Nursing Foundations Terminology

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proxim

nearest

scol

curved

apo

away from

dia

through

eury

broad

pect

chest

morph

form

fac

make, do

lept

slender

lymph

watery fluid

meta

beyond

rrhag

burst forth

ton

stretch

vovl

to roll

splanchn

internal organs

med

middle

per

through out

algia

pain

crani

skull

end

inside/within

oid

like/resembling

hyper

over/more than enough

cyst

sac containing fluid

hypo

under

scop

observe

hyster

uterus

ostomy

to create opening

ectomy

cut into

para

beside/beyond

lysis

loosening/destruction

cervic

neck

chondr

cartilage

psycho

mind

lith

stone

ophthalm

eye

proct

anus

gram

record

acro

extremities

rhexis

break/burst

carcin

cancer

penia

decrease

gen

original/production

retro

backwards

trip

rub/friction

strept

twist

desis

binding

mani

madness

glosso

tongue

trophy

development

supra

above

ptosis

falling/drooping

mast

breast

rrhaphy

suture

dent

teeth

cephal

head

hydro

water

lobo

section

emesis

vomiting

contra

against

iasis

condition/formation of/presence of

trans

through/across

brady

slow

ectasis

expansion

odont

tooth

leuk

white

esthesia

sensation

cantho

angle @ the end of the eyelids

steno

narrow/contracted

cele

hernia/tumor/swelling

benign

mild/not cancerous

semen

seed

celio

abdomen

erythro

red

vaso

vessel

melan

black

cauda

tail

lingua

tongue

myring

eardrum

spondyl

spinal column/vertebrae

centesis

puncture

mening

membrane

squam

scale/scaley

macul

spot

pexy

suspension

onco

tumor

spiro

coil

lacrim

tear

viscero

organ

onych

nail/claw

thorac

chest

vesic

bladder

sphenic

wedge

myel

marrow/spinal cord

anti

against

myco

fungus

hallux

great toe/big toe

tarso

framework of the upper eyelid

cheir

hand

calc

heel/stone

digit

finger/toe

gangli and edema

swelling

gemin

twin/double

grad

walk,take steps

gran

grain/particle

micr

small

peps

digest

pleur

pleura/rib/side

mamm

breast

colla

glue/gelatin like

later

side

rachi

spinal column

phot

light

peri

around/about

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