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Veterinary Technician

Chapter one
STUDY
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pre-
before
peri-
around
post-
after
arthroscope
an instrument to visually examine the joint
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
leuk/o
combining form meaning white
uria
urination
anuria
absence of urine
dys-
difficult, painful, or bad
endo-
within or inside
hyper-
increased or more than normal
poly-
many
sub-
below, under, or less
ecto
outside
hypo-
decreased or less than normal
intra-
within
oliguria
infrequent or decreased amount of urination
super/supra
above, beyond, or excessive
-tomy
cutting into or incision
Gastrotomy
incision into the stomach
-stomy
surgically creating an opening between the stomach and the body surface
gastrostomy
surgically creating an opening between the stomach and the body surface
-ectomy
surgically remove or excise
cardiac
pertaining to the heart
renal
pertaining to the kidney
lumbar
pertaining to the loin
ovarian
pertaining to the ovary
uterine
pertaining to the uterus
nephrotic
pertaining to the kidneys
gastropexy
surgically stabilize the wtomach to the abdominal wall
cystocentesis
surgical puncture of the urinary bladder with a needle to remove fluid (urine)
-lysis
separation or breakdown
-scope
instrument to visually examine
endoscope
instrument to visually examine inside the body
chemotherapy
treatment with chemical substances or drugs
-itis
inflammation
hepatitis
inflammation of the liver
-malacia
abnormal softening
cardiosis
abnormal condition of the heart
-pathy
disease
urethra
tube that carries urine from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
ureters
collect urine from the kidney and transport it to the urinary bladder
hemorrhage
bursting forth of blood from vessels
-osis
abnormal condition
dysuria
painful urination
oliguria
scant urine production
catheter
thin, flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids
cystitis
imflammation of the urinary bladder
palpated
to examine a body part by palpation (feel, shape, size)
obstruction
an object that is in the way of completing a task