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Medic/o terms

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QuestionAnswer
-algia pain
dys- difficulty
-ectomy surgical removal
hyper- high
hypo- low
itis- inflammation
-osis abnormal or disease
-ostomy surgical opening
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage bleeding, abnormal fluid drainage
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black
poli/o grey
-dynia pain
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-centesis surgical procedure to remove fluid
-graphy process of recording a picture or record
-gram record or picture
-scopy visual examination
pre- before
peri- surrounding
post- after
-ology study of
sub- means under or below
-otomy surgical incision
ab- take away
ad- drawn toward
supra- above or excessive
inter- between or among
intra- within or inside
ather/o plaque or fatty substance
-oma tumor
myc/o fungus
py/o pus
ankl/o crooked, bent, stiff
adip/o fat
caud/o tail-lower part of the body
cephal/o head
kyph/o hump
coron/o coronary
cyt/o cell
lord/o bent backwards
hist/o tissue
-lysis breaking down, destruction, loosening
-poietic formation
scoli/o curved
spondyl/o vertebrae
path/o, pathy disease, suffering, feeling
retr/o behind,backwards, back of
homeo- constant
stasis- control
a- without
-plasia formation
hemat/o blood
-crine secrete hormones
-ologist specialist
eti- cause
-porosis porous condition
bi- two
kinesi/o movement
-plegia paralysis
tax/o coordination
ton/o tone, stretching, tension
tri- three
quad- four
angi/o blood or lymph vessels
bradi- slow
tachy- fast
-emia blood condition
phleb- vein
thromb/o blood clot
ven/o vein
phag/o eat, swallow
-penia deficiency
-lytic destroy
blast/o embryonic, immature
carcin/o cancerous
cervic/o neck
-genesis creation, reproduction
immun/o immune, protection, safe
neo- new, strange
-plasma formative material of cells
bronchi/o bronchial tubes
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
ox/i, ox/o, ox/y oxygen
phon/o sound, voice
thorac/o, -thorax chest
an/o anus
chol/e bile, gall
cholecyst/o gallbladder
-lithiasis stones
-pepsid digestion
odonti teeth
reno- kidney
-trispy crushing
-urea urination
edema
-algia pain
dys- difficulty
-ectomy surgical removal
hyper- high
hypo- low
itis- inflammation
-osis abnormal or disease
-ostomy surgical opening
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage bleeding, abnormal fluid drainage
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black
poli/o grey
-dynia pain
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-centesis surgical procedure to remove fluid
-graphy process of recording a picture or record
-gram record or picture
-scopy visual examination
pre- before
peri- surrounding
post- after
-ology study of
sub- means under or below
-otomy surgical incision
ab- take away
ad- drawn toward
supra- above or excessive
inter- between or among
intra- within or inside
ather/o plaque or fatty substance
-oma tumor
myc/o fungus
py/o pus
ankl/o crooked, bent, stiff
adip/o fat
caud/o tail-lower part of the body
cephal/o head
kyph/o hump
coron/o coronary
cyt/o cell
lord/o bent backwards
hist/o tissue
-lysis breaking down, destruction, loosening
-poietic formation
scoli/o curved
spondyl/o vertebrae
path/o, pathy disease, suffering, feeling
retr/o behind,backwards, back of
homeo- constant
stasis- control
a- without
-plasia formation
hemat/o blood
-crine secrete hormones
-ologist specialist
eti- cause
-porosis porous condition
bi- two
kinesi/o movement
-plegia paralysis
tax/o coordination
ton/o tone, stretching, tension
tri- three
quad- four
angi/o blood or lymph vessels
bradi- slow
tachy- fast
-emia blood condition
phleb- vein
thromb/o blood clot
ven/o vein
