the word part that is the core of the word, contains the basic meaning of the term
a word part, usually an o, used to ease pronunciation, is placed to connect two word roots. Placed to connect a word root and a suffix. Not placed to connect a prefix and a word root, is used to ease pronunciation; Medical terms introduced throughout the text that have -------- ------- other than o are highlighted at their introduction. hepat/o
a word part attached to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning
a word part attached to the end of the word root to modifly its meaning
space containing the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and ureters
What is the combining form for muscle
Breakdown of term arthritis
arthr/itis arthr/word root joint/definition itis/suffixes inflammation/definition
Incomplete development of an organ or tissue
study of cells
study of disease
abnormal condition of fungus in the nails
(pl) streptococci / strepococcus
berry-shape (bacterium) in twistd chains.
berry shaped bacterium in grapelike clusters.
(these bacteria cause many skin diseaes)
loss of hair
pus in the chest (pleural space) (also called empyema)
narrowing of trachea
rapid flow of blood from the nose (also called epistaxis)
excision of a lobe (of the lung)
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity.
visual examination of the larynx
a medical instrument for examining the larynx
ability to breathe only in an upright position
persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)
difficulty in swallowing
a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
incision into the thorax
inflammation of the esophagus
disease of the bone and joint
pertaining to the back
combining form red
suffix for toward
suffix for producing, originating and causing
combining form for cancer
combining form for hair
combining form for chest (thorax)
combining form for pulmon/o
what is medical term for discharge of oil?
inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchus; also known as croup
abnormally rapid rate of breathing
blood in the chest (pleural space)
combining form for nose
combining form for ureter
two slender tubes, approximately 10 to 13 inches long, that receive the urine from the kidneys and carry it to the posterior portion of the bladder
the two lower chambers of the heart. There is a right ventricle (which sends oxygen-poor blood to the lungs) and a left ventricle (which sends oxygen-rich blood to the body).
spaces within the brain that contain a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid, which flows through the subarachnoid space around the brain and spinal cord.
what does the suffix -algia mean?
what does the suffix -sclerosis mean?
excision within an artery (excision of plaque from the arterial wall)
inflammation of the gall bladder
Inflammation of the esophagus.
condition of urea in the blood (a toxic condition resulting from disease of the kidney in which waste products are in the blood that are nornally excretted by the kidney. also called uremia.
inflammation of the gums
abnormal passageway between two organs or between an internal organ and the body surface
excision of the colon
Suture (repair) of a hernia.
surgical repair of the esophogus and stomach
surgical repair of the uvula, palate, and pharynx
visual examination of the stomach
pertaining to the mouth and stomach
innermost layer of the eye, which contains the vision receptors (that perceives and transmits light to the optic nerve)
combining form for the eye
inflammation of the tear (lacrimal) sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
pain in the eye
impaired vision as a result of aging
combining form for cold
surgical repair of the eyelid
instrument used to measure (the curvature of) the cornea (used for fitting contact lenses)
middle ear (eardrum). A structure that separates the outer ear from the middle ear and vibrates in response to sound waves.
inflammation of the eardrum / tympanic membrane
combining form of the eardrum
inflammation of the middle ear
inflammation of the middle ear
otitis media (OM)
the measurement of hearing
study of hearing
EMG; graphic record of muscle contraction as a result of electrical stimulation; record of the (intrinsic) electrical activity in a (skeletal) muscle
collar bone, bone linking the scapula and sternum
lower jaw bone
combining form for kneecap
combining form for fingers and toes
combining form for vertebra
abnormal condition of death (cells and tissue die because of disease)
shaft of a long bone
what is found in the medullary cavity of a long bone?
contains yellow marrow
prefix for between
medical term for visual exam of a joint?
the most common kind of stroke
pertaining to the cerebrum, abnormal condition of a clot (blood clot in a blood vessel of the brain); a type of ischemic stroke
occurring between seizures or attacks
collection of blood under the skin
tumor made up of nerve (cells)
pain in a nerve
when blood accumulates between the dura mater and arachnoid mater due to a blow in the head
pertaining to below the dura mater
paralysis of one side of the body (right or left) stroke is the most common cause
partial paralysis of the right or left half of the body
paralysis of one limb
paralysis of all four limbs
a sense that either one's own body (subjective vertigo) or the environment i(objective vertigo) is revolving
fainting or sudden loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood supply to the cerebrum
Pus in the urine
painful or difficult urination
condition of excessive urination
scanty (abnormally small production of) urine
sugar (glucose) in the urine
medical terms of Greek and Latin
Terms built from greek and latin word parts such as arthritis
Terms derived from the name of a person, often a physician or scientist who was the first to identify a condition or technique such as Parkinson disease.
Terms formed from the first letters of the words in a phrase, can be spoken as a whole word, usually contain a vowel (e.g. laser - light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)
Terms derived from the English language such as nuclear medicine scanner
tough outer layer of the meninges
pain in the head; headache