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					Dr. Alan Moelleken MD is a member of a variety of academic and scientific organizations, such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the North American Spine Society (NASS),
and the American Medical Association (AMA). He maintains his cutting-edge knowledge and expertise as a spine surgeon by regularly attending national and international spine conferences and by
constantly familiarizing himself with the latest research in the fields of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, especially as it pertains to disorders of the spine. Spine and Orthopedic Center, Cottage
Hospital Goleta Hospital and other California hospitals. 	
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  Prefix/suff
                                                         Meaning                                               Origin language and etymology                                    Example(s)
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                                                                                                             Ancient Greek σάλπιγξ, σαλπιγγ-,                               Salpingectomy,
salping(o)- Of or pertaining to tubes e.g. fallopian tubes                                                   (sálpinx, salpingo-) trumpet                                   salpingopharyng
                                                                                                             (literally)                                                    eus muscle
sangui-,
                      Of or pertaining to blood                                                              Latin (sanguis, sanguin-), blood                               Sanguine
sanguine-
sarco-                muscular, fleshlike                                                                    Greek σάρξ, σαρκ-                                              sarcoma
schist(o)-            split, cleft                                                                           Greek σχιστός (schistos)                                       schistocyte
                                                                                                             Ancient Greek σχιζω; irregular
schiz(o)-             Denoting something 'split' or 'double-sided'                                           formation of the verb σχίζειν                                  Schizophrenia
                                                                                                             (schizein), to cut, split
scler(o)-             hard                                                                                   Greek σκληρός                                                  Scleroderma
                                                                                                                                                                            Atherosclerosis,
-sclerosis            hardening                                                                              Greek σκλήρωσις                                                multiple
                                                                                                                                                                            sclerosis
scoli(o)-             twisted                                                                                Greek σκολιός (skolios)                                        scoliosis
-scope                instrument for viewing                                                                 Greek -σκόπος                                                  stethoscope
-scopy                use of instrument for viewing                                                          Greek -σκοπία                                                  endoscopy
scoto-        darkness                                            Greek σκότος (skotos)                scotopic vision
semi-         one-half, partly                                    Latin                                semiconscious
sial(o)-      saliva, salivary gland                              Greek σίαλος (sialos)                sialagogue
sigmoid(o)
              sigmoid, S-shaped curvature                         Greek σιγμοειδής                     sigmoid colon
-
sinistr(o)-   left, left side                                     Latin
sinus-        Of or pertaining to the sinus                       Latin (sinus), a curve, bend, bay    Sinusitis
sito-         food, grain                                         Greek σῖτος (sitos)                  Sitophobia
somat(o)-,
              body, bodily                                        Greek σῶμα (sōma)                    somatic
somatico-
                                                                                                       hypospadias,
-spadias      slit, fissure                                       Greek σπάδων
                                                                                                       epispadias
                                                                                                       Spasmodic
spasmo-       spasm                                               Greek σπασμός
                                                                                                       dysphonia
sperma-,
                                                                                                       Spermatogenesi
spermo-,      semen, spermatozoa                                  Greek σπέρμα (sperma)
                                                                                                       s
spermato-
splanchn(i
)-,
              viscera                                             Greek σπλάγχνον                      splanchnology
splanchn(
o)-
splen(o)-     spleen                                              Greek σπλήν, σπλην-                  Splenectomy
spondyl(o)                                                        Greek σπόνδυλος / σφόνδυλος,
              Of or pertaining to the spine, the vertebra                                              Spondylitis
-                                                                 (spóndylos, sphóndylos), the spine
squamos(                                                          Latin sqāmōsus, full of scales;
              Denoting something as 'full of scales' or 'scaly'                                        Squamous cell
o)-                                                               scaly
-stalsis     contraction                                           Greek στάλσις                       Peristalsis
                                                                                                       Cytostasis,
-stasis      stopping, standing                                    Greek στάσις
                                                                                                       homeostasis
-staxis      dripping, trickling                                   Greek στάξις, στακτός
             Denoting something as 'narrow in shape' or            Ancient Greek στενός (stenos);
sten(o)-                                                                                               Stenography
             pertaining to narrowness                              narrow, short
             abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other                                             Restenosis,
-stenosis                                                          Ancient Greek στένωσις (stenōsis)
             tubular organ or structure                                                                stenosis
             Of or pertaining to the upper chest, chest, the       Ancient Greek στῆθος (stēthos),
steth(o)-                                                                                              Stethoscope
             area above the breast and under the neck              chest, cuirass
stheno-      strength, force, power                                Greek σθένος
stom(a)      mouth                                                 Greek στόμα
                                                                                                       Stomatogastric,
                                                                   Ancient Greek στόμα, στοματ-
stomat(o)-   Of or pertaining to the mouth                                                             stomatognathic
                                                                   (stóma, stomat-), mouth
                                                                                                       system
-stomy       creation of an opening                                Greek -στομία                       colostomy
                                                                                                       subcutaneous
sub-         beneath                                               Latin
                                                                                                       tissue
                                                                                                       superior vena
super-       in excess, above, superior                            Latin
                                                                                                       cava
supra-       above, excessive                                      Latin                               supraorbital vein
                                                                                                       Symptom,
sy, syl-,    Indicates similarity, likeness, or being together;
                                                                   Ancient Greek συν- (syn), with,     synalgia,
sym-, syn-   Assimilates before some consonants: before l to
                                                                   together                            synesthesia,
, sys-       syl-, s to sys-, before a labial consonant to sym-.
                                                                                                       syssarcosis
                                                               	
  
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