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Midterm Coding Definitions

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Acr/o
extremities
Albin/o
white
Ather/o
plaque, fat, fatty substance
Cholecyst/o
gallbladder
Cost/o
rib
Cyan/o
blue, bluish
-ectomy
surgical removal, excision
Eryth/o
red
-itis
inflammation
Litho
stone
-megaly
enlarged, enlargement
-oid
like, resembling
Oste/o
bone
Ot/o
ear, hearing
-pathy
disease, illness
-rrhea
abnormal flow, discharge
Adenectomy
surgical removal of a gland
Amniocentesis
surgical puncture to remove a specimen of amniotic fluid for diagnostic purposes
Apnea
the absence of spontaneous respiration
Bilateral
two sides of the body including both sides
Bradycardia
slow heartbeat/heart rate
Cervical
of or relating to a neck or cervix
Dermatologist
physician specialist of the study of the skin
Encephalomyelopathy
disease condition of the brain and spinal cord
Gastrectomy
excision of the stomach (removal)
Hematuria
blood in urine
Lipoma
fatty tissue tumor
Lymphosarcoma
malignant lymphoma that tends to metastasize freely
Orthopedist
physician specialist in treatment of skeletal and joint disorders
Osteomalacia
softening of the bone
Pediatrician
physician specialist in children's diseases and development
Tachycardia
fast heartbeat
Unilateral
one sided
Ureterolith
stone in the urether