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-algia, -dynia pain
-ectasia, -ectasis dilatation or stretching of a structure or part
-edema swelling
-emesis to vomit, vomiting
-malacia soft, softening
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-penia deficiency
-rrhage, rrhagia excessive bleeding or hemorrhage
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm twitching, cramp
-stasis stopping, controlling
-gram a record
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument used to measure
-scope instrument used for viewing
-scopy visual examination
ech(o), son(o) sound
electr(o) electricity
flour(o) emitting or reflecting light
radi(o) radiant energy
tom(o) to cut
ultra- excessive
algesi(o) sensitivity to pain
chem(o) chemical
cry(o) cold
esthesi(o) feeling or sensation
narc(o) stupor
pharmac(o), pharmaceut(i) drugs or medicine
therapeut(o) treatment
therm(o) heat
-therapy treatment
a.c. before meals
ad lib. freely as needed, at pleasure
aq. water
b.i.d. twice a day
NPO nothing by mouth
p.r.n. as the occasion arises, as needed
q.i.d. four times a day
stat. immediately
t.i.d. three times a day
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
-ectomy excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
-lysis process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
-pexy surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
-scope instrument used for viewing (also used in diagnostic procedures)
-scopy* visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure)
-stomy formation of an opening
-tome an instrument used for cutting
-tomy incision (cutting into tissue)
-tripsy surgical crushing
aden(o) gland
angi(o) vessel
append(o), appendic(o) appendix
blephar(o) eyelid
cerebr(o), encephal(o) brain
chir(o) hand
col(o), colon(o) colon or large intestine
cutane(o), derm(a), dermat(o) skin
mamm(o), mast(o) breast
nephr(o), ren(o) kidney
oste(o) bone
steth(o) thorax (chest)
tonsill(o) tonsil
trache(o) trachea (windpipe)
vas(o) vassel
Created by: kmbaierl