14 terms

Medical Terminology - Word Parts G

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galact/o
(milk) galactopyria, milk fever.
gangli/o
(knot) ganglion, a knotlike mass.
gastr/o
(stomach) gastritis, inflammation of the stomach.
gen/o
(come into being, originate) genetic, inherited.
-genesis
(production or origin) pathogenesis, the de- velopment of a disease.
-genic
(giving rise to, originating in) cardiogenic, originating in the heart.
gloss/o
(tongue) glossal, pertaining to the tongue
glyc/o
(sweet) glycemia, the presence of sugar in the blood.
gnath/o
(jaw) gnathitis, inflammation of the jaw.
-gram
(drawing, written record) electrocardiogram, a recording of the heart's electrical activity.
-graph
(an instrument for recording the activity of an organ) electrocardiograph, an instrument for measuring the heart's electrical activity.
-graphy
(the recording of the activity of an organ) electrocardiography, the method of recording the heart's electrical activity.
gynec/o
(woman) gynecologist, a specialist in diseases of the female genital tract.
gnos/o
(knowledge) prognosis, a prediction of the outcome of a disease.
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