CHAPTER 1.docx - CHAPTER 1 Word Parts Algia pain suffering Dys bad difficult or painful Ectomy surgical removal cutting out Hyper excessive increased

CHAPTER 1.docx - CHAPTER 1 Word Parts Algia pain suffering...

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CHAPTER 1: Word Parts Algia - pain, suffering Dys- bad, difficult, or painful Ectomy- surgical removal, cutting out Hyper- excessive, increased Hypo- deficient, decreased Itis- inflammation Osis- abnormal condition, disease Ostomy- the surgical creation of an artificial opening to the body surface Otomy- cutting, surgical incision Plasty- surgical repair Rrhage- bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge Rrhaphy- surgical suturing Rrhea- flow, discharge Rrhexis- rupture Sclerosis- abnormal hardening Medical Terms abdominocentesis (ab-dom-ih-noh-sen-TEE-sis) acronym (ACK-roh-nim)- a word formed from the initial letter of the major parts of a compound term. (laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) acute- this type of condition has a rapid onset, a severe course, and a relatively short duration angiography (an-jee-OG-rah-fee)- the process of producing a radiographic study of blood vessels after the injection of a contrast medium to make these blood vessels visible appendectomy (ap-en-DECK-toh-mee)- the surgical removal of the appendix arteriosclerosis (ar-tee-ree-oh-skleh-ROH-sis)- the abnormal hardening of the walls of an artery or arteries arthralgia (ar-THRAL-jee-ah)- pain in a joint or joints colostomy (koh-LAHS-toh-mee)- the surgical creation of an artificial excretory opening between the colon and the body surface cyanosis (sigh-ah-NOH-sis) dermatologist (der-mah-TOL-oh-jist)- a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin diagnosis (dye-ag-NOH-sis)- the identification of a disease. diarrhea (dye-ah-REE-ah)- the frequent flow of loose or watery stools edema (eh-DEE-mah)- swelling caused by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in cells, tissues, or cavities of the body endarterial (end-ar-TEE-ree-al)- pertaining to the interior or lining of an artery
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eponym (EP-oh-nim)- a disease, structures, operation, or procedure named for the person who discovered or described it first. erythrocyte (eh-RITH-roh-sight)- a mature red blood cell fissure (FISH-ur)- a groove or crack-like sore of the skin; also describes normal fold in the contours of the brain fistula (FIS-chuh-lah)- abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs or leading from an organ to the surface of the body gastralgia (gas-TRAL-jee-ah)- stomachache; pain in the stomach gastritis (gas-TRY-tis)- inflammation of the stomach gastroenteritis (gas-troh-en-ter-EYE-tis)- an inflammation of the stomach and small intestine gastrosis (gas-TROH-sis)- any disease of the stomach hemorrhage (HEM-or-idj)- the loss of a large amount of blood in a short time hepatomegaly (hep-ah-toh-MEG-ah-lee)- abnormal enlargement of the liver hypertension (high-per-TEN-shun)- higher than normal blood pressure hypotension (high-poh-TEN-shun)- lower than normal blood pressure infection (in-FECK-shun)- the invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism. The infection can remain localized or can systemic.
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