Language of Medicine Chapter 18- Word Parts

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Chabner's Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Word parts for Chapter 18- the endocrine system.

aden/o

gland

adren/o

adrenal gland (1)

adrenal/o

adrenal gland (2)

andr/o

male

calc/o

calcium (1)

calci/o

calcium (2)

cortic/o

cortex, outer region

crin/o

secrete

dips/o

thirst

estr/o

female

gluc/o

sugar (1)

glyc/o

sugar (2)

gonad/o

sex glands (testes, ovaries)

home/o

sameness

hormon/o

hormone

insulin/o

insulin

kal/i

potassium

lact/o

milk

myx/o

mucus

natr/o

sodium

pancreat/o

pancreas

parathyroid/o

parathyroid gland

phys/o

growing

pituitar/o

pituitary gland

somat/o

body

ster/o

solid structure

thyr/o

thyroid gland (1)

thyroid/o

thyroid gland (2)

toc/o

childbirth

toxic/o

toxic

ur/o

urine

-agon

assemble, gather together

-emia

blood condition

-in

a substance (1)

-ine

a substance (2)

-tropin

stimulating the function of (to turn or act on)

-uria

urine condition

eu-

good, normal

hyper-

excessive, above normal

hypo-

deficient, below, under, less than normal

oxy-

rapid, sharp, acid

tetra-

four

tri-

three

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