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gastr/o

stomach

-itis

inflammation

gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

hemat/o

blood

-emesis

vomiting

hematemesis

vomiting blood

arthr/o

joint

arthritis

inflammation of a joint

-dynia

pain

gastrodynia

pain in the stomach

-logy

study of

hematology

study of blood

-centesis

surgical puncture

arthrocentesis

surgical puncture of a joint

enter

intestine

gastroenteritis

inflammation of stomach and intestine

oste/o

bone

osteoarthritis

inflammation of bone and joint

encephal/o

brain

mening

meninges

encephalomeningitis

inflammation of brain and meninges

-clasis

to break;surgical breakage

osteoclasis

surgical fracture of a bone to correct a deformity

-desis

binding, fixation(of a bone or joint)

-ectomy

excision,removal

append

appendix

appendectomy

excision of the appendix

-lysis

separation;destruction;loosening

thromb/o

blood clot

thrombolysis

destruction of a blood clot

-pexy

fixation (of an organ)

mast/o

breast

mastopexy

fixation of the breast(s)

-plasty

surgical repair

rhin/o

nose

rhinoplasty

surgical repair of the nose

-rrhaphy

suture

my/o

muscle

myorrhaphy

suture of the muscle

-stomy

forming an opening(mouth)

trache/0

trachea(windpipe)

tracheostomy

forming an opening into the trachea

-tome

instrument to cut

osteotome

instrument to cut bone

-tomy

incision

tracheotomy

incision (through the neck) into the trachea

-tripsy

crushing

lith/o

stone

lithotripsy

crushing a stone

-gram

record, writing

electr/o

electricity

cardi/o

heart

electrocardiogram

record of the electrical activity of the heart

-graph

instrument for recording

cardiograph

instrument for recording electrical activity of the heart

-graphy

process of recording

angi/o

vessel (usually blood or lymph)

angiography

process of recording blood vessels

-meter

instrument for measuring

pelv/i

pelvis

pelvimeter

instrument for measuring

-metry

act of measuring

pelvimetry

act or process of measuring the dimensions of the pelvis

-scope

instrument for examining

endo

in,within

endoscope

instrument for examining within

-scopy

visual examination

endoscopy

visual examination within

-algia
-dynia

pain

neur

nerve

neuralgia

pain of a nerve

ot/o

ear

otodynia

pain in the ear; also called earache

-cele

hernia, swelling

hepat/o

liver

hepatocele

hernia of the liver

-ectasis

dilation, expansion

bronchi

bronchus (plural, bronchi)

bronchiectasis

dilation or expansion of one or more bronchi

-edema

swelling

lymph

lymph

lymphedema

swelling and accumulation of tissue fluid

-emesis

vomiting

hyper-

excessive, above normal

hyperemesis

excessive vomiting

-emia

blood condition

an-

without, not

anemia

blood condition caused by a decrease in red blood cells (erythrocytes)

-gen
-genesis

forming, producing, origin

carcin/o

cancer

carcinogen

-forming, producing, or origin of cancer
-Is a substance or agent, such as a cigarette, that causes the development or increases the incidence of cancer

carcinogenesis

-forming, producing, or origin of cancer
-Is the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells, commonly as a result of chemical, viral, or radioactive damage to genes

-iasis

abnormal condition (produced by something specific)

chol/e

bile, gall

cholelithiasis

abnormal condition of gallstones

cholelith

gallstone

-malacia

softening

chondr/o

cartilage

chondromalacia

softening of the articular cartilage, usually involving the patella

-megaly

enlargement

cardiomegaly

enlargement of the heart

-oma

tumor

neuroma

-tumor composed of nerve tissue
-is a benign tumor composed of neurons and nerve fibers or swelling of the nerve

-osis

abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)

cyan

blue

cyanosis

-dark blue or purple discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane
-indicates a deficiency of oxygen in the blood

-pathy

disease

myopathy

disease of muscle

-penia

decrease, deficiency

erythr/o

red

erythropenia

decrease in red blood cells

-phagia

eating, swallowing

dys-

bad; painful; difficult

dysphagia

inability or difficulty in swallowing

-phasia

speech

a-

without, not

aphasia

absence or impairment of speech

-phobia

fear

hem/o

blood

hemophobia

fear of blood

-plasia
-plasm

formation, growth

dysplasia

abnormal formation or growth of cells, tissues, or organs

neo-

new

neoplasm

new formation or growth of tissue

-plegia

paralysis

hemi-

one half

hemiplegia

-paralysis of one side of the body
-usually caused by stoke or brain injury

-ptosis

prolapse, downward displacement

blephar/o

eyelid

blepharptosis

drooping of the upper eyelid

-rrhage
-rrhagia

bursting forth (of)

men/o

menses, menstruation

hemorrhage

bursting forth (of) blood

menorrhagia

profuse discharge of blood during menstruation

-rrhea

discharge, flow

dia-

through, across

diarrhea

abnormal frequent discharge or flow of fecal matter from the bowel

-rrhexis

rupture

arteri/o

artery

arteriorrhexis

rupture of an artery

-sclerosis

abnormal condition of hardening

arteriosclerosis

abnormal condition of hardening of an artery

-spasm

involuntary contraction, twitching

blepharospasm

twitching of the eyelid

-stenosis

narrowing, stricture

arteriostenosis

abnormal narrowing of an artery

-toxic

poison

hepatotoxic

-pertaining to an agent (poison) that damages the liver
-alcohol and drugs are examples of agents that damage the liver

-trophy

nourishment, development

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