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Med Term Chap. 4

Muscles-Word Parts

QuestionAnswer
ankyl/o crooked, bent, or stiff
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
asthen/o weakness, lack of strength
chondr/o cartilage
fasci/o fascia
fibr/o, fibros/o fibrous connective tissue
herni/o hernia
kinesi/o, kines/o movement, motion
muscul/o muscle
my/o, myos/o muscle
sphincter/o tight band
tax/o coordination
ten/o, tend/o, tendin/o tendon
ton/o tone
a- no, not, without, away from, negative
bi- two, twice, double
brady- slow
dys- difficult, bad, painful
electro- electricity, electric
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, increased
hypo- deficient, decreased
poly- many
quadri- four
tri- three
-al pertaining to
-algia pain, painful condition
-asthenia weakness or lack of strength
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-ceps head
-clonus violent action
-desis surgical fixation of bone or joint, bind, tie together
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out, excision
-gram resulting picture or record
-ia abnormal condition, disease
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-ium structure, tissue
-kinesia movement
-lysis breakdown, seperation, setting free, destruction, loosening
-malacia abnormal softening
-necrosis tissue death
-ology science or study of
-otomy surgical incision
-paresis partial or incomplete paralysis
-pathy disease, suffering, feeling, emotion
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
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