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The Structure of Medical Language

Prefix that means "innermost, within" endo-
Prefix that means "upon, above" epi-
Prefix that means "between" inter-
Prefix that means "around" peri-
Prefix that means "within' intra-
Prefix that means "after, behind' post-
Prefix that means "below; underneath; less than" sub-
Prefix that means "across; through" trans-
Prefix that means "two' bi-
Prefix that means "slow" brady-
Prefix that means "fast' tachy-
Prefix that means "one-half" hemi-
Prefix that means "above; more than normal" hyper-
Prefix that means "below; deficient' hypo-
Prefix that means "one; single" mono-
Prefix that means "four" quadri-
Prefix that means "three" tri-
Prefix that means "away from, without" a-
Prefix that means "without, not' an-
Prefix that means "against" anti-
Prefix that means "reversal of, without"q de-
Prefix that means "painful; difficult, abnormal" dys-
Prefix that means "normal, good" eu-
Prefix that means "bad, inadequate" mal-
Prefix that means "again and again" re-
Suffix that means "a process, being or having" -ation
Suffix that means " action, condition' -ion
Suffix that means "process of breaking down or destroying" -lysis
Suffix that means "condition, state of being" -ia
Suffix that means "process; disease from a specific cause" -ism
Suffix that means "inflammation of, infection of' -itis
Suffix that means "enlargement' -megaly
Suffix that means "tumor, mass" -oma
Suffix that means "condition, abnormal condition, process" -osis
Suffix that means "disease, suffering' -pathy
Suffix that means " surgical excision" -ectomy
Suffix that means a record or picture" -gram
Suffix that means "process of recording" -graphy
Suffix that means "process of measuring" -metry
Suffix that means "instrument used to examine' -scope
Suffix that means "process of using an instrument to examine" -scopy
Suffix that means "treatment" -therapy
Suffix that means "process of cutting or making an incision' -tomy
Suffix that means "medical treatment" -iatry
Suffix that means "one who specializes in" -ist
Suffix that means "the study of" -logy
Suffix(es) that mean "pertaining to" -ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -ic, -ine, -ive, -ous
Number of word parts three
Word part that means the foundation of the word combining form
Word part that means the word ending suffix
Word part that is the beginning of the word or optional beginning prefix
A combining form is a word root with what letter added on to the end? Usually an "O" but occasionally an a, i, or y.
The abbreviation CC means Chief Complaint
The abbreviation CPR means Cariopulmonary Resuscitation or Computerized Patient Record
The abbreviation DS means Discharge Summary
The abbreviation EHR means Electronic Health Record
The abbreviation EMR means Electronic Medical Record
The abbreviation EPR means Electronic Patient Record
The abbreviation FH means Family History
The abbreviation H & P means History and Physical (exam)
The abbreviation HIPAA means Health Insurance Protability and Accountability Act
The abbreviation HPI means History of Present Illness
The abbreviation PE means Physical Exam
The abbreviation PMH means Past Medical History
The abbreviation ROS means Review of Systems
The abbreviation SH means Social History
Created by: GKSMS97