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Medical Terminology

Mblex Study Guide

The principles and methods of mechanics applied to the structure and function of the human body Biomechanics
Distortions of health that result when functions or systems are neither balanced nor working at their optimum. Disharmony
A branch of mechanics that involves the aspects of time, space, and mass as a moving system. Kinematics
The study of mvmt. that combines the fields of anatomy, physiology, physics, and geometry and relates to human mvmt. Kinesiology
The forces causing mvmt. Kinetics
The branch of physics dealing with the study of forces and the motion produced by their actions Mechanics
Word meaning "the life force" Chi,Qi
What does SOAP stand for in charting? Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
Which of the two body cavities holds the brain inside the skull and the spinal cord in the vertebral column? Dorsal Cavity
Which one of the two body cavities make up the combined thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities, aka abdominopelvic cavity? Ventral Cavity
The same side Ipsilateral
The opposite side Contralateral
The palm side of the hand Volar (Palmar)
Ends bend inward;angulation of a part of the body inward towards the midline Varus
Ends bent outward; angulation of a part of the body outward from the midline; for example, bent toward the wall Valgus
Right Dextral
Left;levo Sinistral
Describes polar relationships/dynamic balance between opposing forces & the continual process of creation & destruction Yin/Yang
Infra (p) Beneath
Juxta- (p) Adjoining, near to
Levo (p) Left
Neo (p) New
Olig (p) Small, scanty
Ortho(o) Straight, erect, correct
Osm(io,o) (p) Smell, odor
Oxy- (p) Sharp, acute, acid
Pan (p) All
Para- (p) Abnormal
Peri (p) Around
Poly (p) Many, much
Retro (p) Backward
Schist (p) Split, divided
Son(o) (p) Sounds
Steno- (p) Contracted, narrow
Strat(i) (p) Layer
Tract (p) Pull down
Zyg(o,us) (p) Yoke, join, together
Aden(o) (r) Gland
Angi(o) (r) Vessel
Cephal(o) (r) Head
Chrondr(o) (r) Cartilage
Cyst(o) (r) Bladder, cyst
Encephal(o) (r) Brain
Enter(o) (r) Intestines
Gloss(o) (r) Tongue
Hepat(o) (r) Liver
My(o) (r) Muscle
Myel(o) (r) Spinal Cord, bone marrow
Nephr(o) (r) Kidney
Ophthalm(o) (r) Eye
Orth(o) (r) Straight, normal, correct
Ot(o) (r) Ear
Py(o) (r) Pus
Rhin(o) (r) Nose
Salpingo(o) Eustachean Tube
Created by: CEckhoff



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