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"Medical Terminology for Health Professions" Chapter 4: Roots and Suffixes

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my/o
muscle
fibr/o or fibros/o
fibrous tissue
fasci/o
fascia or fibrous brand
ten/o or tend/o or tendin/o
tendon
aponeur/o
aponeurosis
cardi/o
heart
kinesi/o or -kineses
movement or motion
ton/o
tone, tension, or stretching
ab-
away from
duct/o
carry or lead
ad-
toward
flex/o
bend
ex-
away from
tens/o
stretch out
lev/o levat/o
raise or lift
press/o
press or draw
stern/o
sternum
mast/o
mastoid
cleid/o
clavicle
carp/o
carpus or wristbone
sphincter/o
tight band
bi-
two
tri-
three
quadr/i or quadr/o
four
electr/o
electric or electricity
radicul/o
root or nerve root
tax/o
coordination
brady-
slow
-paresis
partial or incomplete paralysis
hemi-
half
-plegia
paralysis
-asthenia
weakness or lack of strength
-lysis
destruction or breaking down as in disease or setting free
adhes/o
stick to
-cele
tumor, cyst, or hernia
-desis
bind or tie together