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Med Express 1

Medical Terminology Express Chapter 1 Body Structure

TermDefinition
super/o above
infer/o below
later/o side to side
anter/o front
poster/o back/behind
medi/o middle
ventr/o belly, belly side
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck; cervix uteri (neck of uterus)
gastr/o stomach
thorac/o chest
around the umbilicus (navel) umbilic/al
above the stomach epi/gastr/ic
beneath the umbilicus hypo/gastr/ic
on the left lower side near the groin left inguin/al
on the right middle side near the waist right lumb/ar
instrument to measure cells cyt/o/meter
toward the middle medi/ad
seperation, destruction, or loosening of tissue hist/o/lysis
-lysis loosening, destruction
pertaining to the chest thorac/ic
hist/o tissue
pertaining to the neck cervic/al
pertaining to the area around the umbilicus peri/umbilic/al
instrument to measure the cranium (skull) crani/o/meter
tumor composed of cartilage chondr/oma
cartilage chondr/o
inflammation of the stomach gastr/itis
endo within
scope instrument
scopy technique of examining
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
US ultrasound
MI heart attack, myocardial infarction
PET positron emission tomography
visual examination within (an organ) endo/scopy
process of recording (images or frequencies) beyond sound ultra/son/o/graphy
instrument for examining the stomach gastr/o/scope
instrument to examine within (the body) endo/scope
process of recording cuts (slices of organs or tissues) tom/o/graphy
tom- cuts, slices
specialist in the study of cells cyt/o/logist
study of blood hemat/o/logy
instrument for measuring heat therm/o/meter
specialist in the study of x-rays radi/o/logist
study of stomach disorders gastr/o/logist
Created by: loweunde