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General Body Terminology

QuestionAnswer
ABDOMIN;LAPAR;CEIL /O ABDOMEN
ADIP;LIP /O FAT; FATTY
ANTER/O FRONT
CHONDR/O CARTILAGE
CRANI/O SKULL
CYT/O CELL
DORS/O BACK
GASTR/O STOMACH
HIST/O TISSUE
INGUIN/O GROIN
LATER/O SIDE; AWAY FROM MIDLINE
LUMB/O LUMBAR BACK/ LOWER BACK
MEDI/O MIDDLE
NUCLE/O NUCLEUS
PELV/I PELVIS
POSTER/O BACK
PROXIM/O NEAR
SPIN/O SPINE
THORAC/O THORAX CHEST
UMBILIC/O NAVEL
VENTR/O FRONT SIDE
VISCER/O INTERNAL ORGANS
EPI- ON; UPON; OVER
HYPO- BENEATH
INTRA- WITHIN
PARA- AROUND; BESIDE
PER- THROUGH
SUB- UNDER; BELOW
-ECTOMY EXCISION; SURGICAL REMOVAL
-IA;-IASIS;-OSIS ABNORMAL CONDITION OF
-ITIS INFLAMMATION
-MALACIA SOFTENING
-(O)LOGY STUDY OF
-(O)LOGIST SPECIALIST
-OMA TUMOR
-PLASTY SURGICAL REPAIR
(R)RHEA FLOW;EXCESSIVE DISCHARGE
-TOME CUTTING INSTRUMENT
CUT/O;CUTANE/O SKIN
DERM/O;DERMAT/O SKIN
HIDR/O SWEAT
KERAT/O HORNY TISSUE;HARD
MELAN/O BLACK
MYC/O FUNGUS
ONYCH/O;UNGU/O NAIL
PACHY/O THICK
PIL/O HAIR
RHYTID/O WRINKLES
SEB/O SEBUM
SQUAM/O SCALE
SUD/O;SUDOR/O SWEAT
TRICH/O HAIR
XER/O DRY
JAUNDICE YELL0W DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN
KAPOSI'S SARCOMA SARC/O = FLESH -OMA = TUMOR A CANCEROUS GROWTH THAT BEGINS SOFT, PURPLE-BROWN PAPULES ON THE FEET & GRADUALLY SPREADS IN THE SKIN
KELOID ABNORMALLY LARGE,RAISED/THICKENING SCAR
LACERATION A CUT
LESION ANY DAMAGE TO TISSUE CAUSED BY TRAUMA OR DISEASE
MACULE SMALL,FLAT DISCOLORATION OF SKIN LESS THAN 1CM IN DIAMETER
MALIGNANT MELANOMA CANCEROUS SKIN TUMOR ORIGINATING FROMT HE MELANOCYTES OF A MOLE,FRECKLES OR PIGMENTED SKIN; SKIN CANCER
NEVUS (PL.NEVI) PIGMENTED AREA AT BIRTH;MOLE,BIRTHMARK
PALLOR PALENESS
PAPULE SMALL,SOLID,RAISED LESION THAT IS LESS THAN 0.5CM IN DIAMETER;PIMPLE
PEDICULOSIS LICE INFESTATION ASSOCIATED WITH SKIN AND HAIR
PETECHIA PINPOINT BLEEDING IN THE SKIN
PRESSURE ULCER OPEN LESION OF THE SKIN CHARACTERIZED BY A BREAKDOWN OF SKIN & UNDERLYING TISSUES AS A RESULT OF CONSTANT PRESSURE TO BONY PROMINENCES UNDER THE SKIN & AN INADEQUATE BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE AREA; ALSO KNOWN AS DECUBITUS ULCER
PSORIASIS CHRONIC SKIN CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY DRY, SILVERY SCALES COVERING RED LESIONS
PRURITUS SEVERE ITCHING
PUSTULE CIRCUMSCRIBED ELEVATION OF SKIN FILLED WITH PUS
bx; Bx BIOPSY
DECUB DECUBITUS ULCER
subQ;SC subcutaneous
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