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Medical Terminology – Ch 3: Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Terms

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Suffix… ” -algia, -dynia “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Pain “
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Suffix… ” -ectasia, -ectasis “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Dilatation, or stretching of structure”
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Suffix… -ptysis
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Meaning… spitting (from the respiratory tract)
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Suffix… ” -edema “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Swelling “
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Suffix… ” -emesis “
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Sign or Symptom… ” To vomit, vomiting “
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Suffix… ” -malacia “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Soft, softening “
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Suffix… ” -megaly “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Enlargement “
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Suffix… ” -oid “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Resembling “
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Suffix… ” -penia “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Deficiency “
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Suffix… ” -rrhage,-rrhagia “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Excessive bleeding or hemorrhage “
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Suffix… ” -rrhea “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Flow, discharge “
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Suffix… ” -rrhexis “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Rupture “
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Suffix… ” -spasm “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Twitching, cramp “
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Suffix… ” -stasis “
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Sign or Symptom… ” Stopping, controlling “
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Combining form… ” -gram “
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Procedure… ” A record “
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Combining form… ” -graph “
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Procedure… ” Instrument used to record “
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Combining form… ” -graphy “
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Procedure… ” Process of recording “
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Combining form… ” -meter “
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Procedure… ” Instrument used to measure “
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Combining form… ” -scope “
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Procedure… ” Instrument used for viewing “
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Combining form… ” -scopy “
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Procedure… ” Visual examination “
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Combining form… ” Ech(o), Son(o) “
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Meaning… ” Sound “
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Combining form… ” Electr(o) “
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Meaning… ” Electricity “
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Combining form… ” Fluor(o) “
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Meaning… ” Emitting or reflecting light “
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Combining form… ” Radi(o) “
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Meaning… ” Radiant energy “
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Combining form… ” Tom(o) “
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Meaning… ” To cut “
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Prefix… ” Ultra “
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Meaning… ” Excessive “
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Combining form… ” Algesi(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Sensitivity to pain “
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Combining form… ” Chem(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Chemical “
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Combining form… ” Cry(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Cold “
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Combining form… ” Esthesi(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Feeling or sensation “
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Combining form… ” Narc(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Stupor “
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Combining form… ” Pharmac(o), Pharmaceut(i) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Drugs or medicine “
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Combining form… ” Therapeut(o) “
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Meaning… ” Treatment “
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Combining form… ” Therm(o) “
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Treatment meaning… ” Heat “
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suffix… ” -therapy “
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Suffix for a treatment meaning… ” Treatment “
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suffix… ” -centesis “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid “
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suffix… ” -ectomy “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Resection, excision (surgical removal or cutting out) “
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suffix… ” -lysis “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Process of loosening, freeing, or destroying “
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suffix… ” -pexy “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position) “
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suffix… ” -plasty “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Surgical repair “
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suffix… ” -rrhaphy “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Suture (uniting a wound by stitches) “
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suffix… ” -scope “
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Surgical instrument used for viewing (also used in diagnostic procedures) “
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suffix… ” -scopy “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Visual examination with a lighted instrument “
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suffix… ” -stomy “
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Suffix for a surgical procedure meaning… ” Formation of an opening “. Also means “joining two previously unconnected organs”
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suffix… ” -tome “
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Suffix for an instrument used for cutting “
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suffix… ” -tomy “
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Suffix of a surgical procedure meaning… ” Incision (cutting into tissue) “
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suffix… ” -tripsy “
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Suffix of a surgical procedure meaning… ” Surgical crushing “
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Combining form… ” Aden(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Gland “
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Combining form… ” Angi(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Vessel “
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Combining form… ” Append(o), Appendic(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Appendix”
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Combining form… ” Blephar(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Eyelid “
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Combining form… ” Cerebr(o), Encephal(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Brain “
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Combining form… ” Chir(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Hand “
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Combining form… ” Col(o), Colon(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Colon “
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Combining form… ” Cutane(o), Derm(a), Dermat(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Skin “
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Combining form… ” Mamm(o), Mast(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Breast “
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Combining form… “Nephr(o), Ren(o)”
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Selected body structure… ” Kidney “
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Combining form… ” Oste(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Bone “
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Combining form… ” Steth(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Thorax (chest) “
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Combining form… ” Trache(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Trachea (windpipe) “
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Combining form… ” Tonsill(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Tonsil “
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Combining form… ” Vas(o) “
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Selected body structure… ” Vessel “