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abdominocentesis
surgcal puncture into the abdominal cavity made to drain fluid
abdominopelvic
relating to the abdominal  &/or pelvic cavity
cranial
relating to the skull
cranium
skull
diaphragm
the muscle separating
the abdominal and
thoracic cavities 
dura
refers to the dura mater, the outer membrane protecting the brain & spinal chord 
foramen, foramen magnum
opening - large opening
/rrhage, /rrhagia
break or bursting through, abdominal flow
hemorrhage
bleed with abnormal flow
hypOthyroidism
condition of underactive thyroid
pneumon/o
lungs
mediastin/o
mediastinum: mass of tissue between the lungs
mediastinum
mass of tissue between the lungs
mening/o
meninges: 3 membranes which protect the brain & spinal chord: dura mater, arachnoid & pia mater  
meninges
the 3 membranes which protect the brain & spinal chord: dura mater, arachnoid & pia mater
organ/o
organ
organic
relating to an organ
organomegaly
enlarged organ
pariet/o
paries, wall
parietal
relating to the wall of a cavity
pelvis
lower portion of
the abdomen
pericardium
membrane that encloses the heart
peritone/o
peritoneum: serous membrane that lines the abdominopelvic cavity
phrag/o
fence, wall
/phragm
enclosure
phren/o
diaphragm
phrenic
relating to the diaphragm
pleur/o
pleura: serous membrane which lines the thoracic cavity
pleura
serous membrane which lines the thoracic cavity
retro-orbital
relating to behind
the eye
retroperitoneal
relating to behind the peritoneum
serosa
serous membrane
serum
clear fluid secreted by serous membranes
spin/o
spina: spine
spina
spine
spinal canal
the tunnel-like canal formed by the vertebrae the encloses the spinal chord & meninges
thoracocentesis, thoracentesis
surgical pucture into the ches wall performed to remove fluid from the chest cavity
ton/o
tone, tension
tone
normal degree of tension or stretch in a muscle
viscer/o
viscus: any large organ in a cavity especially in the abdomen
viscus, viscera
any large organ in a cavity especially in the abdomen
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