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Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number:

1. osteonecrosis (os-te-o-ne-KRO-sis)

2. craniomalacia (kra-ne-o-ma-LA-she-a)

3. hemostasis (he-mo-STA-sis)

4. gastrectasia (gas-trek-TA-se-a)

5. hemolysis (he-MOL-i-sis)

a. destruction of blood cells b. stoppage of blood flow c. softening of the skull d. dilatation of the stomach e. death of bone tissue

The root bronch/o means "bronchus," an air passageway in the lungs. Define the following words:

6. bronchodilation (brong-ko-di-LA-shun) widening of a bronchus

8. bronchospasm (BRONG-ko-spazm) _

9. bronchostenosis (brong-ko-ste-NO-sis) _

The root bronch/o means "bronchus," an air passageway in the lungs. Define the following words:

6. bronchodilation (brong-ko-di-LA-shun) widening of a bronchus

8. bronchospasm (BRONG-ko-spazm) _

9. bronchostenosis (brong-ko-ste-NO-sis) _

TABLE 6-5

Prefixes and Roots for Infectious Diseases

WORD PART

MEANING

EXAMPLE

DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE

PREFIXES

staphyl/o

grapelike cluster

staphylococcus staf-i-lo-KOK-us

a round bacterium that forms clusters

strept/o

twisted chain

streptobacillus strep-to-ba-SIL-us

a rod-shaped bacterium that forms chains

ROOTS

bacill/i, bacill/o

bacillus

bacilluria bas-i-LU-re-a

bacilli in the urine (-uria)

bacteri/o

bacterium

bactericide bak-TER-i-sid

agent that kills (-cide) bacteria

myc/o

fungus, mold

mycosis mi-KO-sis

any disease condition caused by a fungus

vir/o

virus

v i remia vi-RE-me-a

presence of viruses in the blood (-emia)

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Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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