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-centesis

a specific kind of surgical incision; it means a surgical puncture to remove fluid

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thoracocentesis also called thoracentesis

This surgical procedure involves cutting into the chest to place a tube for the removal of fluid.

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amniocentesis

the removal of amniotic fluid during pregnancy for fetal assessment

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amni/o

related to the amnion, the sac that contains the embryo or fetus withing the uterus

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extracorporeal

outside the body

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lithotripsy

noninvasive procedure to crush stones within the body

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-tripsy

to crush

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lith/o

stone or calculus

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-lysis

to break down or to destroy

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Thrombolysis

the destruction of a blood clot

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thromb/o

blood clot

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hem/o

blood

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hemolysis

destruction of the blood cells

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-rrhaphy

to suture, to close an opening using surgical stitches

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herniorrhaphy,

the surgical repair of a hernia using sutures

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hernia

a protrusion of a portion of an organ through an abnormal opening in the muscle wall of the surrounding cavity

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-pexy

to anchor or to secure in place

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hysteropexy

a surgical repair that secures the uterus in its proper position when it has undergone prolapse

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prolapse

a condition of sinking or falling down

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pyloroplasty

a surgical repair of the pyloruw

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pylorus

the portion of the stomach that empties into the small intestine

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excise

to remove surgically

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-ectomy

excision

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excision

the surgical removal of

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polypectomy

surgical removal of polyps

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polyps

small tumors that grow from mucous membranes

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mamm/o and mast/o

brest

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mammoplasty

breast repair

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breast reduction mammoplasty

surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breast

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mastectomy

surgical removal of the breast

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lumpectomy

the removal of lump in the breast while the rest of the breast remains

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nephr/o and ren/o.

refer to the kidney

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aden/o

gland

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adenctomy

procedure to remove a lymph gland

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tonsill/o

tonsil or tonsils

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tonsillectomy

surgical procedure to remove the tonsils

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osteotome

instrument for cutting bone

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chir/o

hand

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chiroplasty

surgical repair of the hand

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blepharoplasty

srugical repair of the eyelid

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blephar/o

eyelid

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col/o and colon/o

colon or large intestine

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coloscopy and colonscopy

the procedure for viewing the inner surfaces of the colon with a fiberoptic device

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colonscope

fiberoptic device used to view inside colon

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colectomy

the surgical removal of the colon or a portion of the colon

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colostomy

the creation of an artificial opening from the colon to the outside of the body

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-stomy

surgical opening

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stoma

opening itself

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vas/o

1. a vessel
2. ductus deferens

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vasectomy

cutting of the ductus deferens to cause sterility

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angi/o

vessel

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angioplasty

repair of a blood vessel

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vasoplasty

repair of a blood vessel or of the ductus deferens(usually the second one)

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encephal/o

brain

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cerebr/o

also means brain and is sometimes used specifically to refer to the cerebrum

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cerebrum,

the largest part of the brain.

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cerebrotomy.

inflammation of the brain.