Interpreting Words 6.2 ( Bio Medical, Health )

Interpreting Words 6.2 ( Bio Medical, Health )

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crani- pertaining to the skull
-otomy cutting into
crani/ otomy cutting into the skull
dys- difficult, painful, bad
-uria urine
dys/ uria difficult or painful urination
hyster- uterus
-ectomy surgical removal of
hyster/ ectomy surgical removal of the uterus
hemo- blood
-toxic poison
hemo/ toxic blood poisoning
peri- around
-card- heart
-itis inflammation of
peri/ card/ itis inflammation around the heart
leuko- white
-cyte cell
leuko/ cyte white blood cell
chole- bile, gallbladder
-cyst- bladder, bag, sac
– itis inflammation of
chole/ cyst/ itis inflammation of the gallbladder
tachy- rapid, fast
-cardia pertaining to the heart
tachy/ cardia fast heart
neur- nerve, nervous system
-algia pain
neur/ algia pain in nervous system
poly- many, much
-cyt- cell
-emia blood
poly/ cyt/ emia many blood cells
brady- slow
-cardia heart
brady/ cardia slow heart
gastr- stomach
-ectomy surgical removal of
gastr/ ectomy surgical removal of the stomach
mening- membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord
-itis inflammation of
mening/ itis inflammation of the membranes covering he brain and spinal cord
neo- new
-pathy disease, abnormal condition
neo/ pathy new disease
dermat- pertaining to the skin
– ologist person who does/ studies
dermat/ ologist person who studies the skin
procto- rectum, rectal, anus
-scope examining instrument
procto/ scope instrument for examining the rectum
carcin- cancer, malignancy
-oma tumor, a swelling
carcin/ oma cancerous tumor
electro- electrical
-encephalo- brain
-graph diagram, instrument for recording
electro/ encephalo/ graph instrument for recording electrical activity in the brain
osteo- bone
-malacia softening of a tissue
osteo/ malacia tissue softening in a bone
para- near, beside, beyond, abnormal
-plegia paralysis
para/ plegia paralysis of the lower half of the body
py- pus
-uria urine
py/ uria the presence of pus in the urine
acro- extremeties ( arms and legs)
-megaly large, enlarged
acro/ megaly enlarged arms and legs
geront- old age, eldery
-ology study of science of
geront/ ology study of old age
dys- difficult, painful, bad
-phagia to eat, consume, swallow
dys/ phagia difficult to eat
hydro- water
-cele swelling, tumor, cavity, hernia
hydro/ cele accumalation of fluid in body sack

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