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Med Term Ch1

General medical terminology

-icle small, tiny
-is structure, thing
-ole small, tiny
-ule small, tiny
-um structure, thing, membrane
-y process of
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-algia pain
-cele herniation
-dynia pain
-emia blood condition
-ia condition
-itis inflammation
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease process
-ptosis prolapse, drooping, sagging
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
-stenosis abnormal condition of narrowing
-graphy process of recording
-metry process of measuring
-opsy process of viewing
-scopy process of viewing
-ectomy removal, resection, excision
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy new opening
-tomy incision, cutting
-tripsy crushing
-graph instrument to record
-meter instrument to measure
-scope instrument to view
-tome instrument to cut
-tripter instrument to crush
-trite instrument to crush
-er one who
-iatrician one who specializes in treatment
-iatrics treatment
-iatrist one who specializes in treatment
-iatry process of treatment
-ist one who specializes
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-logy study of
a- no, not, without
an- no, not, without
ante- foward, in front of, before
anti- against
dys- abnormal, difficult, bad, painful
endo-, end- within
epi- above, upon
hyper- excessive, above
hypo- below, deficient
inter- between
intra- within
neo- new
par- near, beside
para- abnormal
per- through
peri- surrounding, around
poly- many, much, excessive, frequent
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
sub- under, below
trans- through, across
Created by: Syrina