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amylase
enzyme that aids in digestion of starch
lipase
enzyme that helps breakdown fat
maltase
enzyme that helps breakdown maltase
erythroblast
immature red blood cell
osteoblast
immature bone cell
erythrocyte
red blood cell
leukocyte
white blood cell
phagocytes
cellt hat eats or swallows
thrombocyte
blood clotting cell
carcinogenesis
formation of cancer
lithogenesis
formation of stones
osterogenesis
formation of bone
pathogenesis
production of disease
oogenesis
formatin of an egg
carcinogenic
forming cancer
lithogenic
forming of stones
osteogenic
forming of bone
pathogenic
causing disease
hemolysis
breakdown of red blood cells
hydrolysis
breakdown of water
thrombolysis
breakdown/destruction of a blood clot
dentoid
resembling a tooth
epidermoid
resembling skin
lipoid
resembling fat
mucoid
resembling mucus
dysplasia
abnormal growth
chondroplasia
development/growth of cartilage
absorption
process of absorbing
catheterization
process of inserting a tube into a body organ
vaccination
process of stimulating immune system by introduction of a kille dor altered antigen
atrophy
process of degeneration of an organ or structure (without growth or development)
-graphy
suffix meaning process of recording an image
-scopy
suffix meaning process of visually examining
arthralgia
joint pain
cephalgia
head ache
gastralgia
stomach ache
myalgia
muscle pain
neuralgia
nerve pain
otalgia
ear ache
pleurodynia
pain in the pleuria
anemia
deficiency in hemoglobin or erythrocytes
hyperglycemia
excessive sugar in the blood
hypocalcemia
deficient calcium in the blood
leukemia
cancerous condition of white blood cells
uremia
urine in the blood
cystitis
inflammatin of the bladder
dermatitis
inflamation of the skin
gingivitis
inflamatin of the gims
rhinitis
inflamation of the nose
tonsilitis
inflammation of the tonsils
chondromalacia
softening of the cartilage
encephalomalacia
softening of the brain
onychomalacia
softening of the nails
osteomalacia
softening of the bones
cardiomegaly
enlargement of the heart
hepatomegaly
enlargement of the liver
splenomegaly
enlargement of the spleen
hemorrhage
bursting forth of blood
encephalorrhagia
bursting forth of blod in the brain
gastrorrhagia
bursting forth of blood from the stomach
diarrhea
excessive bowel movements (flowing through)
menorrhea
menstrual flow
pyorrhea
discharge of pus
rhinorrhea
flow or discharge from nose; runny nose
angiorrhexis
rupture of a vessel
cystorrhexis
rupture of the bladder
enterorrhexis
rupture of the small intestine
adenoma
tumor of a gland
carcinoma
cancerous tumor
hematoma
collection of blood (bruise)
hepatoma
tuomor of the liver
myoma
tumor of the muscle
dermatosis
abnormal condition of the skin
necrosis
abnormal condition of dying tissue
onychosis
abnormal condition of the nails
thrombosis
abnormal condition of clotting cells (in which excessive clotting occurs)
cardiopathy
disease of the heart; diseased heart
enteropathy
disease of the small intestine
nephropathy
disease of the kidney
erythropenia
deficiency of red blood cells
leukopenia
deficiency of white blood cells
thrombocytopenia
deficiency of clotting cells
acrophobia
fear of heights
arachnophobia
fear of spiders
claustrophobia
fear of closed in places
arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
phlebosclerosis
hardening of the veins
appendectomy
removal of the appendix
gingivectomy
removal of the gums
mastectomy
removal of the breast
nephrectomy
removal of the kidney
tympanectomy
removal of the eardrum
cardiogram
written record of the heart
electroencephalogram
written record of the electrical impulses of the brain
mammogram
written record of the breast
cardiography
process of recording the heart
electroencephalography
process of recording electrical impulses of the brain
mammography
process of recording the breast
radiography
use of x-rays to record
audiometer
process of measuring hearing
sphygmomanometer
instrument to measure blood pressure
spirometer
instrument to measure breathing capacity
thermometer
instrument to measure temperature
audiometry
process of measuring hearing
spirometry
process of measuring breathing capacity
autopsy
viewing of a dead body
biopsy
viewing of living tissue
colostomy
creation of an opening in the colon
tracheostomy
creation of an opening in the trachea
angioplasty
surgical repair of a vessel
blepharoplasty
surgical repair of the eyelid
mammoplasty
surgical repair of the breast
rhinoplasty
surgical repair of the nose
urethroplasty
surgical repair of the urethra
cystorrhaphy
suturing of the bladder
nephrorrhaphy
suturing of the kidney
colonoscope
instrument to view the colon
cytoscope
insrument ot view the bladder
laparoscope
instrument to view the abdominal cavity
otoscope
instrument to view the ear
colonoscopy
process of viewing the colon
cytoscopy
process of viewing the bladder
laparoscopy
process of viewing the abdominal cavity
otoscopy
process of viewing the ear
hemostasis
stopping/controlling the flow of blood
homeostasis
tendency of body to maintain consistency
pyostasis
controlling the formation of pus
chemotherapy
treatment with drugs
hydrotherapy
treatment with water
radiotherapy
treatment with radiation (x-rays)
craniotomy
incision/cut into the skull
cystotomy
incision/cut into the bladder
keratomy
incision into the cornea
tracheotomy
incision/cut into the trachea
cardia
pertaining to the heart
iliac
pertaining to the ilium
abdominal
pertaining to the abdomen
nasal
pertaining to the nose
obstetrical
pertaining to childbirth
pleural
pertaining to the pleura
alveolar
pertaining to the alveoli
glandular
pertaining to the glands
muscular
pertaining to the muscles
tonsillar
pertaining to the tonislls
pulmonary
pertaining to the lungs
auditory
pertaining to hearing
coccygeal
pertaining to the coccyx
esophageal
pertaining to the esophagus
laryngeal
pertaining to the larynx
aortic
pertaining to the aorta
chronic
long lasting (pertaining to time)
gastric
pertaining to the stomach
peptic
pertaining to digestion
tympanic
pertaining to the eardrum
venous
pertaining to a vein
radiographer
person who takes x-rays
ultrasonographer
person who performs ultrasonography
obstetrician
medical specialist in childbirth
peiatrician
medical specialist in children
technician
specialist in technical procedures
cardiologist
heart specialist
chemist
specialist in chemicals
nephrologist
kidney specialist
oncologist
cancer specialist
psychiatrist
specialist in mental disorders
biology
study of life/living things
cardiology
study of the heart
hematology
study of the blood
nephrology
study of the kidneys
opthalmology
study of the eyes
psychology
study of the mind
obstetrics
medically concerning birth
pediatrics
medically concerning children