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Medical Terminology

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derm(a)(t)(o means skin. is its combining form. For example, _____ are medical doctors who specialize in the health of the skin
electr means electricity. For example, _____ is the measurement of electrical impulses in the heart.
encephal(o) means brain. is its combining form. For example, _____ is an inflammation of the brain
gastr(o) means stomach. is its combining form. For example, a _____ bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery in which the stomach is divided into smaller sections.
glyc(o) means sugar, also known as glucose. is its combining form. For example, _____ refers to low levels of glucose in the blood.
hemat(o) means blood. is its combining form. For example, _____ is the study of blood and blood disorders
hepat(o) means the liver. is its combining form. For example, _____ is an inflammation of the liver.
hist(o) means tissue. Tissues are collections of cells. is its combining form. For example, _____ is the study of tissues
lymph(o) means a colorless fluid containing white blood cells that drains into the bloodstream. is its combining form. For example, _____ is a cancer of the lymph nodes and lymph cells
my(o) means muscle. is its combining form. For example, _____ is a disease of the muscle tissue
neur(o) means nervous system, which is the entire nerve apparatus of the body. is its combining form. For example, _____ is the study of the nervous system
Created by: rleroux