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-al, -eal
pertaining to
albumin/o
albumin
-ation
process
-cele
hernia
de-
down, from, or reversing
dia-
through
-esis
action, process, or result of
-extra
outside
glycos/o
sugar
hemat/o, hem/o, -emia
blood
later/o
side
lith/o
stone
-lysis
process of destroying
-megaly
enlargement
olig/o
few
periton/o
peritoneum
poly-
many
prote/o, protein/o
protein
proxim/o
near
py/o
pus
-rrhexis
rupture
sacr/o
sacrum
scop/o
to view
spin/o
spine
son/o
sound
-stomy
formation of an opening
ur/o
urine or urinary tract
urin/o
urine
-uria
urine or urination
cyst/o
bladder
glomerul/o
glomerulus
nephr/o, ren/o
kidney
pyel/o
renal pelvis
ureter/o
ureter
urethr/o
urethra
cervic/o
cervix
colp/o, vagin/o
vagina
genit/o
genitals
gon/o
genitals or reproduction
hyster/o, uter/o
uterus
metr/o
uterine tissue
oophor/o, ovar/o
ovary
salping/o
uterine tube (fallopian tube)
vulv/o
vulva
chem/o
chemical
-cidal
killing
cyst/o, vesic/o
bladder, cyst, or sac
extra-
outside
gynec/o
female
hydr/o
water
immun/o
immune
lapar/o
abdominal wall
mamm/o, mast/o
breast
men/o
month
pelv/i
pelvis
rect/o
rectum
ser/o
serum
son/o
sound
spir/o
spiral, or to breathe
tox/o
poison
immun/o
immune
trans-
across
lapar/o
abdominal wall
tri-
three
mamm/o, mast/o
breast
men/o
month
pelv/i
pelvis
rect/o
rectum
ser/o
serum
son/o
sound
spir/o
spiral, or to breathe
immun/o
immune
tox/o
poison
lapar/o
abdominal wall
trans-
across
mamm/o, mast/o
breast
tri-
three
men/o
month
pelv/i
pelvis
rect/o
rectum
ser/o
serum
son/o
sound
spir/o
spiral, or to breathe
tox/o
poison
trans-
across
tri-
three
ultra-
beyond or excess
ur/o
urine or urinary tract
urin/o
urine
fet/o
fetus
nat/i
birth
par/o
to bear offspring
-para
a female who has given birth
orchi/o, orchid/o, test/o, testicul/o
testes
pen/o
penis
prostat/o
prostate
scrot/o
bag, scrotum
spermat/o
sperm
urethr/o
urethra
vas/o
vessel or duct
adip/o, lip/o
fat
alb/o, albin/o
white
axill/o
axilla (armpit)
cry/o
cold
cutane/o, derm/a, derm/o, dermato/o
skin
cyan/o
blue
erythemat/o
follicle
hidr/o
sweat
ichthy/o
fish
kerat/o
horny (sometimes, cornea)
leuk/o
white
melan/o
black
myc/o
fungus
necr/o
dead or death
onych/o, ungu/o
nail
pil/o, trich/o
hair
scler/o
hard
seb/o
sebum
seps/o
infection
sept/o
infection or septum
therm/o
heat
xer/o
dry
dia-
through
ecto-
outside
epi-
above
in-
in, into, or not
sub-
under
-cidal
killing
-derm
skin
-static
keeping stationary
acr/o
extremities, arms or legs
algesi/o
sensitivity to pain
audi/o
hearing
aut/o
self
blephar/o
eyelid
cerebell/o
cerebellum
cerebr/o
cerebrum or brain
cervic/o
neck
chem/o
chemical
coccyg/o
coccyx
crani/o
cranium (skull)
dacry/o, lacrim/o
tear
dendr/o
tree
dipl/o
double
dur/o
dura mater
encephal/e
brain
esthesi/o
feeling
gli/o
neuroglia or a sticky substance
kerat/o
cornea, hard or horny
kinesi/o
movement
lumb/o
lower back
mening/o
meninges
ment/o, psych/o
mind
myel/o
bone marrow or spinal cord
my/o
muscle
narc/o
stupor
nerv/o, neur/o
nerve
ocul/o, ophthalm/o
eye
opt/o, optic/o
vision
phot/o
light
phren/o
mind or diaphragm
physi/o
nature
pyr/o
fire
retin/o
retina
sacr/o
sacrum
schist/o, schiz/o
split
spin/o
spine
thorac/o
thorax
vascul/o
vessel
agora-
marketplace
contra-
against
di-
twice
hemi-
twice
inter-
between
quadri-
four
semi-
half or partly
-asthenia
weakness
-esthesia
sensation, perception
-iatric, -iatry
medicine
-kinesia
movement
-lepsy
seizure
-lexia
words, phrases
-mania
excessive
-opia
vision
-orexia
appetite
-phagia
eating
-phasia
speech
-phobia
abnormal
-plegia
paralysis
-tripsy
surgical crushing
-crine
secrete
-gen
beginning, origin
-physis
growth
-tropic
stimulate
-tropin
that which stimulates
-uria
urine, urination
myx/o
mucus
andr/o
male or masculine
toxic/o
poision
urea
a major waste product found in the urine of a normal individual
nephrotomography
a special procedure that produces images that appear to be cross sections of the kidney
diuretic
an agent that increases urination
nephron
the name of the functional unit of the kidney
cystocele
a bladder hernia that protrudes into the vagina
uremia
toxic condition of the body that is associated with failure of the kidneys to function properly
nephrosis
condition when one finds degenerative changes in kidney
nephrolithotomy
surgical procedure to remove a renal calculus
name of instrument used in cystoscopy
cystoscope
pyelography
procedure in which x-rays of the renal pelvis are taken after injection of contrast medium
laparoscopy
procedure uses lighted instrument that allows direct visualization of the abdominal contents
obstetrics
branch of medicine specializes in the care of females during pregnancy & childbirth
estrogen
hormone has the primary responsiblity of developing & maintaining female sexual characteristics
unipara
means a women who has had one pregnancy that resulted in viable offspring
genitalia
reproductive organs
amniotic sac
name of the transparent sac that encloses the fetus in utero
climacteric
menopause
fistula
abnormal tubelike passage
parturition
childbirth
polyp
tumor found on a mucous membrane
pilomotor muscles
cause erection of the hairs on the skin
laceration
type of skin lesion is the result of skin being scraped or rubbed away by friction
puncture
means piercing wound
atrophy
thinning of the skin & loss of characteristic markings
furuncle
also called a boil
seborrheic dermatitis
inflammatory skin disease that begins on the scalp but may involve other areas, particulary the eyebrows
fat
adipose
debridement
removal of foreign material & dead or damaged tissue from a wound
erosion
ulceration of tissue
abscess
cavity that contains pus
craniocele
protrusion of the brain through a defect in the skull
intracerebral
type of hematoma is blood found w/in the brain tissue itself
narcolepsy
sudden attacks of sleep
multiple sclerosis
infectious eruption that usually occurs on the trunk of the body
goiter
enlargement of the thyroid gland
encephalitis
inflammation of the brain
cephalalgia
headache
neurosis
minor disorder of the nervous systew w/ anxiety as its chief symptom
pancreas
gland is responsible for the production of insulin
akinesia
means complete loss of muscle movement