Ch. 5 Respiratory system: combining forms, prefixes & suffixes

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adenoid/o

adenoids

alveol/o

Alveolus

bronchi/o, bronch/o

bronchus

diaphragmat/o, phren/o

diaphragm

epiglott/o

epiglottis

laryng/o

Larynx (voicebox)

lob/o

Lobe

nas/o, rhin/o

nose

pharyng/o

Pharynx (throat)

pleur/o

Pleura

pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o

lung, air

pulmon/o

lung

sept/o

Septum

sinus/o

Sinus

thorac/o

thorax (chest)

tonsill/o

Tonsil

trache/o

Trachea

atel/o

imperfect, incomplete

capn/o

carbon dioxide

hem/o, hemat/o

blood

muc/o

mucus

orth/o

Straight

ox/i, ox/o

oxygen

phon/o

Sound, voice

somn/o

sleep

spir/o

Breathe, breathing

a-, an-

absence of, without

endo-

within

eu-

Normal, good

pan-

All, total

poly-

many, much

tachy-

Fast, rapid

-algia

Pain

-ar, -ary, -eal

pertaining to

-cele

hernia or protrusion

-centesis

surgical puncture to aspirate fluid

-ectasis

stretching out, dilation, expansion

-emia

blood condition

-graphy

process of recording, radiographic imaging

-meter

measurement

-pexy

surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)

-pnea

Breathing.

-rrhagia

Rapid flow of blood

-scope

Instrument used for visual examination

-scopic

pertaining to visual examination

-scopy

Visual examination

-spasm

sudden, involuntary muscle contraction

-stenosis

constriction or narrowing

-stomy

creation of an artificial opening

-thorax

chest

-tomy

cut into or incision

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