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Med Terms SSA dis.

Med terms for adjudicators for SSA

A without
An without, not
Ab from,away from
Ad towards
Ante before
Anti against
Auto self
Brady slow
Circum around
Con with
Contra Opposed to,against
De from,down from,or resulting in less than something
Di/a through
Dis to undo, to free from
Dys difficult, abnornal, bad, painful
Ec out
Ect outer
End inner
epi upon,on,over
Eu easy, well
Ex out of, away from
Extra outside of, beyond, in additon to
Hemi half
Hyper in excess
Hypo deficient, under
In in or not
Infra under, below
Lat lateral, side
Lig bend, tie
Mal bad, malfunction
Mes middle
Mono one, single
Para around, near, alongside
Peri around
Poly many
Post after, behind
Pre before
Pro in front of
Pub pubis
Retro located behind
Sub under
Super above, excessive
Supra above
Syn, Sym together, joined (sym when followed by b,m,p
Trans over, across
Abdomino/a abdomen
Acr/o extremities
Acromi/o bone projection of the scapula
Aden/o glands
Adip/o fat
Adren/o adrenal glands
Aer/o air
A/genesis failure or lack of development
Algia pain
Ambi both sides
Angi/o blood vessel
Anis/o unequal
Ankyl/o stiff, not moving
Anter/o front, anterior
antr/o antrum
aort/o aorta
Appendic/o appendix
Arteri/o artery
Arthr/o joints (articulations)
Bi/o life
Blast/o germ or embryonic cell
Blephar/o eyelid
Brachi arm
Bronchi/o bronchus
Calcane/o heel
Carcin/o cancer
Cardi/o heart
Carp/o wrists
Caud/al downward, towards the tail
Cele swelling, hernia
Centesis surgical puncture or tap
Cephal/o head
Cerebr/o cerebrum
Cervical Pertaining to neck when referring to upper spine
Cheil/o lips
Chlor/o green
Chol/o(e) gall or bile
Chrom/o color
Chrondr/o cartilage
Clys/o irrigation, washing
Cocc/i bacteria (plural)
Coccus bacteria (singular)
Col/o colon
Colp/o vagina
Condy/o rounded process on many bones
Cor/e, Cor/e/o pupil
Chir/o hand
Cost/o ribs
Cranial pertaining to the skull
Crypt/o hidden
Cusp projection (cardiovascular)
Cutane/o skin
Cyan/o blue
Cycl/o ciliary body
Cyst/o sac, bladder
Cyt/o cell
Dacry/o tears
Dactyl fingers, toes
Dent/o tooth
Dermat/o skin
Dextr/o right
Dipl/o pairs
Dips thirst
Dist/o far, farthest from
Dors/o back of the body
Drom/o running
Duct passage with well-defined walls
Dueden/o first part of small intestine
Dura covers the brain
Ect/o outside
Ectopic out of place
Encephal/o brain
End/o inner, inside
Enter/o intestine
Errant wandering
Erythr/o red
Esthesi/o (a) sensation, feeling
Femoral pertaining to the thigh
Femur thigh bone
Fibula lower leg bone
Frontal forehead
Gangli/o collection of nerve cell bodies
Ganglium nerve cell (singular)
Ganglia nerve cell (plural)
Gastr/o stomach
Gingiv/o gums
Gloss/o tongue
Gluc/o sugar, sweet
Glyc/o sugar, sweet
Gram/o record
Gynec/o pertaining to diseases of women
Hem/o blood
Hepat/o liver
Hidr/o sweat
Hist/o tissue
Humer/o humerus, upper arm bone
Hydr/o water, fluid
Hyster/o uterus
Ictus seizure
Ile/o Ileum (third part of small intestine)
Ilium hip bone
Inferior below
Ir/o, Irid/o eye
Is/o equal
Ischi/o ischium (hipbone on which body sits when resting)
Jejun/o jejunum (2nd part of small intestine)
kinesi/o movement, motion
lacrim/o lacrimal duct (tear duct)
lapar/o abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx
latr/o side
leuk/o white
lingu/o tongue
lip/o fat
lith/o stone, calculus
lumb/o lumbar, lower back
lumbl/o loin
lys/o destruction, breaking down
malac/ia softening of tissue
medial towards the center
megal/o enlarged
melan/o black
men/o referring to the menses
mening/o meninges (3 membranes covering brain & spinal cord)
ment/o chin
mes/o middle
metacarpals palm & back of hand
metr/o tissues in uterus
mon/o one, single
muc mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow
myx/o mucus
narc/o sleep
nas/o nose
natal birth
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerves
noct/o night
null/i none
nyct/o night
o/o egg, ovum
odont/o teeth
olig/o scanty, little
omo shoulder
omphal/o navel, umbilicus
onych/o nails
oophor ovary
opthtalm eye
or/o mouth
orchid/o testicle
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
palmar pertaining to palm of hand
pancreat/o pancreas
par/o bear (as in children)
patell/o knee
pause cessation
pelv/i pelvis
peps/o digestion
pex/o surgical fixation
phag/ia swallowing, eating
phalang/o phalanges (fingers & toes)
pharmac/o drugs, medicines
phasia speech
phleb/o vein
phil/o attraction to
phon/o voice, sound
phor/o bear, carry
dysphoria depression (carry depression with you)
phot/o light
phren/o diaphragm (also mind)
plantar pertaining to sole of foot
plas/ia formation or change (in sense of molding)
pleg/o paralysis
pleur/o pleura
pne/o breathe, breathing
pneum/o air or lung
pneumon/o lung
pod/o foot
