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Chapter 1 Combining forms

Aden/o Gland Adenoma Tumor of gland
Arthr/o Joint Arthritis Joint inflammation
Bi/o Life Biology study of life and living organisms
Carcin/o Cancerous Carcinoma Cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal squamous cells
Cardi/o Heart Cardiology Study of the heart condition
Cephal/o Head Cephalic of, in, or relating to the head.
Cerebr/o Cerebrum Cerebral of the cerebrum of the brain.
Cis/o to cut Incision a surgical cut made in skin or flesh.
crin/o to secrete endocrine gland release (secrete) hormones into the bloodstream
cyst/o urinary bladder cystoscopy , this tube is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder so the doctor can visualize the inside of your bladder
cyt/o cell cytology the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells.
derm/o , dermat/o skin dermatitis A general term that describes inflammation of the skin
electr/o electricity electrocardiogram a record or display of a person's heartbeat produced by electrocardiography.
encephal/o brain electroencephalogram a test or record of brain activity produced by electroencephalography
enter/o intestines enteritis inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhea
erythr/o red erythrocyte a red blood cell
gastr/o stomach gastrotomy a surgical operation for making an opening in the stomach.
glyc/o sugar hyperglycemia an excess of glucose in the bloodstream
gnos/o knowledge diagnosis the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms
gynec/o woman/female gynecology the branch of physiology and medicine that deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls
hemat/o, hem/o blood hematology the study of the physiology of the blood.
hepat/o liver hepatitis An inflammation of the liver
iatr/o treatment iatrogenic of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment.
leuk/o white leukocyte a white blood cell
log/o study of dermatology study of the skin
nephr/o kidney nephrology the branch of medicine that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys.
neur/o nerve neurology study of the nerve system
onc/o tumor oncology the study and treatment of tumors.
ophthalm/o eye ophthalmoscope is a test that allows a health professional to see inside the fundus of the eye
oste/o bone osteitis inflammation of the substance of a bone
path/o disease pathology the science of the causes and effects of diseases
ped/o child pediatric is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents
psych/o mind psychology study of the mind and behavior
radi/o x-rays` radiology the science dealing with X-rays and other high-energy radiation, especially the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
ren/o kidney renal A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and balance fluids
rhin/o nose rhinitis Irritation and swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose
sarc/o flesh sarcoma a malignant tumor of connective or other nonepithelial tissue.
sect/o to cut` resection ), the removal by surgery of all or part of an organ or other body structure.
thromb/o clot thrombocyte A platelet
ur/o urinary tract urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs
Created by: Enesha2017



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