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Nitecki/Surgical & Diagnostic Procedures, Colors 07/09/2010

Review of some common medical prefixes and suffixes that are used in words relative to: surgical procedures, diagnostic procedures, & colors
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-centesis
surgical puncture of a cavity
-desis
surgical fixation, fusion
-ectomy
surgical removal
-pexy
fixation
-plasty
surgical correction/repair
-rraphy
suture
-sect
to cut
-stomy
surgical opening
-tomy
surgical incision
-tripsy
to crush, break
aspir/o, aspirat/o
removal
-assay
to examine, analyze
auscult/o, auscultat/o
to listen
echo-
reverberating sound
electr/o
electricity
-gram
written record
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-meter
instrument for measuring
-metry
process of measuring
-opsy
to view
palp/o, palpat/o
to touch gently
percuss/o
to tap
radi/o
x-ray, radiation
-scope
instrument for visual examination
-scopy
visual examination
-tome
instrument for cutting
alb/o, albin/o, leuk/o
white
chlor/o
green
cirrh/o
orange-yellow
cyan/o
blue
erythr/o
red
fusc/o
dark brown
glauc/o
gray, bluish-green
jaund/o, lute/o, flav/o
yellow
melan/o
black
poli/o
gray
purpur/i
purple
rose/o
rosy