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Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|salping-||Salpingectomy||Of or pertaining to tubes|
|sangui-, sanguine-||Sanguine||Of or pertaining to blood|
|schiz-||Schizophrenia||Split, or double-sided|
|-scope||Stethoscope||Instrument for viewing|
|-scopy||Endoscopy||Use of instrument for viewing|
|sep-||Septicemia||Toxic condition due to micro-organisms|
|sial-||Sialagogue||Saliva, salivary gland|
|sigmoid-||Sigmoid colon||Sigmoid, S-shaped curvature|
|sinistr-||Left, left side|
|sinus-||Sinusitis||Of or pertaining to the sinus|
|soma-, somato-||Somatic||Body, bodily|
|sperma-, spermo-, spermato-||Spermatogenesis||Semen, spermatozoa|
|spondyl-||Spondylitis||Of or pertaining to the spine, the vertebra|
|squamos-||Squamous cell||Full of scales, scaly|
|sten-||Stenography||Narrow in shape|
|steth-||Stethoscope||Of or pertaining to the upper chest|
|stheno-||Strength, force, power|
|stomat-||Stomatogastric||Of or pertaining to the mouth|
|-stomy||Colostomy||Creation of an opening|
|super-||Superior vena cava||In excess, above, superior|
|supra-||Supraorbital vein||Above, excessive|
|sy, syl-, sym-, syn-, sys-||Synesthesia||Indicates similarity, likeness|
In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.
- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.