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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
-ac, -al mean of or pertaining to. For example, _____ means of or pertaining to the heart, and _____ means of or pertaining to the abdomen
-algia means pain. For example, _____ refers to muscle pain
-cidal, -cide mean killing. For example, _____ is a substance that kills fungi
-crine means to secrete, or to produce and release a substance. For example, _____ refers to the body system that secretes substances into the bloodstream
-cyte means cell, which is the smallest building block of the body. For example, _____ are white blood cells
-ectomy means removal of. For example, _____ refers to the surgical removal of breast tissue.
-emia means blood condition. For example, _____ is a decrease in the number of red blood cells
-globin means containing protein. For example, _____ is a protein in red blood cells that allows blood to carry oxygen
-gnosis means knowledge. For example, _____ refers to the ability to characterize and identify a disease or disorder
Created by: rleroux