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CPC Study Guide

Medical Terminology: Prefixes 2014 A

Prefix starting with a-MeaningExample
ab- abs- Away from Abrade to wear away
ad- Toward, to Addiction- involuntary dependence upon a substance or action
ambi- Both, Around Ambidextrous- having ability on both sides
an- Without Anorexia- without appetite
ana- up, toward Anaphylactic- exaggerated reaction to an antigen or toxin
ante- before Antepartum- before labor or childbirth
anti- against Antidepressant- counteracting depression
apo- derived, seperate apodia- congenital absence of feet
auto(o)- self autogenous- originating within the body
a- Without Amenorrhea- without a menstruation cycle
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