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Yellow Terminology

Yellow Module Term. Combining/Suffix/Prefix/Abrrevs

aneurysm/o widened blood vessel
anthrac/o coal, coal dust
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
atel/o incomplete;imperfect
ather/o fatty plaque
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
cardi/o heart
coni/o dust
cyan/o blue
electr/o electricity
emphys/o to inflate
epiglott/o epiglottis
hem/o blood
hemangi/o blood vessel
isch/o to hold back; block
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lob/o lobe
my/o muscle
nas/o nose
ox/i oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
phleb/o vein
phren/o diaphragm; mind
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o air; lung
pneumon/o air; lung
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
scler/o hardening; sclera
sept/o septum
sphygm/o pulse
spir/o breathe
steth/o chest
therm/o heat
thorac/o chest
thromb/o blood clot
trache/o trachea (wind pipe)
valvul/o valve
vas/o vessel; vas deferens; duct
vascul/o vessel
ven/o vein
a-,an- without, not
brady- slow
dys- bad, painful, difficult
endo- in, within
eu- good, normal
extra- outside, outward
hyper- excessive, above normal
per- around
tachy- rapid
trans- across, through
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-capnia carbon dioxide
-centesis surgical puncture
-clysis irrigation, washing
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measuring
-osis abnormal condition
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease
-phonia voice
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptysis spitting
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-sphyxia pulse
-stasis standing still
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-thorax chest
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
ABG arterial blood gases
AS aortic stenosis
AV atrioventricular; arteriovenous
BP, B/P blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
MI myocardial infarction
mm Hg millimetres of mercury
MS mitral stenosis
MUGA scan multiple-gated acquisition (scan)
MVP mitral valve prolapse
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CVD cardiovascular disease
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DVT deep vein thrombosis, deep venous thrombosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram (graphy)
ECHO echocardiogram (graphy)
ETT exercise tolerance test
FVC forced vital capacity
Hb, Hbg hemoglobin
HDL high density lipoprotein
HF heart failure
HTN hypertension
ICU intensive care unit
IV intravenous
L/min. litres per minute
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme.
Created by: nicoleleeming
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