Chapter 7 Diagnosis and treatment

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aer/o

air, gas

Ex. aerobic
pertaining to or requiring air (oxygen)

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bar/o

pressure

Ex. barometer
instrument used to measure pressure

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chrom/o, chromate/o

color, stain

Ex. chromatic
having color

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chron/0

time

Ex. chronologic
arranged according to the time of occurrence

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cry/o

cold

Ex. cryoprobe
instrument used to apply extreme cold

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electr/o

electricity

Ex. electrolysis
decomposition of a substance by means of electric current

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erg/o

work

Ex. synergistic
working together with increased effect, such as certain drugs in combination

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phon/o

sound, voice

Ex. phonograph
instrument used to reproduce sound

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phot/o

light

Ex. photoreaction
response to light

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radi/o

radiation, x-ray

Ex. radiology
study and use of radiation

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son/o

sound

Ex. sonogram
record obtained by use of ultrasound

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therm/o

heat, temperature

Ex. hypothermia
abnormally low body temperature

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-graph

instrument for recording data

Ex. polygraph
instrument used to record many physiologic responses simultaneously; lie detector

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-graphy

act of recording data

Ex. echography
recording data obtained by ultrasound

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-gram

a record of data

Ex. electrocardiogram
record of the heart’s electrical activity

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-meter

instrument for measuring

Ex. calorimeter
instrument for measuring the caloric energy of food

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-metry

measurement of

Ex. audiometry
measurement of hearing (audi/o); root metr/o means measure

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-scope

instrument for viewing of examination

Ex. bronchoscope
instrument for examining the bronchi

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-scopy

examination of

Ex. celioscopy
examination of the abdominal cavity (celi/o)

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-centesis

puncture, tap

Ex. thoracentesis
puncture of the chest (thorac/o)

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-desis

binding, fusion

Ex. pleurodesis
binding of the pleura

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-ectomy

excision, surgical removal

Ex. hepatectomy
excision of liver tissue (hepat/o)

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-pexy

surgical fixation

Ex. hysteropexy
surgical fixation of the uterus (hyster/o)

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-plasty

plastic repair, plastic surgery, reconstruction

Ex. rhinoplasty
plastic surgery of the nose (rhin/o)

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-rhaphy

surgical repair, suture

Ex. herniorrhaphy
surgical repair of the a hernia

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-stomy

surgical creation of an opening

Ex. tracheostomy
creation of an opening into the trachea (trache/o)

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-tome

instrument for incising (cutting)

Ex. microtome
instrument for cutting thin sections of tissue for microscopic study

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-tomy

incision, cutting

Ex. laparotomy
surgical incision of the abdomen

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-tripsy

crushing

Ex. neurotripsy
crushing of a nerve (neur/o)