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Ch. 5 Respiratory system: combining forms, prefixes & suffixes

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adenoid/o
adenoids
alveol/o
Alveolus
bronchi/o, bronch/o
bronchus
diaphragmat/o, phren/o
diaphragm
epiglott/o
epiglottis
laryng/o
Larynx (voicebox)
lob/o
Lobe
nas/o, rhin/o
nose
pharyng/o
Pharynx (throat)
pleur/o
Pleura
pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o
lung, air
pulmon/o
lung
sept/o
Septum
sinus/o
Sinus
thorac/o
thorax (chest)
tonsill/o
Tonsil
trache/o
Trachea
atel/o
imperfect, incomplete
capn/o
carbon dioxide
hem/o, hemat/o
blood
muc/o
mucus
orth/o
Straight
ox/i, ox/o
oxygen
phon/o
Sound, voice
py/o
Pus
somn/o
sleep
spir/o
Breathe, breathing
a-, an-
absence of, without
endo-
within
eu-
Normal, good
pan-
All, total
poly-
many, much
tachy-
Fast, rapid
-algia
Pain
-ar, -ary, -eal
pertaining to
-cele
hernia or protrusion
-centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
-ectasis
stretching out, dilation, expansion
-emia
blood condition
-graphy
process of recording, radiographic imaging
-meter
measurement
-pexy
surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
-pnea
Breathing.
-rrhagia
Rapid flow of blood
-scope
Instrument used for visual examination
-scopic
pertaining to visual examination
-scopy
Visual examination
-spasm
sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-stenosis
constriction or narrowing
-stomy
creation of an artificial opening
-thorax
chest
-tomy
cut into or incision