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Glossary of Terms from Chapter 1

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Word Root
the basic foundation of a word, to which component parts are added
cardiologist
on who specializes in the study of diseases and disorders of the heart;
-logist
one who specializes
cardiology
the study of the heart
-logy
the study of
caditis
inflammation of the heart
-itis
inflammation
cardiac
pertaining to the heart
-ac
pertaining to
dermatologist
one who specializes in the study o diseases and disorders of the skin
dermatology
the study of the skin
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin
dermatosis
any condition of the skin
-osis
condition
acrodermatitis
inflammation of the skin of the extremities
acr-
extremities
hypodermic
pertaining to under the skin
cardialgia
pain in the heart, heart pain
-algia
pain
cardiocentesis
surgical puncture of the heart
-centesis
surgical puncture
cardiomegaly
enlargement of the heart
-meagly
enlargement
endocardium
within the heart, the inner lining of the heart
endo-
within
-um
structure, tissue, or thing
intracardiac
pertaining to within the heart
pericardial
pertaining to around the heart (i.e, pertaining to the pericardium which is the sac that surrounds the heart

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