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Ch.1 Terms

-penia decrease
gastr/o stomach
-centesis surgical puncture
-gram record
-meter measuring
-scope instrument for examining
a- an- without
circum- peri- around
hypo- under,below
post- after, behind
-ectomy excision, removal
-desis binding, fixation (of bone or joint)
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-metry act of measuring
-scopy visual examination
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-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 enlarging
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-pathy disease
-penia decrease, deficiency
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-toxic poison
-trophy nurishment, development
dia- trans- through, across
dipl- diplo- double
endo- intra- in, within
homo- homeo- same
hypo- under, below, deficient
macro- large
micro- small
mono- uni- one
post- after, behind
pre- pro- before, in front of
primi- first
retro- backward, behind
super- upper, above
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