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Glossary of Chpt 2 Suffixes in Surgery ... Surgical Defs

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appendectomy
excise vermiform appendix
arthrocentesis
pucture a hole in a joint to remove fluid
colostomy
surgical creation of a opening b/t the colon & body surface
phlebotomy
incision of a vein
arthrodesis
surgical fusion of a joint
neurorrhaphy
suture of a nerve tissue
gastropexy
surgical fixation of the stomach
rhinoplasty
plastic repair / surgery of the nose
osteoclasis
surgical fracture/refracture of a bone
enterolysis
surgical seperation of intestinal adhesions
lithotripsy
crushing a bladder stone using ultrasonic waves
circumcision
surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
germicide
destroy pathogenic microorganisms
hemostasis
stopping escape of blood naturally or artifically
necrosis
death of cells or tissue
triage
sort out and classify ... determine priority of treatment
psychiatry
healing of the mind
chemotherapy
treatment of illnes using medication
excerebration
process of removal of the brain
cephalodynia
pain in the head
hepatocele
hernia of the liver
bronchiextasis
chronic dilation of one or more bronchi
polycythemia
increase of RBCs in the blood
opposite of enimia
carcinogen
any substance that causes cancer
encephalogram
brain X ray
cardiograph
instrument that records electrical activity of the heart
roentgenography
X ray films of internal structures of the body
cholelithiasis
presence of formation of gallstones
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
biology
study of life
osteomalacia
softening of bones from a Vit. D deficincy
hepatomegaly
enlargement of the liver
craniometer
instrument for measuring skulls
pelvimetry
measurment of capacity & dia. of the pelvis
lipoid
fatlike
adenoma
benign skin tumor in which the cells are derived from glandular epithelium
dermatosis
any skin disease esp. not characterized by inflammation
nephropathy
disease of the kidneys
leukocytopenia
reduction in no. of WBCs
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
aphasia
loss of power of expression by speech, writing, signs, AND comphrending speech or words
hemiplegia
paralysis of one side of the body
acrophobia
fear of heights
hystoroptosis
downward displacement of the uterus...a prolapsed uterus
hemorrhage
escape of blood from a vessel ... excessive bleeding
menorrhea
normal menstration
angiorrhexis
rupture of a vessel
esp. a blood vessel
arteriosclerosis
harding or thickening of the arterial walls of arteries
otoscopy
examination of the ear using an otoscope
blepharospasm
spasm of the eyelid

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