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Harrison Med Term

Chapter 5

pleur/o pleura
nas/o, rhin/o nose
alveol/o alveolus
-stenosis constriction or narrowing
pharyng/o pharynx
-tomy cut into or incision
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o lung, air
sept/o septum (wall off, fence)
thorac/o thorax (chest)
trache/o trachea
pulmon/o lung
sinus/o sinus
tonsill/o tonsil
-ectasis stretching out, dilation, expansion
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
phon/o sound, voice
muc/o mucus
ox/o, ox/i oxygen
capn/o carbon dioxide
spir/o breathe, breathing
somn/o sleep
a-, an- without or absence of
eu- normal, good
poly- many, much
adenoid/o adenoids
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-scope instrument used for visual examination
tachy- fast, rapid
diaphragmat/o, phren/o diaphragm
laryng/o larynx
lob/o lobe
epiglott/o epiglottis
bronchi/o, bronch/o bronchus
-pnea breathing
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-scopy visual examination
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)
-emia blood condition
-algia pain
-cele hernia or protrusion
-meter instrument used to measure
atel/o imperfect, incomplete
hem/o, hemat/o blood
orth/o straight
py/o pus
-ar, -ary, -eal pertaining to
endo- within
pan- all, total
-thorax chest
Created by: lmeier