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Pertaining to
-eal -al -ial
-ous -ic -ory
-ical -tic -ior
-ine -ary -ac
-ac -ar
Process, condition
-ation
-ism
-y
-centesis
Surgical puncture to remove fluid.
-stomy
Opening
-plasty
Surgical repair
-ectomy
excision or removal
cerebr/o
cerebrum, largest part of the brain
gastr/o
stomach
cyan/o
blue
melan/o
black
poli/o
gray
ABNORMAL CONDITION
-ago
-esis
-ia
-iasis
-ion
-ism
-osis
-dynia
pain
-malacia
abnormal softening
-necrosis
death of tissue
-stenosis
narrowing
-rrhaphy
suture or stitch
-rrhexis
rupture
eu-
good, normal, well, easy
supra-
above, excessive
ileum
part of small intestine
ilium
part of hip bone
infection
invasion of body by disease-producing organism (pathogen)
myc/o
fungus
inflammation
localized response to tissue damage (redness-erythema, heat, swelling-edema, pain)
laceration
torn, ragged wound
mucous
adjective, line body cavities
lesion
pathological change of tissue due to disease or injury
mucus
noun, substance secreted by mucous membranes
-ologist
specialist
-ology
study of
-ostomy
surgically created artificial opening
-otomy
cutting into, surgical incision
palpation
feeling body parts with the hands
palpitation
pounding, racing heart, usually irregular
prostrate
lying flat, collapse, exhausted
pyel/o
renal pelvis
py/o
pus
pyr/o
fever, fire
supination
palm of hand up
suppuration
formation, pus discharge
suturing
closing incision with stitches
ligation
tying blood vessels or ducts
triage
medical screening of patients
trauma
wound, injury
viral
pertaining to a virus
virile
possessing masculine traits
Vertical planes
up and down at right angle to horizontal plane
Midsagittal (midline)
vertical plane divides body into equal left and right halves
Sagittal (lateral)
any vertical plane that divides body into unequal left and right portions
Coronal (frontal)
any vertical plane that divides body into anterior/posterior portions
Horizontal planes
flat crosswise line
Transverse (horizontal)
divides body into superior/inferior portions
Ventral
front or belly side
Dorsal
back of body or organs
Caudal
toward the lower part of the body