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TermDefinition
Craniotomy Cutting into the skull
Crani Pertaining to the skull
-otomy Cutting into
Dysuria Difficult or painful urination
Dys Difficult, painful, bad
Uria Urine
Hysterectomy Surgical removal of the uterus
Hyster Uterus
ectomy Surgical removal of
Hemotoxic Blood poison
Hemo Blood
toxic Poison
Pericarditis Inflammation around the heart
Peri around
Card Pertaining to heart
-itis Inflammation, Inflammation of
Leukocyte White blood cell
Leuko White
-cyte Cell
Cholecystitis Inflammation of the gallbladder or bag
Chole Bile, gallbladder
Cyst Bladder, bag, sac
Tachycardia Fast or rapid heart
Tachy Rapid, fast
Cardia Pertaining to heart
Neuralgia Nerve pain
Neur Nerve, nervous system
Algia Pain
Polycythemia Much blood cells
Poly Many, much
Cyt Cell
Emia Blood
Bradycardia Slow heart
Brady Slow
Gastrectomy Surgical removal of the stomach
Gastr Stomach
Meningitis Inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord
Mening Membranes covering the brain and spinal cord
Neopathy New disease or abnormal condition
Neo New
-pathy Disease, abnormal condition
Dermatologist Person who studies skin
Dermat Pertaining to skin
-ologist or -ology Person who does/studies
Proctoscope Instrument for examining the rectum
Procto Rectum, rectal, anus
scope Examining instrument
Carcinoma Cancerous tumor
Carcin Cancer, malignancy
oma Tumor, a swelling
Electroencephalograph Electrical graph reading of the brain
Electro Electrical
Encephalo Brain
graph Diagram, instrument for reading
Osteomalacia Softening of the bones
Osteo Bone
Malacia Softening of a tissue
Paraplegia Paralysis of the lower half of the body
Para Near, beside, beyond, abnormal, lower half of the body
plegia Paralysis
pyuria Pus in the urine
py Pus
uria Urine
Acromegaly The extremities of large arms or legs
Acro Extremities (arms and legs)
megaly Larged, enlarged
Gerontology Study of the elderly
Geront Old age, elderly
ology Study of, science of
Dysphagia Difficult or painful swallowing
Dys Difficult, painful, bad
phagia To eat, consuming, swallow
Hydrocele Water filled swelling of a hernia
Hydro Water
cele Swelling, tumor, cavity, hernia
Hyperglycemia High levels of sugar in the blood
Hyper- High, elevated
glyc Pertaining to blood sugar
emia Blood condition
Pancreatitis Inflamed part of the pancreas
NVD Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
HA Headache
abd Abdominal
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
CBR Complete Bed Rest
Created by: NataliaO