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Med. Term. Ch.1

Intro to Med Term

-centesis surgical procedure
-clasis to break; surgical fracture
-desis binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
-ectomy excision, removal
-lysis separation, loosening, destruction
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-tome an instrument for cutting
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process for recording
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele swelling, hernia
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-iasis abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
-itis inflammation
-lith stone, calculus
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition, increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-pathy disease
-penia decrease, deficiency
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting (of)
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-toxic poison
-trophy nourishment, development
a-, an- without, not
circum-, peri- around
dia-, trans- through, across
dipl-, diplo- double
dys- bad, painful, difficult
endo-, intra- in, within
homo-, homeo- same
hypo- below, under, deficiency
macro- large
micro- small
mono-, uni- one
post- after, behind
pre-, pro- before, in front of
primi- first
retro- backward, behind
super- upper, above
word root primary meaning of medical term
combining form created when a word root combines with a vowel
suffix word element at the end of a word
prefix word element at the beginning of a word
defining medical words 1. define suffix 2. define the first part of the word 3. define the middle parts of the word
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