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Med Term 101

Prefix, root words, suffix

TermDefinition
What does the prefix ENDO mean? Within [ie Endoscopy = inspect inside]
What does the prefix PERI mean? Around [ie Pecarial = around the heart]
What does the prefix CYT/O mean? Cell [ie Cytoplasm]
What does the prefix ANGI/O mean? Blood vessel [ie Angioplasty]
What does the prefix ARTHR/O mean? Joint [ie Athrosclerosis]
What does the prefix CARDI/O mean? Heart [ie Cardiogram]
What does the prefix MYEL/O mean? Spinal cord or bone marrow [ie Myelopathy]
What does the prefix NEUR/O- mean? Nerve [ie Neuropathy]
What does the prefix SPONDYL/O mean? Vertebra [ie Spondylosis]
What does the prefix THORAC- mean? Chest [ie Thoracic spine]
What does the prefix EXO- mean? Outer; outside [Exoskeletal]
What does the prefix INTER- mean? Between [ie Interlaminar]
What does the prefix TRANS- mean? Across, through [ie Transforaminal]
What does the prefix TACHY- mean? Fast [ie Tachycardia]
What does the suffix -MEGALY mean? Enlargement [ie Cardiomegaly]
What does the doe suffix -ALGIA mean? Pain [ie Neuralgia]
What does the suffix -EDEMA mean? Swelling [ie Lymphadema]
What does the suffix -ITIS mean? Inflammation [ie Dertmatitis]
What does the suffix -OMA mean? Cancer [ie Carcinoma]
What does the suffix -SCLEROSIS mean? Hardening [ie Athrosclerosis]
What does the suffix -STENOSIS mean? Narrowing, restricted
What does the suffix -CENTESIS mean? Surgical puncture or removal of fluid
What does the suffix -ECTOMY mean? To cut out, removal
What does the suffix -GRAM, -GRAPH, or -GRAPHY mean? Recording (written, imaging, verbal)
What does the suffix -OLOGY mean? The study a part of the body [ie Neurology = study of the nerves]
What does the suffix -OLOGIST mean? Provider working with a specific part of the body [ie Neurologist = provider who specializes in the nervous system]
Created by: Shigeko