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-ectomy

append/ectomy
excision, removal

excision of the vermiform appendix
-centesis

arthr/ocentesis (joint)
surgical puncture

puncture of a joint cavity for aspiration of fluid
-os/tomy

col/ostomy (colon)
mouth, forming an opening

surgical creation of an opening b/t colon & body surface
-tomy

phleb/otomy (vein)
incision to cut into

incision of a vein
-desis

arthr/odesis (joint)
binding, stabilization

surgical fusion of a joint
-rrhaphy

neur/orrhaphy
suture

suture of nerve tissue
-pexy

gastr/opexy (stomach)
fixation, suspension

surgical fixation of the stomach
-plasty

rhin/oplasty (nose)
formation plastic repair

plastic surgery of the nose
-clasis

oste/oclasis (bone)
to break down, refracture

surgical fracture or refracture of bones
-lysis

enter/olysis (intestine)
lossen, free from adhesions, destruction

surgical separation of intestinal adhesions
-tripsy

lith/otripsy (stone)
to crush

the crushing of a stone in the bladder
-cis

circum/cision (around)
cut likk excise

surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
-cid

germi/cidal (germ)
kill

destructive to pathogenic microorganisms
-stasis

hemo/stasis
stop control

stopping the escape of blood by either natual or artifical means
-osis

necr/osis (death)
condition of

death of cells or tissues
-age

tri/age (three)
related to

sorting out & classification of casualties to determine priority of treatment
-iatry

psych/iatry (mind)
healing by a doctor

healing of the mind
-therapy

chemo/therapy (drug)
treatment

treatment of illness by medication
-ion

excerebrat/ion (brain)
process

process of removal of the brain
-algia

cephal/algia (head)
pain

headache
-cele

hepat/ocele (liver)
hernia swelling

hernia of the liver
-dynia

cephal/odynia (head)
pain

pain in the head
-ectasis

bronchi/extasis (bronchus)
dilation expansion

chronic dilation of one or more bronchi
-emia

poly/cyth/emia (many)
blood

increase in total red cell mass of the blood
-gen

carcin/o/gen (cancer)
producing beginning

any substance that causes cancer
-gram

encephal/o/gram (brain)
record picture

x-ray film obtained by encephalography
-graph

cardi/o/graph (heart)
instrument for recording

an instrument used for recording electrical activity of the heartbeat
-graphy

roentgen/o/graphy
process of recording

x-ray films of internal structures of the body
-iasis

chole/lith/iasis (gallstone)
abnormal condition, formation of, presence of

presence of formation of gallstones
-itis

gastr/itis (stomach)
inflammation

inflammation of the stomach
-logy

bio/logy (life)
study of

scientific study of living organisms
-malacia

oste/o/malacia (bone)
softening

softening of the bones resulting from vit. D deficiency
-megaly

hepat/o/megaly (liver)
enlargement

enlargement of the liver
-meter

crani/o/meter (cranium)
instrument for measuring

an instrument for measuring skulls
-metry

pelvi/metry (pelvis)
process of measuring

measurment of the capacity & dia. of the pelvis
-oid

lip/oid (fat)
resemble

fatlike; lipid (resembling fat)
-oma

aden/oma (gland)
tumor

a benign skin tumor in which the cells are derived from glandular epithelium
-osis

dermat/osis (skin)
abnormal condition

any skin disease, especially one not characterized by inflammation
-pathy

nephr/o/pathy
disease

disease of the kidneys
penia

hint: d d

leuk/o/cyto/penia (white cell)
decrease deficiency

reduction of the no. of leukocytes (white blood cells) the count being 5000/mm³or less
-phagia

dys/phagia (difficult)
eating swallowing

difficulty in swallowing or eating
-phasia

a/phasia (without)
speech

defect or loss of the power of expression by speech, writing, or signs, or of comprehending spoken or written words
-plegia

hemi/plegia (half)
paralysis

paralysis of one side of the body
-phobia

acr/o/phobia
fear

morbid fear of heights
-ptosis

hyster/o/ptosis
prolapse falling dropping

metroptosis, downward displacement or prolapse of the uterus
-rrhage

hem/o/rrhage (blood)
burst forth hemorrhage

the escape of blood from the vessels. excessive bleeding
-rrhea

men/o/rrhea (menses)
discharge flow

normal menstruation
-rrhexis

angi/o/rrhexis (blood vessel)
rupture

rupture of a vessel, especially a blood vessel
-sclerosis

arteri/o/sclerosis (artery)
hardening

a group of diseases characterized by thickening & loss of elasticity of the arterial walls
-scopy

oto/scopy (fear)
examination, view

examination of the ear by means of the otoscope
-spasm

EX blephar/o/spasm
involuntary contraction. twitching of a muscle

def spasm of the eyelids
-spasm

blephar/o/spasm
involuntary contraction. twitching of a muscle

spasm of the eyelid
tomy
incision
ostomy
mouth
excision
remove
ectomy
removal
-spasm

blephar/o/spasm
involuntary contraction. twitching of a muscle

spasm of the eyelid
tomy
incision
ostomy
mouth
excision
remove
ectomy
removal