Medical Terminology - Chapter 14 Combing Forms

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Medical Terminology - Chapter 14 Combing Forms

Sentence. Combining Forms.

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cerebr/o
 
cerebrum
crani/o
 
cranium (skull)
dendr/o
 
tree
encephal/o
 
brain
gangli/o
 
ganglion (knot or knotlike mass)
gli/o
 
glue; neurological tissue
kinesi/o
 
movement
lept/o
 
thin, slender
lex/o
 
word, phase
mening/o
 
meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
meningi/o
 
meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
myel/o
 
bone marrow; spinal cord
narc/o
 
stupor; numbness; sleep
neur/o
 
nerve
radicul/o
 
nerve root
sthen/o
 
strength
thalam/o
 
thalamus
thec/o
 
sheath (usually refers to meninges)
ton/o
 
tension
ventricul/o
 
ventricle (of the heart or brain)
-algesia
 
pain
-algia
 
pain
-asthenia
 
weakness; debility


-esthesia
 
feeling
-kinesia
 
movement
-lepsy
 
seizure
-paresis
 
partial paralysis
-phasia
 
speech
-plegia
 
paralysis

-taxia
 
order, coordination
pachy-
 
thick
para-
 
near, beside; beyond
syn-
 
union, together, joined
uni-
 
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