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Term Definition
plasty surgical repair
pexy surgical fixation
itis inflammation
oma tumor
bi/di two
scope instrument to visually exam
scopy visual exam
gram radiographic image
graphy process of recording a radiographic image
osis abnormal condition
cry/o cold
rrhea discharge
rrhage rapid flow of blood
rrhexis rupture
rrhaphy suture
lysis loosening, separating
ectomy surgical removal
otomy surgical incision
ostomy creation of an artificial opening
pathy disease
ptosis drooping , sagging
sclerosis hardening
stenosis narrowing or constricting
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain
encephala/o brain
meningi/o meninges
myel/o spinal cord
neur/o nerve
esthesi/o sensation, feeling
pshch/o mind
phas/o speech
quadr/i four
paresis slight paralysis
ictal seizure
hemi half
mono one
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebal palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electro encephalogram
MS multiple sclerosis
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
TIA transient ischemic attack
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
blephar/o eyelid
conjuctiv/o conjuctiva
cor/o pupil
kerat/o , corne/o cornea
lacrim/o , dacry/o tear, tear duct
ir/I , iris
irid/o iris
opthalm/o eye
opt/o vision
phak/o lens
retin/o retina
scler/o sclera
phot/o light
opia vision condition
IOP intraocular pressure
audio hearing
ot/o ear
mastoid/o mastoid bone
myring/o tympanic membrane eardrum
tympan/o tympanic membrane eardrum middle ear
staped/o stapes
myc/o fungus
cerumin/o earwax
aur/i ear
ENT ears, nose, throat
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
OM otitis media
dipl/o two , double
is/o equal
ton/o tension , pressure
phobia abnormal fear to specific things
plegia paralysis
blepharoptosis dropping of the eyelid
diplopia double vision
ophthalmalgia pain in the eye
keratitis inflammation of the cornea
retinopathy disease of the retina
photophobia abnormal fear of light
sclerokeratitis inflammation of the sclera and cornea
astigmatism blurred vision caused by a curvature of the cornea or lens
cataract clouding of the lens of the eye
glaucoma eye disorder of the intraocular pressure
hyperopia farsightedness
myopia nearsightedness
presbyopia impaired vision due to aging
nyctalopia poor vision at night/ night blindness
strabimus cross-eyed
blepharoplasty surgical repair of the eyelid
dacryocystotomy incision of the tear sac
iridotomy incision of the iris
iridectomy excision of the iris
keratoplasty surgical repair of the cornea
sclerotomy incision of the sclera
cochle/o cochlea
labyrinth/o labyrinth inner ear
vestibul/o vestibule
mastoiditis inflammation of the mastoid bone
myringitis inflammation of the tympanic membrane eardrum
otalgia pain in the ear
otomastoiditis inflammation of the ear and mastoid bone
otomycosis abnormal condition of fungus in the ear
otorrhea discharge from the ear
otosclerosis hardening of the ear
ceruminoma tumor of a gland that secretes earwax
Meniere disease chronic disease of the inner ear
otitis externa inflammation of the outer ear
presbycusis hearing impairment due to old age
tinnutis ringing in the ear
audiogram record of hearing
otoscope visual exam of the ear
electrocochleography process of recording electrical activity in the cochlea
cerebell/o cerebellum
dur/o hard, dura mater
gangli/o, ganglion/o ganglion
gli/o gluey subtance
myel/o spinal cord
radic/o, rhiz/o nerve root
ment/o mind
iarty treatment
neuralgia pain in the nerve
neuritisin inflammation of a nerve
encephalomyeloradiculitis inflammation of the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots
radicotomy, rhizotomy incision into a nerve root

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