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Med.Term. Ch 6

prefix, root word, suffix

a without, absence of
de not
di double
dys bad, abnormal, painful, difficult
hemi one-half
hydro excessive, abnormally high, above
mono one
pan wall, entire
para near, alongside, departure from normaal
par near, alongside, departure from normal
poly many
pre before
sub below, beneath
tetra four
alges/o pain
angi/o blood vessle
arachn/o spider
arteri/o artery
ather/o fatty substance
cephal/o head
cerebell/o little brain, cerebellum
cerebr/o brain, cerebrum
cran/o; crani/o cranium
dur/o hard
embol/o a plug
encephal/o brain
gangli/o; ganglion/o knot, swelling
gli/o glue
gnos/o knowledge
lumb/o loin, lower back
lys/o break apart, dissolution
mening/o; mening/i membrane
ment/o the mind
myel/o spinal core, medulla, myelin sheath, bone marrow
narc/o numbness
neur/o sinew or cord; nerve, fasia
phasi/o; phas/i speech
plegi/o paralysis
poli/o gray
psych/o the mind
quadr/o; quadr/i four
radic/o; radicul/o nerve foot
scler/o thick, hard, sclera
somat/o body
spin/o spine, thorn
thalam/o inner chamber
thromb/o clot
vascul/o small vessel
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia, swelling, protrusion
-esthesia sensation, perception
-gram a record
-logist one who studies
-lysis to loosen, dissolve
-malacia softening
-iatry treatment, specialty
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizure
-oid resembling
-paresis paralysis(minor)
-phagia eating or swallowing
-phaSia speaking(aka root of phas)
-plegia paralysis(major)
-troph nourishment, development
Created by: mariireyes