CHAPTER 12 - The root word nephr/o- in its combining form...

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The root word nephr/o- in its combining form means kidney . The prefix dia- literally and actually means across, through, complete, or total . The suffix that means nourishment or development is –trophy . The suffix that means drooping, sagging or prolapsed (kidney) is –ptosis “nephron/ptosis” . The process of forming urine begins in the glomeruli capsule “part of nephron” . The tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder are the ureters “small canals” . The muscular, hollow organ that temporarily holds the urine is the urinary bladder “vesic/o- or cysto-“ . The organ whose functions are to remove waste products from the blood and aid in maintaining water and acid base balance in the body is the kidney . The test that measures the amount of urea in the blood is called the BUN test “blood urea nitrogen test” . A person with Hyper/dipsia is suffering from excessive thirst . The medical term that means Scanty or Slight Urination is olig/uria
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