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Elena HCP 102 #2

Medical Terminology Acronyms

An/o Anus, ring
Chol/e Bile, gall
Cholecyst/o Gallbladder
Col/o, Colon/o Colon, large intestine
-emesis Vomiting
Enter/o Small intestine
Esophag/o Esophagus
Gastr/o Stomach, belly
Hepat/o Liver
-lithiasis Presence of stones
-pepsia Digest, digestion
-phagia Eating, swallowing
Proct/o Anus and rectum
Rect/o Rectum, straight
Sigmoid/o Sigmoid colon
cervic/o cervix (neck of uterus)
copl/o vagina
-gravida pregnant
gynec/o woman, female
hyster/o uterus
mast/o breast
men/o menstruation, menses
orchid/o testicles
ov/o egg, ovum
ovary/o ovary
-para to give birth
-pexy surgical fixation
salping/o uterine (fallopian) tube
test/i testicle, testis
vagin/o vagina
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
-uria urination, urine
-pexy surgical fixation
pyel/o renal pelvis, bowl of kidney
-trispy to crush
ur/o urine, urinary tract
glomerul/o glomerulus
lith/o stone, calculus
-lysis breakdown, separation, setting free, destruction. loosening
nephr/o kidney
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
cyst/o urinary bladder, cyst, sac of fluid
dia- through, between, apart, complete
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
Created by: Mduenas