This review flashcard list is designed to help you read and learn about the common combining forms and root words related to disease.
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Alg/o, algi/o or algesi/o is a combining form of "pain".
Pain is an unpleasant feeling that's a sign that something's wrong. As defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage."
Pyr/o or pyret/o is a combining form that refers to "fever".
Fever is an increase in body temperature that is usually caused by infection. A normal body temperature is between 36.1 and 37.2 degrees Celsius. Depending on how active you are or how early it is in the morning, your body temperature may vary.