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Medical Terms

Superior Super-ior Pertaining to above
Inferior Infer-ior Pertaining to below
Anatomy Anat-omy a study of the structure or internal workings
Caudal Caud-al Towards the head
Anterior Anter-ior Pertaining to the front
Cephalic Cephal-ic Pertaining to the head
Posterior Poster-ior Pertaining to the back
Proximal Proxim-al Pertaining to near
Dorsal Dors-al Pertaining to the back
Distal Dist-al Pertaining to away
Ventral Ventr-al Pertaining to the belly (front)
Hypogastric hypo-gastr-ic Pertaining to the lower abdominal region
Laparoscopy Lapar-o-scopy a surgical procedure in which a fiber-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the organs in the abdomen or to permit a surgical procedure.
Proctoscopy Proct-o-scopy medical procedure in which an instrument called a proctoscope (also known as a rectoscope, although the latter may be a bit longer) is used to examine the anal cavity, rectum, or sigmoid colon.
Hemolysis Hemo-lysis the rupture or destruction of red blood cells.
Neuropathy Neuro-pathy disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.
Ostomy Ost-omy an artificial opening in an organ of the body
Gingivitis Gingiv-itis inflammation of the gums.
Metastasis Metast-asis the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer.
Cystitis Cyst-itis inflammation of the urinary bladder.
Created by: HaleyAustin



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