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Foundation Terms

Brady- Abnormally Slow
Epi- Upon, Above, On, or Upper
Peri- Around Surround
Hypo- Under, Decrease, Deficient, or Below
Mono- Single or One
Neo- New
Post- After or Behind
Sub- Under, Less, or Below
Ecto- Out or Outside
An- No, Not, Without
-itis Inflammation
-pathy Disease
-ology Study of
-ectomy Surgical remove or excision
-tomy Cutting into or incision
-stomy New Opening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-algia pain or suffering
-centesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas
-osis Abnormal Condition
gastr/o stomach
gastritis inflammation of the stomach
hepat/o liver
hepatopathy liver disease
splen/o spleen
megaly large or enlargement
splenomegaly enlagrement to the slpeen
cutane/o skin
-ous pertaining to
subcutaneous pertaining to under the skin
endo- within or inside
endoscope an instrument to look inside
cyst/o Bladder
cystocentesis surgically remove fluid from the bladder
my/o muscle
myalgia muscle pain
ovari/o ovary
hyster/o uterus
ovariohysterectomy surgically remove the ovaries and uterus
intra- within or inside
thorac/o chest
-ic pertaining to
intrathoracic pertaining to inside the chest
poly- many
dactyl/o digits
polydactyly many digits
Created by: GirahE.



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