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cauda equine

lower end of the spinal cord at the first lumbar vertebra and the bundle of lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots that emerge from the spinal cord.

2

celiac disease

a metabolic disease characterized by the inability to digest gluten, which leads to abdominal distention and diarrhea

3

cerumin/ cerumen

earwax

ex. ceruminolytic- substance that dissolves earwax.

4

cervic (cervix) vs cervical

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5

CHEIL/O sis

abnormal condition of the lips from riboflavin deficiency.

6

CHIROplasty

chiro-hand

surgical repair of hand

7

CHOL/Elithiasis

bile

presence of gallstones in the gallbladder

8

cholangi/o

chol- bile
angi- vessl

cholangiography- process of x-raying the major bile ducts using contrast.

9

cholecyst- gallbladder

ex. cholecystitis- inflammation of the gallbladder.

10

chondro

cartilage

ex. chondrosarcoma- a malignant neoplasm of the bone cartilage.

11

choroid

ex. choroidal melanoma

a malignant tumor of the vascular layer of the eye, made up of pigment cells

12

cirrh/o

orange-yellow


ex. cirrhosis-
a chronic degenerative disease of the liver in which the lobes are covered with fibrous tissue.

13

purpuric lesions

small hemorrhages in the skin that are caused by a variety of factors

14

pustular psoriasis

-pustul is pustule: small elevation of the skin

a severe form of psoriasis consisting of bright red patches and pustules all over the body.

15

PYogenic
py=pus

pus-producing

16

PYELogram

pyel- renal pelvis

a radiographic image of the kidneys and utterers, using contrast.

17

PYLORus

pylor- pylorus: the opening from the stomach into the duodenum (small intestine).

pyloric stenosis- a narrowing of the pyloric sphincter at the outlet of the stomach causing obstruction.

18

pyrex- fever

hyperpyrexia

an extremely elevated temperture.

19

RACHIdynia

rachi- spinal column, back bone

pain in the spinal column

20

radicular

nerve root

21

rhabdomy

rhabdomyosarcoma

striated skeletal muscles

22

colp

vagina

colposcopy- process of viewing the vagina

23

pneumo

coni- means dust

relating to the lungs

ex. pneumonconiosis- abnormal condition of dust in the lungs

24

conjunctiva

the mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids.

25

preCORDIal

cord- heart

an electrocardiographic conductor in which an electrode is placed on the chest (precordium)

26

crur

leg

ex. tinea cruris- fungal infection on a leg

27

CRY

cryotherapy

extreme cold

treatment using extreme cold ( treat wart)

28

cutane

ex. cutaneous horn

skin

a hard, skin- colored projection of the epidermis, usually on the head or face.

29

corti

cortical fracture

cortex, outer portion

a fracture that occurs on the outer portion of a bone

30

orchid/o

crypt

testis

crypt- hidden

ex. cryptochidism- testicles fail to descend into scrotum.