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MED 104 Mrs.D

Flash Cards Chapters 3 & 4

TermDefinition
dia- complete
-gnosis knowledge of an abnormal condition
-gnose recognize an abnormal condition
endocarditis inflammation of the lining of the heart
murmur abnormal sound heard on auscultation of the heart of blood vessels
pyrex- fever, heat
-ia condition
-al pertaining to
abdomin- abdomen
-ic pertaining to
col- colon
vertebr- spine
-ion action, condition
tens- pressure
-cyst cyst, sac, bladder
cyt/o- cell
o/o- egg
-cyte cell
-us pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
hist/o- tissue
medial middle
anterior front surface of body; situated in front
caudal pertaining to or nearer to the tail
cephalic pertaining to or nearer to the head
coronal pertaining to the vertical plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior portions
distal situated away from the center of the body
dist- away from the center
dorsal pertaining to the back or situated behind
frontal in front; relating to the anterior part of the body
inferior situated below
infer- below
posterior pertaining to the back surface of the body; situated behind
prone lying face-down; flat on your abdoment
proximal situated nearest the center of the body
sagittal pertaining to the vertical plane through the body, dividing it into right and left portions
superior situated above
supine lying face-up, flat on your spine
transverse crosswise; pertaining to the horizontal plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions
quadrant one quarter
umbilic- belly button; navel
oocyte female egg cell
diagnosis the determination of the cause of a disease
pyrexia an abnormally high body temperature or fever
colic pertaining to the colon
hypertension persistent high arterial blood pressure
hypotension persistent low arterial blood pressure
histology study of tissue
costovertebral pertaining to the ribs and spine
celluar pertaining to a cell
intracellular within the cell
patella kneecap
tracheostomy creating a new opening in the trachea or windpipe
Created by: Mrs.Debo