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Chapter 7

Ch 7 - Urinary System - Combining Forms, Suffixes, Prefixes

albumin/o albumin (protein)
angi/o vessel (blood)
azot/o urea; nitrogen
bacteri/o bacteria
cali/o calyx
calic/o calyx
cyst/o urinary bladder; cyst; sac of fluid
dips/o thirst
glomerul/o glomerulus
glycos/o glucose; sugar
hydr/o water
isch/o to hold back; back
ket/o keytones; acetones
keton/o keytones; acetones
lith/o stone; calculus
meat/o meatus (opening)
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
noct/o night
olig/o scanty
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis
ren/o kidney
trigon/o trigone (area within the bladder)
ur/o urine; urinary tract
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine
vesic/o urinary bladder
-ectasis dilation; dilatation; widening
-ectomy removal; excision; resection
-emia blood condition
-esis action; condition; state of
-gram record
-lithiasis condition of stones
-lithotomy incision (for removal) of a stone
-lysis breakdown; separation; destruction; loosening
-megaly enlargement
-ole little; small
-osis conditon, usually abnormal
-pathy disease; emotion
-plasty surgical repair
-poietin substance that forms
-ptosis droop; sag; prolapse; protrude
-rrhea flow; discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-stenosis tightening; stricture
-stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
-tomy process of cutting
-tripsy to crush
-uria urination; condition of urine
a-, an- no; not; without
anti- against
dia- complete; through
dys- bad; painful; difficult; abnormal
en- in; within
peri- surrounding
poly- many; much
retro- behind; back; backward
Created by: ggonzales