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Terminology Lesson 3

Medical Terminology Lesson 3 - Cardiovascular and Respiratory

TermDefinitionWord Association
aortal (ay + o r + tuh) aorta, main artery aortal, main artery, portal, aortal
aortalgia aorta pain
arterio (ar + teer + ee + oh) artery arterio, artery, artery + o, arterio
arteriosclerosis condition of hard arteries
cardio (car + dee + oh) heart cardio, heart, suit, card, cardio
cardiology heart, study of
emboli (em + bo + lie) vessel obstruction emboli, vessel obstruction, obstruction, bend, elbow, emboli
embolectomy embolus, removal, of
emia (em + ee + uh) blood emia, anemia, blood, bleed, shot, aim, emia
anemia without blood
hema, hemo (he + muh, he + moe) blood hema, blood, strength, he-man, hema
hematoma blood tumor
phleb (fleab) vein phleb, vein, blood, bloodsucker, flea, phleb
phlebotomy vein incision
thrombo (throm + bow) blood clot thrombo, blood clot, pain, throb, thrombo
thrombophlebitis clotted vein
varico (vair +ee + co) varicose veins varico, varicose, veins, varicose minus s, varico
varicocele twisted veins, tumor
vaso (vay + so) blood vessel vaso, blood vessel, vessel minus l, vaso
vasoconstriction tightened vessel
vena (vee + nuh) vein vena, vein, vein + a, vena
vena cava large vein
ventricu (ven + trick + you) heart cavity ventricu, heart cavity, cavity, space, vent, ventricu
ventriculitis ventricle inflammation
broncho (bronk + oh) bronchi, airway broncho, windpipe, ventilation, up and down, bronco, broncho
bronchitis bronchial inflammation
cili (sill + ee) hairlike processes cili, hairlike, wig, silly, cili
ciliogenesis cili forming
ectasis (ek + ta + sis) expansion ectasis, expansion, bigger and better, feeling better, ecstasy, ectasis
atelectasis abnormal expansion
laryngo (la + ring + go) larynx, voice box laryngo, voice box, talk, lingo, laryngo
laryngitis larynx inflammation
naso (nay + so) nose naso, nose, nasal, naso
nasology nose, study of
oro (ore + oh) mouth oro, mouth, oral, oro
orofacial mouth and face
oxy (ox + ee) oxygen, keen oxy, keen, strong, moxie, oxy
oxy, oxyosmia keen sense of smell
pector (pect + tore) breast, chest pector, chest, frame, picture, pector
pectoralgia chest nerve pain
pleura (pluh + rah) rib side pleura, rib side, ribs, plural, pleura
pleurisy inflammation of exterior lung lining
pneumo (new + mow) lung pneumo, lung, fresh air, cut grass smell, new mow, pneumo
pneumonectomy lung excision
ptysis (tie + sis) to spit ptysis, spit, mad, mad at your sister, tie a sis, ptysis
hemoptysis bloody sputum
pulmo (pull + moe) lungs pulmo, lungs, breathe deep, pull more, pulmo
pulmonology lungs, study of
rhin (rine) nose rhin, nose, rhinoceros, rhino, rhin
rhinitis nose inflammation
tracheo (tray + key + oh) trachea, windpipe tracheo, windpipe, air travel, travel, trek, tracheo
tracheostomy trachea opening
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