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Med Term Review LN 1

Lesson 1 - Medical Language & Body Structure

Med TermDefinition
carcin/o/genic producing cancer
carcin/oma cancerous tumor
cyt/o/genic producing cells
cyt/oid resembling a cell
cyt/o/logy study of cells
epitheli/al pertaining to epithelium
epitheli/oma tumor composed of epithelium tissue
hist/o/logy study of tissue
lip/oid resembling fat
lip/oma tumor composed of fat tissue
meta/stasis beyond control
my/oma tumor composed of muscle tissue
neo/pathy new disease
neo/plasm new growth
neur/oma tumor composed of nerve tissue
onc/o/logist specialist (physician) who studies & treats tumors
onc/o/logy study of tumors
path/o/genic producing disease
path/o/logy study of disease
sarc/oma tumor of connective tissue
viscer/al pertaining to internal organs
benign not malignant; nonrecurring
chemotherapy treatment of cancer by using pharmaceuticals
diagnosis identification of disease
inflammation protective response of body tissue characterized by redness, swelling, heat, & pain
malignant becoming progressively worse
prognosis possible outcome of disease
radiation therapy treatment of cancer with radioactive substances, x-ray, or radiation
remission lessening or absence of signs of disease
carcinoma (Abbreviation) CA
chemotherapy (Abbreviation) chemo
diagnosis (Abbreviation) Dx
metastasis (Abbreviation) METS
prognosis (Abbreviation) Px
radiation therapy (Abbreviation) XRT
path/o/logist specialist (physician) who studies disease
Created by: srussel