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Body Structure


What is the abbreviation for Posteroanterior PA
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
What is the abbreviation for Diagnosis DX
SPECT Single photon emission computed tomography
What is the abbreviation for Lateral lat
US ultrasound
What is the abbreviation for right upper quadrant RUQ
What is the abbreviation for anteroposterior AP
BX Biopsy
What is the abbreviation for symptom SX
TX Treatment
What is the abbreviation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI
anter/o anterior, front
abdomin/o abdomen
albin/o white
acr/o extremity
-logy study of
ab- from, away from
caud/o tail
cervic/o neck, cervix
chlor/o green
eti/o cause
-logist specialist in the study of
ad- toward
crani/o cranium (skull)
gastr/o stomach
chrom/o color
fasci/o band, fascia
-genesis forming, producing, origin
infra- below, under
dist/o far, farthest
ili/o ilium
cirrh/o yellow
idi/o unknown, peculiar
-gnosis knowing
hetero- different
dors/o back
inguin/o groin
cyan/o blue
morph/o form, shape, structure
-gram record, writing
homeo- same, alike
infer/o lower, below
lumb/o loins, lower back
erythr/o red
path/o disease
-graph instrument for recording
peri- around
later/o side
umbilic/o navel
melan/o black
radi/o radiation, x-ray, radius
-graphy process of recording
super- upper, above
medi/o middle
pelv/i pelvis
poli/o gray
somat/o body
-metry act of measuring
trans- across, through
poster/o back, behind, posterior
proxim/o near, nearest
ventr/o belly, belly side, front
Measurement of blood flow in a vessel by reflecting sound waves off moving blood cells- Doppler
Destruction of tissue by electricity, freezing, heat, or corrosive chemicals- cauterize
Excision of a core sample of tissue for examination- punch biopsy
Incision made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a wound or cavity- incision and drainage
Removal of a part, pathway or function by surgery- ablation
Surgically joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another- anastomosis
Visual examination of the organs of the pelvis and abdomen through very small incisions in the abdominal wall- laparoscopy
Visual examination of a cavity or canal using a specialized lighted instrument- endoscopy
What is the medical term used to describe the bursting open of a wound, especially a surgical abdominal wound? dehiscence
Created by: Mtodd