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Medical terminology

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record or picture
the suffix -gram means
medical term that means brain hardening
encephalosclerosis
surgical term that means incision into the bladder
cystotomy
a medical term that means suture the lip
cheilorraphy
the gland that is sometimes referred to as the master gland
pituiary gland
the prefix hyper- means
over, above
the combining form cost/o means
rib
a medical term that means pain in the bladder
cystalgia
the part of a medical term that often indicates a condition, disease, or procedure is the
suffix
the diagnostic term that means decrease in bone mass and bone density
osteoporosis
the diagnostic term that means narrowing of the trachea
tracheostenosis
a medical term that means study of newborn
neonatology
the medical term hematuria means
a condition of blood in the urine
a medical term that means complete absence of urine
anuria
a surgicial term that means surgical repair of the eardrum
myringoplasty
a medical term for hives
urticaria
a medical term that means excision of the gallbladder
choleystectomy
the prefix intra- means
within, inside
a medical term meaning normal thyroid
euthyroidal
inflammation of the inner lining of the heart is called
endocarditis
a medical term meaning narrowing of the ureter is
ureterostenosis
a medical term that means nose discharge
rhinorrhea
a diagnostic term that means low level of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemia
the body is divided into right & left sides by what plane
sagittal plane
the term for heart pain is
cardiodynia
the combining form oophor/o
ovary
a medical term that means procedure to visually examine the bronchus
bronchoscopy
the suffix-logy means
the study of
the combining form ophthalm/o means
eye
the term meaning movement away from the midline is
abduction
the diagnostic term that means inflammation of the gallbladder is
cholecystitis
a medical term that means excessive activity of the thyroid is
hyperthroidism
the prefix that means around or about is
peri-
the suffix -otomy means
cutting into
a medical term that means enlarged adrenal gland
adrenomegaly
posterior is similar in meaning to
dorsal
the medical term for bluish tinge is
cyanosis
the combining form mast/o means
breast
the term that means surgical repair of the skin or skin grafting is
dermatoplasty
the diagnostic term that means nerve tumor is
neuroma
a medical term meaning record of the electricity of the heart is
electrocardiogram
a medical term that means inflammation of a joint
arthritis
the sac containing fluid that surrounds the heart
pericardium
a medical term that means suture a tendon
tenorrhaphy
a medical term that means state of no sperm
aspermia
a medical term that means to visual examination of the bladder is
cystoscopy
a diagnostic term that means inflammation of the gums
gingivitis
a surgical term that means suture of the vulva is
episiorrhaphy
the combining form myring/o means
eardrum
the combining form chol/e means
bile, gall
a medical term that means pus in the urine
pyuria
a term that means decrease in platelets is
thrombocytopenia
the combining form nephr/o means
kidneys
a medical term that means process of recording the electrical activity of the brain is
electroencphalography
the combining form hemat/o means
blood
the medical term for not breathing is
apnea
the combining form gastr/o means
stomach
the combining form rhin/0 means
nose
the medical term commonly known for headache is
cephalagia
the belly side of the body is
ventral
the combining form that pertains to the chest is
thorac/o
the oppisite of caudal is
cephalic
a medical term meaning inflammation of the small intestines
enteritis
the combining form onych/o means
nail
the prefix that means above is
supra-
the term for diffenceny of blood is
ischemia
the medical term for the study of tissue is
histology
the prefix meaning false is
pseudo-
the medical term for painful breathing is
dyspnea
a medical term for surgical removal of fat is
lipectomy
a term that means the condition of no sweat is
anhidrosis
a medical term that means surgically cutting into a joint is
arthrotomy
the suffix -megaly means
abnormal enlargement
the combining form aden/o means
gland
inflammation of the lymph nodes is called
lymphadenitis
the combing form enter/o means
small intestines
the medical term for reddness is
erythema
a medical term that means inflammation of the eyelid is
blepharitis
the medical term for excessive bleeding during a menstral cycle is
menorrhagia
the prefix peri- means
around
the combining form for clumping is
agglutin/o
the diagnostic term for potassium in the blood is
hyperkalemia
the combining form for mouth is
