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Purple Short Term

Purple Module Shortened Terminology List

ambly/o dull,dim
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o color
chromat/o color
core/o pupil
cycl/o ciliary body of the eye, circular, cycle
dacry/o tear, lacrimal apparatus
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dendr/o tree
dipl/o double
encephal/o brain
gangli/o ganglion
gli/o glue, neuroglial tissue
hydr/o water
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
kinesi/o movement
mening/o meninges
meningi/o meninges
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
ocul/o eye
ophthalm/o eye
opt/o eye, vision
optic/o eye, vision
ot/o ear
phac/o lens
phot/o light
poli/o gray,gray matter
presby/o old age
pupill/o pupil
radicul/o nerve root
salping/o tube
scot/o darkness
staped/o stapes
synapt/o synapsis, point of contact
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath
ton/o tension
tympan/o tympanic membrane
ventricul/o ventricle
later/o side,to one side
vitr/o vitreous body
-acusis hearing
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, swelling
-cusis hearing
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-malacia softening
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhea discharge, flow
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-stomy forming an opening
-tic pertaining to
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tropia turning
a-, an- without, not
exo- outside, outward
hyper- excessive, above normal
bi- two
brady- slow
contra- against, opposite
di- double
dys- bad, painful, difficult
eso- inward
hypo- under, below deficient
para- near, beside, beyond
quadri- four
syn- union, together, joined
uni- one
ADHD attention deficit- hyperactivity disorder
AS aortic stenosis, left ear
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalography
ENT ears, nose and throat
EOM extraocular movement
IOP intraocular pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
OU both eyes
PERRLA pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accomodation
PET positron emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system
SLE slit-lamp examination
TIA transient ischemic attack
VF visual field
XT exotropia
Created by: JessP