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Flashcards in Chapter 8 Word Elements Deck (28):
1

a-

without, not
aphasia*

2

an-

without, not
anencephaly*

3

-algesia

sensitivity to pain
analgesia*

4

alges/o

sensitivity to pain
analgesic

5

-algia

pain
cephalalgia*

6

-asthenia

strength
myasthenia gravis*

7

brady-

slow
bradyesthesia*

8

cerebell/o

cerebellum*
cerebellospinal*

9

cerebr/o

cerebrum*
cerebritis*

10

crani/o

skull, cranium
craniotomy*

11

encephal/o

brain
encephalography*

12

-esthesia

sensation or feeling
anesthesia*

13

esthesi/o

feeling, sensation
anesthesiologist*

14

gli/o

neuroglia or gluey substance
glioma*

15

-kinesia

movement
bradykinesia*

16

-lepsy

seizure, attack
narcolepsy*

17

-lexia

reading
dyslexia*

18

mening/o

meninges*
meningitis*

19

myel/o

spinal cord or bone marrow
myelocele*

20

narc/o

sleep
narcosis*

21

neur/o

nerve
neuropathy

22

-paresis

partial paralysis
hemiparesis

23

-phasia

speech
dysphasia*

24

-plegia

paralysis
paraplegia

25

-praxia

perform
apraxia*

26

thec/o

sheath
intrathecal*

27

ton/o

tension, tone
dystonia*

28

ventricul/o

ventricle of the heart or brain
ventriculostomy*