Veterinary Technician

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Chapter one

pre-

before

peri-

around

post-

after

arthroscope

an instrument to visually examine the joint

gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

leuk/o

combining form meaning white

uria

urination

anuria

absence of urine

dys-

difficult, painful, or bad

endo-

within or inside

hyper-

increased or more than normal

poly-

many

sub-

below, under, or less

ecto

outside

hypo-

decreased or less than normal

intra-

within

oliguria

infrequent or decreased amount of urination

super/supra

above, beyond, or excessive

-tomy

cutting into or incision

Gastrotomy

incision into the stomach

-stomy

surgically creating an opening between the stomach and the body surface

gastrostomy

surgically creating an opening between the stomach and the body surface

-ectomy

surgically remove or excise

cardiac

pertaining to the heart

renal

pertaining to the kidney

lumbar

pertaining to the loin

ovarian

pertaining to the ovary

uterine

pertaining to the uterus

nephrotic

pertaining to the kidneys

gastropexy

surgically stabilize the wtomach to the abdominal wall

cystocentesis

surgical puncture of the urinary bladder with a needle to remove fluid (urine)

-lysis

separation or breakdown

-scope

instrument to visually examine

endoscope

instrument to visually examine inside the body

chemotherapy

treatment with chemical substances or drugs

-itis

inflammation

hepatitis

inflammation of the liver

-malacia

abnormal softening

cardiosis

abnormal condition of the heart

-pathy

disease

urethra

tube that carries urine from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body

ureters

collect urine from the kidney and transport it to the urinary bladder

hemorrhage

bursting forth of blood from vessels

-osis

abnormal condition

dysuria

painful urination

oliguria

scant urine production

catheter

thin, flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids

cystitis

imflammation of the urinary bladder

palpated

to examine a body part by palpation (feel, shape, size)

obstruction

an object that is in the way of completing a task

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