Medical Terminology - Chapter 4

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abdominopelvic

adjective meaning abdomen and pelvis; used to describe one of the body subcavities contained in the ventral cavity

angiography

x-ray of vessels

angioid

resembling blood vessels

angioplasty

surgical repair effected by opening a clogged blood vessel by means of balloon dilation

anterior

toward the front of the body; can be a noun or an adjective

ventral

adjective meaning toward the front and away from the back of the body

cranial

adjectival form of cranium or skull

craniopathy

abnormal condition of any of the cranial bones

craniotomy

incision into the cranium

distal

away from the attachment point to the body; can be a noun or an adjective

dorsal

adjective meaning the back

inferior

below or in the direction away from the cranium; can be a noun or an adjective

integumentary

adjectival form of integument, meaning the covering of the body

lateral

adjective meaning away from the middle of and toward the side of the body

medial

toward the midline of the body

myalgia

muscle pain

myocele

protrusion of muscle tissue through surrounding tissue

pneumatocele

protrusion of lung tissue through the chest wall

pneumonopexy

fixation of two layers of the lung

posterior

toward the back of the body

proximal

toward the point of fixation to the body

superior

above; toward the cranium

thoracic

adjective for chest area

ventral

toward the front of the body

visceromegaly

abnormal enlargement of an organ

abdomin/o

abdomen

crani/o

skull

thorac/o

chest

angi/o

blood and immune; vessel

my/o

muscular; muscle

pneum/o, pneumon/o, pneumat/o

respiratory; lung

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