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Root word: amyl/o
Root Word Meaning: starch
Word Association: amylase, an enzyme that breaks down starch
Root word: blast/o
Root Word Meaning: embryonic
Word Association: Blastogenesis, development of an individual
Root word: blephar/o
Root Word Meaning: eyelid
Word Association: Blepharoptosis is sagging of the upper eyelid.
root word: crypt/o
Root Word Meaning: hidden
Word Association: cryptogenic, obscure or doubtful origin
root word: cry/o
Root Word Meaning: cold
Word Association: cryoablation, removal of tissue with extreme cold
root word: fibr/o
Root Word Meaning: fiber
Word Association: fibrous, containing, consisting of, or resembling fiber.
root word: glyc/o
Root Word Meaning: sugar
Word Association: Hypoglycemia, blood sugar levels to low
root word: hemat/o
Root Word Meaning: blood
Word Association: Hematocyturia, is presence of blood in the urine.
root word: lith/o
Root Word Meaning: stone calculus
Word Association: Lithocystotomy, incision of the bladder to remove stones
root word: myc/o
Root Word Meaning: fungus
Word Association: Mycology is the science and study of fungi
root word: optic/o
Root Word Meaning: vision
Word Association: Optical refers to vision. Optometrist examines the eyes.
root word: orth/o
Root Word Meaning: straight, normal
Word Association: Orthopedics, restoration of the skeletal system.
root word: oste/o
Root Word Meaning: bone
Word Association: Osteoarthritis, type of arthritis, involves bones and joints
root word: pharmac/o
Root Word Meaning: drugs/ meds
Word Association: Medicines dispenced from a pharmacy
root word: phon/o
Root Word Meaning: voice
Word Association: Phonocardiography, graphic representation of heart sounds
root word: prote/o
Root Word Meaning: protein
Word Association: Proteinuria, excessive proteins in urine
root word: Pyr/o
Root Word Meaning: fire
Word Association: Pyromaniacs enjoy setting fires, or watching them.
root word: therm/o
Root Word Meaning: heat
Word Association: thermometer, used to determine temperatures.
meaning: Radiographic examination of the arterial system by introduction of contrast media
A defect or failure of nutrition manifested as a wasting away in the size of a cell, tissue or organ.
Any bluish discoloration of the skin, nail beds and/or lips due to an oxygen dificiency or blood flow dificiency.
an abnormal localized collection of the blood in which the blood is clotted or partially clotted.
An accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity that may occur spontaneously, as a result of trauma, pathological process, or can be introduced deliberately- either traumatic (caused by injury) or spontaneous (caused by a weak area in the lung wall called blebs).
A group of symptoms that occur together regularly for example: Weakness, nausea, fever, 3 day flu syndrome
an opening between the trachea and esophagus. This condition allows the ingestion of food into the lungs.
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