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Chapter 2

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
-algesia condition of pain
-ant forming
-ase enzyme
-ate use, action
-blast immature cell, germ cell
-cide to kill
-crit to seperate
-cupsid point
-cyst bladder, sac
-cyte cell
-dipsia thirst
-drome that which runs together
-er relating to, one who
-gen/genesis formation, produce
-ide having a particular quality
-ive nature of, quality of
-liter liter
-logy study of
-lymph clear fluid, serum, pale fluid
-or one who, a doer
-phil attraction
-stasis control, stop, stand still
-therapy treatment
-thermy heat
-um tissue, structure
-uria urination, condition of urine
-ac (cardiac) pertaining to the heart
-ad (cephalad) pertaining to the head
-al (congenital) pertaining to presence at birth
-ar (muscular) pertaining to the muscles
-ary (integumentary) pertaining to the skin (a covering)
-ic (cephalic) pertaining to normal appearance of the head
-ile (penile) pertaining to the penis
-ior (anterior) pertaining to a surface or part situated toward the front of the body
-ose (grandiose) pertaining to a feeling of greatness
-ous (edematous) pertaining to an abnormal condition in which the body tissues contain an accumulation of fluid
-tic (cyanotic) pertaining to an abnormal condition of the skin and mucous membranes caused by oxygen deficiency in the blood
-us (decubitus) pertaining to a bedsore
-y (atony) pertaining to a lack of normal tone or tension
enuresis condition of involuntary emission of urine; bedwetting
alopecia condition of loss of hair; baldness
podiatry treatment of disease and disorders of the foot
obstetrician physician who specializes in treating the female during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum
embolism condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel
cardiologist physician who specialized in the study of the heart
hyperhidrosis condition of excessive sweating
anencephaly congenital condition in which there is a lack of development of the brain
ventricle literally means little belly; a small cavity or chamber within a body or organ
bronchiole one of the smaller subdivisions of the bronchial tubes
macula small spot or discolored area of the skin
pustule small, elevated, circumscribed lesion of the skin that is filled with pus
-algia pain, ache
-asthenia weakness
-betes to go
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-cusis hearing
-derma skin
-dynia pain, ache
-ectasis dilation, distention
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-ion process
-itis inflammation
-kinesis motion
-lepsy seizure
-lexia diction, word, phrase
-malacia softening
-mania madness
-megaly enlargement, large
-mnesia memory
-noia mind
-oid resemble
-oma tumor
-opia sight, vision
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease, emotion
-penia deficiency
-pepsia to digest
-phagia to eat, to swallow
-phasia to speak, speech
-phobia fear
-plasia formation, produce
-plasm a thing formed, plasma
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping, prolapse, sagging
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm tension, spasm, contraction
-trophy nourishment, development
-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis a break
-desis binding
-ectomy surgical excision, surgical removal, resection
-gram a weight, mark, record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy recording
-ize to make, to treat or combine with
-lysis destruction, separation, breakdown, loosening
-meter instrument to measure, measure
-metry measurement
-opsy to view
-pexy surgical fixation
-pheresis remove
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination, to view, examine
-stomy new opening
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
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