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Chapter 8

Respiratory System
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1. Rhinoplasty – surgical repair of the nose (p.118)


• rhin/o/plasty (rhin/o: nose; -plasty: surgical repair)
2. Adenoidectomy – removal of the adenoid (p.118)
• adenoid/ectomy (adenoid/o: adenoid; -ectomy: excision removal)
3. Laryngoplegia – paralysis of the larynx (voice box) (p.118)
• laryng/o/plegia (laryng/o: larynx; -plegia: paralysis)
4. Tracheostomy – forming an opening in the trachea (p.119)
• trache/o/stomy (trache/o: trachea; -stomy: forming an opening)
5. Bronchiectasis – abnormal expansion of the bronchus (p.119)
• bronchi/ectasis (bronchi/o: bronchus; -ectasis: expansion, dilation)
6. Pneumonolysis – loosening of the lung (p.119)
• Pneumon/o/lysis (pneumon/o: air, lung; -lysis: separation, destruction, loosening)
7. Phrenectomy – excision of the diaphram (p.119)
• phren/ectomy (phren/o: diaphram; -ectomy: excision, removal)
8. Stethoscope – instrument to examine the chest (p.119)
• steth/o/scope (steth/o: chest; -scope: instrument to view or examine)
9. Thoracocentesis – puncture of the chest (p.119)
• thorac/o/centesis (thorac/o: chest; -centesis: surgical puncture)
10. Pneumoconiosis – dust in the lung (p.119)
• pneum/o/coni/osis (pneum/o: air, lung; coni/o: dust; -osis: abnormal condition)
11. Hypoxemia – decrease oxygen in the blood (p.119)
• hyp/ox/emia (hypo-: under, decrease; ox/o: oxygen (O2); -emia: blood)
12. Atelectasis – collapsed lung (p.125)
• atel/ectasis (atel/o: incomplete, imperfect; -ectasis: dilation, expansion)
13. Hypercapnia – excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood (p.120)
• hyper/capnia (hyper-: excessive; -capnia: carbon dioxide (CO2))
14. Anosmia – lack of smell
• an/osmia (an-: lack of; -osmia: smell)
15. Dysphonia – difficulty speaking
• dys/phonia (dys-: difficult, painful; -phonia: voice)
16. Hemoptysis – spitting up blood
• hem/o/ptysis (hem/o: blood; -ptysis: spitting)
17. Pneumothorax – air in the chest
• pneum/o/thorax (pneum/o: air; -thorax: chest)
18. Bradypnea – slow breathing
• brady/pnea (brady-: slow; -pnea: breathing)
19. Tachypnea – rapid breathing
• tachy/pnea (tachy-: rapid; -pnea: breathing)
20. Coryza – head cold; upper respiratory infection (URI) (p.125)
• coryza (no available word breakdown)

Med Term March 29, 2006


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