Most medical terms are compound words made up of root words which are combined with prefixes (at the start of a word) and suffixes (at the end of a word).
neuro: means nerve
blast: relates to immature cells
-oma: means tumor
Therefore by breaking down a complex word we can see that neuroblastoma literally means a tumour made up of immature nerve cells!
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|Carcinogenic= cander causing||cander||-Carcin|
|Dermatitis= Inflammation of the skin||skin||-Derma|
|Histology= The study of tissue||tissue||-Histo|
|Nephrotoxic = Harmful to the kidneys||kidney||-Nephro|
|abnormality= Away from the normal||away from||-Ab|
|Pericardium= Membrance around the heart||around||-Peri|
|Syndrome= Group pf syndromes occuring together||together with||-Syn|
|Prenatal= Before birth||before||-Pre|
|Leukaemia= Cancer of blood cells||condition of blood||-aemia|
|Retinoblastoma= Tumor of the eye||tumor||-oma|
|Necrosis= Dying cells||disease/condition||-osis|
|Nephrectomy= Excision of a kidney||excision/removal||-ectomy|
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