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Chapter 2

Quick And Easy Medical Terminology 6th Edition

ot/o ear
cephal/0 head
opthalm/0 eye
cardi/o heart
chir/0 hand
angi/0 vessel
vas/0 vessel
append/0 appendix
-ectomy surgical removal
-er one who
-ist one who
-iatrician practitioner
-logist one who studies
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-logic pertaining to the study of
-logical pertaining to the study of
-iatrics medical profession
-iatry medical profession
-logy study or science of
crin/o to secrete
dermat/o skin
esthesi/o feeling or sensation
gastr/o stomach
enter/o intestines
ger/a elderly
ger/o elderly
geront/o elderly
gynec/o female
immun/o immune
ne/o new
nat/o birth
neur/o nerve
obstetr/o midwife
onc/o tumor
opthalm/o eye
orth/o straight
ped/o child or foot
ot/o ear
laryng/o larynx
path/o disease
radi/o radiation
rheumat/o rheumatism
rhin/o nose
ur/o urinary tract
Cellular Pathology the study of cellular changes in disease
Clinical Pathology the study of disease by use of laboratory tests and methods.
Surgery derived from Greek word meaning "handwork"
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
-ectomy surgical cutting out
-lysis process of loosening, freeing or destroying
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-scopy visual examination with a lighted instrument
-stomy formation of an opening
-tome an instrument for cutting
-tomy incision
-tripsy surgical crushing
aden/o gland
angi/o vessel
appendic/o appendix
bi/o life or living
blaphar/o eyelid
cerebr/o brain
encephal/o brain
col/o colon or large intestine
cutane/o skin
derm/a skin
dermat/o skin
faci/o face
hepat/o liver
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
muscul/o muscle
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow or spinal chord
osteo/o bone
pulm/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
pneum/o lungs
pneumon/o lungs
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea
vas/o vessel
biopsy an excision of a small lump for microscopic examination, usually performed to establish a diagnosis.
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-cele hernia
-extasia dilation
-extasis dilation
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-ia condition
-iasis condition
-itis inflammation
-lith stone
-malacia soft
-mania excessive preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-phobia abnormal fear
-ptosis prolapse (sagging)
-rrhage excessive bleeding
-rrhagia excessive bleeding
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm twitching, cramp
-stasis stopping, controlling
-able capable of
-ible able to
-ary pertaining to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ive pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-eum membrane
-ium membrane
-ism theory
-iac one who suffers
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-ous pertaining to
-y state or condition
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