proct/o rectum & anus
proxim/o near
pseud/o false
psych/o mind
pub/o pubus
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis (collects urine in kidney)
pyr/o heat
rachi/o spine
radius lower arm bone
retin/o retina
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian tubes
sanguin/o blood
schis/o split
schist/o split
schiz/o split
scler/o hard (or outer shell of eye)
seps/o poisoned state caused by absorption of pathogenic bacteria & their products into bloodstream
sept/o poison (same as sep/so - poisoned bloodstream)
sepsis noun version of poisoned bloodstream
septic adjective version of poisoned bloodstream
ser/o serum
sinistr/o left
OS left eye
OD right eye
spasm/o spasm
spermat/o spermatozoa
spleen/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebrae
staphl/o clusters (as in bacteria)
strept/o twisted or chained (as in bacteria)
stomat/o stomach
supine lying face up
syphil/o pertaining to syphillis
tach/y rapid
tarsal pertaining to foot area
therm/o heat, temperature
thorac/o thorax or chest
thromb/o blood clot
tibia lower leg bone
tocia labor
top/o place
trache/o trachea
traumat/o trauma
trich/o hair
troph/y development
typan/o eardrum
ulna lower arm bone
ur/o urine
ureter/o ureter (carries urine from kidney to bladder)
urthr/o urethra (dispels urine from bladder & body)
vas/o vessel
vascul/o blood vessel
ventral pertaining to front or abdominal surface
vesic/o vescicle, bladder
viscer/o internal organs
xanth/o yellow
able ability
al pertaining to
cele swelling/hernia
centesis surgical puncture or tap
desis fusion, connection
dynia pain
estasis dilation, expansion
ectomy excision, removal of
edema fluid swelling
emesis vomiting
er one who
errant wandering
flect bend
genesis producing, forming
genic give rise to
gnosis knowledge
graph instrument of recording
ia a condition, (makes a word a noun)
iasis abnormal condition
iatries healings
ible ability
ic pertaining to
ism condition, state or theory
ist specialist, one who
itis inflammation
ity quality
logist one who studies
logy study of
lysis destruction, separation
ous pertaining to
mania madness
meter measure of
mortem death
natal birth
oid like, resembling
ole small (denotes size)
oma tumor or swelling
oophor ovary
opia vision
opsia vision
orrhagia hemmorrage, bursting forth of blood
orrhaphy sewing, suturing
orrhexis rupture
oscopy visual examination
osis condition (makes a word a noun)
ostomy opening or forming an opening
otomy incision
ous condition, material
pathy disease (of)
pause cessation
penia decrease in
pexy fixation
phasia speech
physis grown together
plegia paralysis
porosis cavity formation
ptosis prolapse, sag
rrhage bursting forth of
rrhea flow or discharge
scopy visual examination
stasis standing still, controlling, stopping
stenosis narrowing, stricture
tion condtion or action
tripsy crushing
trophy development
y makes a word into a noun
a - singular ae - plural
us - singular i - plural
ma - singular mata - plural
on - singular a - plural
is - singular es - plural
ix - singular ices - plural
ex - singular ices - plural
ax - singular aces - plural
um - singular a - plural
HPI history present illnes
SI suicidal ideation
HI homicidal ideation
a/o alert & oriented
cc chief complaint
NOS not otherwise specified
LOC loss of consciousness
MIP minor in possession
LOS loss of motion
ROM range of motion
RFC residual functional capability
HPI history present illness
sx surgical
GCS Glasgow coma scale
RAC right anticubital
VA visual acuity
LP light present
ECHO echocardiogram
NYHA New York heart association
PMI Pain Management Index
DOE dyspnea on exertion
APN advanced practice nurse
H&P history & physical
RA room air
JVD jugular venous distension
Jx joint
Jt joint
CPK cardiac enzymes
cc with correction
cf count fingers
hm hand motion
iop interocular pressure
lp/lpo light perception/light perception only
mr manifest refraction
ni no improvement
SOB shortness of breath
wnl within normal limits
d/t due to
bx behavior
bx biopsy
px physical exam
mva motor vehicle accident
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
FPL flexor pollieis longus (tendon)
PFS primary fibromyalgia syndrome
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
MDP major depressive disorder
HA headache
MHA migraine headache
SI small intestine
PRW past relevant work
f/u follow up
EMG electromyography
hs history
OA osteoarthritis
ROS review of systems
PCP personal care plan
OV office visit
LESI lumbar epidural steroid injection
MSR muscle strength reflexes
MMT manual muscle test
DTR deep tendon reflexes
EHL extensor hallucis longus
SI/HI suicidal ideation/homicidal ideation
SOFA sequential organ failure assessment
SIJS sacroiliac joint syndrome
RRR regular rhythm & rate
RRE round, regular & equal (pupils)