or/o
the medical term that means fainting is
syncope
the suffix for inflammation is
-itis
a medical term that means lymph tumor is
lymphoma
a medical term that means irregular heart beat
arrhythmia
a medical term that means reduced amount of urine is
oliguria
the prefix for across is
trans-
the diagnostic term that means disease of the heart muscle is
cardiomyopathy
a medical term that means softening of the nail
onychomalcia
the suffix that means abnormal condition of the skin is
-iasis
the prefix that means backward is
retro-
a medical term that means suturing of the heart
cardiorrhapy
the combining form for skin is
derm/o
the suffix that means abnormal softening is
-malacia
a medical term that means bleeding from the bladder is
cystorrhagia
a medical term that means rupture of the eardrum is
tympanorrhexis
a medical term that means paralysis of only one side of the body is
hemiplegia
a medical term that means surgical removal of the spleen is
spleenenctomy
the formation of yellowish plaques of cholesterol on the inner walls of arteries is
atherosclerosis
the combining form that ,means straight is
orth/o
the term for surgical repair of a nerve is
neuroplasty
inflammation of many muscles is known as
polymyositis
the prefix inter- means
between
inflammation of the renal pelvis and the kidney is
pyelonephritis
lateral refers to
sides
the prefix that means painful is
dys-
a medcial term for urethra pain is
urethralgia
insertion of a needle into a vein to withdraw blood is called
venipuncture
the combining form for brain is
encephal/o
a medical term for pain in a joint is
arthralgia
the suffix -paresis means
weakness
the term for the surgical procedure to cut a hole into the trachea to provide an airway is
tracheostomy
the diagnostic term that means tumor consisting of blood vessels is
angioma
a medical term that means inflammation of the urethra is
urethritis
a medical term that means slow movement si
bradykinesia
the suffix that means surgical removal is
-ectomy
the prefix that means against is
anti-
the prefix that means without is
a-
a medical term that means inflammation of the lymph gland is
lymphadenitis
the medcial term for nearsightedness is
myopia
a medical term that means surgical repair of the nose is
rhinoplasty
a medical term that means enlargement of the heart is
cardiomegly
a medical term that means slow heartbeat is
bradycardia
the combining form for bladder is
cyst/o
the medical term that means sugar in the urine is
glycosuria
the diagnostic term that means condition of the kidney stones is
nephrolithiasis
the term for urination is
micturition
the term meaning condition of tissue death is
necrosis
what structre is known as the windpipe
trachea
the medical term for the destruction of sperm
spermatolysis
the diagnostic term for the narrowing of blood vessels is
angiostenosis
the surgical term for incision into the chest is
thoracotomy
the suffix that means narrowing is
-stenosis
the suffix that means an instrument for recording is
-graph
the suffix that means the process of visually examining is
-scopy
the combing word that means testes is
orch/o
the combing form for lung is
pneum/o
the medical term that means painful urination is
dysuria
the suffix that means condition of the urine is
-uria
the combining form for cartilage is
chondr/o
the diagnostic term that means drooping eyelid is
blepharoptosis
the combining form that means joint is
arthr/o
a medical term that means excessive eating is
polyphagia
the diagnostic term that means weakness in the wall of a arterty that results in localized widening of the artery is called
aneurysm
the suffix for surgical repair is
-plasty
the surgical term for the surgical remaoval of the thymus gland is
thymectomy
the medcial term for excessive thirst is
polydipsia
the combining form for the head is
chephal/o
the combining form that means bone marrow is
myel/o
the medical term that means stoppage of bleeding is
hemostasis
anorther name for the coronal plane is
frontal plane
the combining form that stands for gland is
aden/o
the medical term that means abnormal condition of gallstones is
cholelithiasis
a medical term that means disease producing
pathogenic
the combining form that stands for fatty substance is
ather/o
the prefix that means slow is
brady-
the term that means pus producing is
pyogenic
the suffix that means pain is
-algia
the term that means t uring the palm up is
supination
the fondation of a medical term is
woodroot
the diagnostic term that means protusian of the bladder is
cystocele
a medical term that means softening of the cartilage is
chondromalacia
the combining form that means stone is
lith/o
a medical term that means visual examination of a joint is
arthroscopy