MT Unit 9 & 2 Terms: Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems & Suffixes

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a-

without, not

aden/o

gland

AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

antibiotic

pertaining to against life

antipyretic

against fever

aplasia

without growth

aplastic

failure of a tissue or organ to develop or grow normally

Aut/o

Self

autoimmunity

self immunity (body does not recognize "self" from "nonself")

bacteriocide

to kill bacteria

bacteriophage

to eat bacteria

blast/o

embryonic cell

CBC

complete blood count (of different types of blood cells)

CBC

Complete blood count

chrom/o

color

edematous

pertaining to swelling

erythr/o

red

erythropoeisis

production of red blood cells

exsanguination

uncontrollable bleeding

ferr-

iron

ferrous

pertaining to iron

fibrinogen

producing fibers

fibrinolysis

destruction of fibers

fibroblast

fiber forming

Hb, Hgb

Hemoglobin

hem/o

blood

hemat/o

blood

hematocrit (Hct)

measurement of the % of packed RBCs in a whole blood sample

hematocytoblast

blood developing cell

hematoma

localized accumulation of blood

hemolysis

destruction of RBCs

hemophilia

pertaining to an affinity or love of blood (clotting disorder)

hemopoiesis

production of blood cells

hemostasis

termination of bleeding

hypernatremia

high levels of sodium in blood

immun/o

immune, immunity, safe

immunity

pertaining to immunity or protection

immunologist

one who specializes in the study of immunity (diseases)

iso-

same, equal

kary/o

nucleus

kin/o

movement

kinetic-

motion

leuk/o

white

leukemia

any of several types of malignancy that affect white blood cells

leukopenia

deficiency of white

leukorrhea

white discharge

lymph/o

lymph

lymphadenitis

inflammation of a lymph gland

lymphadenogram

x-ray of a lymph gland or node

Lymphadenography

X-ray of lymph nodes after injection of a contrast medium

lymphadenopathy

any diseases of the lymph nodes

Lymphangiography

X-ray of lymph nodes after injection of a contrast medium in lymph vessels

lymphocyte

lymph cell (a type of wbc)

lymphokinetic

circulation or movement of lymph

lymphoma

tumor of the lymph

lymphotoxin

a poison produced by lymphatic cells

macro-

large

macrophage

large eating cell

mega-

large

megakaryocyte

large nucleated cell (forms platelets)

micro-

small

mL, ml

Milliliters

monocyte

refers to one cell (type of wbc)

morph/o

form, shape, structure

myel/o

bone marrow, spinal chord

natri-

sodium

phag/o

swallowing, eating

phagocyte

cell that surrounds, engulfs, and digests microorganisms and cellular debris

phlebitis

inflammation of a vein

plasmapheresis

removing plasma

poly-

many, much

polycythemia

blood condition; overproduction of blood cells

proerythroblast

developing red blood cell

pyr/o

fire, fever

RBC, rbc

Red blood cell, red blood cell count

reticul/o

net, mesh

reticulocyte

immature erythrocyte

sanguin/o

blood

septicemia

existence and persistence of microorganisms or their toxins in the blood

ser/o

serum

splen/o

spleen

splenectomy

removal of the spleen

splenomegaly

enlargement of the spleen

splenopexy

surgical fixation of the spleen

thromb/o

blood clot

thrombocyte

clotting cell (platelet)

thrombocytopenia

deficiency of clotting cells

thrombophlebitis

inflammation of a vein associated with a clot

thromboplastin

pertaining to forming a clot

thrombosis

condition of a clot/clots/clotting

thym/o

thymus gland

thymolytic

destruction of thymus tissue

tonsillectomy

removal of the tonsils

tonsillitis

inflammation of the tonsils

WBC, wbc

White blood cell, white blood count

-blast

embryonic cell

-crit

To separate

-emia

blood condition

-ity

condition of

-osis

abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with white blood cells)

-penia

decrease, deficiency

-phage

eating

-phil

attraction for

-poiesis

formation, production

-stasis

standing still

-able

capable

-ac

pertaining to, relating to

-al

pertaining to, relating to

-algia

pain

-apheresis

removal

-ar

pertaining to, relating to

-ary

pertaining to, relating to

-ase

Referring to an enzyme

-asis, -asia

State or condition of

-atresia

Absence of a normal opening, occlusion

-cele

hernia, swelling

-centesis

surgical puncture

-clasis

to break; surgical fracture

-clysis

Washing

-desis

binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)

-duction

Movement

-dynia

pain

-eal

pertaining to, relating to

-ectasis

dilation, expansion

-ectomy

excision, removal

-edema

swelling

-emesis

vomiting

-emesis

vomiting

-emia

blood condition

-esis

condition

-ferent

Carry

-ferous

Producing

-fuge

Separating; driving away, expelling

-gen

forming, producing, origin

-genesis

forming, producing, origin

-genous

Kind, type

-gram

Record, writing

-graph

instrument for recording

-graphy

process of recording

-ia

condition

-iasis

abnormal condition (produced by something specific)

-iatric

Medical profession, physician

-ic

pertaining to, relating to

-ical

pertaining to, relating to

-ician

specialist

-ictal

Seizure, attack

-id

Form or shape

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