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Medical Terminology Complete Chapter 1-2

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anti-
against, opposite of
brady-
slow
endo-
within
epi-
upon, over, above, on top
neo-
new
pre-
to come before
append/o, appendic/o
appendix
bi/o
life
cardi/o
heart
cerebr/o
brain, cerebrum
dermat/o
skin
electr/o
electricity
encephal/o
brain
gastr/o
stomach
hem/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
hyster/o
uterus
laryng/o
voice box, larynx
leuk/o
white
mamm/o
breast
mast/o
breast
ment/o
mind
nat/o
birth
neur/o
nerve
path/o
disease
proct/o
rectum or anus
psych/o
mind
rhin/o
nose
tonsill/o
almond, tonsil
vas/o
vessel
-al
pertaining to
-ectomy
surgical excision, removal
-emia
condition of
-gram
a record or image
-ia
condition of
-iatry
treatment, specialty
-ic
pertaining to
-itis
inflammation
-logist
one who studies
-logy
study or science of
-pathy
disease
-philia, -phil
loving, affinity for
-plasty
surgical repair
-scope
instrument used for viewing
-tic
pertaining to
-scopy
process of viewing
-meter
measure, measuring instrument
-drome
run, running
-ospy
view of
-phagia
eating or swallowing
-stasis
standing still
-phasia
speaking
hemat
blood
-emesis
vomiting
-malacia
softening
-oxia
condition of oxygen
-physis
growth
hypo-
below
-plegia
paralysis
-oma
tumor
osteoma
tumor of bone
hematemesis
vomiting of blood
cardiomalacia
softening or degeneration of heart tissue, usually from insufficient blood supply or tissue degeneration
biopsy
removal and examination or view of tissue
hypoxia
level of oxygen in below normal
hemophilia
affinity for blood and is an condition of uncontrolled blood loss
dysphagia
difficult in swallowing
aphasia
absence or impairment of speech
hypophysis
pituitary gland , which is located below the brain
quadriplegia
paralysis of four limbs
-algia
condition of pain
arthralgia
pain in a joint
-asthenia
weakness
myasthenia
weakness of muscle
-atresia
a closure or the absence of a normal body opening
hysteratresia
absence of the uterine cavity
-cele
hernia, swelling, or protrusion
meningocele
hernia of the meninges of the brain or spinal column that protrudes through an abnormal opening in the skull or spinal column
-dynia
pain
tenodynia
pain in the tendon
anorexia
a nervous condition in which a person has no appetite.
adenosis
condition of a gland
embolism
a condition in which a blood vessel is blocked by an embolus, or clot
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
lip
fat
lipoma
tumor of fat tissue
-penia
deficiency or abnormal reduction in number
calcipenia
an abnormal reduction of calcium
-phobia
fear
hydrophobia
fear of water
-plasia
formation, growth
neoplasia
new formation or growth, referring to a tumor
-rrhagia
abnormal discharge
seborrhea
discharge from the sebaceous glands
rhinorrhagia
abnormal discharge of the nose
-rrhea
discharge
-rrhexis
rupture
amniorrhexis
rupture of the membrane enclosing a fetus known as the amnion
-sclerosis
condition of hard
arteriosclerosis
artery walls are becoming hard and lose their elasticity
-spasm
sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
bronchospasm
sudden involuntary contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi