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COMBING FORMS atel/o DEFENITION imperfect,incomplete
capn/o carbon dioxide
hem/o,hemat/o blood
muc/o mucus
orth/o straight
ox/i,ox/o oxygen
phon/o sound,voice
py/o pus
somn/o sleep
spir/o breathe,breathing
PREFIX a-,an- DEFINITION absence of, without
endo- within
eu- normal,good
pan- all,total
poly- many,much
tachy- fast, rapid
-ar,-ary,-eal pertaining to
-cele hernia or protrusion
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid(with sterile needle)
-ectasis stretchin out,dilatation,expansion
-emia blood condition
-graphy process of recording, radiographic impaging
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-pnea breathing
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-scope instrment used for visual examination
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-spasm sudden,involuntary muscle contraction(spasmodic contractions)
-stenosis constriction of an artifical opening
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-throax chest
-tomy cut into or incision
ABBREVIATIONS ABGs arterial blood gases
ARDS acid-fast bacilli
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CT computed tomography
CXR chest radiograph(chest x-ray)
Created by: caustic24