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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
cerebr/o cerebrum, largest part of head
cyst/o urinary bladder
lapar/o abdomen
mediastin/o mediastinum (space between the lungs)
epitheli/o skin, surface tissue
-megaly enlargement
-itis inflammation
-ia condition
my/o muscle
vascul/o blood vessel
-oma tumor, mass
aden/o gland
carcin/o cancer/cancerous
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (often the small intestine)
gynec/o woman, female
gnos/o knowledge
nervous system carries electrical messages to and from the brain and spinal cord
diaphragm the muscle that separates the abdominal and thoracic cavities
peritoneum the organs in the abdomen are covered by a double membrane
pelvis bones of the hip
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
chondr/o cartilage
principal diagnosis cause, after evaluation, of the patients admission to the hospital
-stomy opening
-scopy process of visual examination
-tomy incision, cutting into
-centesis surgical puncture to removed fluid
-uria condition of urine
-rrhage or -rrhagia excessive discharge of blood
Created by: maxwaj