The Language of Medicine 9th Edition Chapter 7

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53 terms · Combining forms, prefixes, suffixes and selected abbreviations

albumin/o

albumin

angi/o

vessel

azot/o

nitrogen

bacteri/o

bacteria

dips/o

thirst

kal/o

potassium

ket/o
keton/o

ketone bodies
(ketoacids and acetone)

lith/o

stone

natr/o

sodium

noct/o

night

olig/o

scanty

-poietin

substance that forms

py/o

pus

-tripsy

crushing

ur/o

urine (urea)

urin/o

urine

-uria

urination
urine condition

cali/o
calic/o

calyx

cyst/o

urinary bladder

glomerul/o

glomerulus

meat/o

meatus

nephr/o

kidney

pyel/o

renal pelvis

ren/o

kidney

trigon/o

trigone
(region of bladder)

ureter/o

ureter

urethr/o

urethra

vesic/o

urinary bladder

ADH

anti-diuretic hormone

ARF

acute renal failure

BILI

bilirubin

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

Cath

catheter
catheterization

CCPD

continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis

CKD

chronic kidney disease

Cl

Chloride

C & S

culture and sensitivity testing

ESRD

end-stage renal disease

ESWL

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

HD

hemodialysis

K+

potassium

KUB

kidney, ureter and bladder

Na+

sodium

pH

potential hydrogen
(scale to indicate acid or alkalinity)

PKU

phenylketonuria

PUL

percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy

UA

urinalysis

UTI

urinary tract infection

VCUG

voiding cystourethrogram

-pexy

surgical fixation

-iasis

abnormal condition

-ectasis
-ectasia

stretching

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