
the term "nebuliz/er" means one who causes a mist
the term "cryo/surg/er/y" literally means a procedure of one who works by hand with cold
an "otoscope" is used to view the ear
the term "tympanostomy" literally means procedure of cutting and making a mouth-like opening in the ear drum
a "spinal tap" is used to ______ take fluid samples from the spinal fluid
the term "catheter" literally means to let down, into
a "defibrillator" is used to correct _______ abnormal heart beats or rhythms
an "electro Shock Therapy- EST" is also known as Electric Convulsive Therapy- ECT
A "pacemaker" can be external or internal and usually generates electrical stimuli to the heart muscle with ________ fixed and/or alternate impulses
the term "surgery" literally means procedure of working by hand
"complimentary or alternative medicine" is now referred to as _________ integrated medicine
"biofeedback" is a type of ______ therapy psychosomatic
"placebo effect therapy" (like hypnotherapy) uses the principle of _______ suggestion and believability
"therapeutic touch therapy" uses the principle that the body produces: energy or an aura- "halo"
"massage and reflexology" are examples of ________ integrated medicine
"acu/puncture" literally means needle puncture
the term "bronchoscope" literally means instrument to view the trachea-like structures
the term "intramuscular injection-IM" literally means within a muscle
"lithotripsy" is a procedure for crushing _________ stones or calculi debris
"cryosurgery" is used to treat ________ verrucae or warts
the ________ is used to treat brain cancer by directing radiation at precise brain locations gamma knife
dr. elizabeth kubler-ross is best known for the stages of death and dying
Created by: tlclinard09