Medical Terminology Chapter 1

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What does the term; ARTHR/O mean?

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joint

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    whats does sect/o mean?

    MEANING: Life
    BIOLOGY: Study of Life.
    SUFFIX: -Logy is composed of the root log (study) and the final -y (Process or Condition)
    BIOPSY: Viewing of Life

    SUFFIX: -opsy means process of viewing. Living tissue is removed from the body and viewed under a microscope.
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    What is the meaning of CARCIN/O mean?

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                           CEPHAL/O

                          (SE-FAL-IK)
                              
    MEANING:  Head
    CEPHALIC: Pertaining to the head.

    SUFFIX: -ic means pertaining to. If an infant is born with the head delivered first, it is a CEPHALIC presentation.
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    What is the meaning of:

                             CEREBR/O
    MEANING: Cerebrum (Largest part of the brain)
    CEREBRAL: Pertaining to the Cerebrum.
    SUFFIX: -AL Means pertaining to. A Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when damage to blood vessels (Vascul/o means blood vessels) in the cerebrum causes injury to nerve cells of the brain. This condition is also called a stroke.
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    What is the meaning of the term:

                                 CIS/O
    MEANING: To Cut

    INCISION: Process of cutting into.

    The prefix IN means into, and the suffix -ion means: Process

    Excision: Process of cutting out
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                                        CRIN/0
    MEANING:To secrete(to form and give off)
    Endocrine Glands: To secrete

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                                    CYST/0

                                      (SIS-TOS-KO-PE)

    MEANING: Urinary Bladder; a sac or a CYST (Sac containing fluid)

    CYSTOSCOPY: Visual examination of urinary Bladder.

    SUFFIX: Scopy means process (Y) of visual examination (Scope)
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                          CYT/O

     
    MEANING:  CELL

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                  DERM/O   &   DERMAT/O


    MEANING: Skin

    Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.

    hypodermic: Under the skin

    PREFIX: hypo means under, below.