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Medical Terminology - Chapter 4

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abdominopelvic
adjective meaning abdomen and pelvis; used to describe one of the body subcavities contained in the ventral cavity
angiography
x-ray of vessels
angioid
resembling blood vessels
angioplasty
surgical repair effected by opening a clogged blood vessel by means of balloon dilation
anterior
toward the front of the body; can be a noun or an adjective
ventral
adjective meaning toward the front and away from the back of the body
cranial
adjectival form of cranium or skull
craniopathy
abnormal condition of any of the cranial bones
craniotomy
incision into the cranium
distal
away from the attachment point to the body; can be a noun or an adjective
dorsal
adjective meaning the back
inferior
below or in the direction away from the cranium; can be a noun or an adjective
integumentary
adjectival form of integument, meaning the covering of the body
lateral
adjective meaning away from the middle of and toward the side of the body
medial
toward the midline of the body
myalgia
muscle pain
myocele
protrusion of muscle tissue through surrounding tissue
pneumatocele
protrusion of lung tissue through the chest wall
pneumonopexy
fixation of two layers of the lung
posterior
toward the back of the body
proximal
toward the point of fixation to the body
superior
above; toward the cranium
thoracic
adjective for chest area
ventral
toward the front of the body
visceromegaly
abnormal enlargement of an organ
abdomin/o
abdomen
crani/o
skull
thorac/o
chest
angi/o
blood and immune; vessel
my/o
muscular; muscle
pneum/o, pneumon/o, pneumat/o
respiratory; lung