GAF global assessment of functioning
NOS not otherwise specified
R/O reality orientation
SHI self harm inventory
CAGE alcohol questionnaire
NVD nauses, vomiting, diarrhea
CPP concentration, persistence & pace
ABG arterial blood gas
bid 2x/day
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
Ca calcium
CBC complete blood count
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ENT ear,nose,& throat
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
GI gastrointestinal
GU geniourinary
Gy gray
h hour
Hb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
Hg mercury
ICF intracellular fluid
IM intramuscular
IPPB intermittent positve pressure breathing
IU international unit
IV intravenous(ly)
IVU intravenous urography
K potassium
MCV mean corpuscular volume
Mg magnesium
MI myocardial infarction
MIC minimum inhibitory concentration
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
N nitrogen
N normal (strength of solution)
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
P phosphorus
P pressure
po orally
prn as needed
PT prothrombin time
PTT partial prothrombin time
q every
qid 4x day
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cell
SAo2 arterial oxygen saturation
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
sc subcutaneous(ly)
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
soln solution
sp gr specific gravity
tid 3x day
TPN total parenteral nutrition
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC white blood cell
wt weight
AD right ear
AS left ear
-y condtion, process
-sthenia strength
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
prandial meal
-praxia action
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth (of blood)
-ptysis spitting
ptosis droop; sag; prolapse; protrude
-salpinx fallopian tube; oviduct
-schisis to split
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-sis state of; condition
-sol solution
-some body
-somnia sleep
-spasm sudden contraction of muscles
-sphyxia pulse
-spadia to tear, cut
-stenosis tightening; stricture
-static pertaining to stopping; controlling
-stasis to stop; control; place
-stalsis contraction
-stitial to set; pertaining to standing or positioned
-stomia condition of the mouth
-stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
-suppression to stop
-tension pressure
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest; pleural cavity
-thymic pertaining to mind
-thymia mind (conditon of)
-tocia labor; birth (condition of)
-tocin labor; birth (a substance for)
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy process of cutting
-tresia opening
-tripsy to crush
-type classification picture
-tropin stimulate; act on
-tropic turning
-tropia to turn
-trophy nourishment; development (conditon of)
-tropin stimulate; act on
-ule little; small
-um structure; tissue; thing
-uria urination; condition of urine
-us structure; thing
lithiasis condition of stones
lithotomy incision (for removal) of a stone
-logy study (process of)
-lucent to shine
-lysis breakdown; separation; destruction; loosening
-lemma sheath, covering
-sepsy seizure
-leptic to seize, take hold of
-lexia word; phrase
-listhesis slipping
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ium structure; tissue
-kinesis, -kinesia, -motor movement
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-iasis abnormal condition
-icle small
-in, ine a substance
-ion process
-ism process; condition
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnant women
-nexia habit
-ia condition
-genic produced by or in
-globin, -globulin protein
-grade to go
-fication process of making
-fida split
-form resembling; in the shape of
-fusion to pour; to come together
-gen substance that produces
-esis action; condition, state of
-esthesia nervous sensation
-eureysm widening
-ferent to carry
-elasma flat plate
-ema condition
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-emic pertaining to blood condition
-dote to give
-drome to run
-ectasia, -ectasis dilation; dilatation; widening
-ectomy removal; excision; resection
-edema swelling
paralysis loss or impaired ability to move
paresis partial loss of ability to move
tremor involuntary shaking movements
ataxia uncoordinated movement resulting from loss of muscle control
gross motor function large motor movements as opposed to fine movements (primarily involving the hands).
dexterous motor function - skilled physical movements; grasping small objects, fine manipulation
gait pattern of ambulation
station body position on standing
diplegia paralysis of corresponding parts of both sides of body
hemiplegia paralysis of half of the body
paraplegia paralysis of both lower extremities
quadriplegia paralysis of all four extremities
Created by: Lillianb