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Terminoloy

Purple Module

TermDefinition
ambly/o dull or dim
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
aur/o ear
auricul/o ear
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o colour
chromat/o colour
cor/o pupil
core/o pupil
cycl/o cycle; ciliary body of the eye; circular
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; hold; cornea
kinesi/o movement
lacrim/o tear; lacrimal apparatus
later/o side; to one side
menging/o meninges
meningi/o meninges
myel/o bone marrow; spinal cord
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
nyctal/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 (eustachian)
scot/o darkness
staped/o stapes
synapt/o synapsis; point of contact
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath
ton/o tension
tympan/o ear drum; tympanic membrane
ventricul/o ventricle
vitr/o vitreous body
vitre/o glassy
-acusia hearing
-acusis hearing
-al pertaining to
-algesis pain
-algia pain
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia; swelling
-cusia hearing
-cusis hearing
-ectomy excision; removal
-graphy process of recording
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-malacia softening
-meter instrument of 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
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tropia turning
a-, an- without; not
bi- two
brady- slow
contra- against; opposite
di- double
dipl- double
dys- bad; painful; difficult
eso- inward
exo- outside; outward
hyper- excessive; above normal
hypo- under; below; deficient
para- near; beside; beyond
quadri- four
syn- union; together; joined
uni- one
A&P auscultation and percussion
AD Alzheimer disease; right ear
ADLs activities of daily living
ANS autonomic nervous system
AOM acute otitis media
AS left ear
BC bone conduction
c/o complains of; complaints
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalography
EMG electromyography
ENT ear nose and throat
EOM extraocular movement
FH family history
ICP intracranial pressure
IOL intraocular lens
IOP intraocular pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis; mental status
NCV nerve conduction velocity
OM otitis media
OP out patient; operative procedure
OU both eyes
PERRLA pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accomadation
PET position emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system; parasympathetic nervous system
SLE slit-lamp examination
SNS sympathetic nervous system; somatic nervous system
Sx symptom
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
VF visual field
XT exotropia
Created by: brittjones