phag/o eat, swallow
-penia deficiency
-lytic destroy
blast/o embryonic, immature
carcin/o cancerous
cervic/o neck
-genesis creation, reproduction
immun/o immune, protection, safe
neo- new, strange
-plasma formative material of cells
bronchi/o bronchial tubes
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
ox/i, ox/o, ox/y oxygen
phon/o sound, voice
thorac/o, -thorax chest
an/o anus
chol/e bile, gall
cholecyst/o gallbladder
-lithiasis stones
-pepsid digestion
odonti teeth
reno- kidney
-trispy crushing
-urea urination
edema swelling
-algia pain
dys- difficulty
-ectomy surgical removal
hyper- high
hypo- low
itis- inflammation
-osis abnormal or disease
-ostomy surgical opening
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage bleeding, abnormal fluid drainage
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black
poli/o grey
-dynia pain
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-centesis surgical procedure to remove fluid
-graphy process of recording a picture or record
-gram record or picture
-scopy visual examination
pre- before
peri- surrounding
post- after
-ology study of
sub- means under or below
-otomy surgical incision
ab- take away
ad- drawn toward
supra- above or excessive
inter- between or among
intra- within or inside
ather/o plaque or fatty substance
-oma tumor
myc/o fungus
py/o pus
ankl/o crooked, bent, stiff
adip/o fat
caud/o tail-lower part of the body
cephal/o head
kyph/o hump
coron/o coronary
cyt/o cell
lord/o bent backwards
hist/o tissue
-lysis breaking down, destruction, loosening
-poietic formation
scoli/o curved
spondyl/o vertebrae
path/o, pathy disease, suffering, feeling
retr/o behind,backwards, back of
homeo- constant
stasis- control
a- without
-plasia formation
hemat/o blood
-crine secrete hormones
-ologist specialist
eti- cause
-porosis porous condition
bi- two
kinesi/o movement
-plegia paralysis
tax/o coordination
ton/o tone, stretching, tension
tri- three
quad- four
angi/o blood or lymph vessels
bradi- slow
tachy- fast
-emia blood condition
phleb- vein
thromb/o blood clot
ven/o vein
phag/o eat, swallow
-penia deficiency
-lytic destroy
blast/o embryonic, immature
carcin/o cancerous
cervic/o neck
-genesis creation, reproduction
immun/o immune, protection, safe
neo- new, strange
-plasma formative material of cells
bronchi/o bronchial tubes
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
ox/i, ox/o, ox/y oxygen
phon/o sound, voice
thorac/o, -thorax chest
an/o anus
chol/e bile, gall
cholecyst/o gallbladder
-lithiasis stones
-pepsid digestion
odonti teeth
reno- kidney
-trispy crushing
-urea urination
edema excessice fluid
noct- night
olig- scanty
poly many
ambul/o walk
contus/o bruise
concuss/o shaken together
-esthesia sensation, feeling
klept/o steal
mening/o meninges, membranes
narc/o numbness, stupor
-phobia abnormal fear
psych/o mind
somn/o sleep
hepat/o liver
hyster/o, uter/o uterus
lapar/o abdomen
nephr/o kidney
osteo/o bone
chondr/o cartilage
arthr/o joints
fasci/o fascia
my/o muscles
ten/o, tend/o tendons
ateri/o arteries
hem/o, hemat/o blood
card/o, cardi/o heart
phleb/o, ven/o veins
lymph/o lymph, lymph vessels, lymph nodes
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus
tonsill/o tonsils
laryng/o larynx
pneum/o, pneumon lungs
nas/o nose
phanyng/o pharynx
trache/o trachea
esophag/o esophagus
col/o colon, large intestines
or/o mouth
pacreat/o pancreas
enter/o small intestines
gastr/o stomach
uteter/o ureters
urethra/o urethra
cyst/o, vesic/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
acoust/o, ot/o ear
acul/o, ophthalm/o eyes
neur/o nerves
myel/o spinal cord
seb/o sebaceous glands
cutane/o, dermat/o, derma/o skin
adren/o adrenals
cost/o ribs
crani/o skull
Created by: samcook102009