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Med Term II-DPT

Terms pertaining to body as a whole

RUQ right upper quadrant
LUG left upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
hypochondriac region upper right and left regions beheath the ribs.
epigastric region upper middle region above the stomach
lumbar region middle right and left regions near the waist
inguinal region lower right and left regions near the groin. (aka iliac regions)
hypogastric region lower middle region below the umbilical region.
abdomin/o abdomen
adip/o fat
-ose pertaining to; full of
anter/o front
-ior pertaining to
bol/o to cast (throw)
ana- up
-ism process
anabolism the process of casting up (building up)
cervic/o neck (of the body or the uterus)
chondr/o cartilage
chondroma tumor of cartilage (it is a benign tumor)
chondrosarcoma malignant flesh tumor of cartilage
chrom/o color
-somes bodies
coccyg/o coccyx
crani/o skull
craniotomy incision of the skull
cyt/o cell
-plasm formation
cytoplasm content formation of a cell
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
hist/o tissue
ili/o ilium
inguin/o groin
kary/o nucleus
-type classification or picture
karyotype picture of the nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back
medi/o middle
nucle/o nucleus
nucleic pertaining to the nucleus
pelv/o hip; pelvic cavity
poster/o back; behind
proxim/o nearest
sacr/o sacrum
sarc/o flesh
spin/o spine; backbrone
thel/o nipple
thorac/o chest
thoracotomy incision of the chest
trache/o trachea; windpipe
unbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o belly side of the body
vertebr/o vertebrae; backbones
viscer/o internal organs
ana- up
cata- down
catabolism process of breaking down cells (to release energy)
epi- above
inter- between
meta- change
-eal pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ism pertaining to
-ose pertaining to; full of
-plasm formation
-somes bodies
-type picture; classification
Created by: christajtodd