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Medical term 2

  1. Suffixes

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  1. What are some common terms that use these combining forms with a suffix? ( see next slide )
  2. The basic rule for building a medical term: use a combining vowel, such as o , to connect the root to the suffix. Drop the combining vowel if the suffix begins with a vowel. Example: gastr/itis NOT gastr/o/itis. Discuss definitions of terms. otalgia-ear pain leukemia-increase in malignant (cancerous) white blood cells in blood and bone marrow. pneumonia-abnormal condition of the lungs marked by inflammation and collection of material within the air sacs of the lungs. hepatomegaly-enlargement of the liver.
  3. Discuss definitions of terms. thoracentesis-a shortened form of the term, thoracocentesis, a surgical puncture of the chest to remove fluid. tonsillectomy-removal of a tonsil or tonsils. myelogram-x-ray image of the spinal cord after contrast is injected within the membranes surrounding the spinal cord in the lumbar area of the back. angiography-x-ray recording of blood vessels after contrast in injected.
  4. Discuss meaning of terms. acute-sharp, sudden, and intense for a short period of time. adenocarcinoma-cancerous tumor derived from glandular cells. bronchoscopy-visual examination of bronchial tubes by passing an endoscope through the trachea (windpipe) into the bronchi. cardiomyopathy-disease of heart muscle. erythrocytosis-abnormal condition (slight increase in numbers) of red blood cells.
  5. Discuss meaning of terms. hematuria-abnormal condition of blood in the urine. ischemia-deficiency of blood flow to a part of the body, caused by narrowing or obstruction of blood vessels. laparascopy-visual examination of the abdomen. mammoplasty-surgical repair (reconstruction) of the breast. otalgia-pain in an ear. phlebotomy-incision of a vein.
  6. Discuss definitions of terms. rhinoplasty-surgical repair of the nose. rhinorrhea-discharge from the nose. salpingectomy-removal of a fallopian tube. septicemia-infection in the blood.
  7. Discuss definitions of terms. thoracentesis-surgical puncture of the chest to remove fluid. tonsillectomy-removal of a tonsil or tonsils. uremia-abnormal condition of excessive amounts of urea in the bloodstream. vascular-pertaining to blood vessels.