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chapter 1

Medical Language

TermDefinition
idio private or alone
pathic disease or suffering
arthr/o joint
carid/o heart
enter/o small intestine
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
neur/o nerve
hem/o hemat/o blood
angi/o vas/o vascul/o vessel
derm/o dermat/o cutane/o skin
pneum/ pneumon/o pulmon/o lung
gen/o creation
hyrd/o water
morph/o change
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
orth/o straight
path/o suffering, disease
phag/o eat
plas/o formation
py/o pus
scler/o hard
sten/o narrowing
troph/o nourishment, development
xen/o foreign
xer/o dry
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-ia -ism condition
-ium tissue, structure
-y condition/ procedure
-icle small
-ole small
-ula -ule small
-iatrics -iatry medical science
-iatrist specialist in medicine of
-ist specialist
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-algia -dynia pain
-cele hernia
-emia blood condition
-iasis presence of
-tis inflammation
-lysis breakdown
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage -rrhagia ecxessive flow
-rrhea flow
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm involuntary contraction
-centisis puncture
-gram written record
-graph intstrument used to produce a record
-graphy writing procedure
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-desis binding, fixation
-ectomy removal
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty reconstruction
-rrhapy suture
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision
a- an- not
anti- contra- against
de- down, away from
ecto- exo- extra- outside
en- endo- intra- inside
epi- upon
sub- beneath
inter- between
oligo- few
Created by: heathersutton87