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Mt Sac Med Term # 4

Medical Sac Med Term # 4

TermDefinition
caus/o burn; burning
phleb/o Pertaining to the (blood) veins, a vein
debridement The removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a woun
hematuria Blood in the urine
-cele pouching, hernia
tachy- Denoting something as fast, irregularly fast
scoliosis Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
lithotripsy Process of using high-energy sound waves to crush a stone within the kidney
malignant melanoma Cancerous skin tumor often arising in a pre-existing moles (nevi)
-stomy creation of an opening
-megaly enlargement
costo/o pertaining to the ribs
–emia blood condition
endo- inside' or 'within'
oste/o Bone
diaphoresis Sweating, especially to an unusual degree as a symptom of disease or a side effect of a drug.
larynx The voice box
laminectomy A surgical operation to remove the back of one or more vertebrae, usually to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves.
femur The bone of the thigh or upper hind limb, articulating at the hip and the knee.
gastr/o Pertaining to the stomach
electrocardiogram A record or display of a person's heartbeat produced by electrocardiography.
metastasis The development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer.
cardiologist A doctor who specializes in the study or treatment of heart diseases and heart abnormalities.
supine lying face upward on your back
anoxia An abnormal condition characterized by a local or systemic lack of oxygen in body tissues.
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