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Glossary of medical terminology class 2

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hetro-
different
quadr-
four
-paresis
slight paralysis
osteoarthritis
R: osteo-bone; arth-joint
P: none
S: itis-inflamation
D: inflamation of bones and joints
-somnia
sleep
-cele
hernia
herniation
pericarditis
inflamtion around the heart
per-
through
singular

-nx
plural

-nges
bin-
two
pan-
all
total
tachy-
fast
-phoresis
transmitting
carrying
encephalo-
brain
bi-
two
-emesis
vomitting
pseudo-
false
-otomy
cut into
incision
cyamo
cyan
blue
-genic
forming
producing
nephro-
kidney
hepato-
liver
-ectomy
surgical removal
excision
en/endo-
within
tracheo-
trachea
micro-
small
polyarthritis
inflamation of many joints
-ectasis
stretching
dialation
inter-
between
-thorax
chest
pleural cavity
retro-
back
behind
ad-
towards
astr-
star shaped
hemigastroplasty
surgical repair of 1/2 the stomach
uni-
one
hyper-
high
poly-
many
much
-centesis
surgical puncture
nocti-
night
-opia
visual (condition)
-globin
protein
eu-
good
normal
-ar
pertaining to
like
-dynia
pain
-ary
pertaining to
like
meningo-
membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cords
gastric
pertaining to the stomach
infra-
under
below
re-
back
-crine
to secrete
homo-
same
gastromegaly
enlargement of the stomach
-ac
pertaining to
like
sub-
under
melano-
black
purpura-
purple
-oid
like
resembling
chloe-
gall
-crit
to separate
xero-
dry

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