Nitecki/Surgical & Diagnostic Procedures, Colors 07/09/2010

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Review of some common medical prefixes and suffixes that are used in words relative to: surgical procedures, diagnostic procedures, & colors

-centesis

surgical puncture of a cavity

-desis

surgical fixation, fusion

-ectomy

surgical removal

-pexy

fixation

-plasty

surgical correction/repair

-rraphy

suture

-sect

to cut

-stomy

surgical opening

-tomy

surgical incision

-tripsy

to crush, break

aspir/o, aspirat/o

removal

-assay

to examine, analyze

auscult/o, auscultat/o

to listen

echo-

reverberating sound

electr/o

electricity

-gram

written record

-graph

instrument for recording

-graphy

process of recording

-meter

instrument for measuring

-metry

process of measuring

-opsy

to view

palp/o, palpat/o

to touch gently

percuss/o

to tap

radi/o

x-ray, radiation

-scope

instrument for visual examination

-scopy

visual examination

-tome

instrument for cutting

alb/o, albin/o, leuk/o

white

chlor/o

green

cirrh/o

orange-yellow

cyan/o

blue

erythr/o

red

fusc/o

dark brown

glauc/o

gray, bluish-green

jaund/o, lute/o, flav/o

yellow

melan/o

black

poli/o

gray

purpur/i

purple

rose/o

rosy

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