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aspiration
using a regular needle (small needle) to remove fluis
centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
ab-
away from
ad-
towards
dys-
painful; bad or difficult; abnormal
eu-
well; easy or good; normal
inter-
between; among
intra-
within; into
poly-
many; much
olig/o-
scanty
benign
not recurring, not malignant, with a chance for recovery
malignant
tending to spread, becoming progressively worse, and life threatening
exocrine
glands that secrete outside the body
endocine
glands that secrete within the body
cyan/o-
blue
melan/o-
black
poli/o-
gray
-dynia
pain
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargment
necrosis
death of tissue
necr/o-
death
sclerosis
abnormal hardening
-stenosis
tightening; stricture
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
-graphy
process of recording
-graph
instrument for recording
-ology
study of
-ostomy
surgical creation of an artificial opening (orifice)
-otomy
cutting into or a surgical incision
-plasty
surgical repair
-scopy
visual examination
-rrhagia
bursting forth
-rrhaphy
stitch or suture
-rrhea
flow or discharge
-rrhexis
rupture
arter/o-
arteri/o-
artery
ather/o-
plaque or fatty substance
ile/o-
ileum (small intestine)
ilium
part of the hipbone
infection
invasion of the body by a pathogenic disease
inflammation
localized response to injury or destruction of tissues
laceration
torn, ragged wound
lesion
pathologic change of the tissues due to disease or injury
mucous
describes the mucous membranes that line the body cavities
mucus
name of substance secreted by mucous membranes
muc/o-
mucus
mucos/o-
mucous membrane (mucosa)
myc/o-
fungus
myel/o-
bone marrow and spinal cord
my/o-
muscle
palpation
examination by touch
palpitation
pounding or racing heart
prostate
gland in the male that lies under the urinary bladder and surrounds the urethra
prostat/o-
prostate gland
prostrate
to collapse or be overcome with exhaustion
purul/o-
py/o-
pus
pyel/o-
renal pelvis
supination
act of rotating the arm so that the palm of the hand is forward or upward.
*also means lying-down position (on your back)
suppuration
formation or discharge of pus
suturing
stitching a wound closed
ligation
binding or tying off blood vessels or ducts
trauma
wound or injury
triage
medical screening of patient's priority of need and treatment
viral
pretaining to a virus
virile
possessing masculine traits